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Digital Literacy

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Teacher-Facing Resources

Type:Lesson

Estimated Time:25 minutes

Grades:5-8

Score Type:Automatically Graded

Work completed by a student will be automatically graded and the grade will be sent to the Learning Management System (LMS) gradebook

Available Languages: English, Spanish


Vocabulary: analog, component, data storage device, digital, input device, output device, processor


Primary Objectives:

  • Student learns the names and functions of the basic components of a computer system, namely the processor, input and output devices, and data storage devices.
  • Student learns the differences between digital and analog systems and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
  • Student gains introductory understanding of how each component of the computer works.
  • Student gains a proficiency in input devices such as the keyboard, mouse (pointer devices), microphone, printer, monitor, scanner, etc.

Secondary Objectives:

  • Student recognizes basic chemistry vocabulary, such as atom.
  • Student understands that computers help people organize information.

Subjects:

Adjusts Accordingly / Identify

Language Arts > Communication > Speaking Strategies / Presentations > Audience > Adjusts Accordingly / Identify

Computer Structure 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Computer Structure 

Diagrams of

Technology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Hardware Components and Identification > Diagrams of

Hardware

Science > History / Technology / Social Perspectives > Computer Science > Hardware

Hardware Identification 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Hardware Identification 

Input Devices: Mouse, Keyboard, Remote Control, etc 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Input Devices: Mouse, Keyboard, Remote Control, etc 

Keyboard Use / Input, Output Devices / Proficiency of use

Science > History / Technology / Social Perspectives > Computer Science > Computer skills > Keyboard Use / Input, Output Devices / Proficiency of use

Listening / Pay Attention

Language Arts > Communication > Media Literacy / Viewing > Comprehension > Listening / Pay Attention

Listening to Nonfiction

Language Arts > Communication > Listening Strategies / Context > Listening to Nonfiction

Operating Systems 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Operating Systems 

Output Devices: Monitor, Printer, etc 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Output Devices: Monitor, Printer, etc 

Peripherals 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Peripherals 

Storage Devices (use and/or identification of ) 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Storage Devices (use and/or identification of ) 

System Components 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Technology Use In Society > System Components 

Vocabulary and Abbreviations 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Vocabulary and Abbreviations 
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