|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 session should be in exploring in more detail why some search results appear and others don't||This lesson will explore all of the ays that searches work and are assigned some importance|
|Key words||algorithm, search, sort, logic, efficiency, effectiveness, Internet, search engine, value||These words need to be reinforced throughout the series of lessons|
|Assessment||Evidence here will be student's own work and assessor observations|
|Key Questions||Some questions to get learners thinking about the topics||Students need to show that they understand searches and the value and worth of the information they find|
Students need to apply their understanding of the Internet to practise
|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||
Searching for the information you need and managing that information is a key skill in the Information Age. Students need to explore some of the skills and practise using them with guidance. Are all search engines the same? What makes a "good" search engine?
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.
Students need to start thinking about Information compared to data. Why is some data more important than other data and how does this get determined?
Can they show what algorithms might be used in the searches that they design?
|Lesson Structure||Possible structure an existing one.||
|Homework||Get students to write a short explanation of what makes a good search||Students can vary their homework depending on their level of understanding||Get students to document their experience on their portfolio system for assessment|