Exemplar Projects Published Reminder on the OCC

HLProject - Criteria E I am sure you have all used the IB's new exemplar projects for Design Technology by now - but if not this is simply a reminder that they now have 4 Standard Level projects and 6 Higher Level projects to review, download in PDF etc. These are pretty useful, for looking at assessment and as guides/exemplars for students not knowing what to aim for. They are also particularly useful for the final two criteria which are still ...

Inspiration During Summer – DT IB Students Some Great Projects to Inspire.

Hi students, Yes one of my regular inspiration blog posts - check out some of the designs below all of which could easily have been project ideas for DT students - A revolutionary radio - I always like socially and environmentally focused projects and here is another great one. As it suggests on the description of this product - "The radio’s cardboard construction allows it to be folded so it can be stored (as well as distributed) easily. The solar panel ...

‘Kickstarter’ and Links to Commercial Production (AHL 10)

The new Higher Level Unit - Commercial Production and also the new elements of the project "Development of a detailed design" through the bullet points below can raise worries amongst us as teachers of the Design Technology syllabus simply because this level of analysis, know how and design regarding manufacture often comes much later in a students design understanding and knowledge. So to teach these areas well enough - to show the importance and level of detail necessary for design ...

Remember Major Changes to New Major Project – So Here is the Start of A Checklist to Help Out?

Hi all, Yes I know the Major Project has gone through a major overhaul - and although the Standard Level has many comparisons the Higher Level having Commercial Production and Marketing as two separate criteria has really changed some of the emphasis. Below is the starting of a checklist - built upon from another Design Technology teachers initial workings. It is by no means finished but gives a good suggestion as to some of the areas - and also the importance ...

How it’s Made – Great Video Resources…

A great way to start a DT IB Diploma class - to get students started is asking them to hypothesise on the process for making something - what are the machines, the materials, the resources and the process to create a paperclip for example? Over the period of two years - if you continue to do this exercise students will gain a much better understanding of many areas of the new DT syllabus. Especially now there is a greater focus on ...