GCSE Computer Science - Computer Legislation Activities (Data Protection Act etc.) Differentiated
Two activities to introduce five laws to students. I teach low ability GCSE Computer Science, and this is perfect for them. Specifically mapped to OCR Computer Science J276, though good for any lessons covering these five laws:

- Data Protection Act 1998
- Computer Misuse Act 1990
- Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988
- Creative Commons Licensing
- Freedom of Information Act 2000

There are TWO activities here which make teaching this (slightly dull) topic easier.

1. Laws Jigsaw - Print on A3. Students cut out all pieces and connect to make 5 jigsaws, one about each law. There's an answer sheet which I stick at the front if students struggle they're allowed a peek!

2. Laws Summary - Students fill in the missing words. Answers are provided to discuss. There is also a help sheet with potential words to use; this is again stuck at the front and students are allowed one or two peeks whilst completing the task. There are TWO versions of the sheet, one with letter prompts to make it easier. The harder one is good because students often use different words, so good for discussion.

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  • Task-1---Law-Jigsaw-Solution-(Teacher---Help-Sheet-A3).pdf
  • Task-1---Laws-Jigsaw-Cut-Outs-(Student-Sheet---A3).pdf
  • Task-2---Board-Answers-for-Computer-Laws-Summary.pptx
  • Task-2---Computer-Laws-Summary-Easier-Student-Sheet.pdf
  • Task-2---Computer-Laws-Summary-Harder-Student-Sheet.pdf
  • Task-2---Help-Sheet-(Words-to-Use-for-Laws-Summary).pdf

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Created: Nov 10, 2017

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