Best books for your students in 2024

Check out my “Book reviews” in the “Resource” section of the website. I have hand picked and personally reviewed a series of publications which I believe are ideal in a real classroom. Get inspiration whether teaching textiles, graphic products, resistant materials, art and design, photography or product design. These are books that I have either […]

ACCESSFM & James Dyson Foundation 2024

The James Dyson Foundation 2024 have released a new project titled – “What is the Design Process”and as such have decided to feature the use of ACCESSFM throughout the entire structure of the topic – check out the new project here: ACCESSFM & James Dyson Foundation 2023 It is important to note that this is […]

2024 WJEC Engineering awards & ACCESSFM

2024 and WJEC officially include ACCESSFM as a formal and examined element for a number of their current courses, across a broad range of disciplines and key stages, including their hugely popular Vocational Level 1/2 Engineering awards – check out the resources: WJEC & ACESSFM 2024  It is pleasing to note that the exam board […]

2024 IET Education include ACCESSFM as part of official resource offering

In 2024, The IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) have included a large range of resources which either feature or centre on the use of ACCESSFM as both a thinking tool and effective method of product analysis – check them here: The IET & ACESSFM 2024  I am extremely proud to be in association with […]

TES Article – The cost of Sustainability?

  I was lucky enough to attend the Design and Technology Association Awards in London not so long ago – as the TES National Design & Technology advisor,  though not lucky enough to win a prize. At the end of the evening Dame Ellen MacArthur (her father was a D&T teacher) gave a speech about […]

How do you define an Iconic Design?

Tough one! Especially if teaching Product Design at A-Level, this is one of those omni present questions which has a tendancy to make an appearance at exam time.  I came up with this recently along with my A level students studying product design in relation to Iconic design. You know how much I love anagrams and acronyms! We […]

The Times Educational Website

When was the last time you took a good look around the Times Educational Website? There are literally thousands of free Design and Technology resources, a great forum and of course plenty of jobs for you to view. For me however, it’s all about the resources, you could build an entire department’s scheme of work […]

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