Design Technology Resource Pack

The Focus on Design Technology online resource pack

includes the complete suite of Focus DT titles.

Focus e-Learning's Design Technology Resource Pack

 

Designed to compliment teaching of the new DT specifications and compatible with Windows, Chromebooks, Mac, iPad and Android.

One fantastic price includes unlimited access at school and home to:

• New: Focus on New & Emerging Technologies

• New: Focus on Surface Treatments & Finishes
• New: Focus 2D Vector Graphics Designer
• Focus on Smart, Modern & Composite Materials
• Design Technology Library of Video Clips
• DT Materials Database
• KD Fittings & Flatpack Furniture
• Focus on Product Analysis
• Focus on Metals
• Focus on plastics
• Focus on Mechanisms
• Focus on Graphic Products
• Focus on Wood Joints
• Focus on Energy Use & Environment
• Focus on Mechanical Toys
• Focus on the Food Industry
• Focus on Fairground Rides
• Focus on KS1 Design Technology

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Plastics Manufacturing Processes


Plastics Manufacturing Processes Focus on Plastics is an interactive resource examaning the 8 main manufacturing techniques studied in Design Technology at KS3, GCSE and A Level. Each topic includes a simulation of the process and a wealth of detailed information and photographs. Based on real-life production facilities, this Design Technology resource effectively brings industry into the classroom. This interactive eLearning Resource is suitable for whole class whiteboard teaching and for use as an individual study aid. Processes covered: Extrusion, Injection moulding, Compression moulding, Blow moulding, Calendering, Line bending, Rotational moulding, Vacuum forming. Plastics - Processes covered:

  • Extrusion
  • Injection moulding
  • Compression moulding
  • Blow moulding
  • Calendering
  • Line bending
  • Rotational moulding
  • Vacuum forming
Plastics-Program Benefits
  • Helps students produce high-quality coursework
  • Multiple choice tests with instant feedback
  • Saves time in project work
  • Develops knowledge of process sequence
  • Teachers can create their own questions and images
  • Exceptional value for money
  • Unlimited use across the whole school/college




Wood Joints


Design Technology: Wood Joints Wood Joints for Design Technology KS3, GCSE and A Level is an interactive resource which will guide students in the correct selection of wood joints for Design Technology project work.

Focus on Wood Joints includes exceptionally clear 3D models of 37 traditional joints and linked information pages, make this program ideal for learning about wood joints and where they should be used in Design Technology project work.

Produced with the support of leading furniture manufacturer ERCOL, the program also contains photos of real furniture, with close-ups of the joints being used. A separate Knock Down Fittings program is included free of charge. Wood Joints - Furniture Projects The joints are sorted by seven common furniture project areas from chairs to cabinets. Each is supported by informative text and photos and is modeled with a compelling 3D animation. Angle of view, zoom and the opening and closing of these 3D joints are all completely controlled by the student.

Each joint is also rated for ease of manufacture (using hand or machine tools) and for materials suitability. SPECIAL OFFER - Knock-down fittings As an added bonus, a separate program on contemporary knock-down fittings, featuring even more 3D models, is included FREE on this CD. This module is ideal support for students designing for 'flat-pack' and other mass-produced furniture.




Mechanisms


Focus on Mechanisms is a KS3 and GCSE Design Technology Windows software or online resource with a place in every DT department.

Ideal for KS3 and GCSE Design Technology, each mechanism is clearly explained using animations, photographs, video and text. This interactive eLearning Resource is suitable for whole class whiteboard teaching and for use as an individual study aid. Mechanisms - Topics Covered

  • Motion
  • Gear systems
  • Pulley systems
  • Lifting systems
  • Screw Threads
  • Levers
  • Linkages
  • Cams & followers
  • Crank & slider
  • Sprockets & chain
  • Ratchet & Pawl
Mechanisms - Reference Section
  • What is a mechanism?
  • Moments
  • Equilibrium
  • Mechanical advantage
  • Torque
  • Velocity ratio
  • Efficiency
  • Incined plane
  • Shafts & couplings
  • Bearings & lubrication
  • Clutches & brakes




Focus on Food Technology: From Cow to Consumer


Focus on Food Technology: From Cow to Consumer Focus on Food Technology: From Cow to Consumer gives students a unique and interesting insight into the world of food production being an in-depth study of the real life food production activities at Roskilly’s organic dairy farm - as featured in Cornwall with Caroline Quentin. The resource demonstrates how raw materials are transformed into a product and end up in the shopping basket of the end user.

