|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||This criterion will be broken down into 3 lessons to look at the main components of server services.||The lesson will look at how mail based services are handled by servers.|
|Key words||email, mail server, SMTP, POP, Spam, IMAP||These words need to be reinforced throughout the series of lessons|
|Assessment||Identify key services provided by Internet servers||Evidence here will be the students showing a basic understanding of the main terms and being able to demonstrate they know how mail services work.||Explore different mail servers and services, if possible, showing some of the systems in operation. Look at the elements of mail servers and clients and how they fit together.|
|Key Questions||Some questions to get learners thinking about the topics||Some questions and examples will get the students thinking about what mail services are and what they take for granted when using the Internet in their daily lives.||The Internet is relatively standards free. Most of what students do on the Internet can be done on virtually any Internet enabled device. Why is this?|
Students will need to understand some of the key elements of mail serving such as IMAP, POP, filters, clients etc.
|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 give students some understanding of some of the elements of mail systems such as the basic structure of addresses and how clients deal wth this. Some practical exercises on this would be helpful with discussions about open standards and net neutrality.
There is no need to go into great details, but it would be useful to explore some of the addressing functions and filtering of mail.
Using a Virtual Machine is an easy way to play with mail server technology without messing up your own network.
|Lesson Structure||Possible structure||
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|Homework||Get students to bring in some print out of the header of an email they consider spam.||Students can vary their homework depending on their level of understanding.||Get students to document their experience on their portfolio system for assessment|