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What Are the Main Parts of a Computer?

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Title:

What Are the Main Parts of a Computer?

URL:

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/articles/z9myvcw

Content Source:

Other
BBC
Type: Interactive/Game

Overview:

Computers have lots of different parts and each has a special job.

Some will be inside the computer and others will be outside. Some parts are attached by wires and others are wireless.

The parts that make up a computer are called "hardware." Programs which tell a computer what to do are called "software." The hardware needs the software to tell it what to do.

Students will identify computer parts in a clickable activity as well as a game.

Content Standard(s):
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 1
18) Label visible components of digital devices.

Examples: Visible input and output components such as USB, touch screen, keyboard, audio and video connectors, speakers.

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Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • will identify the visible pieces of digital devices.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • screen
  • keyboard
  • mouse
  • port
  • speakers
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • various observable parts of digital devices by name.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • identify observable parts of digtial devices orally or by labeling.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • various parts of digital devices have a specific name.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 2
17) Explain the purposes of visible input and output components of digital devices.

Examples: Purpose of keyboard, mouse, ports, printers, etc.

Insight Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • will identify and explain the purpose of visible input and output components.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • input
  • output
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • different computing devices have additional pieces that serve different functions.
  • functions of various input and output components.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • identify the input or output component needed for a job they are doing.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • there are additional components that may or may not be needed to perform a specific tasks such as printer to print paper or a keyboard for entering data.
Tags: components, computer, hardware, software
License Type: Custom Permission Type
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Author: Aimee Bates