The broad range of activities contained in this section outline some possible learner experiences which may be suitable to activate key learning across the strands and elements of the Applied Technology specification for students.
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‘My Project Planner’ is a resource to support students in developing management skills as they engage with project/task work in Applied Technology. This resource supports students as they develop skills in managing time, materials/components and costings.
The resources found in this section outline possible digital learning strategies and digital resources that could be utilised in the Applied Technology classroom.
The #JCt4Tuesday digital resource cards, found below, are a range of resources which were generated by the JCt4 Team. The digital resource cards below aim to promote a blended approach to teaching and learning in the Applied Technology classroom. These cards incorporate possible digital technologies which may be appropriate to key learning for students in the Junior Cycle Applied Technology classroom.
The Tech Week 2021 digital activities cards, found below, are a range of activities which were generated by the JCt4 team. The cards have a broad theme of technology in society, with a focus on robotics, material innovation, environmental issues, the role of the designer, the future of space exploration and the advances of AI in the world. On each card are links to websites, YouTube videos, and articles for students to engage with in the Applied Technology classroom and we have provided students and teacher prompt questions. Each card also includes prompt questions to encourage discussion and critical thinking with students.
The JCt4 team in collaboration with Arts in Junior Cycle www.artsinjuniorcycle.ie have developed a Podcast playlist titled ‘Hands On’ which aired on September 22nd on the JCT Podcast channel, Junior Cycle Talks. The third of the #JCt4 podcasts found opposite, features Silversmith Dominic Dolan who talks about the creativity of his work and his ability to bring design ideas to realisation.
The JCt4 team in collaboration with Arts in Junior Cycle www.artsinjuniorcycle.ie have developed a Podcast playlist titled ‘Hands On’ which aired on September 22nd on the JCT Podcast channel, Junior Cycle Talks. The second of the #JCt4 podcasts found opposite, features designer Aoife O'Dwyer who talks about her journey into the design industry, her process in solving problems, prototyping and relating these skills to Junior Cycle.
In this episode we talk to Silversmith Dominic Dolan who tells us about the creativity of his work and his ability to bring design ideas to realisation.
In this episode we talk to UI Designer Jonathan Lynch. He speaks about his journey in the games industry, his process in developing and designing MMO games and some interesting insights into the creative process when developing digital experiences.
In this episode, owner of Glengowla mine in Connemara, Keith Geoghan, talks about mining technology, principles and the applications of the minerals mined in Glengowla. Keith also talks about the life of the miners and engineers who worked in the 19th century mine