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Digital Technologies Curriculum L3-4 Data and Information

Content Description

  • Recognise different types of data and explore how the same data can be represented in different ways.
  • Collect, access and present different types of data using simple software to create information and solve problems.
  • Individually and with others, plan, create and communicate ideas and information safely, applying agreed ethical and social protocols.

Lesson Ideas

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  • What is a database?: use this interactive webpage to support students learning about how organisations and businesses collect and record data. As an extension activity students could investigate further an organisation/company which uses a database and report back to the class. BBC Bitesize
  • Musical number patterns – The challenge: use this interactive game to support students to understand how to create patterns with a specific rule to produce the same sound pattern. Help students make connections to analysing data and understand that musical notes are data stored in a particular format.
  • Image Representation: this activity explores how computers store data such as photos and images using numbers.
  • Binary Numbers – Count the dots: this lesson plan will help students to develop an understanding of how information is stored on computers.
  • Binary Bracelets: students create bracelets from a paper template that is a binary representation of the first letter of their name. Students learn that the same set of data can be represented in more than one way.

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