Hook, Line and Tinkercad

The idea of making anything using our 3D printers and building with Lego would send most K-6 students into bewildered excitement. Whenever I have jobs on the go, students flock to the printers and stare in amazement at the process occurring before them. I recently had the pleasure of working with Year 3 on a…

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I see, you see, we all see

My name is Kirsty, I’m a junior 1/2 teacher and I am absolutely addicted to my visualiser. This addiction began over 3 years ago when I noticed my students struggling to see the work being modelled. The solution presented to me by my amazing DT leader was a visualiser- since then I’ve been hooked! I…

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Replacing Interactive Whiteboards

Mass installation of interactive whiteboards (IWBs) were all the rage in the early 2000s. Having an interactive element was the reason for the shift where teachers could create interactive lessons for students; encouraging them to come up to the front and move words, shapes and letters around… even complete a shared writing piece together. This…

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