Lesson Plan 1, Beginner's Course
This lesson introduces the main components of the computer to your student. We have included a sketch of a typical computer below; the components relevant to your student will vary depending on the computer they are using.
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Introduce the computer/laptop and its components e.g.
- the tower
- the monitor/screen
- the keyboard
- the mouse
- the on/off switch
Activity - name the parts above and ask your student to point to them and switch on the computer
Introduce the desktop, icons and the start button, if working on a Windows machine. If working on a Mac introduce the dock by moving the cursor down to the bottom of the screen
Explain that to get into anything on the computer you need to use a mouse