THE COMPUTER MOUSE

TITLE: NOTE OF LESSON ON COMPUTER STUDIES/ INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

SUBJECT: COMPUTER STUDIES

THEME: COMPUTER APPLICATION

TERM: SECOND TERM

WEEK: WEEK 9

DATE:

CLASS: PRIMARY 5

AGE OFSTUDENTS:

CLASS COMPOSITION: Slow and fast learners.

PERIOD:

DURATION: 45 MINUTES

TOPIC: THE COMPUTER MOUSE

Sub –Topics:

ENABLE OBJECTIVES

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

  • Identify different parts of the mouse.

TEACHING AND LEARNING MATERIALS

  • Computer
  • Mouse
  • Mouse pad
  • 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.

WORD FILE: functions,  electronic .                  

                                        CONTENT

COMPUTER MOUSE

A computer mouse is a hand-operated electronic device that is used to interact with items on your computer screen. It is used to point, click and drag items displayed on the monitor screen.

Mouse is used to controls and direct the cursor on the computer screen by moving it along a flat surface to perform one or more function on the computer screen. It is called a mouse because it has the same size and look of a real mouse. It is also used to move, open, change, delete object and perform other actions by pointing and clicking on the object. The mouse also have button that is used to control computer functions.

TYPE OF MOUSE

Mouse are of different types. These are:

  1. Mechanical mouse: it is has a rubber or metal ball on its bottom to roll the mouse in any direction.  These mouse are mechanical mouse it have  sensors in it to detect the direction in which the ball is moving and moves the pointer on the screen in the same direction. The mouse is always placed on a mouse pad or smooth surface for easy movement.
  2. Wireless mouse: it uses Bluetooth or infrared (IR) technology to send data through the air to the receiver. Signals are sent through a chips that has to be inserted into the USB port of the computer.
  3. Optical mouse: it uses laser to detect mouse movement. It responds more quickly and precisely than the mechanical and optomechanical mouse. It does not have any mechanical moving parts and does not need a mouse pad to move it around.
  4. Opt mechanical mouse: it look like the mechanical mouse but it uses optical sensors to detect the motion of the ball and it is placed on a mouse pad for easy movement.
  5. Laser mouse: it uses laser as the source of light emitter and light detector. It uses laser as a source of light emitter and it has a precise scanning of mouse movement. Laser mouse is a new generation mouse.

                              BASIC PARTS OF A MOUSE

  1. The two buttons are called primary button (the left button) and secondary button (the right button).
  2. The primary button is the most often used button.
  3. Modern day mouse have a scroll wheel between the buttons to scroll through documents and webpages more easily.
  4. The scroll wheel can be pressed to act as a third button on some mouse.
  5. Some advance mouse have additional button to perform some functions.
  6. The mouse pad is a flat surface for placing and moving a computer mouse.

USING YOUR MOUSE

A mouse is used to point, click and drag items displayed on the monitor screen. Most mouse actions includes combining pointing with pressing one of the mouse buttons.  The four basic ways to use the mouse buttons are single clicking or clicking, double clicking, right clicking, and dragging.

POINTING

Pointing occurs when we move the mouse to an item on the screen such that the pointer appears to be touching the item. When the pointers points an item on the screen, a small box describing the item often appears. The pointer symbol can change depending on what the pointer points to, like when it points to a link in the web browser, the pointer changes from an arrow to a hand with a pointing finger.

SINGLE – CLICKING

Clicking is done to select or mark an item or open a menu. Clicking can be called single clicking or left clicking.

The following are steps taking when clicking an item on the monitor.

  1. Use your mouse and move the pointer towards the item on the screen.
  2. Then press and release the primary button (left button) at once.

Double –clicking

Double clicking is mostly used to open items on the desktop. Like a program or folder can be open from the desktop by double clicking.

The following are steps taking when double clicking an item on the monitor.

  1. Use your mouse and move the pointer towards the item on the screen.
  2. Click the item twice quickly.
  3. If you do not quickly click it twice, the computer might interpret the click as two individual clicks.

RIGHT CLICKING

Right clicking an item usually displays a list of things that the user can do with the item. For example, when you click on my document icon on the desktop, you will see a menu with options like open, explore, search, copy, paste, etc.

The following are steps taking when right clicking an item on the monitor.

  1. Use your mouse and move the pointer towards the item on the screen.
  2. Then you press and release the secondary button (the right button).

DRAGGING

Items or objects on the screen can be moved by dragging them. Ion the screen.t is most often used to move files and folders to a different location and to move windows and icons around

The following are steps taking when dragging an items or objects on the monitor.

  1. Press and hold the primary button
  2. without releasing the button move the object to a new location and the
  3.  Release the primary button.

Dragging can also be called dragging and dropping.

SCROLLINNG

Scrolling does not change the layout of the text or pictures but only moves the users view across the screen.

A scroll wheel or the mouse wheel is used to scroll through text, images or videos across the display screen either vertically or horizontally.

PRESENTATION

  • The Teacher revises the previous lesson (APPLICATION OF COMPUTER KEYBOARD III).
  • The Teacher introduces the topic: THE COMPUTER MOUSE.
  • She/he explains the mouse.
  • Teacher leads pupils to mention different type of mouse.  

TEACHERS ACTIVITIES: Teacher explain mouse and mention different type of mouse and functions.

STUDENT ACTIVITIES: student were ask to mention different type of mouse and functions.

EVALUATIVE ACTIVITIES

  • Define mouse.
  • Mention different type of mouse and functions.

CONCLUSION: the teacher sum up the lesson.

PREVIOUS LESSON: REASONS FOR TAKING CARE OF COMPUTER

NEXT LESSON: APPLICATION OF MOUSE

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