IT beyond the school

A collection of lessons exploring how IT is used in various non-school settings, a supermarket, a bank and a library.

Students role play what happens to tins of beans is a supermarket. How they are tracked using a list (database) and removed from the list when they are bought. How when the list is empty tins of beans are ordered from the warehouse or bean manufacturer.

Students role play earning money. As money is earned it is stored electronically in a bank and removed using cash machines and debit cards at the shop. This process is simplified to help key stage 1 students develop a basic understanding of how a bank works.

Students role play what happens to a book when it is borrowed from the library. How they are tracked using a list (database) which records if they are in or out of the library.

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