Design Inspiration over the Summer Months…

Those summer holiday months are dwindling away - and it is a great time to collect and archive some great insiprational links and design news ready for teaching in the new academic year. It is always great to keep these as lesson starters, discussion points that can link to any part of the syllabus and if nothing else as a great way to inspire students ready for their own design projects. Below are some of my favourites over the last ...

Happy New Year – Design Technology Teachers – Best of’s 2013

Happy New Year to all IB Design Technology teachers, Back to school will happen for most of us at the beginning of next week, and there is never such a good time to have an open lesson discussing Design to inspire students for the rest of their studies in 2014. Many of your students will have looked at the top 10 music charts for 2013 - so why not introduce them to a few of these in the areas of Design ...

“project inspire – 5 minutes to change the world”

“There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women.” Kofi Annan Significant dates that are highlighted on my ical calendar this week are Good Friday and Easter Sunday, and Kartini Day. The latter is a very special one for celebrating the empowerment of Indonesian women. This day celebrates the birth date of Raden Ajeng Kartini, a very influential leader who advocated for changing the social conditions for women, particularly native Indonesian women, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Kartini ...