Core Knowledge & Skills: Hardware Basics: Chapter 2 Name Core Knowledge – I can



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Core Knowledge & Skills: Hardware Basics: Chapter 2

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Core Knowledge – I can

  • identify a computer system and peripherals (processor, monitor, input, output, storage, connection ports)

  • distinguish between operating systems and platforms (Windows, Mac OS, Linux)

  • identify the Central Processing Unit (CPU), its sectors and their purpose (Control, Arithmetic, Memory (RAM & ROM)

  • explain memory (ASCII code; binary numbers, bit, byte, Kilobyte (KB), Megabyte (MB), Gigabyte (GB)

  • identify input devices and explain how each is used for input (keyboard, mouse (touch pads, trackballs), scanner, graphics tablets, microphone, PDA, digital cameras, electronic whiteboards and adaptations of these devices for special learners)

  • identify output devices and explain how each is used for output (monitors, printers, speakers, projectors, document cameras, electronic whiteboards)

  • identify storage devices and explain the significance of each type (internal and external hard drives, flash memory (includes USB sticks or cards) and compact disc options (CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW; digital versatile discs (DVD-ROM)

  • identify and locate connection ports and their purposes (USB, Firewire; Networking: Ethernet)

Core Skills – I can

  • Mac Desktop: Locate icons (Macintosh HD, Trash) and Menus (Apple, Finder, File, Edit, View, Go, Window, Help) on the Mac desktop and explain their purpose

  • PC Desktop: Locate icons (Windows>My Computer >C drive, Recycle Bin) and Menus on Windows desktop and explain their purpose

  • create and name folders for optimal organization of files.

  • launch and close an application.

  • properly connect (insert) and disconnect (eject) storage devices (USB, CD, other)

  • locate and change the Accessibility Options provided by the Mac operating system: Go to Apple > System Preferences >Universal Access: Seeing, Hearing, Keyboard, Mouse

  • locate and change the Accessibility Options provided by the Windows operating system: Go to Start > Control Panel > Accessibility Options: Keyboard, Sound, Display, Mouse

  • locate and change Screen Resolution in a Mac. Go to Apple > System Preferences >Hardware>Displays: Display shows resolution options

  • locate and change Screen Resolution in Windows. Go to Start > Control Panel > Display Properties>Settings>you may change display resolution options

O’Bannon & Puckett Preparing to Use Technology, 2e: Chapter 2


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