Computer Fundamentals are critical for today’s students. This complete 8 lesson unit will teach your upper elementary or middle school students everything they need to be successful digital device users.
The 8 lessons include:
- Basic Parts of a Computer
- Buttons and Ports on a Computer
- Computer Choice Persuasive Essay
- Computer Safety and Maintenance
- Inside a Computer
- Setting up a Computer
- Understanding Operating Systems
- What is a Computer?
This resource is digital worksheets with questions to answer about these topics. Each worksheet links to an online interactive learning module, where students can find the answers to the questions. Each lesson should take between 30-45 minutes for a student to complete. This is ideal for a computer lab teacher or media specialist who has access to a class set of computers. If you’re a classroom teacher, check out the laptop cart or sign up for the computer lab.
This is a full crash course in computer fundamentals, and you will have an assessment piece for each lesson. The questions included are “right there” questions. Students can move through the learning modules and find the answers easily. By the end of the complete unit, they will know specific answers for what to do if their screen isn’t displaying an image, which ports on the device support which periferals, why we need antivirus software, and so much more. This download also includes an editable rubric and standards alignment page.
The reading level for the learning modules is best suited to middle school students, but 5th grade classes could complete them with vocabulary support.
I DO allow these Word documents (digital worksheets) to be uploaded to a password protected page of a teacher website or onto a learning management system like Edmodo, that requires students to log in to access. These worksheets aren’t cute or exciting, but they get the job done when it comes to students learning research skills. When the lesson is done, students can print the worksheet or save it to their file (I recommend saving even if they do print).
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Other Middle School Technology Units Available:
Troubleshooting and Managing Digital Files Mini Unit
Internet Safety Complete Unit for Middle School
Computer Lab Lessons – The Internet Complete Unit
Online Research Skills Complete Unit
Computer Fundamentals Complete Unit