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Type:Lesson

Estimated Time:25 minutes

Grades:6-8

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 Language: English


Vocabulary: CD-ROM, data storage, desktop, file structure, graphical user interface, hard drive, operating system


Primary Objectives:

  • Student is introduced to file structure in terms of data storage.
  • Student is introduced to the concept of an operating system, or OS.
  • Student learns to identify various OS groupings by layout.
  • Student is introduced to the concept of a Graphical User Interface, or GUI.
  • Student learns to identify differences and similarities in OS type.
  • Student learns to transfer knowledge learned in one OS to another - considering differences in GUI.
  • Student learns to access and manipulate information from various storage devices.
  • Student learns to use the desktop and its elements to navigate through a computer.

Secondary Objectives:

  • Student recognizes the periodic table.
  • Student understands the differences and correlations between text and graphic representation of 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 

Desktop Symbols 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Desktop Symbols 

Hardware / Software Applications

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

Operating Systems 

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

Respond

Language Arts > Communication > Listening Strategies / Context > Respond

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 

Use Technology when Writing

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Writing > Use Technology when Writing
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