Career Readiness: Computing Systems

This module provides an overview of computer fundamentals including input, processing, output, hardware, software, data, data storage, operating systems, and network computing. They will also explore using computers, web browsers, and email safely.

 

Activity: Computing Systems Matching Game


Description
In this activity, students will participate in a computing systems matching game that will determine their levels of knowledge in this area. A class discussion can follow.

 

Unit: Computers, Information Processing and Storage


Description
In this unit, students will learn about: technology and its impact on society. They will define computers, hardware and software, and understand input, processing, output, data and storage. 

Lessons
  1. Technology and Computers 
  2. Information Processing 
  3. Data Storage 
  4. Quiz

 

Unit: Operating Systems and Networks


Description
In this unit, students will learn about: operating systems, file extensions, organizing files, and basic computer networks. Students experience a file explorer and practice file organization skills.

Lessons
  1. Operating Systems, Part 1 
  2. Operating Systems, Part 2 
  3. Network Computing 
  4. Public and Home Internet Access

  5. Quiz

 

Unit: Web Browsers, Email and Safe Computing


Description
In this unit, students will learn about: network applications, web browsers, and email. Students learn about URLs, elements of an email, practice basic email skills, and explore safe computing. 

Lessons
  1. Web Browsers 
  2. Email 
  3. Safe Computing 
  4. Quiz

 

Unit: Home Computing


Description
In this unit, students will learn about: the parts of a typical home computer, setting up a home computer, and updating software. Students learn about basic computer troubleshooting and how to safely download and install drivers and new applications.

Lessons
  1. Connecting a Home Computer
  2. Computer Troubleshooting
  3. Quiz

 

Activity: Reflection Questions and Discussion


Description
In this activity, students will journal about hardware components, data storage, networks, and web browsers. A class discussion can follow.

 

Activity: Resolve Computing Systems Issues


Description
In this activity, students will review several scenarios and make recommendations to resolve related computer system issues. A class discussion can follow.

 

Activity: Additional Network Investigation


Description
In this activity, students will journal about hardware components, data storage, networks, and web browsers. A class discussion can follow.

 

Activity: Current Event


Description
Students will review articles for information related to a topic in the module. Once an article is found, students complete a Current Event form.

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