Before the lesson
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- To modify the design of a 3D object using CAD software
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Pupils should be taught to:
- Understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the world-wide web, and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration
- Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information
- Use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content
Pupils needing extra support: Could be paired with more confident readers who can help them to access the guidance in the tutorials.
Pupils working at greater depth: Should independently access and learn the design skills available within the software.
Once they have completed their own design, challenge them to look at the ‘Projects’ to further develop their skills. They could also look at a design by another designer on the site and download a copy of the design and ‘tinker’ with it to make modifications and improvements.