|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 is an introduction to the protocols that make the internet work as it does, such as http and ftp.||The lesson will look at the attributes and structure of protocols and how they work in practise.|
|Key words||LAN, WAN, ISP, Protocol, TCP/IP, http, https, ftp, smtp||These words need to be reinforced throughout the series of lessons|
|Assessment||identify protocols used in networks||Evidence here will be the students showing a basic understanding of the main protocols used in daily internet use||Explore different network protocols and look at where they are used and why|
|Key Questions||Some questions to get learners thinking about the topics||Some questions and examples will get the students thinking about what the main differences are between these protocols and be aware of when they are used and what they do and don't do||What part do standards play in the function of the internet? How does information from 1 computer get to another computer on the other side of the world?|
Students should have a basic idea of the concept of a protocol and how important it is that these are based on open standards of communication.
How annoyed would they be if their smartphone did not work on the Internet as it used the wrong protocol!
|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 explore the main principles and equipment of networks and how these are used to solve local or more wide ranging needs.
|The Warriors on the Net video is a useful introduction to protocols in action.|
|Lesson Structure||Possible structure||
|Homework||Get students to blog about their understanding of protocols.||Students can vary their homework depending on their level of understanding.||Get students to document their experience on their portfolio system for assessment|