|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 lesson continues to explore how servers are made safe and secure for users and how their roles and responsibilities are determined and controlled. Some investigation of permissions should be undertaken.||The lesson will look at how system servers deal with users permissions and access rights. Users should be comfortable with complex passwords and why they are needed.|
|Key words||role, responsibility, permission, password, authentication, read/write||These words need to be reinforced throughout the series of lessons|
|Assessment||Identify key factors that can affect server and network performance||Evidence here will be the students showing a basic understanding of the main roles and responsibilities in a basic network set-up.||Explore different servers and services, if possible, showing some of the systems in operation. Look at the roles and permissions of different users and why there is a need for something like an administrator.|
|Key Questions||Some questions to get learners thinking about the topics||Some questions and examples will get the students thinking about what network authentication and roles are required and why. Why do they need to protect their access?||What is wrong with all users being an administrator on the school network? Is any old password good enough?|
Students will need to understand some of the management functions of servers and how they control who is allowed to do what on a network. They should also be comfortable with explaining roles and basic authentication methods on networks, especially in relation to themselves.
|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 discuss how servers control specific users and why this is important for the integrity of the network. Need to discuss the balance between freedom and security.
There is no need to go into great details, but it would be useful to explore some of the management functions based on roles and permissions.
Using a Virtual Machine is an easy way to play with server technology without messing up your own network.
|Lesson Structure||Possible structure||
|Homework||Get students to blog about what they consider to be a good password policy.||Students can vary their homework depending on their level of understanding.||Get students to document their experience on their portfolio system for assessment|