Each stage of production is covered for foods including milk, ice cream, fudge, strawberry jam and tomato chutney, with reference made to health and safety, quality control, and consumer protection.

The resource is filled with video clips of industrial processes, information, and interactive animations, so students can test their knowledge through interactive quizzes, wordsearches, and games. The resource will operate on any device including PCs, Learning Platforms, even iPads and Android tablets. All for less than the cost of a typical industrial visit.
MILK PRODUCTION

  • The herd
  • Milking
  • Milk collection
  • Pasteurisation
  • Bottling
ICE CREAM MAKING
  • What is ice cream?
  • Method of production
  • Ingredients, Flavourings and Inclusions
  • Mixing and Ageing
  • Freezing and Filling
  • Quality Control & Packaging
CLOTTED CREAM FUDGE
  • Ingredients
  • Mixing & heating
  • Soft ball stage
  • Pouring
  • Drying
  • Packaging
STRAWBERRY JAM MAKING
  • What is jam?
  • Ingredients
  • Production process
  • Pouring
  • Quality control
TOMATO CHUTNEY
  • What is chutney?
  • Ingredients
  • Cooking process
  • Bottling
  • pH range
  • Quality control
HEALTH AND SAFETY
  • Regulations
  • Clothing
  • Hygiene
  • Signage
  • Cleaning




Resistant Materials 2


Resistant Materials 2 Resistant Materials 2 for Design Technology KS3, GCSE and A Level project work is simply the most comprehensive and useful project work database available today. This Design Technology program includes information and prices for most materials, components and fittings found in DT Resistant Materials design projects.

Students can Browse, Search, and Evaluate materials and produce accurate Cutting Lists and Project Costings. Findings can be saved and printed out for direct inclusion into DT project folders, helping to ensure high marks are achieved for Research and ICT skills.

If we’ve not included a component or material then you can: The RM2 DT Database Editor program gives teachers complete control over content, including addition of materials and price updates. Materials Browser As materials are selected from the 15-category main index, an on-screen sub-menu allows the user to scroll between materials, viewing information and pictures that can be copied, pasted and used as the basis for meaningful evaluations. Database Categories:

  • Metals, Plastics and Woods
  • Man-made boards
  • Catches, locks & stays
  • Electronic components
  • Handles & knobs
  • Hinges
  • Hooks & eyes
  • knock-down fittings
  • Nails, nuts, bolts & washers
  • Rivets, screws
  • Miscellaneous
Versatile Search Engine Narrow down materials selection by specifying requirements by name, keyword or individual properties. Evaluate Findings Once research is complete, information can be collated and evaluated using the built-in, fully functional word processor, with advanced spell-checking utility. Project Costings Compile detailed cutting lists for entire projects whilst remaining fully aware of projected expenses with the automatically updated costings calculator. And... Perhaps best of all, the new Database Editor gives staff complete control over content. This easy to use editor allows you to add new materials, update prices and alter existing information to satisfy the requirements of your department. Four integrated program areas will help your students score highly in the Research and ICT skills sections of their project folders.





What's Included:

Plastics Manufacturing Processes


Plastics Manufacturing Processes Focus on Plastics is an interactive resource examaning the 8 main manufacturing techniques studied in Design Technology at KS3, GCSE and A Level. Each topic includes a simulation of the process and a wealth of detailed information and photographs. Based on real-life production facilities, this Design Technology resource effectively brings industry into the classroom. This interactive eLearning Resource is suitable for whole class whiteboard teaching and for use as an individual study aid. Processes covered: Extrusion, Injection moulding, Compression moulding, Blow moulding, Calendering, Line bending, Rotational moulding, Vacuum forming. Plastics - Processes covered:

  • Extrusion
  • Injection moulding
  • Compression moulding
  • Blow moulding
  • Calendering
  • Line bending
  • Rotational moulding
  • Vacuum forming
Plastics-Program Benefits
  • Helps students produce high-quality coursework
  • Multiple choice tests with instant feedback
  • Saves time in project work
  • Develops knowledge of process sequence
  • Teachers can create their own questions and images
  • Exceptional value for money
  • Unlimited use across the whole school/college




Wood Joints


Design Technology: Wood Joints Wood Joints for Design Technology KS3, GCSE and A Level is an interactive resource which will guide students in the correct selection of wood joints for Design Technology project work.

