# Application of Computer Keyboard – Special Character Keys (Primary 5)

Last Updated on July 20, 2020 by Alabi M. S.

COMPUTER STUDIES (INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY)

BASIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

SECOND TERM

WEEK 6

PRIMARY 5

THEME: COMPUTER KEYBOARD

PREVIOUS LESSON – COMPUTER KEYBOARD – FUNCTION KEYS, SPACE BAR AND BACK SPACE KEY (PRIMARY 5)

TOPIC: PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF KEYBOARD

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. use keyboard to enter data in the system.

2. identify the special characters keys.

ENTRY BEHAVIOR

The pupils are required to already have learned function keys, space bar and back space key.

PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE

Sections of computer keyboard.

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of –

functional computer systems.

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

Scheme of Work

9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum

Course Book

All Relevant Material

Online Information

CONTENT OF THE LESSON

INTRODUCTION

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

INSTRUCTIONS – IDENTIFY AND TYPE

Open Ms word,

1. Press ;

2.Press shift and :

3. Press ,

4. Press shift, then <

5. Press .

6. Press shift, then >

7. Press / \

8. Press shift, then ?

9. Press ‘

10. Press shift, then 2

11. Press [  ]

12. Press shift, then { shift again, then }

13. Press shift, then 1

14. Press shift, then 2

15. Press shift, then 3

16. Press shift, then 4

17. Press shift, then 5

18. Press shift, then 6

19. Press shift, then 7

20. Press shift, then 8

21. Press shift, then 9

22. Press shift, then 0

23 Press –

24. Press shift, then _

25. Press =

26. Press shift, then +

RECOGNIZE EACH SPECIAL CHARACTERS BY NAME

Write the corresponding name of each activity.

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 open Ms word and identify and type special character keys on the computer keyboard.

Pupil’s Activities – Listen and follow teacher’s instructions.

3. Teacher’s/Pupil’s Activities – Mainly on computer system.

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 (space bar and arrows).

LESSON EVALUATION

Pupils to – as stated in the content of the lesson.

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