Teacher-Facing Resources

Type:Lesson

Estimated Time:7 minutes

Grades:K-2

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: 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:

Diagrams of

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

File Formats 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > File Formats 

File Management/ Import and Export 

Technology Education > 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

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 

Instructions

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

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

Storage Devices (use and/or identification of ) 

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

Student Evaluation and Selection of Tools / Software for Task 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Student Use > Student Evaluation and Selection of Tools / Software for Task 

Vocabulary Development

Language Arts > Communication > Listening Strategies / Context > Vocabulary Development

Vocabulary and Abbreviations 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Vocabulary and Abbreviations 
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  • Students should be familiar with basic directions (inside and outside), colors, and shapes before taking this Lesson.

  • 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!"

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