|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|
The focus for this criterion is an understanding of some of the range of services offered by servers in a network. Most students will use these services, such as file management and email, but perhaps without a better understanding of how they all function.
The focus here can be on file services and logins
Students should be allowed to see a network in operation and go to the school's server room if possible to see the hardware in situ for more meaning.
They can discuss with the network team some of the services on offer and some of the issues related to the services.
|Key words||network, server, client, web servers, FTP servers, database servers, E-mail servers, file servers, print servers.||These words need to be reinforced throughout the series of lessons|
|Assessment||Evidence here will be student's own work, eportfolios and assessor observations|
|Key Questions||Some questions to get learners thinking about the topics||Students will need to look at some different services that are offered in the school network||What does a file server do? How does a server control how your files are managed? How is it monitored?|
Students should show that they understand that a service controls logins and file management for them and some of the main ways this is accomplished
|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||
Students can be shown and discuss in very broad terms about how servers control logins and account management, and how this links to services such as file management.
Use some of the student's ideas and examples to flesh out a solid understanding before progressing
Question students about how and why they did what they did. Check for understanding.
|Lesson Structure||Possible structure||
|Homework||Get students to design a set of access rules for their school network. What can students do on the network, and why.||Students can vary their homework depending on their level of understanding||Get students to document their experience on their portfolio system for assessment|