What we did & Learning objectives!
We filled in a PowerPoint with a series of key terms. I asked them to put a picture with the description of the key term
To understand these points below.
(a) Modems and digital telephone lines
(b) Analogue to digital conversion and digital to analogue conversion
(c) Advantages and disadvantages of using computer networks
(d) User ids and passwords
(e) Communication media
What went well?
The key terms where good to get them thinking about what they may get asked in the exams. The students where able to research and do more independent learning in the lesson.
In was able to use my TA well by asking her to go around and checking what they where doing with the slides. I had already prepped her with what had to happen in the lesson before hand. She was really useful and we where able to bounce ideas of each other and she was able to prompt pupils that where not working so hard.
What could have been done better and what will I do about it?
I was not able to answer some of the questions in the PowerPoint as the key terms I have put where quite complex of the spec in the future I shall give a few examples and have a backup answer for each of the terms. I also needed to have a few better research locations set so that pupils could see where to find the key terms.
The verbal communication of the key terms and objectives was possible not beneficial as they just read off what work they produced.
Please use this link to view my full lesson plan >> http://trcwest.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Introductory-Communications-lesson-plan.doc