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1001 Inventions September 7, 2007

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http://www.1001inventions.com/
Subtitled ‘Discover the Muslim Heritage in our World’ this website is accompanied by a touring exhibition, a book, educational posters and a teachers pack. The site and teachers pack are aimed at secondary level students and teachers but there’s plenty of interest here to prompt discussions in primary schools as well.

Great British Design Quest August 27, 2007

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/cultureshow/designquest/vote/
The BBC’s Culture Show and the Design Museum have been organising a vote to discover the public’s favourite British design icon. It’s about to reach the final stage with voting opening on the top 3 tonight. The Top 10 & Top 25 design icons are listed on the site above and they make interesting viewing. Many of the icons (and the information on the site about them) would provide an interesting starting point for discussions about design in D&T lessons in a similar way to the Icons website that I’ve mentioned in a previous Blog entry.