Lesson Plan : Introduction to Computers

Teacher Name:
 Toni Padgett
Grade:
 Grade 9-10
Subject:
 Vocational Ed.

Topic:
 Our World of Computers
Content:
 What is a computer? -Components -Power -Networks and the Internet -Categories of Computers -Computer Applications in Society
Goals:
 To help students understand the relevance of computers in our society. To help students understand the vaious components of the computer. To help students understand the power of a computer. To help students understand the difference between software and hardware. To introduce students to the various categories of computers.
Objectives:
 1. Recognize the importance of computer literacy. 2. Define the term computer and identify its components. 3. Explain why a computer is a powerful tool. 4. Recognize the purpose of a network 5. Discuss the uses of the Internet and World Wide Web 6. Recognize the dirrerence between installing and running a program 7. Identify the types of software. 8. Describe the categories of computers 9. Determine how the elements of an information system interact 10. Identify the types of computer users. 11. Discuss various computer applications in society.
Materials:
 Presentation Equipment Computer Digital Camera Worksheet with components of the computer for paired student quizzing Textbook Sample Computer Notebook Pencil
Introduction:
 "Life without computers" -Intro- We all know that we couldn't make it without computers in this day and age, but really think about how your life would be affected without the everyday use of computers.
Development:
 Session #1 Opening Activity Have students write on a sheet of paper, the following 1. Three ways they have used a computer already that day. Randomly choose and ask for volunteers to share the answers. Explore how their lives be different without the computers they have used already. How much time did they save by using that type of computer? What is a computer? -electronic device -Data and Information -Information Processing Cycle Introduce the Components of a Computer -Hardware -Input Devices -Output Devices -System Unit -Storage devices -Communication Devices
Practice:
 1. Visually go through the components of a computer using my computer. Have students categorize the various components as input, output, hardware, system unit, storage device, communication device.
Checking For Understanding:
 Verbally review components of the computer and check for understanding into which types of devices each component would fit.
Closure:
 How else will you be using a computer today? As you move through your campus today, observe how computers are being used right here in your environment.

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