Category Archives: School Projects

What makes a good Key Stage 3 electronics project?

Ofsted’s D and T training resource in 2012, stated: “Good achievement and challenge was evident when students…  demonstrated high commitment to acquiring, analysing and applying knowledge  worked with increasing responsibility and independence, making choices and taking decisions about … Continue reading

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Taking Ownership and Extending Knowledge

Introduction: When I started teaching electronics to KS3, I found difficulty in finding a way in which the students could feel ownership of their work and extend their knowledge. Project Tools has provided an excellent platform. I tried a number … Continue reading

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Keeping Electronics Simple and Enjoyable

  {In preparation for tomorrow’s presentation at Lynn Grove School, Norfolk I have put together a few thoughts that I consider to be useful when teaching electronics. Do you agree? Please leave your comments below.}  1, The understanding of electronics is hierarchical – Consider the prior … Continue reading

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Letting go of ‘Safe’ Electronics Projects!

When I first began teaching Key Stage 3 electronics, I felt it was important to write my schemes of work in great detail. I pre-planned activities in  considerable depth to make sure I  could manage the class and keep everybody busy – especially if I was to be observed by senior management … Continue reading

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