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COMPUTER AND THE SOCIETY

SUBJECT: COMPUTER STUDIES

TERM: THIRD TERM

WEEK: WEEK 2

CLASS: PRIMARY 6

DURATION: 40 MINUTES

TOPIC: COMPUTER AND THE SOCIETY

  • Small Scale Application of Computer
  • Large scale  Application  of Computer

ENABLE OBJECTIVES

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

  1. Small Scale Application of Computer
  2. Large scale  Application  of Computer

TEACHING AND LEARNING MATERIALS

  • Computer
  • Projector
  • Wrist Watches
  • Explanatory posters/pictures
  • Explanatory Video

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHOD

  • Explanation
  • Discussion
  • Questions and Answers.
  • The Students will be taken to the Computer laboratory for practice

REFERENCE MATERIALS

  • Universal Basic Education Curriculum.
  • NERDC Basic Education Curriculum for primary schools.
  • Lagos State Scheme of work
  • Online Materials.
  • Computer Studies for Primary Schools.

                           MODULE   CONTENT

Since the invention of computer, there is no doubts that computer have been helping humans and our world  in one area like education, health, engineering, culture, politics, economics  and in all areas of life. It have transform our society to the extent that people dependence on computer is rapidly increasing daily.

The following are ways computer is been categorize according to their application in our society.

  1. Small Scale Application of Computer
  2. Large scale  Application  of Computer

SMALL SCALE APPLICATION OF COMPUTER

Computer have been very useful to human even in small scale application like

  1. TV REMOTE CONTROL: the remote control contains a chip with a sensor that work with the Television board.
  2. WORD PROCESSING: with word processing like Microsoft word, text editors (notepad), it has help human in the usage of paper, pen and pencils.
  3. BOOKKEEPING: computer is been used now to track teachers payroll, school attendance, school fee payment, tax payment record etc.
  4. DIGITAL WRIST WATCHES: some wrist watches today are capable of receiving calls, sending messages, track fitness, provides alert and notifications, comes with an application and can be used for shopping. Like apple watch and Samsung watch.
  5. COMPUTERIZED DOOR LOCKS: most houses and organization are rapidly changing their door lock into a computerize one due to security challenges in the country.
  6. AUTOMATED TRAFFIC CONTROL: it has help to reduce traffic, accident on the way and it has reduce the stress for traffic control personnel’s.
  7. INVENTORY CONTROL: most business make use ofcomputers to track all aspects of their inventory, including warehousing, ordering, receiving, and distribution.

LARGE SCALE APPLICATION OF COMPUTER

  1. Engineering Design: Computer is used in design to calculating that all the parts of a proposed design to ensure that the design is correct and it is used to design engineering plan like building plan, computer motherboards.
  2.  METEOROLOGY:  computer is used to check the weather of different places, using remote sensors carried on a satellite.
  3. AIRPLANE: Small computers are installed as a part of the plane’s equipment.
  4. MEDICINE: Computers are widely used in hospitals for such task as maintaining drugs, surgical equipment and linen, for payroll and also for checkup and treatment of diseases.
  5. TELECOMMUNICATION:  computer is used to send and receive information at a faster and easier way.
  6. INDUSTRIAL APPLICATION:  computer is used to plan production process, control the production process till end.
  7. BANKING: bank Branches now have Automatic teller Machines (ATM) that assist its customers for checking of account balance, withdrawing of money, transfer of money.
  8. MILITARY: they used computer to produce  and launch bombs and missiles
  9. AGRICULTURE: computers are used to produce high yielding, disease resistance crops.
  10. SECURITY: Computer gadgets are used by police to detect bombs and dangerous weapons. And it used as a close circuit television(CCTV)
  11. EXPLOITATION AND EXPLORATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES: computers are used in oil exploration, exploitation and mining of mineral resources like gas, oil, gold.
  12. Business administration systems
  13. Airline booking systems.

PRESENTATION

  • The Teacher revises the previou lesson.
  • The Teacher introduces the topic.
  • The Teacher explains the lessons.

CONCLUSION: the teacher sum up the lesson.

EVALUATIVE ACTIVITIES

  • Mention  three small scale application of computer
  • Mention three large scale application of computer.

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