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January 9, 2015 4:10 pm

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The Internet isn’t powered by fairy dust!

Help your pupils understand computing devices and the Internet aren’t powered by fairy dust by showing them how to build a network.

network 1Network models

Make your KS1 pupil network detectives. Take a tour of discover from the classroom and across the school to uncover how a computer network functions. Ask pupils to build a physical model of from arts and craft.

Computing Chinese Whispers

A practical activity where children are the links in a network. This game also demonstrates how information can be misinterpreted or lost in translation!

network 2.jpgBuild your own Network!

Using modelling software with KS2 pupils to build a virtual network. Learning can be extended in cross-curricular links where pupils can be challenged to build a defined specification of network within a school budget!

http://www.gcsecomputing.org.uk/support/network/NWB_SIM.swf

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