Lesson 1: What's a network?

Children learn what is meant by the terms “network”, “device” and “wireless” which are essential to their understanding of what a network is and it's purpose

Learning Objectives

  • Knowing that a network joins things together

  • Explaining the purpose of a network

  • Knowing that networks can be wired or wireless

Lesson Plan

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Teacher Video: What's a network? Part 1

Teacher Video: What's a network? Part 2


Networks glossary
Networks sorting activity
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Sway Grantham,  
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Sway Grantham (@SwayGrantham) is a Primary School Teacher, a CAS Master Teacher and Specialist Leader in Education for Primary ICT. She also has a BCS Certificate in Computer Science Teaching (Primary). She has written several curricula and conducted research into the…
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