|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 focus for this lesson, other than completing their project, is to look at ways they might improve what they did.||This lesson will look at some of the methods to assess a project's weak points.|
|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|
evaluate project in terms of its strengths and weaknesses
Though not explicitly part of assessment here, students need to think about licensing.
Evidence here will be student's own work and assessor observations.
|Some idea from assessors need to be documented about how well the students managed this project, which in itself shows great courage and determination|
|Key Questions||Some questions to get learners thinking about the topics||
Students will now start to complete their project and start thinking about what was good or not so good about it. In this lesson they will look at the weak points.
Some guidance on evaluation will be useful here.
|Was there anything about your project that you did not like or did not think worked as well as you had hoped? If you could do it again, would you change anything to improve it? Why? Is it bad to find weakness?|
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.
Need to do some basic work with students on evaluation and looking for the weaker aspects of their work
|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||
Evaluation is always a tricky one for students. They need to be shown how to look in an objective rather than subjective way about their work, and also look at it in terms of what they set out to do in the first place.
If you have some examples from previous years, that would be helpful as a guide.
Question students about their ratings of their work. Is it too high, too low, just right etc.
The main focus of this particular assessment criterion is the student's ability to assess their work. It might help if they create a questionnaire for their audience or other members of the class to get some detailed results to work with. The questionnaire can be paper based or web based (most of the web-based ones require an email sign up, so might have to use a web page internally).
This site offers useful information on addressing user interface designs.
|Lesson Structure||Possible structure||
|Homework||Students should complete the write up of their project and reflect, maybe on their blog, about the process and what they have learned so far||Students can vary their homework depending on their level of understanding||Get students to document their experience on their portfolio system for assessment|