Switched on Design and Technology

New and innovative projects for the new primary curriculum

Switched on Design and Technology is an online-only resource offering engaging, cross-curricular projects to teach the new curriculum, with links to computer-aided design and the computing programme of study.

Switched on Design and Technology offers a collection of new and innovative projects, with resources that will give all teachers the confidence to teach design and technology knowledge and skills.


  • Use real life contexts to teach design and technology knowledge and skills
  • Give every teacher the confidence to teach the new curriculum
  • Raise attainment in English and maths
  • Support progression from Year 1 to Year 6

Every Switched on Design and Technology project is created so that pupils design and make a functional product for a specified purpose, ensuring that design and technology in the classroom is always related to the wider world.

Download your free sample activity.

Please note: this resource is available in digital format only.

The Switched on Design & Technology online pack includes:

Digital Teacher's Book
  • Six new, innovative projects with cross-curricular links to computing, science, maths and other subjects
  • Step-by-step teacher support for each project
  • Links to the programme of study
  • Tips and techniques to help with tricky bits
  • Support for the less able and challenge to stretch the more able
  • Design & Technology inspiration - inspire the class with stories of successful inventors
  • Clear assessment guidance
Digital resources
  • 'Skills starter'' on-screen video demos
  • A resource bank of images to inspire your class

Your school will receive permanent online access to the resources via My Rising Stars.

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