Sections of Computer Keyboard (Primary 5)

 

COMPUTER STUDIES (INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY) 

BASIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

SECOND TERM 

WEEK 3

PRIMARY 5

THEME: COMPUTER KEYBOARD 

PREVIOUS LESSON –

TOPIC: SECTIONS OF COMPUTER KEYBOARD 

Keyboard is an input device used to input data for processing and results.

 

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:

  1. identify the sections of computer keyboard.
  2. recognize different sections of the keyboard.

 

 

ENTRY BEHAVIOR

The pupils are required to already have learned reasons for taking care of computer.

 

PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE 

  1. Input Devices – keyboard, mouse, camera, webcam, touch pad, scanner, light pen, microphone, joystick, modem, CD/DVD writer, etc.
  2. Output Devices – monitor, printer, speaker and headset, multimedia projector, modem, CD/DVD writer, etc.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of computer keyboard.

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 

INTRODUCTION

Keyboard is an input device used to input data for processing and results.

 

 

SECTIONS OF COMPUTER KEYBOARD 

 

The keyboard is divided into five sections: 

1. Alphanumeric keys – These keys are made of alphabets (A – Z), numbers (0 – 9) and special characters (, @#+=%(){}[]£€¥ etc.). 

 

 

2. Function keys – These keys are used in operating system and application programs. These functions are from F1 to F2. 

 

 

3. Numeric keypad – These keys have the same arrangement as calculator. It is on the right hand side of the keyboard and not in most keyboards. 

 

 

4. Control keys – These are on different positions on the keyboard. They include home, page up, page, down, end, pause, insert, delete, shift, space bar, enter, tap, caps lock, escape (ESC), alternate (Alt), control (ctrl), print screen. 

 

 

5. Cursor keys – These keys are arrow keys (left, right, up and down on the keyboard) used to move the cursor around the screen. 

 

 

 

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 and leads pupils to identify and recognize each section of computer keyboard.

Pupil’s Activities – Identify and recognize the section of computer keyboard.

 

CONCLUSION

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

 

LESSON EVALUATION

Pupils to: identify

  1. Alphanumeric keys
  2. Function keys
  3. Number keys
  4. Control keys
  5. Cursor keys

 

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