Lesson 6: Transferring Data

Children learn how data can be transferred, taking part in an active simulation to demonstrate how data is sent in 'packets'

Learning Objectives

  • Explaining how data can be safely transferred

  • Recognising that data can become corrupted within a network

  • Explaining how data sent in ‘packets’ is more robust

  • Identifying the need to update devices and software

Lesson Plan

Transferring data
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Presentation: Transferring data


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Teacher Information: Transferring data
Created by:
Richard Williams,  
Computing specialist
Richard is a Year 6 Teacher at St. Pancras Primary School. Richard’s passion for teaching was recognised when he received Suffolk’s ‘Raising The Bar’ award for Innovation 2016. With his class he made the world’s first guided VR:360 school tour…
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