Uses of Computer Keyboard as Input Device Primary 3 (Basic 3)

Last Updated on December 30, 2020 by Alabi M. S.

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

COMPUTER STUDIES

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 

SECOND TERM

WEEK 3

PRIMARY 3

THEME – BASIC COMPUTER OPERATIONS 

PREVIOUS LESSON – Meaning of Input Devices | Examples of Input Devices Primary 3 (Basic 3)

 

TOPIC – COMPUTER KEYBOARD AS INPUT KEYBOARD 

 

LEARNING AREA

1. Introductory Activities

2. Identification of Computer Keyboard

3. Description of Computer Keyboard

4. Uses of Computer Keyboard

5. Lesson Evaluation and Weekly Assessment (Test)

 

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 and describe the Computer Keyboard.

2. state the uses of Computer Keyboard.

 

ENTRY BEHAVIOUR

Computer keyboard

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:q

Keyboard, mouse, pictures or charts showing various input devices, monitor, printer, speaker, pictures or chart showing various output devices.

 

 

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

 

WRITING INSTRUCTION 

Copy as I write or draw as I write. This instruction should be given when you need the pupils to write or draw.

 

CONTENT OF THE LESSON  

LESSON 1 – INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITIES 

Teacher’s/Pupil’s Activities – Displays a functional computer system (if available) or chart showing computer keyboard for the pupils to identify computer keyboard as input device and describes.

Pupil’s response – Identify and describe computer keyboard.

Teacher’s remark – Computer keyboard is one of the input device with many keys (buttons). Give a great cheer for active response and description. Discuss the meaning of computer keyboard and guide the pupils to identify and state the types of computer keyboard.

 

On board, copy as I write.

MEANING OF COMPUTER KEYBOARD

A computer keyboard is one of the input devices used with computer system.

 

 

A keyboard is made of buttons that create letters, numbers, and symbols, as well as other functions.

 

TYPES OF A KEYBOARD

There are four major types of computer keyboards, namely:

1. Alphabetic keys

  • A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y and Z.

 

2. Numeric keyboard

  • 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.

 

3. Symbols or Special Characters key

  • # ₦ & _ – ( ) = % +? !  / : % ” * ‘ : [ ] $ € ¥ ¤ © ® , etc

 

4. Functional keys

  • F1 – F2

 

LESSON 2 – PRACTICAL USES OF COMPUTER KEYBOARD 

Teacher’s Activities – Get a functional computer system and guide the pupils to type their names, perform basic arithmetic operations and other functions.

Pupil’s response – Follow the teacher’s instructions to execute the basic use of computer keyboard.

Teacher’s remark – Computer keyboard is an input device and can be used as –

 

On board, copy as I write.

USES OF COMPUTER KEYBOARD 

1. It is used for typing letters, e.g. names, etc.

2. It is used for typing numbers.

3. It is used to enter symbols or characters.

 

 

4. It it used for scrolling up, down, right and left.

5. It is used for adding, subtracting, multiplying and diving.

 

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. Displays a functional computer system for pupils to identify computer keyboard as input device.

Pupil’s Activities – Identify and describe computer keyboard.

3. Leads pupils to use computer keyboard to input information into the computer.

Pupil’s Activities –

  • Observe teacher’s activity.
  • Type short sentences using the 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.

 

 

NEXT LESSON

Uses of Computer Mouse as Input Device Primary 3 (Basic 3)

 

LESSON EVALUATION 

Pupils to:

1. identify computer computer keyboard as an input device.

2. state the features of computer keyboard.

3. type a short sentence.

 

 

WEEKLY ASSESSMENT (TEST)

ATTEMPT ALL THE QUESTIONS

 

1. A computer keyboard is one of the input devices used with ___________________.

A. system unit

B. Computer Keyboard

C. Computer System

 

2. A ___________________ is made of buttons that create letters, numbers, and symbols, as well as other functions.

A. system unit

B. Computer Keyboard

C. Computer System

 

3. The features of computer keyboard that contains A – Z is known as ___________________.

A. Numeric keys

B. Alphabetic keys

C. Function keys

 

4. The features of computer keyboard that contains 0 – 9 is known as ___________________.

A. Numeric keys

B. Alphabetic keys

C. Function keys

 

5. The features of computer keyboard that contains F1 – F12 is known as ___________________.

A. Numeric keys

B. Alphabetic keys

C. Function keys

 

6. The features of computer keyboard that contains @ # ₦ & ( ) is known as ___________________.

A. Special keys

 

 

B. Alphabetic keys

C. Function keys

 

Write 4 uses of computer keyboard.

 

7. ______________________________________

 

8. ______________________________________

 

9. ______________________________________

 

10. ______________________________________

 

 

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