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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

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National Strategies for Design and Technology

Links to resources supporting the development of the national curriculum for design and technology
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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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DT Online food

Food education - ex. http://www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us/village/aboutourschool.html - click for full size image

The importance of food technology

"In food technology students are taught to apply their knowledge of nutrition, diet, food hygiene and safety in practical ways, as they would in life. Practical food preparation and handling skills are a key aspect of students' work when designing and making food products, dishes and meals, as is teaching consumer-related issues. Food technology still embraces the basic principles of previous incarnations of food education, but has broadened out beyond teaching simply about the domestic preparation of food." - Food Forum

Link to DT Online food

Link to Food in Schools

Link to Food Forum