1 Hook - Do Now
Note: Teacher should have procedures in place for distributing laptops/ipads. Bookbags should be removed from walking areas to avoid accidents. Monitors should be assigned to distribute and collect laptops/ipads. I like to use the random name picker from classtools.net to assign monitors and change them every marking period.
Create a Wordle using the word Computer parts, create a tinyurl and write it on the board. Write or project the following:
Do Now: What are some parts of a computer you know, list them.
Give students 5-8 minutes to finish this task. You can use the classtools.net timer to keep track of time. Don't worry that some students may have many more items than other students or that some students feel that haven't finished.
Go to tinyurl link and write your list
2 Direct Instruction
Discuss with students which items on the list are parts of a computer. Use classtools.net random name picker to randomly select students to share what they wrote and why they wrote it.
Define Hardware: physical parts of the computer (Can touch) and Software: logical parts of the computer (Can't touch).
Create a tinyurl for a padlet link that you've created and ask students to define in their own words what is a computer?
After giving students 5-8 minutes to answer the question, show students the video What is a computer from the GCF Learnfree website. Use the timer from classtools.net to keep students on time.
What did you write and why did your write it?
Go to the tinyurl link and in your own words define what is a computer.
3 Guided Practice
Have students turn and talk to their neighbor about their definition of a computer, was their definition correct, did they learn something new or were any concepts clarified after the video. Give 3-5 minutes based on the discussions.
Use classtools.net random name picker to have a couple of students share their discussions.
Show the basic computer parts video from GCF at: http://www.gcflearnfree.org/computerbasics/5. Have students list the basic parts with their neighbor.
Turn and talk to your neighbor, ask each other the following questions:
Was your definition of a computer correct?
Did you learn something new?
Was there something that you weren't clear about before that you now understand better after watching the video?
With your partner, list the basic parts of the computer.
4 Independent Practice
Have students go to: http://www.gcflearnfree.org/computerbasics/5.5and answer the Challenge! questions on Collaborize Classroom.
*As an option you can create your own questions and post them directly to Collaborize Classroom.
Since Collaborize Classroom is web based, the activity may be assigned for homework.
Go to: http://www.gcflearnfree.org/computerbasics/5.5 and answer the Challenge! questions.
Write your responses on the class Collaborize Classroom site.
Create a tinyurl for the padlet. Have students write their name, Have students name 3 basic parts of a computer and describe one of them.
*You can also use post-it notes and do the same activity as an exit ticket
Open the tinyurl ink.
Write your name. Name 3 basic parts of a computer and describe one of them.
Key Standards Supported
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts.
Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).