Teacher-Facing Resources

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 Languages: English, Spanish


Vocabulary: LAN, WAN, compatibility, connectivity, cross-platform, ethical use, file server, file-sharing, network, peripheral


Primary Objectives:

  • Student understands how a network functions and the benefits of using a network.
  • Student can identify and use basic network components.
  • Student understands the difference between LAN and WAN, and intranet and Internet.
  • Student understands the concept of file servers and networked peripherals.
  • Student learns to store, locate, and retrieve files from a networked file server.
  • Student learns to print to a networked printer.
  • Student gains a basic understanding of cross-platform connectivity and compatibility issues.

Secondary Objectives:

  • Student understands the concept of parts working together to form a whole.
  • Student writes to communicate a simple message.

Subjects:

Compatibilit

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

Computer Structure 

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

Desktop Symbols 

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

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 / Backup / Transfer 

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

Hardware

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

Hardware Identification 

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

Including testing process

Technology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Software / Hardware Compatability > Including testing process

Interactive Use 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Interactive Use 

Intranet 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Networking > Intranet 

Network Operating Systems / Software 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Networking > Network Operating Systems / Software 

Network Routers and Other Network Hardware 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Network Routers and Other Network Hardware 

Network Servers 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Networking > Network Servers 

Network Types and Infrastructure 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Networking > Network Types and Infrastructure 

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 

Platform Compatability 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Platform Compatability 

Programming

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

Respond

Language Arts > Communication > Listening Strategies / Context > Respond

Sharing of Information 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Sharing of Information 

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 

Troubleshooting 

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

Vocabulary and Abbreviations 

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

WAN vs LAN 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Networking > WAN vs LAN 
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