Before the lesson
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- To recognise networks in the real world
Pupils should be taught to:
- Understand computer networks, including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the World Wide Web, and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration
- Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information
Pupils needing extra support: If real world networks are too abstract, work as part of a guided group with adult support, using the school network with the pictures and string that you looked at as a group last time, and make a table model of the school network. Work through traffic light role play with reading support.
Pupils working at greater depth: Should add in other variables to their network, such as more traffic lights, the supermarket, updating the database as well as the till, the drive-thru, passing information to the cooks and food packers, different transactions at the bank.