An update to the Measuring, Scale and Estimation booklet that was much needed. Changed the colour palette too, because the print looked very 'muddy' when printed in monochrome. This version is a lot better.
Thank you for all the kind emails/Whatsapps about the site. Hope you all have a great start to term.
Happy Summer holidays everyone! (In Scottish education anyway).
I've been plodding away on the woodwork course and have finished the 'Field Notes' for machine tools. There are probably lots of typos, so if you spot any please let me know.
Like the previous units there are a series of projects and drawings to go along with it. I've not uploaded these yet - largely because we are in the process of moving house again. We are still still staying in the same village, but moving to a house that better suits our needs. Always something happening.
Hope you are all well,
I'm sorry for the lack of updates and new work. I have been working on stuff, but nothing is fully finished or ready for upload.
As many of you know, my family and I started a big adventure by moving into the countryside and out of the centre-belt of Scotland. We are absolutely loving it here and have made many new friends. Our new school is excellent too (we both work in the same school again!) - we have been really lucky and worked in excellent schools during our careers.
So, I have a few wee projects coming together. This is a new mini-project for Graphic Communication - a nice wee entry primer for those starting their graphics journey. I'll be making a supporting video this week too. Click here to go straight to it.
I am considering selling my rocket-launcher design. Is that something people would be interested in?
Anyway, thank you for all the support and encouragement. Hope you are all doing well.
Okay, I know I have been bad at updates. To be fair, this has been the most challenging term in my 15-years teaching. With the sheer volume of marking, moderation and verification, I have been struggling to create many new resources. I have lots of 'bits' of projects to finish, but haven't had the time to progress.
Finally I can turn my attention back to making resources. I noticed I had created a lot for Graphic Communication recently, so wanted to make some stuff for practical aspects of our courses.
As always a huge THANK YOU to 'Coffee Supporters'. Without you, I would need to close this site.
The updates for July 2021. This will be updated on an ongoing basis:
Birdfeeder Project (Broad General Education):
Design & Manufacture
I have started adding resources for a small metal/plastic tea-light candle holder
This is old favourite project - the Desk Monster! A simple brief of creating a monster-themed desk ornament that holds at least one pen or pencil. Pupils are given both a wooden block (in this case 50x50x50mm, and a strip of acrylic (50x120mm). After much iteration with foam and cardboard, pupils move to their final designs.
I will be posting this as a task in the BGE section of the site in the coming months.
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Just so you know.
This blog will have galleries or work or things I see from my travels.
Forgive the typos! :)