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Design & Technology


Ring! Wring!

Ring! Wring!

Curriculum Karaoke

Students read, sing and learn about technology and the earliest inventions, such as the wheel. They also gain appreciation for the importance of using technology respectfully. This curriculum-aligned song targets outcomes of curriculum...Show More
Copyright: Creative Commons and Attribution

Copyright: Creative Commons and Attribution

Library Skills

Intellectual property refers to someone’s ideas or words, as well as any images, music and videos that they have created. These types of works are protected online by a licence that tells us if and how we can use or modify them. Understanding...Show More
Avoiding Plagiarism: Bibliographies

Avoiding Plagiarism: Bibliographies

Library Skills

Did you know that just by submitting a research report, you could be committing a crime? That is, if you have used the work or intellectual property of others without acknowledging it. Plagiarism is theft and it has serious consequences in...Show More
Using the Catalogue

Using the Catalogue

Library Skills

Our school, college, university and local libraries have a wealth of information to help us research just about any topic we can think of. But where to start? Understanding online library catalogues, classification systems and signage is a...Show More
Online Databases

Online Databases

Library Skills

It is easy to feel overwhelmed when searching online. Often, we get millions of results, only a fraction of which will be appropriate for our research. A solution? Online databases. Using them is simpler than you might think. This programme...Show More
Transportation

Transportation

Curriculum Karaoke

Students read, sing and learn about various modes of transportation and the people who make these systems work. This curriculum-aligned song targets outcomes of curriculum documents and supports and integrates classroom learning across key...Show More
The Transformation of Communication

The Transformation of Communication

Miniclips

The last century has seen communication change rapidly due to developments in technology. Today, we can connect to each other faster than ever before and share our ideas in the blink of an eye! This Miniclip looks at how communication has changed...Show More
The Transformation of Transport

The Transformation of Transport

Miniclips

You wouldn’t catch a plane to get to school, nor would you ride your bicycle to get to your tropical island holiday! So what makes a mode of transport suitable? Why do we use certain modes for certain activities? And how has transport changed...Show More
Let's Build the Internet: Networking

Let's Build the Internet: Networking

ICT Basics

In this animated programme, our character Sam shows students the basics of networking and data transmission. Engaging graphics are used to explain concepts clearly and visually, depicting how data is transmitted via cables and fibre optics, and...Show More
Codes and Canines: Data Transmission and Storage

Codes and Canines: Data Transmission and Storage

ICT Basics

This creative programme takes students on a journey as Kat teaches them about data storage and communication. Powerful visual diagrams and animations are used throughout, in order to aid students’ understanding of the concepts that are...Show More
The Draftsman

The Draftsman

The Fixies

Tom breaks a piece in his dart gun, so he learns the importance of making an accurate technical drawing in order to get things right. Tom has to make his drawing a number of times until he gets it right, which teaches him not to give up,...Show More
The Airbag

The Airbag

The Fixies

Learn how airbags and other safety mechanisms in cars keep us safe from harm. The Professor makes an airbag that does not deflate and realises that there are problems with this. He does not give up, but instead considers how to make the airbag...Show More
Technology, Robotics and Machines

Technology, Robotics and Machines

This unit introduces technology, robotics and machines through Robokot and Elesapian, two entertaining characters who bring this topic to life. This unit introduces the history of technology and explains the fundamentals of robotics. By playing...Show More
The Fire Extinguisher

The Fire Extinguisher

The Fixies

Disclaimer: This clip mentions 911 as the emergency number. Please make explicit to your students the emergency contact number of your region. A fire starts in the lab! The Fixies try to put it out on their own but it's too big for them. Fire...Show More
The Prosthesis

The Prosthesis

The Fixies

Simka and Nolik discover Tom Thomas’ teddy bear has a broken part, and decide to fix it for him using a prosthesis. Then Nolik gets worried that Tom would rather be best friends with the bear than with them, but Tom sets his straight and tells...Show More
The Robot

The Robot

The Fixies

It's Tom Thomas' birthday and he wants a robot! His parents get him one, but then his Dad accidentally breaks it. The Fixies save the day by helping to fix the robot, just in time for the morning of Tom's birthday.
Timber Furniture: The Design Process

Timber Furniture: The Design Process

The skills involved in making quality timber furniture are sought after and a solid understanding of core design and construction principles underpins a student's future success. This programme clearly and engagingly demonstrates the design...Show More
Developing a Design Brief

Developing a Design Brief

This Australian-made, curriculum fit program introduces the design process so that students will be able to design, produce and evaluate quality solutions that respond to identified opportunities and needs. Through case studies of two new...Show More
Design and Models

Design and Models

The Science of Disney Imagineering

How did the Imagineers create a realistic looking snow-capped mountain in Florida for Animal Kingdom's Expedition Everest? They started with a design process and models. Using real theme park rides and attractions, like Radiator Springs Racers...Show More
Lasers in Design Technology

Lasers in Design Technology

This programme takes a cutting edge look at lasers and CAD CAM technology used in industrial applications and describes why lasers are so central to modern industry.
Commercial Printing Processes

Commercial Printing Processes

This is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the techniques and business of commercial printing. It looks at covering, binding, finishing, and how to create work that satisfies the client's commercial and aesthetic needs.
Mass Production of Food

Mass Production of Food

Food is processed to preserve it and to make it more convenient for customers and wholesalers alike, while quite often mass production can also lower the cost to the consumer. We look at the processing and production of eight different foods -...Show More