|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 lesson focus will be to introduce students to best practise when working with licensed materials in their projects.||The lesson will look at how students can apply what they have learned about licensing to their own work|
|Key words||copyright, license, proprietary, liberal, open source||These words need to be reinforced throughout the series of lessons|
|Assessment||Ensure my work contains only appropriately licensed content||Evidence here will be the students showing best practise in their work and not violating these licensing laws in their general IT practise||Explore different digital artifacts and discuss whether they are free or controlled. Do students know what they can use for free and can they evaluate if items are worth purchasing as they have to.|
|Key Questions||Some questions to get learners thinking about the topics||Some questions and examples will get the students thinking about what they understand by "free". The assumption is that if they can find stuff on the Internet, it must be free. If someone else stole it on their behalf, but it is licensed, then it is still stolen if they use it. Better to find free and open resources.||The law, whether you agree or disagree, is the law. Currently, the punishment for using copyright material without permission is £50,000 and 10 years in prison. Is it worth using pirated material for this when the same things can mostly be found for free.|
Students will need to understand open source licensing in basic terms that they can apply more rigorously in later lessons or be able to analyse to some degree
Students need to start thinking about how important open source licenses are to all of their activities on computers. If they create some programs, what license should they apply to their work. If they have to use someone else's work, have they checked the license agreement to make sure they comply with the law.
|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||
In this lesson we need to make sure students have a good understanding of the law of license and how it applies to them. If they use other people's content, in whatever manner, they need to be clear that they have checked the license and legal restrictions.
Discuss again issues about sharing material and the aspects of copyright, focusing on their legal obligations.
Use some of the student's own work examples to share with the group and discuss the quality of the examples chosen. Check for understanding.
|Lesson Structure||Possible structure||
|Homework||Get students to write a blog about their views on copyright and the law.||Students can vary their homework depending on their level of understanding.||Get students to document their experience on their portfolio system for assessment|