Focus on Wood Joints includes exceptionally clear 3D models of 37 traditional joints and linked information pages, make this program ideal for learning about wood joints and where they should be used in Design Technology project work.

Produced with the support of leading furniture manufacturer ERCOL, the program also contains photos of real furniture, with close-ups of the joints being used. A separate Knock Down Fittings program is included free of charge. Wood Joints - Furniture Projects The joints are sorted by seven common furniture project areas from chairs to cabinets. Each is supported by informative text and photos and is modeled with a compelling 3D animation. Angle of view, zoom and the opening and closing of these 3D joints are all completely controlled by the student.

Each joint is also rated for ease of manufacture (using hand or machine tools) and for materials suitability. SPECIAL OFFER - Knock-down fittings As an added bonus, a separate program on contemporary knock-down fittings, featuring even more 3D models, is included FREE on this CD. This module is ideal support for students designing for 'flat-pack' and other mass-produced furniture.




Mechanisms


Focus on Mechanisms is a KS3 and GCSE Design Technology Windows software or online resource with a place in every DT department.

Ideal for KS3 and GCSE Design Technology, each mechanism is clearly explained using animations, photographs, video and text. This interactive eLearning Resource is suitable for whole class whiteboard teaching and for use as an individual study aid. Mechanisms - Topics Covered

  • Motion
  • Gear systems
  • Pulley systems
  • Lifting systems
  • Screw Threads
  • Levers
  • Linkages
  • Cams & followers
  • Crank & slider
  • Sprockets & chain
  • Ratchet & Pawl
Mechanisms - Reference Section
  • What is a mechanism?
  • Moments
  • Equilibrium
  • Mechanical advantage
  • Torque
  • Velocity ratio
  • Efficiency
  • Incined plane
  • Shafts & couplings
  • Bearings & lubrication
  • Clutches & brakes




Focus on Food Technology: From Cow to Consumer


Focus on Food Technology: From Cow to Consumer Focus on Food Technology: From Cow to Consumer gives students a unique and interesting insight into the world of food production being an in-depth study of the real life food production activities at Roskilly’s organic dairy farm - as featured in Cornwall with Caroline Quentin. The resource demonstrates how raw materials are transformed into a product and end up in the shopping basket of the end user.

Each stage of production is covered for foods including milk, ice cream, fudge, strawberry jam and tomato chutney, with reference made to health and safety, quality control, and consumer protection.

The resource is filled with video clips of industrial processes, information, and interactive animations, so students can test their knowledge through interactive quizzes, wordsearches, and games. The resource will operate on any device including PCs, Learning Platforms, even iPads and Android tablets. All for less than the cost of a typical industrial visit.
MILK PRODUCTION

  • The herd
  • Milking
  • Milk collection
  • Pasteurisation
  • Bottling
ICE CREAM MAKING
  • What is ice cream?
  • Method of production
  • Ingredients, Flavourings and Inclusions
  • Mixing and Ageing
  • Freezing and Filling
  • Quality Control & Packaging
CLOTTED CREAM FUDGE
  • Ingredients
  • Mixing & heating
  • Soft ball stage
  • Pouring
  • Drying
  • Packaging
STRAWBERRY JAM MAKING
  • What is jam?
  • Ingredients
  • Production process
  • Pouring
  • Quality control
TOMATO CHUTNEY
  • What is chutney?
  • Ingredients
  • Cooking process
  • Bottling
  • pH range
  • Quality control
HEALTH AND SAFETY
  • Regulations
  • Clothing
  • Hygiene
  • Signage
  • Cleaning




Resistant Materials 2


Resistant Materials 2 Resistant Materials 2 for Design Technology KS3, GCSE and A Level project work is simply the most comprehensive and useful project work database available today. This Design Technology program includes information and prices for most materials, components and fittings found in DT Resistant Materials design projects.

Students can Browse, Search, and Evaluate materials and produce accurate Cutting Lists and Project Costings. Findings can be saved and printed out for direct inclusion into DT project folders, helping to ensure high marks are achieved for Research and ICT skills.

