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 Wood Technology specification for students.
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The focus of this design thinking activity is for students to experience a design problem, follow a design process and arrive at a design solution.
The resources found in this section outline possible digital learning strategies and digital resources that could be utilised in the Wood 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 Wood Technology classroom. These cards incorporate possible digital technologies which may be appropriate to key learning for students in the Junior Cycle Wood Technology classroom.
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 first of the #JCt4 podcasts found opposite, features Master Woodturner Willie Creighton who talks about his life and times, his passion for his craft and where he finds his inspiration.
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.