Computer Keyboard – Function keys, Space bar and Back space key (Primary 5)

 

COMPUTER STUDIES (INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY) 

BASIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

SECOND TERM 

WEEK 5

PRIMARY 5

THEME: COMPUTER KEYBOARD

PREVIOUS LESSON – COMPUTER KEYBOARD – SPECIAL CHARACTERS (PRIMARY 5)

TOPIC: FUNCTION KEYS, SPACE BAR AND BACK SPACE KEY 

 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and should be able to recognize:

  1. Function keys
  2. Space bar
  3. Back space bar

 

 

ENTRY BEHAVIOR

The pupils are required to already have learned computer keyboard – special characters.

 

PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE 

  1. Computer Hardware
  2. Sections of computer keyboard

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of functional computer system.

 

METHOD OF TEACHING – Choose a suitable and appropriate methods for the lessons.

Note – Irrespective of choosing methods of teaching, always introduce an activities that will arouse pupil’s interest or lead them to the lessons. 

 

REFERENCE MATERIALS

  1. Scheme of Work
  2. 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
  3. Course Book
  4. All Relevant Material
  5. Online Information

 

 

CONTENT OF THE LESSON 

 

FUNCTION KEYS 

 

 

F1      Brings up a help window in many applications, including browsers, Microsoft Office and others

 

F2      Renames a selected object

 

F3      Opens search box in browsers

 

F4      Displays the Address bar list in My Computer

 

F5      Updates the active Window. Useful to refresh a displayed page in a browser

 

F6      Cycles through the screen elements in a window

 

F7      Performs Spell and Grammar check (MS Word)

 

F8      Extend selection (MS Office)

 

F9      Updates fields (MS Office)

 

F10    Activates menu bar options

 

F11    Toggles between full screen and normal display in browsers

 

F12    Opens “Save as” dialog (MS Office)

 

 

SPACE BAR 

 

Space bar is used for making a space between letters or words. It is the longest key on a computer keyboard.

 

 

BACK SPACE KEY

 

Back space key is used to delete or move the cursor backward.

 

 

 

PRESENTATION

  • To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:

1. To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the pupils some questions;

2. Guides pupils to identify and recognize the function keys, space bar and back space.

Pupil’s Activities – recognize the function keys, space bar and back space.

 

 

CONCLUSION

  • To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson – application of keyboard.

 

LESSON EVALUATION

Pupils to identity and recognize the –

  1. Function keys
  2. Space bar
  3. Back space bar

 

 

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