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Preventing Network Vulnerabilities: Lesson and Homework Tasks

Workbook and Answers

Students read the theory notes on the mini website and then answer the questions on the task sheet.

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Practice exam questions

Students are given a set of questions which are similar to those they might expect to see in their written examination.

This is a useful task which will provide students with a good opportunity to gain practice on question answering technique.

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Tick the answers

Students are given a number of different statements relating to this topic.  They have to decide whether the statement is true or false and place a tick in the correct box.

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Construct an answer

Students are given an exam style question to answer. They are also given a set of key words to incorporate into their answer.

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Discussion statements

Students are given a number of open ended and sometimes controversial statements related to this topic. In groups, they discuss each statement in order to see if they can come up with a suitable answer.

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Agony aunt

Students are put into the role of an agony aunt who has to answer a set of letters about technology related problems.

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100 words

Students have exactly 100 words to summarise the key points about this topic

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Crossword

Students are given a crossword to solve with clues relating to key words for this topic. Answers are provided.

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Identify the question

Students are given the answer to a number of questions.  Their task is to identify what the original question might have been.

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Key terms

Students are asked to provide a definition and example for key terms related to this topic

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Booklet

Students are given a scenario and asked to research for specific information. They are then given a set of guidelines and asked to create a booklet from the information they have gathered.

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Create your own crossword

Students are given step by step instructions about creating their own crossword which they can then give to fellow students to solve

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Matching statements

On the left-hand side is a set of terms.  On the right-hand side is a set of statements or definitions.  Students are asked to draw a line to matchup the correct term and statement.

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QR codes

A good kinaesthetic activity. Students have to find, decode and answer questions stored in the form of QR codes

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Mind Map

Students are given the basic structure of a mind map for this topic. They are asked to recreate the structure on their own sheet of paper and add further detail to each of the branches.

Mind maps are a useful tool to use as a revision aid.

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Podcast

Students are given instructions about creating a revision podcast based on this topic

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Poster

Students are asked to create a poster that could be used for a classroom display. Key design techniques are suggested.

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Presentation

Students can take forever to set up a presentation often wasting valuable lesson time choosing their background colours and font styles.

This resource provides students with a template for this topic with the aim on them spending time on the content rather than the 'pretty stuff'.

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Wordle

Students write a set of notes about this topic and then use them as the basis to create a word cloud. Their work can be used to create a classroom display.

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You are the teacher

Students work in small groups to prepare a lesson on this topic. They are provided with information and tips about the tasks they need to prepare.

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