The learners will receive direct instruction and practice using a printer, previewing and printing entire documents or selected pages, and troubleshooting common printer problems in this engaging and interactive digital lesson.
Estimated Time:9 minutes
Score Type:Automatically Graded
Available Languages: English, Spanish
Vocabulary: copies, file, ink, jam, network, paper tray, preview, printer, toner
Adjusts Accordingly / IdentifyLanguage Arts > Communication > Speaking Strategies / Presentations > Audience > Adjusts Accordingly / Identify
Desktop PublishingTechnology Education > Information Technology > Software Applications > Desktop Publishing
Input Devices: Mouse, Keyboard, Remote Control, etcTechnology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Input Devices: Mouse, Keyboard, Remote Control, etc
InternetScience > Concepts and Processes > Tools / Instruments > Software Tools > Internet
Keyboard Use / Input, Output Devices / Proficiency of useScience > History / Technology / Social Perspectives > Computer Science > Computer skills > Keyboard Use / Input, Output Devices / Proficiency of use
Listening / Pay AttentionLanguage Arts > Communication > Media Literacy / Viewing > Comprehension > Listening / Pay Attention
Listening to NonfictionLanguage Arts > Communication > Listening Strategies / Context > Listening to Nonfiction
Output Devices: Monitor, Printer, etcTechnology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Output Devices: Monitor, Printer, etc
PeripheralsTechnology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Peripherals
ProgrammingScience > History / Technology / Social Perspectives > Computer Science > Programming
Student Evaluation and Selection of Tools / Software for TaskTechnology Education > Information Technology > Student Use > Student Evaluation and Selection of Tools / Software for Task
TroubleshootingTechnology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Troubleshooting
For all printer problems introduced in this lesson, students are advised to seek help from a teacher. This is to avoid compounding problems by having students take the printer apart or otherwise attempt to fix it. You might want to get to know your printer so you're prepared to fix the simple problems mentioned in the lesson. If someone else is responsible for fixing printer problems, tell the students who they should ask for assistance.
Before students take the lesson, show the classroom's or computer lab's printer to students. Point out the paper tray, ink or toner cartridge, on/off button, and the power plug.
This lesson includes brief references to some major art movements (including the Stone Age, Egyptian, Greco-Roman, Middle Ages, Renaissance, Impressionism, and Modern Art) and specifically references The Snail, by Matisse. You might want to introduce Henri Matisse to the class before they take this lesson. If possible, include a short discussion about how Matisse's work spanned both the Impressionist and Modern Art periods. Then display The Snail as a Modern Art example by Matisse. Have students find the snail in the picture, and note how Matisse uses the placement of cut out paper shapes to suggest the snail's shell and body.