Goals

1. Help students recognise typical computer components

2. Give students easy starting exercises

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Student Notes

Your Computer

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