Our Digital Devices-What is a Computer?
Essential Questions: What is a Computer? What internal and external components make up a computer system? What are the functions of those parts?? How do they relate to one another? How does information flow through the system? Why are some computers more expensive than others? How does that affect your ability to run software on the device?
2017 ISTE Nets met by this assignment:
Empowered Learner 1d- Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.
Knowledge Constructor 3d-Students build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories and pursuing answers and solutions.
Global Collaborator 7c-Students contribute constructively to project teams, assuming various roles and responsibilities to work effectively toward a common goal.
- Be able to identify the internal parts to a computer system and their role in the system.
Be able to identify the peripherals such as the printer, scanner and digital camera to a computer system and understand their functions.
- To become and informed consumer. To learn how to read and understand sales ads describing different computer systems.
Computer Basics Activities- Print out the activities checklist BEFORE you begin. Keep this is your class folder so you know what activities you have already done and still need to do. Complete the 5 assignments in the order listed. Once one assignment is done, place it in the basket on my desk. All 5 assignments are graded.
How do I learn about the topic and complete the activities??? Easy!
(1) Read over the questions on the activity/notesheet first!
(2) Watch the video.
(3) Read the information on the webpage for the activity.
(4) Now write your answers!!
*NOTE: The videos accessed through Safari Montage. Your username and password is the same as it is on the school network.
Activity #1- What is a Computer
Activity #2-Understanding Operating Systems and Applications
Activity #3-Basic Parts of a Desktop Computer
Activity #4 -Buttons and Ports on a Computer
Activity #5-Inside a Desktop Computer
There are several parts to this activity. Please read carefully.
Part III-Bits, Bytes, Gigabytes and Megahertz! What!??? Study the units of measurement on your worksheet, then answer the questions on Part III of your note sheet.
Finished all the videos and all the questions on the notesheets?! Well, review the computer hardware/software vocabulary and concepts by playing the games below!
PDF Version of flash card review(use if you don't have PowerPoint on your computer at home)