Kilkeel HS Technology Projects

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

STEM project - Drawing to Learn

A number of primary and post-primary schools have been successful in applying for a place on the above mentioned STEM course.  We have some interesting developments regarding the whole area of sketching and drawing within a Technology and Design framework.  Keep an eye on in the coming weeks for some new material.

CCEA GCSE cluster

A number of Technology teachers have requested support in the form of cluster meetings for CCEA GCSE Technology and Design.  If you are interested in attending this meeting then please contact The meeting is set to take place on Wednesday the 10th February at the Clounagh Centre from 1.30 - 3.30pm.

Health and safety update.

Your school will shortly recieve the new and updated CLEAPSS Resource CD.  If however for some reason your department has not received the CD, don't worry.  All resources are available online, all you need is a username and password (which can be obtained from the Clounagh Centre).  This resource contains a number of model documents which can be customised to suit your particular requirements. Included with the CD that was posted out is the latest bulletin from CLEAPSS, as well as a letter from the Clounagh Centre regarding recommendations from the HSE requiring log books and user manuals for all LEV systems.  To read the letter click here for a copy.

Solidworks 2009/2010

It's here!  The wait is finally over, Solidworks 2009/2010 has arrived.  C2K are currently working their way around schools installing the software which has many new features including DWG editor (which will allow you to open, edit and view any DWG file), an updated version of e-drawings as well as photoview 360°.  Photoview 360° is a very powerful add in which will allow the user to create incredibly  realistic rendered views.  C2k exchange will keep you up to date on the latest news surrounding the release, including how to access student kits for free.  To access the C2K exchange click on the icon on your desktop.