If we’ve not included a component or material then you can: The RM2 DT Database Editor program gives teachers complete control over content, including addition of materials and price updates. Materials Browser As materials are selected from the 15-category main index, an on-screen sub-menu allows the user to scroll between materials, viewing information and pictures that can be copied, pasted and used as the basis for meaningful evaluations. Database Categories:

  • Metals, Plastics and Woods
  • Man-made boards
  • Catches, locks & stays
  • Electronic components
  • Handles & knobs
  • Hinges
  • Hooks & eyes
  • knock-down fittings
  • Nails, nuts, bolts & washers
  • Rivets, screws
  • Miscellaneous
Versatile Search Engine Narrow down materials selection by specifying requirements by name, keyword or individual properties. Evaluate Findings Once research is complete, information can be collated and evaluated using the built-in, fully functional word processor, with advanced spell-checking utility. Project Costings Compile detailed cutting lists for entire projects whilst remaining fully aware of projected expenses with the automatically updated costings calculator. And... Perhaps best of all, the new Database Editor gives staff complete control over content. This easy to use editor allows you to add new materials, update prices and alter existing information to satisfy the requirements of your department. Four integrated program areas will help your students score highly in the Research and ICT skills sections of their project folders.





Graphic Products Commercial Printing Processes


Graphic Products Commercial Printing Processes Graphic Products: Commercial Printing Processes interactive Windows program or online resource which examines how Focus Educational Software designs and prints advertising brochures and packaging for its products using the three industry standard printing processes: Offset Lithography, Flexography and Screen Printing. Graphic Products for Design Technology is an excellent replacement for industrial visits now that they are becoming increasingly difficult to organize. Based on real-life production facilities, this eLearning resource effectively brings industry into the classroom. This interactive eLearning Resource is suitable for whole class whiteboard teaching and for use as an individual study aid. Focus on Graphic Products Help to solve this problem by bringing examples of industrial practice into the classroom and is ideal for use with LCD projectors and interactive whiteboards. Not just about printing, this innovative and structured program shows how Focus Educational Software prints, packages and advertises one of its own products using the 3 industry standard printing processes. Students can research and learn about:

  • Offset Lithography, following a typical Focus brochure from concept to print
  • Screen Printing demonstrates the production of a \"Focus\"product CD label
  • Flexography shows how the complete \"Focus\" mailshot is prepared and packaged for dispatch
Offset Lithography
  • Brochure
  • Artwork Production
  • Imposition and Plate setting
  • Plate processing
  • Four colour printing process
  • Folding and Stitching Trimming
Flexography
  • Plate setting
  • Plate processing
  • Printing process
  • Envelope conversion
Screen Printing
  • Screen production
  • Printing process
  • CD-ROM packaging
Reference Topics
  • CMYK
  • Corporate identity
  • Dictionary of printing
  • ISO paper sizes
  • Production costs




KS1 Design Technology: Design and Create


KS1 Design Technology: Design and Create KS1 DT Design and Create supports the teaching of 7 popular KS1 Design Technology themes all contained in one interactive eLearning resource.

Available as a Windows software program and also part of the Focus DT Online Resource Pack, the topics covered include: MOVING PICTURES, PLAYGROUNDS, VEHICLES, HOMES,WINDING UP, PHOTO FRAMES, MOVING MONSTERS

Incorporating the excellent KNEX Education Design & Create kit, this resource really will stimulate students interest in KS1 Design Technology project work. Design & Create : Topics

  • MOVING PICTURES
  • PLAYGROUNDS
  • VEHICLES
  • HOMES
  • WINDING UP
  • PHOTO FRAMES
  • MOVING MONSTERS
A series of worksheets: These support the teaching of each project area. Written in Microsoft Word, these worksheets can be edited by staff to suit individual teaching styles. Example Projects A comprehensive set of example projects accompany each unit of work. Just the job for getting your students going! LCD projectors and whiteboards Ideal for use with interactive whiteboards and LCD projectors. D&C Integrated 2D graphics module Focus on Design & Create has a built in 2D drawing program to help students design and decorate their projects. The program comes with a library of pre-drawn images that can be edited to suit individual needs, saved and printed out for use as templates. Images are fully scalable, with no loss of detail, and can be exported for use in other programs. A set of tutorials provide step-by-step instructions on how to draw different shapes and use the program.




Fairground Rides


Fairground Rides Focus on Fairground Rides is an interactive resource supporting the teaching of Design Technology KS2 and KS3 Fairground themed control projects.

