Day 9 (WC)

Before you leave class today you will be able to:

  • Identify the inputs and outputs of common computing devices
  • Select the inputs and outputs used to perform common computing tasks

RIGHT NOW:

  1. In the last lesson we learned that a computer is a device that “processes information”. That phrase is still a little vague, so let’s see if we can clarify it a bit. What kinds of “stuff” do you use, look at, create, or edit on a computer that you think might actually be information?
  2. All the examples you just provided are the “information” that we use computers to process. Today we’re going to look at an important question of how this information gets in and out of the computer in the first place.
  3. Get into groups of 2 or 3
  4. Get a copy of the activity guide.
  5. As a class we will review the 2 vocabulary terms at the top.
  6. Complete the first row of the activity guide by listing all of the possible inputs and outputs to a desktop. Think about the actual computer, as well as devices that they connect to one.
  7. DISCUSS & SHARE YOUR ANSWERS WITH THE CLASS
  8. Complete the second row of the activity guide by listing all of the possible inputs and outputs to a tablet.
  9. DISCUSS & SHARE YOUR ANSWERS WITH THE CLASS
  10. Complete the final row of the activity guide by listing all of the inputs and outputs for the device on your respective activity guides.
  11. DISCUSS & SHARE YOUR ANSWERS WITH THE CLASS
  12. Brainstorm three everyday activities you or people you know do with a computer.
    1. What is the input used for that activity?
    2. What is the output?
    3. Record your ideas on your activity guides.

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