Lesson:   computer networks

The lesson on computer networks is appropriate for KS3 and GCSE standard.

  • Lesson plan outlining the structure of the lesson.
  • Starter asking pupils to build a computer network using network components (answers included).
  • Presentation on the advantages / disadvantages of computer networks.
  • Reference to an external video on computer networks.
  • Reference to an external computer network simulation
  • Worksheet requiring pupils to give a definition, example and a diagram of PAN, LAN, WAN computer networks.
  • Presentation on PAN, LAN, Wan describing each kind of network.
  • Stretch & challenge activity, research into WIFI networks sheet
  • Plenary true or false presentation
  • Homework to make a video explaining the different types of computer network
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  • 1_lesson_plan.docx
  • 2_starter.docx
  • 3_starter_answer.docx
  • 4_computer_networks.pptx
  • 6_computer_networks.docx
  • 6_computer_networks_answer.docx
  • 7_computer_networks_PAN_LAN_WAN.pptx
  • 8_stretch_challenge.docx
  • 9_plenary.pptx
  • 10_homework.docx

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Created: Jul 10, 2018

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