Before the lesson
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- To understand how computers have changed and the impact this has had on the modern 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
- Use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content
- 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
For pupils needing extra support: Suggest a Google Doc and select only a handful of the computers from the list written in date order with one fact about each.
Pupils working at greater depth: Encourage them to express their findings using whatever medium they prefer. Make sure they include a picture and some information about why each computer type was built.