Digital Literacy

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Type:Lesson

Estimated Time:7 minutes

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Available Languages: English, Spanish


Vocabulary: CD, DVD, USB, data storage device, disk, drive, flash drive, hard drive, optical drive, read, write


Primary Objectives:

  • Student understands the basic concepts of data storage devices.
  • Student learns to identify flash drives, optical drives, USB ports, CDs and DVDs.
  • Student understands the difference between a drive and a disk.
  • Student learns proper care and use of flash drives, CDs and DVDs.
  • Student learns about hard drives.
  • Student learns the difference between read and write.
  • Student learns to access files from storage devices.
  • Student is introduced to basic file structure (drives > folders > files).

Secondary Objectives:

  • Student matches and recognizes basic shapes, including circle, square, and triangle.
  • Student recognizes basic colors, including blue and green.
  • Student identifies the difference between inside and outside.

Subjects:

Cell phones, Hand Held Devices, PDAs 

Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Cell phones, Hand Held Devices, PDAs 

Desktop Symbols 

Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Desktop Symbols 

Diagrams of

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

English Language Arts 

Information Technology > Connects to Other Disciplines > English Language Arts 

File Formats 

Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > File Formats 

File Management / Backup / Transfer 

Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > File Management / Backup / Transfer 

File Management/ Import and Export 

Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > File Management/ Import and Export 

Fonts / Graphics Symbols

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Personal Use > Fonts / Graphics Symbols

Hardware / Software Applications

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Personal Use > Hardware / Software Applications

Hardware Identification 

Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Hardware Identification 

Input Devices: Mouse, Keyboard, Remote Control, etc 

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

Instructions

Language Arts > Communication > Listening Strategies / Context > Follow Directions > Instructions

Math

Language Arts > Connects to Other Disciplines > Math

Mathematics 

Information Technology > Connects to Other Disciplines > Mathematics 

Responsible Use

Information Literacy > ALA Social Responsibility > Responsible Use

Responsible Use

Digital Literacy > Student Use > Digital Citizenship > Responsible Use

Responsible Use of Software 

Information Technology > Software Applications > Responsible Use of Software 

Responsible use and care of equipment

Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Responsible use and care of equipment

Responsible use and care of equipment 

Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Responsible use and care of equipment 

Storage Devices (use and/or identification of ) 

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

VCR and DVD Operation 

Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > VCR and DVD Operation 

Vocabulary and Abbreviations 

Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Vocabulary and Abbreviations 
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Teacher Notes:

  • Students should be familiar with basic directions (inside and outside), colors, and shapes before taking this Lesson.

Extension Ideas:

  • To help students identify the computer items discussed in the lesson, show students a floppy drive and CD. Also, show students the optical drive and the USB port on a computer. To reinforce the concept of inside and outside, you could play a simple game. Hold up a shoebox. Then, using a cut-out shape, an eraser, or any object big enough for all the students to see, hold the object inside or outside of the box. Ask students to tell you where the item is located. Try moving the object very slowly toward the box while the class keeps saying "outside... outside... outside... INSIDE!"

Standards:

1A-CS-02 Use appropriate terminology in identifying and describing the function of common physical components of computing systems (hardware). (P7.2)
1A-DA-05 Store, copy, search, retrieve, modify, and delete information using a computing device and define the information stored as data. (P4.2)
ELA-Literacy.RI.2.10 By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 2-3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
ELA-Literacy.RI.2.3 Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.
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