Year 12 Computing Theory Lesson
In my lesson today I was covering website design and the theory behind this process. Please see my attached lesson plan in the resources folder to reference this.
What went well?
We were able to cover a large section of the computing theory section as i had made some notes for the pupil to follow through with me. These notes where more concise and rather than just reading out of the book.
We used Dreamweaver to make notes on the various key terms which was really useful to put the coding practice. This was a great tool to practically work on the theory. I started with basic html editing then followed on with colours fonts and images finishing with ul tags.
I was able to set and take in homework which was questions on the previous chapters. I have been finding that also setting reading of the work that we will cover in the next lesson is a great way to solidify and start the next lesson as you use questions to tease out current knowledge levels. I ahve found that marking this on the spot and giving feedback to homework is a good method as it is fresh in the pupils mind and they can then reinforce what they have tried to learn so far.
The pupil learning was excellent as the final piece of source code was substantial and reflected what we had learn. Questions also reinforced this.
I found it was good to go into extra detail that I learnt at degree level and share this with the pupil. It is amazing when you have a solid subject knowledge
What could have been done better?
The lesson plan did not have enough content in it and so I was required to add more content on whilst I was teaching this was just adding in images and changing colours
I found that whilst the pupil was doing the independent work I was not able to really engage and do much apart from look into further things we could explore on the go.