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Computer Network – Meaning of Computer Network | Uses, Advantages and Disadvantages of Computer Network Primary 6 (Basic 6) – Computer Studies

 

COMPUTER STUDIES

BASIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

FIRST TERM

WEEK 6

PRIMARY 6

THEME – BASIC COMPUTER OPERATION

PREVIOUS LESSON – Network Topology – Meaning and Types of Network Topology (Continuation) Primary 6 (Basic 6) – Computer Studies

 

TOPIC: COMPUTER NETWORK

 

LEARNING AREA

1. Introduction

2. Advantages of Computer Network

3. Disadvantages of Computer Network

4. Lesson Evaluation and Weekly Assessment

 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES 

By the end of the lesson, most of the pupils should have attained the following objectives –

1. state advantages of computer network;

2. list uses of computer network.

 

ENTRY BEHAVIOR

The pupils can connect some of the the parts of computer system 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 1 – 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.

 

LESSON 2 – 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. Gets two or more functional computer systems (if available) or chart showing computer networks.

3. Uses the functional computers connect all the computers together or the chart to discuss computer network.

Pupil’s Activities – Participate actively in connecting the computer together.

4. Demonstrates how data are shared between computer systems.

  • Also, guide the pupils to share data among computer.

Pupil’s Activities – Pay attention to the teacher’s demonstration and guidelines to share date.

5. Leads pupils a discussion on the uses, advantages and disadvantages of networking.

Pupil’s Activities – State the uses, advantages and disadvantages of computer networks.

6. Summarizes the lesson the board.

Pupil’s Activities – Participate actively in the summary and write as instructed.

 

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

Ask pupils to:

 

1. state 4 advantages of computer network networking.

2. state 4 disadvantages of computer network networking.

3. State two uses of computer network.