THE COMPUTER KEYBOARD SECTION II

TITLE: NOTE OF LESSON ON COMPUTER STUDIES/ INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

SUBJECT: COMPUTER STUDIES

THEME: COMPUTER APPRECIATION

TERM: SECOND TERM

WEEK: WEEK 4

DATE:

CLASS: PRIMARY 5

AGE OF STUDENTS:

CLASS COMPOSITION: Slow and fast learners.

PERIOD:

DURATION: 45 MINUTES

TOPIC: THE COMPUTER KEYBOARD   SECTION II

Sub –Topics:

  • Arrow keys.
  • Special character.
  • Alt, shift, control keys.

ENABLE OBJECTIVES

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

  • Recognize the arrow keys
  • Identify special keys

TEACHING AND LEARNING MATERIALS

  • Computer
  • Keyboard
  • Toy keyboard
  • 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 computer keyboard i.

WORD FILE: combination, Windows keys,             

                                        CONTENT

COMPUTER KEYBOARD

CONTROL KEYS

The control keys includes CTRL, ALT, SHIFT, ESC and the Windows keys. These keys are often used alone or in combination with other keys to perform certain task.

CTRL KEY

When the control key is pressed with other keys, it performs some special operation.so, it is used as shortcut.

The following are some important shortcuts are given below.

  1. CTRL + A  = select all
  2. CTRL + C  = copy
  3. CTRL + P  = print
  4. CTRL + V  =  paste
  5. CTRL +  X =  cut
  6. CTRL + Y = Redo
  7. CTRL + Z = undo

SHIFT KEY

Shift key is used to perform different shortcut. It is combined with a letter to type an uppercase letter and when combine with numeric keys, it type the symbols shown on the upper part of those keys.

Tab Key

Tab key is used to move the cursor several spaces forward and it can be used to move to the next box or next entry in a table format like excel sheet.

ESC KEY

It is called the escape key and it is used to get out of situation. It can be used to quit, cancel, exit, abort or stop unwanted programs in Microsoft windows.

 OTHER IMPORTANT KEYS

Spacebar

It is the largest key on the keyboard and it is used to create an empty space or a space character to separate words and sentences.

CAPS LOCK

It is used to type capital letter when it is on, when the status light display on the right hand side on the top corner of the keyboard. It shows that Caps key is on.

Enter key or return Key

It is use to return cursor to the next line and to execute a command or operation. Some keyboards have two while some have one enter key.

Backspace key and Delete key

Backspace is used to delete any character left of the cursor point. Delete key delete or removes any character immediately under the cursor or to the right of the cursor point. The delete keys also removes the highlighted texts or objects.

OTHER KEYS ELEMENTS ON THE KEYBOARD

There are other keys in the keyboard. These are: status lights, print screen, scroll lock and pause and break keys. Most of these keys are found on a standard computer keyboard but in laptop/note book keyboard types are more compact.

STATUS LIGHT: It is used as an indicators like if you press the caps lock on the typing keypad, the caps lock status light indicates that CAPS is on and can type capitals letters.

PRINT SCREEN: IT helps to save the current window as an image.

PAUSE/BREAK KEY: it temporarily halts the action of the program that is being run, for example, to switch between multiple login sessions, to terminate a program. To interrupt a modern connection or to pause some games.

PRESENTATION

  • The Teacher revises the previous lesson (COMPUTER KEYBOARD I.).
  • The Teacher introduces the topic: COMPUTER KEYBOARD II.
  • She/he mention, explains the control key in computer keyboard.
  • Teacher leads pupils to mention the control key in computer keyboard.

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STUDENT ACTIVITIES: student were ask to mention the control key in computer keyboard.

EVALUATIVE ACTIVITIES

  • Mention three control key in computer keyboard.
  • Explain three control key in computer keyboard

CONCLUSION: the teacher sum up the lesson.

PREVIOUS LESSON: COMPUTER KEYBOARD I

NEXT LESSON: MOUSE

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