Advantages and Disadvantages of Computer Network (Primary 6)

Last Updated on August 26, 2020 by Alabi M. S.

 

 

COMPUTER STUDIES

BASIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

FIRST TERM 

WEEK 6

PRIMARY 6

THEME – BASIC COMPUTER OPERATION

PREVIOUS LESSON – SKETCHING COMPUTER NETWORK 

TOPIC: Advantages and Disadvantages of Computer Network

LEARNING AREA

1. Advantages of Computer Network

2. Disadvantages of Computer Network

 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES 

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

1. state advantages of computer network;

2. list uses of computer network.

 

ENTRY BEHAVIOR

Connecting two or computer systems together.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:

Charts

Pictures

Cables

Network 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

Scheme of Work

9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum

ecomputernotes

Dataklink Computer Studies Book 6

Tanus Computer Studies

All Relevant Materials

Online Materials

 

CONTENT OF THE LESSON

LESSON ONE – INTRODUCTION

Computer network is the sharing of data (information) between a set of connected computers.

Computer networking has become one of the most successful ways of sharing information, where all computers are wirelessly linked together by a common network.

 

ADVANTAGES OF COMPUTER NETWORK 

Main benefits of networks include:

1. It enhances communication and availability of information.

2. It allows for more convenient resource sharing.

For example, printers, scanners and copiers, or sharing software between multiple users, saves money.

3. It makes file sharing easier between different users.

4. It is highly flexible.

 

 

5. Sharing a single internet connection is cost-efficient and can help protect your systems if you properly secure the network. It is an inexpensive system.

6. It boosts and increase storage capacity such as images and music.

7. It increases cost efficiency.

 

DISADVANTAGES OF COMPUTER NETWORK 

1. It lacks privacy.

2. It poses security difficulties.

3. It lacks robustness.

4. It allows for more presence of computer viruses and malware.

5. Its light policing usage promotes negative acts.

6. It requires an expensive set-up.

 

USES OF COMPUTER NETWORK 

The computer networks are useful to the organizations in the following ways:

1. Resource sharing.

2. For providing high reliability.

3. To save money.

4. It can provide a powerful communication medium.

 

 

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. Leads pupils to list advantages and disadvantages of networking.

3. Pupil’s Activities – Identify and explain advantages and disadvantages of computer networks.

4. Summarizes the lesson the board.

Note taking.

 

CONCLUSION

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

 

LESSON EVALUATION

Pupils to:

state 4 advantages of computer network networking.

 

1. ____________________________________________

 

2. ____________________________________________

 

3. ____________________________________________

 

4. ____________________________________________

 

 

state 4 disadvantages of computer network networking.

 

5. ____________________________________________

 

6. ____________________________________________

 

7. ____________________________________________

 

8. ____________________________________________

 

State two uses of computer network.

 

9. ____________________________________________

 

10. ____________________________________________