Resources for Design Technology


Last updated 4 October, 2018
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This is How Primary Students Solve Problems That Matter to the World
Practical examples of authentic problem solving by primary students.

Austin’s Butterfly
A video demonstrating critique and feedback, essential for design development and improvement.Literature

A free STEM Project Journal for engaging young learners.
Amber Chase is the ICT Integrator at Tamworth’s Calrossy Anglican School in New South Wales. She designed this STEM project journal to make the STEM planning process fun and simple with Solution Fluency.
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***New*** 35 Resources for the STEAM Classroom… Putting the Arts in STEM
Welcome to a post that recognizes that the Arts must be in STEM! This brings in the important 21st century skills!  Take some time to enjoy this wonderful journey of STEAM Resources. 

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Literature and Technology
Jackie Child, teacher librarian/Junior School technologies coordinator at St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School, shares how she uses literature and technology to engage students in gaining a deeper understanding of texts.

Picture Book STEM
This Facebook site provides ideas for STEM projects based on picture books. It presents a process where students get to know a character and to want to help them by finding a solution to their problem. 

How libraries can turn stories into make projects.
At Millvale Community Library in Pennsylvania, maker program coordinator Nora Peters saw an opportunity to better connect the activities of the maker space with the library’s mission to promote literacy. She set out to build a bridge between making and reading by creating maker activities for children’s books.

Integrate books into your holiday.
Presents ideas on how to integrate books as gifts, decorations and celebrations.

Mechanica
Video based Mecahnica by Lance Balchin demonstrating drawing and design techniques. This series of books provides inspiration for students to imagine, design and construct.

Harry Potter Origami Sorting Hat: Free
Are you curious what Hogwarts House you belong in? Don't be! Use our Harry Potter Origami Sorting Hat to find out! This free, fun game will enchant the little wizards and muggles in your life. 

How to draw...Children's books
Learn how to draw characters just like those featured in your favourite books, with these step by step guides by children's book illustrators.

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