Lesson 1: What happens when I search online?

Children learn how to search for information within a wide group of technologies and make a judgement about the probable accuracy of the results (for example, social media, image sites, video sites)

Before the lesson

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Learning objectives

  • To describe how to search for information within a wide group of technologies and make a judgement about the probable accuracy

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Differentiation

Pupils needing extra support: Work together as a group and focus on only one technology, such as a search engine.

 

Pupils working at greater depth: Children can use a range of search engines and explain why they may offer different search results.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progression and understanding

Vocabulary

Created by:
Sarah Vaughan,  
Computing specialist
Sarah has 13 years of experience teaching in a primary school and leading computing.   She now works as a Subject Matter Expert for the NCCE across the East Midlands. In this role, she supports primary schools with bespoke training…
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