CARE OF COMPUTER HARDWARE

TITLE: NOTE OF LESSON ON COMPUTER STUDIES/ INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

SUBJECT: COMPUTER STUDIES

THEME: COMPUTER APPRECIATION

TERM: SECOND TERM

WEEK: WEEK 1

DATE:

CLASS: PRIMARY 5

AGE OFSTUDENTS:

CLASS COMPOSITION: Slow and fast learners.

PERIOD:

DURATION: 45 MINUTES

TOPIC: CARE OF COMPUTER HARDWARE

Sub –Topics:

ENABLE OBJECTIVES

At the end of this Module, Pupils should be able to:

  • List ways of taking good care of input devices.
  • Mention ways of taking good care of output devices.

TEACHING AND LEARNING MATERIALS

  • Computer
  • Speaker
  • Keyboard
  • mouse
  • projector
  • Explanatory posters/pictures
  • Explanatory Video

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHOD

  • Explanation
  • Discussion
  • Questions and Answers

REFERENCE MATERIALS

  • Universal Basic Education Curriculum.
  • NERDC Basic Education Curriculum for primary schools.
  • Lagos State Scheme of work
  • Unified Schemes of Work Primary Schools for Computer Studies (MIDDLE BASIC)
  • Internet Materials.
  • Edudelight Computer Studies for Primary Schools.

ENTRY BEHAVIOUR/ PREVIOUS LESSON: The students are familiar with classification of computer based on type.

WORD FILE: ventilated, internal, external.            

                                        CONTENT

          CARE OF COMPUTER HARDWARE

Computer devices are delicate and can damaged by dust, heat and extreme moisture.

  1. Food items should not be consumed while working on a computer
  2. Water or any liquid should not be brought near the computer system
  3. Ensure the work area is clean and tidy
  4. Make use of dust covers to protect the computer and it peripherals from dust and dirt.
  5. Clean the computer regularly to avoid costly repairs
  6. Make sure is computer room is well ventilated to avoid over heating
  7. Properly shut down the computer when not in use.
  8. Use a soft cotton cloth to clean the computer screen
  9. Position the computer properly and securely on  a flat surface
  10. Adjust your chair to provide a comfortable position when using the computer system
  11. Do not drop items on the computer or handle it carelessly especially when it is running to avoid internal and external damage to the hardware.
  12. Make use of  surge protectors and stabilizers to prevent the effect of power fluctuations
  13. The computer should  not be exposed to direct sunlight
  14. Make use of Uninterrupted power supply (UPS) to protect the computer from the effect of unexpected power is essential.
  15. Avoid overloading the socket the sockets as this may because electric sparks and even fire outbreak.
  16. Avoid rough handling of the system to avoid physical damage.
  17. Use password and antivirus to prevent unauthorized use of virus attack
  18. Arranged the hardware properly

PRESENTATION

  • The Teacher revises the previous lesson (CLASSIFICATION OF COMPUTER BASED ON TYPE).
  • The Teacher introduces the topic: CARE OF COMPUTER HARDWARE.
  • She/he explains ways of taking care of computer hardware’s.
  • Teacher leads pupils to mention the ways of taking care of computer hardware’s.

STUDENT ACTIVITIES: student were ask to mention ways of taking care of computer hardware’s.

EVALUATIVE ACTIVITIES

  • Mention three ways we can care for our computer hardware

CONCLUSION: the teacher sum up the lesson.

PREVIOUS LESSON: CLASSIFICATION OF COMPUTER BASED ON TYPE

NEXT LESSON: REASONS FOR TAKING CARE OF COMPUTER

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