Description

Overview

This project presents the theory of ICT through the medium of ICT. Its aim is to help students gain an understanding of the basic concepts of ICT. The makeup of a personal computer in terms of hardware and software, memory, data storage, information networks and health and safety issues are all introduced and web links are provided to additional information. Web Quests, PowerPoint Slide shows and the navigation menu on each webpage offer a choice of starting points. An Activity Centre provides a selection of interactive tests (on-line quizzes, crosswords, cloze tests) etc to contribute to assessment for learning. This web-site can be used as a teaching resource which can be presented in class by the teacher with the aid of a data projector, is useful for group work with Web Quests or students can access it and learn independently at their own pace.

What You Need

Computers, Internet access – Word processing package (MS Word) and Powerpoint. Data projector and printing facilities.

Curriculum Addressed

This site is a helpful resource for preparation for any ICT theory based examination including ECDL Module 1.

Objectives

The student will be able to:
  • Identify the component parts of a computer system (i.e. input, process, output and storage)
  • Explain the difference between software and hardware
  • Identify common input devices (e.g. keyboard, mouse, scanner)
  • Identify common output devices (e.g. VDU, printer, disk drive)
  • Explain the function of computer memory
  • Explain the purpose of back-up and suggest methods
  • Define disk storage capacity
  • Describe the uses of common software applications
  • Explain the ability of computers to communicate with one another e.g.. computer networks, the Internet
  • Identify instances where the student interacts with computers in everyday life
  • Recognise the need to care for computer equipment

 

Author: Mary Ann Calvey
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