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How Computers Work

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Computers have come a long way since John W. Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert's room-sized ENIAC (Electrical Numerical Integrator and Calculator). While the size of computers has dramatically decreased, the complexity of these machines has...
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Beginning Programming with Raspberry PI

For Teachers 6th - 12th
This collection contains resources to help one get started with using the Raspberry PI. The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It is a...
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Computer Hardware —Computer Studies

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What kind of components are needed for a computer? Through a differentiated lesson plan, individuals learn about six hardware computer components. They conduct research to determine the range of options for the components. Class members...
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Map of Computer Science

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Like all other sciences, computer science has many branches. An informative video provides a brief overview of computer science. It breaks the discipline into three major areas: theoretical computer science, computer engineering, and...
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Inside Your Computer

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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Computers for Beginner

For Students 2nd - 8th
The kids in your class are probably experts at navigating the computer, but do they know the difference between hardware and software? Teach computer skills to any level of computer user with a helpful reference sheet. It covers...
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Computer Parts

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What is inside a computer? Give your budding computer scientists a activity that has them label parts of a computer. They use a link included on the sheet to label basic input/output systems, video cards, drives, case fan, and more. Each...
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Draw a Computer

For Teachers K - 1st
In this computer lesson plan, students examine the various parts of the computer using terms - computer, keyboard, monitor, mouse, on/off switch, headphones, speaker. They repeat vocabulary and discuss correct operation and safety.
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Computer Science Carnival

For Students 10th - 12th
Take a ride and have some fun with computer science. Scholars set up and conduct a carnival with a computer science theme. It has activities involving binary numbers, computer hardware, decryption, conditional statements, loops,...
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Computer Engineering and the End of Moore's Law: Crash Course Engineering #35

For Students 9th - 12th
Engineers make better computers, and computers make better engineers. An informative video describes the components of computers, including both hardware and software, and how engineers have a hand in improving  these components. It also...
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Operating Systems: Crash Course Computer Science #18

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Can you multitask? Computers sure can. Young computer scientists learn about operating systems that connect software to hardware, such as device drivers. They also see how computers multitask and use dynamic memory allocation. 
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Instructions and Programs: Crash Course Computer Science #8

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Scholars receive instruction on writing instructions as they learn how to develop computer programs in the eighth video of the series. Animations show how computers carry out these instructions and programs.
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How Computers Work: What Makes a Computer, a Computer?

For Students 6th - 12th
You see computers all the time, but do you really know how a computer works? The first installment of a five-part playlist explains the essential functions of a computer. The video describes, in detail, each of the functions: input,...
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Computer Basics for Kids Worksheet

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
This informational reading worksheet can be used in your literacy or computer class.  Students learn the basic components of computers then test their knowledge with multiple choice and fill-in-the-blank questions.
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The Central Processing Unit (CPU): Crash Course Computer Science #7

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Build your own CPU. A video shows how logic gates, the ALU, and RAM all combine to form the central processing unit of a computer. It explains the fetch, decode, and execute phases of the CPU. 
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Advanced CPU Designs: Crash Course Computer Science #9

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Faster is always better, right? The ninth installment of a series on computer science focuses on advancements in CPU design and speed. The video covers instruction pipelining, cache, FLOPS, branch prediction, multi-core processors, and...
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Computers: Inside And Out-- Outer Hardware Labeling Worksheet

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this technology instructional activity, students examine the parts of a computer by studying the 9 pictures. Students use the word bank to match the name of the computer part to the picture.
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What's Inside My Computer?

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Pupils draw a picture of what they think a computer looks like inside. They learn the function of each part of a computer, the definitions of unfamiliar computer terms, and complete a worksheet of definitions of computer parts.
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Name Parts of a Computer and Terms for Interface Elements

For Teachers K - 2nd
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...
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Computer Basics and Appropriate Use

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
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...
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Computer Words

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
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,...
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Adult Computer and Employment Skills

For Students 2nd - 8th
Whether you are an experienced computer user or a newcomer to technology, a packet full of computer vocabulary, tips, and guided practice is sure to enhance your technological knowledge. Learners can hone their word processing skills and...
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How Computers Work: Hardware and Software

For Students 6th - 12th
Hardware and software go hand in hand. The last installment of a five-part series explains the relationship between computer hardware and software. It turns out that the computer's operating system provides the link between the two.
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Computer Curriculum

For Teachers K - 8th
Need some extra resources to get your class computer savvy? How about several years' worth? Show pupils in K-8 a progression of proficiency in a series of computer lessons. Learners master the basics, then work with the Microsoft Office...