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Arrow .Construction Studies PLC Group visit to Mount Lucas Education and Training Centre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arrow .2023 Student Assignment

Construction Studies Design & Communication Graphics (DCG)

Arrow .2023 Student Projects: Design & Manufacture



Arrow .New series of Onshape CAD software tutorials created for teachers of Technology.
Engineering Technology
 
     
 
 
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Planning for Project Work in Technology

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Autumn 2022 Program

These are full day workshops, aimed at exploring and supporting the teaching of project work with the subject of Technology. The workshops are designed for both new and experienced teachers and will focus on the pedagogical approaches to teaching project and portfolio work within the context of Leaving Certificate Technology. The workshops will provide a valuable opportunity for peer learning and networking.

Date

Time

Venue
Tuesday, 22nd November 2022

09:30 am — 16:00 pm

Sligo Education Centre
Wednesday, 23rd November 2022

09:30 am — 16:00 pm

Limerick Education Centre
Tuesday, 6th December 2022 09:30 am — 16:00 pm Laois Education Centre
Wednesday, 7th December 2022 09:30 am — 16:00 pm Adamstown Community College

 
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T4/DCG/CAD Computers for Post-Primary Schools

A new framework for the procurement of T4/DCG/CAD Laptops has been finalised and there is now an approved CAD spec laptop available for post primary schools. 

Both Laptops and PC Mini Towers can be ordered from Datapac. 

Modifying the Serial Numbers of the Pre-Installed SolidWorks Software.

The computers have SOLIDWORKS Software Pre-Installed, but the installation will need to be modified to use the schools’ serial number. The computers come preloaded with SOLIDWORKS, and with a temporary serial number. If this number is not updated SOLIDWORKS will stop working after a few days.


 
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PDST School Based Support for T4 Subjects

The PDST-T4 team are available to provide school-based support to teachers of Construction Studies, DCG, Engineering and Technology throughout 2022-2023. This support focuses on developing teaching, learning and assessment practices in the T4 subjects. Our advisors can support your school through a single, half-day school visit or through PDST’s new sustained support model.  It is advised to book early as in the case where we are oversubscribed, allocation will be on a first-come-first-served basis.


 
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Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA)

Teachers and students can now complete the Certified SolidWorks Associate examinations for free in schools. Schools must initially register as test providers at http://www.solidworks.com/cswa to commence the process. There is a huge library of resource available on www.mysolidworks.com which will guide you through the CSWA.

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Winners Of PDST Draw

Congrats to Jason Kilgannon from Colaiste Iascaigh, who won 1st prize in the PDST draw at the Techno Teachers conference.

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New Activity Worksheets

Resource material to compliment "Identifying Geometry to support Design in SolidWorks".

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Guide to the DCG Student Assignment

An updated version of “A Guide to the Student Assignment” (DCG) is now available to purchase or download.

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Converting PDF to an editable document

Instructional video showing how to convert a pdf document to an editable worksheet. Check the "Distance Learning" menu for other online resources.

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Ghrafaic Dhearaidh agus Chumarsáide

Doiciméid Ghrafaic Dhearaidh & Chumarsáide i nGaeilge. Lean nasc roghchlár ar chlé.

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Construction Studies

PowerPoint presentations "Towards nZEB for Dwellings 2020 and "A guide to managing experiment work" now added to list of available resources. Click on the "READ MORE" link.

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