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Inside Your Computer
Computers are amazingly powerful machines that we have come to take for granted. Starting with a simple click of the mouse, this animated video takes you on a trip through the inner workings of computers. Learn how programs allow the different components of a computer to communicate with one another, accomplishing multitude of tasks simultaneously.
4 mins 9th - 12th Technology & Engineering 57 Views 45 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Arduino Blink Challenge
Emerging engineers read about how Arduino software and how it can be used. Then they follow a nine-step tutorial to connect an Arduino board to a computer and put it to work! The objective is to code a program that will cause an LED to consistently turn on for five seconds, then turn off for two.
9th - 12th Science 6 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Give Binary a Try!
Learners apply binary code in software applications for computer engineers. In this binary code lesson, students read about binary code and its applications to computer engineers. They download software and read an online binary clock. Advanced learners may build a binary clock from a kit.
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering 47 Views 74 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Entrepreneurship: Computer Made Easy
Learners explore computer skills in the current job market by completing worksheet activities. In this modern technology lesson, students identify the importance of being technology savvy when it comes to running a business or embarking upon a career.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 63 Views 89 Downloads
What is a Computer Crime?
An important lesson on cybercrimes is here for you. In it, young computer users learn about how people commit crimes on computers by hacking into accounts, and stealing personal information from people. Some excellent discussion questions and activities are embedded in this plan, which should be taught to all children at some point.
2nd - 8th 21st Century Skills 17 Views 58 Downloads
Cracking the Code
Some interesting reading on the history of barcodes opens this technology lesson plan. Readers find out how engineers contribute, and then they gather into groups to discuss possible improvements to our current UPC barcode system. Know that though the publisher lists national education standards met as early as third grade, this lesson plan would be above the heads of most third graders.
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering 75 Views 57 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Hot Dog Stand
Middle schoolers run a computer simulation. They collect data as they work and use the data to create an annual report for their business. Several different simulations could be used for this project. It is desirable for students to do this project individually, but it could be done as a class using a large screen monitor.
6th - 8th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 10 Downloads
Keys on a Keyboard
Begin developing basic computer and typing skills early on with your youngsters and introduce them to the keys on a keyboard with this simple lesson! Learners begin by identifying the appropriate key (i.e. enter, shift, space bar, etc.) on a handout, discussing what it is used for, and then shading in that key on the worksheet with a specific color.
K 21st Century Skills 51 Views 28 Downloads
Young mathematicians use bags of Skittles to help them gain practice in graphing and organizing data. They work in pairs, and after they have counted and organized their Skittles, they access a computer program which allows them to print a colorful version of their results in graph form.
1st - 3rd Math 6 Views 9 Downloads
Computer Basics and Appropriate Use
View this PowerPoint and go over the basic rules about computers. It is well-suited for all ages because the rules apply to all learners. Everyone benefits from knowing the terms for working with computers. But more importantly, make sure your learners understand the importance of being safe on the Internet and what they should do if they come across something that might be harmful.
2nd - 8th 21st Century Skills 5 Views 67 Downloads
Don't Settle for a Byte... Get the Megabyte on Technology
Students use word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet software. In this multi-day computer software usage instructional activity, students complete a research project that requires the use of a word processor, Excel, FrontPage, and PowerPoint to create a website to present their information.
4th - 12th 21st Century Skills 13 Views 16 Downloads
Do Spiders Live On the World Wide Web?
Kindergarteners study the parts of the computer. They complete a KWL chart using vocabulary words such as mouse, keyboard, screen, and window. Learners interact with an online story while perfecting their mouse skills. They determine which computer words have multiple meanings.
K 21st Century Skills 6 Views 20 Downloads
Parts of a Computer: A Beginning Computer Lesson
Young scholars participate in an introduction to the computer and its parts. They examine correct positioning of their body and hands while working at the keyboard. They investigate the basic parts of a computer.
K - 2nd 21st Century Skills 37 Views 97 Downloads
Integrating Computer Literacy into ABE
Students examine different parts of the computer and utilize the keyboard, mouse, printer drives, disks and CD's. They explore an Operating System which allows them to locate, open and close files and they are introduced to word processing and spreadsheets.
6th - 8th 21st Century Skills 11 Views 52 Downloads
A plan of action for ways to develop computer literacy skills with ABE students
Students learn and practice using a computer. They complete a checklist as they complete each item on the list. During the first session, students demonstrate competency with a mouse, identify icons and menus on the desk top as well as launch programs.
3rd - Higher Ed 21st Century Skills 7 Views 52 Downloads
Basic Computer Hardware and Software
Students see pictures and learn vocabulary of basic computer hardware and software. In this computers lesson plan, students are shown pictures of a screen, mouse, keyboard, and other computer parts that they should know and fill out a worksheet in the end.
K - 4th Technology & Engineering 47 Views 94 Downloads
Computer Comparison Project
Students compare computer hardware and software by engaging in a PowerPoint presentation and looking at newspaper advertisements. They enter their data into handheld computers and share it with classmate by beaming it to their handhelds. They work in groups to design a poster of the computer they would chose.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 11 Views 42 Downloads
Here is a set of cards explaining the meanings of a variety of different parts of a computer. While not exactly a lesson per se, these cards could be printed out and used quite easily in a formatted lesson. In this time of computers, it's important for learners to know this vocabulary.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 9 Views 25 Downloads