|Section Title||Primary information||Description and Notes||Suggested resources|
|Lesson Length||The expected lesson length will be approximately one hour||
Some variation possible.
Assessment Level 1
|Students||The lesson is suitable for KS3 and KS4 students||Since this is a new specification, the lesson is suitable for Year 7 to 9 students and differentiated by outcome|
|Overall Focus||The previous lesson introduced the range of alternative software applications available. Students now need to be guided in choosing the right ones for their project.||Students will need a range of applications. One to collect the data, one to analyse and collate, and one to present the findings. Some of these might be the same application.|
|Key words||application, file format, portability, open source, proprietary, standard||These words need to be reinforced throughout the series of lessons|
|Assessment||Evidence here will be student's own work and assessor observations|
|Key Questions||Some questions to get learners thinking about the topics||Students need to write up their basic findings. What applications have they found and which ones will they use for their project.||What have they found out about the applications they investigated? What makes for a good application? What aspects of an application or the file format it uses make it appropriate? What could be improved?|
Students have investigated applications and file formats and should no have some idea about their suitability for their data project. They can write up these ideas and thoughts and make a final decision before progressing with their chosen data project.
|If you are using the Learning Machine learning system, students can add their comments and material to this site as evidence of their growing understanding. The site, if used consistently, will show progression via charts of activity and outcomes.|
|Teaching and Learning Elements||
Students now have the idea and understanding of their applications they will use to carry out their data project in the next block. They should have some application for collecting the data, in a format that is suitable for collaborating and sharing, and they should have an idea of the applications to use to analyse what they collect as well as present any findings.
Use some of the student's ideas and examples to flesh out a solid understanding before progressing
Question students about how and why they did what they did. Check for understanding.
|Lesson Structure||Possible structure an existing one.||
|Homework||Get students to complete their basic plan for their data collection projects.||Students can vary their homework depending on their level of understanding||Get students to document their experience on their portfolio system for assessment|