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UNIT PLAN (INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY)

Unit Title
DATA COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKS
Unit Summary
This unit deals with how computers have impacted on our ability to
communicate.
Curriculum Links

Year Level
2015 Form 4 CSEC IT
Approximate Time Needed
Total (9) lessons spread over (4) 70-min periods and (5) 35-min periods
Standards/Syllabus Outcomes
On completion of this unit, students will be able to
Use terms associated with data communications and networks
Distinguish among the various types of networks
Explain concepts associated with the Internet
Describes measures to secure data and maintain data integrity
Curriculum-Framing Questions
Essential Question

Unit Questions

Essential Question
EQ. How can we use the computer to
improve communication?
Unit Questions
UQ1. How can we communicate over
distances at the same time?
UQ2. How can several computers
communicate?
UQ3. Is protecting data important?

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Content Questions

Content Questions
CQ1. What is data communications and
what are some modes of communication?

CQ2.1. What is a network and what devices


are used in it?
CQ2.2. What are some types of networks
(opened/closed)?
CQ2.3. How do we connect computers to a
network (transmission media)?
CQ2.4.What are some concepts associated
with the Internet?
CQ2.5. What are some services provided
on the Internet?

CQ3 What steps can we take to protect the


integrity and security of data?

Before Unit Work Begins

While Students
Work on Unit

Discussion/answering questions

Formative Assess

After Unit Work


Ends

Summative Assessment
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Unit Details

Unit Details
1. CONCEPT LESSON: Overview of Networks

(1

What is a network
Examples of networks
Non-Examples of networks
Adv & Disadv of networks
Period)

2. LESSON TITLE: Devices used in a network

What devices are used in a


network
Identifying appropriate devices
for different scenarios
(2 Period)
3. LESSON TITLE: Data communication.

What is data communication


What are some modes of data
communication
o Simplex
o Duplex
o Half Duplex
Examples of devices using
various communication modes
Broadcast, point to point
communication
(1 Period)
4. LESSON TITLE: Types of networks

Difference between opened and


closed networks
Types of networks
o LAN MAN WAN
o Intranet Extranet
o Internet
(1 Period)
5. LESSON TITLE: Transmission media

Terms association with


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transmission
o Bandwidth, baud,
broadband, voice band,
narrow band
Wired media
o Twisted pair coaxial cable
fibre optic
Wireless media
o Satellite infrared
microwave
(2 Period)
6. LESSONTITLE: Internet concepts

The Internet
Terms associated with the
Internet
(1 Period)
7. LESSONTITLE: Internet services

(2

FTP IRC VOIP


Email Blogs Podcast
Telnet Social media
Newsgroups Forum
periods)

8. LESSONTITLE: Data Security/Integrity

Difference between data


security and data integrity
Software restrictions
o Passwords antivirus
encryption
Physical access restrictions
o Guards locks cabinets etc
(2 periods)

9.

Student Prerequisite Skills

LESSON TITLE: Evaluation


(1 Period)
Student Prerequisite Skills
Research skills
Communication skills
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Students Prior Knowledge

Teachers Processional
Learning

Creating concept maps and


word clouds

Students Prior Knowledge

Teachers Processional Learning


Creating a weebly website

Teaching and Learning Activities


Strategies
MAIN: Case Studies
OTHER: Storytelling, Videos, Presentations, Analogies, creating models
Accommodations for Diverse Needs
Students with Special Needs
Cooperative Learning
Peer tutoring
Gifted Students
Leadership roles
Peer teaching

Materials and Resources Required for Unit


Technology Hardware

Technology Hardware
Computer
Projector

Technology Software

Technology Software
PowerPoint Software
Word Cloud software
Microsoft Media Player
You tube

Printed Materials

Printed Materials
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Case studies

Other Resources

Other Resources

Unit Author
First and Last Name

Carla Lewis

School District

St Patrick

School Name

Point Fortin West Secondary School

School Address

Reid Road, Egypt Village, Point Fortin

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