January 18 class

 

Class time- 3:45- 6:15 (2.5 hours)

 

Introduction -10 minutes

Gaining attention:

This is the first in a series of lesson on how to apply the computer in an educational setting. The goal here is to lay the foundation of basics about the computer system.We will introduce terms that will serve to establish the basic vocabulary for talking about computers. This will facilitate subsequent discussion.

 

Students will benefit greatly from taking good notes on this section. When questions occur they will want to refer back to this as they learn about specific computer applications later in the course.

 

Instructional objectives for class 2 and 3:

 

a. Students, when given a quiz of pertinent computer related terminology, vocabulary and jargon, will  successfully define those items with 70 percent accuracy.

Objective Type:  Enabling

 

b. Students, when shown an illustration of a computer, will identify the function of specified parts of that computer with 90% accuracy.

 

e. Students, when given a discovery exercise, will determine the function of specific parts of a computer system with 80% accuracy.

 

 

Body- 1 hour 55 minutes total

Establishing relations to prior knowledge:

A brief multimedia presentation illustrating the ways in which human beings create logical extensions of human qualities, abilities and functions into the world  in familiar ways. This will then be transposed into their digital counterparts. Students will discuss how humans have historically extended human capabilities by creating and using tools, machines, appliances and devices.

 

Body 1. Correspondence presentation-20 minutes

 

Essential concept

Common Artifacts

Digital counterparts

human memory

tape recorder, pencil and paper

Computer hard drive

Human sight

television monitor, camera, video

Computer monitor/graphics card

writing

Typewriter, newspaper

Computer keyboard

hearing

Tapes, record, speakers

Audio card

hands

steering wheel, saw, hammer, spoon

Mouse

language

Information, dictionary,

Binary code

human brain

Calculator, abacus

Silicon chip and RAM/ROM and CPU

Instructional Theory (and Application) as it relates to Computers In Education- 30 minutes

 

Vocabulary list- homework- research using one of the resources listed below and write a short definition for each of the following by next class meeting. (0bjective a.)

Discussion and identification 30 minutes

 

Hardware/software

Application

Backup

Binary

Bit

Bug

Byte

Cache

Computer

Computer system

Crash

Data

Device

Device driver

Digital

CPU

Disk

Download

Graphics Card

Hard Disk

Memory

Microprocessor

Modem

Operating system

Peripheral

Mouse

Program

 RAM

ROM

Upload

 

Links to online glossaries

http://www.webopedia.com/

http://www.cnet.com/Resources/Info/Glossary/

http://education.calumet.purdue.edu/student/benichk/glossary.htm

 

Body 2. Didactic sequence- 30 minutes Instructor will discuss how each subsequent  part functions and relates to other parts. Lecture with examples. Disassembled computer will be used as a prop. Explain differences in computer models and capabilities. Vocabulary list will be defined in this sequence.

 

 

Conclusion.

Summary and Review, Question and Answer time -10 minutes

 Outline lesson on board to reiterate.

 

Assignment: Based on the lesson, design your own computer. In a 500 words or less  posting to the discussion forum  board, list the components, configuration and features you would include in your "Dream" computer. Money is no object, but tell me how much it would cost. You may use the Internet or make a trip to a computer store to document your wish list. Give rationale and specifics on why you chose as you did in regard to  how you would use the computer. Posting must be by Monday 6PM prior to next class meeting.