This resource encourages research into the design of ride layouts and includes sections examining: Pulleys Systems, Types of Motion, Gear Systems, Switching Circuits, Technical Vocabulary, On-Screen Testing.

Perfect for whole class whiteboard teaching and for use as an individual study aid. Focus on Fairground Rides for KS2 and KS3 DT is available as an installable Windows PC program or via the Focus eLearning web server. Encourage Research Structured to encourage students of all abilities to conduct research into the design of ride layouts, mechanisms and electric circuits, this simple-to-use learning aid includes sections covering:

  • Pulley systems
  • Switching circuits
  • Types of motion
  • Gear systems
  • Technical vocabulary
  • Interactive on-screen test
Interactive Animations 2 High quality 3D animations are available in addition to the photographic images, written descriptions and videos of each toy's mechanical structure. At the click of a button the internal mechanism of each model can be revealed. Switching Circuits The program's step-by-step on-screen circuit builder provides a safe, simple and fun way to learn about the control of motors using simple switching circuits. On-screen Testing Students can check their knowledge and understanding using the on-screen testing module. Displayed in a multiple choice format, students receive instant feedback as they answer each question. Ideal for use with LCD projectors and interactive whiteboards. Integrated 2D graphics module built in 2D drawing program to help students design and decorate their own rides. The program comes with a library of pre-drawn images that can be edited to suit individual needs, saved and printed out for use as templates. Images are fully scalable, with no loss of detail, and can be exported for use in other programs.

A set of tutorials provide step-by-step instructions on how to draw different shapes and use the program. 'Ride Drive' Usually £14.95 but you can buy it for £12.95 when you buy an unlimited Time and user License of the Software!!




Mechanical Toys


Mechanical Toys Mechanical Toys Design Technology software and VLE SCORM resource supports the teaching of KS2 and KS3 Mechanical and Moving Toy themed projects.

This easy-to-use resource is perfect for whole class DT whiteboard teaching and individual study. Basic Principles of Mechanisms Structured to encourage students of all abilities to conduct their own investigations into the basic principles of mechanisms, this simple-to-use learning aid includes sections covering:

  • Types of motion
  • Cams and followers
  • Levers and linkages
  • Pulley systems
  • Gear systems
  • Technical vocabulary
Educational Models Combining these topic areas with detailed analyses of 21 real-life automata, Focus on Mechanical Toys delivers a comprehensive educational package that's equally useful as a teaching aid, learning resource or research tool. Interactive Animations High quality 3D animations are available in addition to the photographic images, written descriptions and videos of each toy's mechanical structure. At the click of a button the internal mechanism of each model can be revealed.
  • Users control:
  • Viewing angle of each animation
  • Speed of animation
  • Direction of motion Each animation can be paused at any time and the on-screen image copied and pasted into a word processing or DTP program for inclusion in students' design folders




Focus on Energy Use and Environment


Focus on Energy Use and Environment This interactive resource provides a balanced cross-curricular view of the issues that are of concern to us all, encourages thought about life style choices and suggests ways in which we can all do our bit to conserve the Earths energy resources.

Perfect for whole class whiteboard teaching and as an individual study aid. Topics examined include: What is Energy?, Evidence of Climate Change, Energy Use, Types of Fuel, Renewable Energy, Non-Renewable Energy, Waste Management, Recycling, Water, Carbon Footprint, Interactive Quizzes and Activities. "We have recently bought Focus on Climate Change and have found it to be an excellent resource".
Huw Williams, Head of Science Syr Hugh Owen School. Topics Covered This is a unique interactive learning resource examining the following topics:

  • Climate Change
  • What is Energy
  • Energy Use
  • Types of Fuel
  • Renewable Energy
  • Non-Renewable Energy
  • Waste Management
  • Recycling
  • Water
  • Carbon Footprint
  • Activities
Energy & Environment Learn about Renewable & Non -Renewable electricity generation using high quality videos ,photographs and animations. Reduce, Re-Use, Recycle A comprehensive examination of recycling and waste management demonstrating how we can all make better use of Earth's energy resources. Cross-Curricular Resource Focus on Climate Change links into many subject areas including:
  • Geography
  • Science
  • Citizenship
  • ICT
  • English
  • PSHE
  • Design and Technology
  • Art....





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