Lesson 4: What is a bot?

Children discover that technology can be designed to act like or impersonate living things (e.g. bots) and describe what the benefits and the risks might be of this.

Before the lesson

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Learning objectives

  • To explain that technology can be designed to act like or impersonate living things 

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:  Use slide 5 to support the children with ideas on how we might use a bot in the classroom.

 

Pupils working at greater depth: Should think about the potential risks of the bot and the ways these could be dealt with.

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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