Association Links

The Design and Technology Association of UK
Provides support, advice and subject leadership for all those involved in D&T education - a large and growing membership of over 6,000

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DATTA Australia
The association of delegates from state and territory Design & Technology organisations in Australia. It exists to promote and improve the quality of Design & Technology education provided in Australia.

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INTAD
Industrial Technology & Design Teachers' Association Qld (inc)

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Institute of Industrial Arts Technology Education NSW

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DATTA Vic

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DATTA WA

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Australian Capital Territory TEAACT

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Uni SA
Bachelor of Education (Design and Technology Education) - Design and Technology
Bachelor of Education (Design and Technology Education) - Home Economics

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Technology teachers of the USA
Envisioning a society in which all people are technologically literate.

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Resources Links

DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY – WEBSITES

TECHNOLOGY STUDENT

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Excellent website full of great lesson ideas and concepts

 

BBC.CO.UK

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Another excellent website with topic themes

 

DESIGN TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT

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This website has unit ideas for teachers

 

DESIGN-TECHNOLOGY.INFO

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This website has design and technology ideas that can be used in classroom

 

WALTER RUFFLER

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Things to make out of paper

 

PHOTOVAULT

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Great site for downloading photos that students need for projects/design ideas

 

CROCODILE CLIPS

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Free downloadable software for kids to use (i.e. kids make up electrical circuits online)

 

SKETCHUP

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Free downloadable 3D design site

 

LEGO

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Free downloadable, allow students to design/make houses out of lego online

 

TOTALLY ABSURD

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This website is full of totally absurd inventions

Students can use this to critique various designs

 

HOW STUFF WORKS

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This website deconstructs appliances, allowing students to see how stuff works

 

TAKE IT APART

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This website has visuals of things being pulled apart (if cannot be done in real life)

 

SACSA

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Go here to download the SACSA Design and Technology R-10 companion document series

 

SACSA

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Go here to look at the SACSA framework information on Design and Technology

 

 

EDUCATION PLACE

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Free printable graphic organisers

 

DESIGN IN THE CLASSROOM

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Design Process videos and ideas

 

DRAWING CONVENTIONS ON THE WEB

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This website has excellent drawing and design ideas

 

DESIGN BOOM

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Designing ideas

 

AUTOMATA

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This website has ideas around automatic toys and has information on systems such as gears, levers, pulleys

 

CHILDREN’S ENGINEERING EDUCATORS

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This website free ready to use classroom activities and other information about design and technology

 

RIVERLAND.NET

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Some design lesson ideas to use in class

 

CSIRO

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A few technology experiences students can do (a lot of science stuff on this website)

 

TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION CENTRE

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A website showing possible resources to use in classroom (Magill, SA)

 

SEELECT EDUCATIONAL SUPPLIES

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A place to get educational supplies (Glenelg, SA)

 

BIG EDUCATORS GUIDE

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Website about structures, bridges, tunnels etc with ideas to use in classrooms

 

THE MECHANICAL TOYS PAGE

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Site has instructions on building mechanical toys