Parts of Computer Keyboard (Primary 2)

COMPUTER STUDIES

(INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY)

BASIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

FIRST TERM

WEEK 6

PRIMARY 2

THEME – BASIC COMPUTER OPERATION

PREVIOUS LESSON – Functions of Computer Monitor (Primary 2)

TOPIC – FEATURES OF COMPUTER KEYBOARD

LEARNING AREA

1. Introductory Activities

2. Parts of Computer

•  Alphabet Keys
• Numeric Keys
• Function Keys
• Special Characters

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. describe the computer keyboard.

2. identify different parts of computer keyboard.

ENTRY BEHAVIOUR

Computer keyboard

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:

Pictures

Charts

Keyword

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

INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITIES

Teacher’s/Pupil’s Activities – Display a computer keyboard or charts showing computer keyboard for pupils to identify different parts of computer keyboard.

Teacher’s Activities – Note the pupils points on the board.

PARTS OF COMPUTER KEYBOARD

1. Number – 0, 1 to 9

2. Capital letters – A to Z

3.Arithmetic signs – +, -, > or <, %  =, etc.

4. Other symbols – @, #, \$, &, ( ), { }, /  \, *

5. Punctuation marks – . , ?  ”  ‘  _  – !  :  ;

6. f1 to f12, etc.

Teacher’s Activities – Groups the parts of computer keyboard into the following –

1. ALPHABETIC KEYS

Alphabetic keys are the keys on the computer keyboard with the alphabetical letters from A – Z.

2. NUMERIC KEYS

Numeric keys are the keys on the computer keyboard with the numbers from 0 – 9.

3. SPECIAL CHARACTER KEYS

Special character keys are keys on the computer keyboard with the @ # \$ & ( ) { } /  \ * – . , ?  ”  ‘  _  – !  :  ; etc.

4. FUNCTION KEYS

Functions keys are the keys on the computer keyboard with f1, f2, f3, f4, f5, f6, f7, f8, f9, f10, f12, and f12.

LESSON EVALUATION/ASSIGNMENT

Match the following keys with their correct name –

Alphabetic keys                       1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc.

Numeric keys                           f1, f2, f3, etc.

Special character keys            a, b, c, d, e, etc.

Functions keys                         # \$ & ( ) { } /  \ *, etc.

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 the pupils to identify and describe the parts of the keyboard.

Pupil’s Activities – Observe the computer keyboard and identify its parts. .

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 –

1. identify different parts of computer keyboard

2. match parts of the computer keyboard with their correct name.