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The new NAAIDT website is designed to provide a means through which NAAIDT Members can share information and advice relating to design and technology education

Click on the Help link for guidance on how to add content to this web site. Note that this facility is restricted to NAAIDT members following a successful logon. All contributions will be moderated by NAAIDT before being made public so please allow a short time for this process to be completed. You may use the email link at the foot of this page to contact the website editor in case of problems.

The importance of design and technology

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from the new Programme of Study for Key Stage 3

In design and technology pupils combine practical and technological skills with creative thinking to design and make products and systems that meet human needs. They learn to use current technologies and consider the impact of future technological developments. They learn to think creatively and intervene to improve the quality of life, solving problems as individuals and members of a team.

Working in stimulating contexts that provide a range of opportunities and draw on the local ethos, community and wider world,pupils identify needs and opportunities. They respond with ideas, products and systems, challenging expectations where appropriate. They combine practical and intellectual skills with an understanding of aesthetic, technical, cultural, health, social, emotional, economic, industrial and environmental issues. As they do so, they evaluate present and past design and technology, and its uses and effects. Through design and technology pupils develop confidence in using practical skills and become discriminating users of products. They apply their creative thinking and learn to innovate.

Link to The revised PoS for D&T at KS3


D&T Online

D&T Online is a World Wide Web site offering free access to a wide range of design and technology (D&T) materials, resources and software for pupils to use as they engage in design and technology activities as part of the UK National Curriculum.
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Hobart Lasers

*Lasers*
*Metal engravers*
*3D printers*
*Sublimation*
*Laserable materials*

Hobarts is a well known and respected supplier of high quality equipment to both industry and the educational sector.

We have recently launched our new range of laserable materials, metal engravers and dye sublimation kits so why not come along and see the potential income a laser could bring to your Design Technology department?

Now supplying an extensive range of equipment to the educational sector, Hobarts satisfies the curriculum by incorporating the most popular technologies.

With valued ongoing support & a unique advisory service, Hobarts really is the professionals’ choice.

Guaranteed peace of mind with every purchase.

www.hobarts.com
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NAAIDT Project Exchange

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About NAAIDT Project Exchange

Project Exchange provides teachers and others with the opportunity to share ideas for design and technology projects and activities. Each entry comprises a text description to a common format and, if available, a related illustration. Provision is made also for colleagues to share related learning materials using the Downloads button where this is implemented.

Link to NAAIDT Project Exchange


NAAIDT Annual Conference 2010

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Integrating Hearts, Heads and Hands

Marriott Hotel & National STEM Centre, York 15 – 17 April 2010

See NAAIDT Shop for details of conferences and training events

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New low cost 3D Printer

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New RapMan 3D printer
RapMan – The Future is here Today!

A1 Technologies has just launched the revolutionary RapMan, a cutting-edge 3D printer that is also highly affordable.
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DT Online Packaging Designer

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About Packaging Designer

The packaging designer application comprises a wide range of packaging net designs. Any or all dimensions can be modified in the secure knowledge that the net will still fit together. The volume of the completed package, and the surface area of material required are calculated. The modified designs can be saved as industry standard DXF files, which can be loaded into many popular drawing applications.

Link to the DT Online Packaging Designer


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NAAIDT D&T Milestones

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About D&T Milestones

The NAAIDT Database of D&T Milestones comprises a gallery of products or inventions of all types selected by pupils, teachers and NAAIDT members as being significant developments. Each entry comprises a text description and illustration together with an approximate date and details of provenance where known. The gallery will be useful for product analysis activities and to provide a historical perspective to the study of design and technology. Some entries include additional information which may be downloaded using the 'Download' link where this is implemented.

Link to NAAIDT D&T Milestones


Essentials of Design and Technology

A series of three presentations highlighting essential information for:
  • Primary
  • Key Stage 3 and GCSE
  • 14-19
These can be used for information or with teachers in schools.
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