|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 on introducing and explaining some of the basics of data and information||This lesson will be more informational and the ideas will need to be re-visited to reinforce in other lessons|
|Key words||algorithm, abstraction, programming language, instruction, open source, digital, file types, accuracy||These words need to be reinforced throughout the series of lessons|
|Assessment||know how instructions and data are stored||Evidence here will be student's reflecting on what they understand and assessor observations||Make sure to read the assessment guidance linked to the left as there are lots of concepts here|
|Key Questions||Some questions to get learners thinking about the topics||Looking at the way computers handle instructions and data. How they are stored, retrieved and managed.||What are the key factors in working with data? How do they manage the need for speed and the desire to keep costs low? How much difference do good instructions make in a computer program?|
Students need to show a basic awareness of some examples of instructions used to manage data. HTML is useful as you can see the relations ship between instructions (tags) and data.
The <h1> tag tells the computer to display a large heading of the data that is is in the middle and the </h1> tag turns off the instruction.
They also need to know that data is meaningless. If I tell a student 100, it has no meaning and is data, if I say £100, it is now information. Computers turn data into information through instructions.
|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||
Basic lesson on showing a way that instructions and data interact. Introduce some general ideas and examples about computing such as size, i.e byte, kilobyte, etc.
Good examples and details on the guidance page linked in the assessment block.
Use the TLM Learning Site to illustrate the way HTML works.
|Lesson Structure||Possible structure||
|Homework||Get students to write a series of HTML tags to show the words and colours of a rainbow on a web page, i.e red, green etc.||Students can vary their homework depending on their level of understanding||Get students to document their web page on their portfolio system for direct assessment|