|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||Students have started work on a project to create some material for a purpose (i.e. another department). In this lesson they will create remix materials. This should be familiar in terms of music, but equally any digital artifact can be remixed.||This lesson will introduce the idea of needing to use other materials when it is difficult or time consuming to make your own|
|Key words||abstraction, programming language, instruction, open source, analog, digital, file types, variable, loop, accurate, remix||These words need to be reinforced throughout the series of lessons|
Though not explicitly part of assessment here, students need to think about licensing.
Evidence here will be student's own work and assessor observations
|In remixing content and digital artifacts, students will also be using specific design techniques and can be assessed accordingly|
|Key Questions||Some questions to get learners thinking about the topics||
Students need to think about creating a digital item for any subject they like. The key is how they create it and how much originality it has.
They have already started, so any instruction time can be on the project management, such as timelines and goals
|How much can you remix other work? Does it become your work? What items can be remixed? What are the advantages and disadvantages to remixing?|
As stated previously: students need to have an overview of project management: planning, timing, executing, testing, documenting. They need to chose something they are comfortable with and it can be in any subject area. Good chance to do some cross-curricular work here.
Also need to show some skills in digital tools to get the effect they need from the material they choose to remix
|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 know and can apply a basic planing process to their project. Try to reinforce SMART principles.
If you have some examples from previous years, that would be helpful as a guide.
Question students about their choices. Check for understanding and possible over-run due to over-ambitious plans.
The main focus of this particular assessment criterion is the student's ability with digital systems to modify an existing piece of work to "remix" it.
The other underlying idea here is for them to work on this as a project, so they will need support and guidance on how this will be carried out.
|Lesson Structure||Possible structure||
|Homework||Get students to create a small table to show the features of 3-5 different file types. What program they work with, what their extension is, any limits, advantages vs, disadvantages etc.||Students can vary their homework depending on their level of understanding||Get students to document their experience on their portfolio system for assessment|