Lesson 1 Input and Output

Learning Objective:
Understand the differences between input and output devices and recognise where sensors are used in everyday objects.

Learning Outcomes:
  • GOOD: Identify whether each device is an input or output and briefly explain its function.
  • BETTER: Accurately describe the functionality of each device.
  • BEST: Identify and explain how sensors are used in everyday items.

Lesson 2

Learning Objective:
Be able to recognise the key components that make up a computer and identify their functionality.

Learning Outcomes:
  • GOOD: Work with a group to take apart a computer.
  • BETTER: Work effectively in a group to label and photograph each part of the computer.
  • BEST: As a group, find, label and photograph an additional computer component and find out what it does.

Motherboard, processor (CPU), memory (RAM), hard disk drive

Task - To be completed for hw

  • Add the images of the computer components you took to your blog. add labels and describe what the component does.
  • Go through the presentation and complete the questions on the last slide, answering in full on your blog.
  • If you were not here for the lesson. You can take images from my display and go through the presentation.

Lesson 3

Learning Objective:
Understand how to decode binary numbers and convert them to letters using ASCII.

Learning Outcomes:
  • GOOD: Decode decimal numbers to and from binary and convert them to letters.
  • BETTER: Use an ASCII table to decipher an encoded message written in binary.
  • BEST: Play the binary game on-line to decode binary numbers.

Binary, denary, machine code, ASCII

Binary Game


To Be Completed for Homework.

On your Blog Write what you’ve learnt in Lesson

Also Include:
  1. an image of your Decoding Binary Messages Sheet with your Solved solution and your name in Binary
  2. What is another name for binary?
  3. Why can computers only communicate using binary? Goolge
  4. Starting from the right-hand side what numbers are represented by the 8 bits in a binary number?
  5. There are 10 types of people in the world; those who know binary and those who don’t. - Does this phrase make any sense? Why/why not?

Lesson 4 - Networks

LAN, WAN, Wireless, Network

Extension - watch the video below

Learning Objective:
Be able to recognise the different types of computer networks and where they are used.

Learning Outcomes:
  • GOOD: Correctly identify where each type of network is used and explain advantages and disadvantages of networks.
  • BETTER: Identify different networking topologies.
  • BEST: Create a network using the Network Simulation Tool.

Answer the following questions on your Blog. YOU WILL need to research the Internet to help you. You can work in Pairs to achieve this.

  1. What does LAN stand for?
  2. What does WAN stand for?
  3. What is a network topology? Name one.
  4. Name a mobile networking technology.
  5. What is a computer network?
  6. Name the two types of computer network we have been looking at today:
  7. Give three advantages of having a network in school
  8. Give three disadvantages of having a network in school?

Lesson 4 Operating Systems

Operating System, Kernel, applications, GUI

Your Task
  • Write a magazine-style review of one of the following smartphone operating systems:
Android | Windows Phone | iOS | Blackberry

The Most Beautiful ones will go on Display- Be proud!!! :)

  • Your review should include images and the following information:
    • What is an Operating System?
    • Key features of the operating system
    • Technical details
    • Positives and negatives of the operating system

The review must be written in your own words and should demonstrate the use of P.E.E throughout (Point, Explanation, Example).

  • EXTENSION: Create a comparison table to compare all four operating systems, Use the following as column headings:
Operating System | Example Phones | Key Features | App Availability