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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 58 Views 46 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 7 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Name Parts of a Computer and Terms for Interface Elements
Familiarize your young learners with the parts of a computer and some basic key terms relating to technology. As the teacher demonstrates using an LCD projector, class members practice moving a mouse, opening the Internet, typing in a web address, and using an online interactive game.
K - 2nd 21st Century Skills 61 Views 49 Downloads
The Hot Dog Stand
Young scholars 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 instructional activity! Learners begin by identifying the appropriate key (i.e. enter, shift, space bar, etc.
K 21st Century Skills 52 Views 29 Downloads
"Inside Parts of a Computer Project" WebQuest
Students participate in a role play situation in which they act as a private investigator to determine the parts found inside a computer. They complete web based research. They create a slide show that describes inner workings of a computer.
6th - 8th 21st Century Skills 10 Views 73 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
Give Binary a Try!
Young scholars 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.
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering 47 Views 74 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Entrepreneurship: Computer Made Easy
Students explore computer skills in the current job market by completing worksheet activities. In this modern technology activity, 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 66 Views 92 Downloads
What is a Computer Crime?
An important lesson plan 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 18 Views 58 Downloads
Cracking the Code
Some interesting reading on the history of barcodes opens this technology lesson. 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 would be above the heads of most third graders.
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering 75 Views 57 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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
What Does It Do? Parts of the Computer
This is a nice introduction for first graders to parts of the computer. It includes several resource links to PowerPoints to show the class. There is one activity for the class to do. This is a basic introduction, and could definitely be upgraded and/or adapted to fit the needs of your young learners.
1st 21st Century Skills 9 Views 27 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
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 10 Views 28 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 48 Views 94 Downloads