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COMPUTER STUDIES

SS ONE FIRST TERM


WEEK

TOPIC/CONTENT


ACTIVITIES

1

OVERVIEW OF COMPUTER SYSTEM

-Definition of computer

-Two main constituents of a computer

a) computer hardware

b) computer software


TEACHER’s ACTIVITIES

- Leads students to define computer

-- Guide students to state the two broad classes of computer.

---States characteristics of a computer.

STUDENTS ACTIVITIES

---Participate in class discussions.

---Identify various parts of hardware and software.

---States characteristics of a computer.

RESOURCE MATERIALS



-A computer set.

-parts of computer, charts and pictures.




2

COMPUTER HARDWARE

-System unit

-peripherals

COMPUTER SOFTWARE.

-System software

-Application software


TEACHER’s ACTIVITIES

---lists examples of hardware and software.



---Displays a computer set.

STUDENTS’ ACTIVITIES

---Identify a computer as electronic machine



RESOURCE MATERIALS

Parts of computer, charts and picture.





3

DATA AND INFORMATION

-Definition of data and information

---differences between data and information



TEACHERS’ ACTIVITIES.

---Lead students to define data and information.

---State differences between data and information.

STUDENTS ACTIVITIES .

---participate in class discussions.

---Identify data as written by the teacher.

---Observe the keyboard letter arrangement as data.

RESOURCE MATERIALS
Computer; charts and materials.


4

DATA AND INFORMATION

-Differences between data and information

-Examples of data and information

TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES

List examples of data and information



-Displays key arrangement

On the key board as a type of data

-Guides students to type in alphabets or numbers in a related form into computer as information.

STUDENTS’ ACTIVITIES

-observe the keyboard letter

Arrangement as data.

-Enter alphabets or numbers into data and information.



RESOURCE MATERIALS

Computer, Charts and material.




5

COMPUTING DEVICES 1(PRE-COMPUTER AGE TO 19th CENTRY)

-Features, Components and use of;

i) Abacus

ii) Slide rule

iii)Napcer’s bon

iv)Pascal calculator

v) Lerbnitz multipler

vi) Jacquard’s Loom

vii) Charles Babbage

viii) Analytical Engine

ix) Hollerith Census machine

x) Burrough’s machine .



TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES

-Guide students to state the features of each computing device.

-Displays their components to student.

State their uses’



STUDENTS’ ACTIVITIES

-Identify the size and components of each device

-Participate in class discussions

RESOURCE MATERIALS

Charts, pictures, and any available pre—computer age computing device.




6

COMPUTING DEVICES II (20TH CENTURY TO DATE )

-Features Components and uses of:

i) ENIAC

ii)EDVAC

iii) UNIVAC 1


TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES

-state the features of each computing device

-Display their components to students

-States their uses

STUDENTS’ ACTIVITIES

-Identify size and components of each device

-Copy notes from chalkboard.

RESOURCE MATERIALS

Desktop computers, Laptop, Charts and Pictures.


7

COMPUTING DEVICES II (20TH CENTURY TO DATE)

-Feature; components and uses of:

Iv)Desk Top Personal Computer

V)Laptop and Notebook Computer

vi) Palm Top Computer




TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES

-States the features of each Computing device.

-Displays their components to students

-States their uses.



STUDENTS’ ACTIVITIES.

-Identify the size and components of each device.



RESOURCE MATERIALS

Desktop computer, Laptop, palmtop, charts and pictures.




8

INPUT DEVICES.

-Definition of input devices

-Types of input devices:- Keyboard, Mouse, Scanner, Microphone, Joystick, Card-reader, Light pen, Digital Camera etc,


TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES

-Leads students to define an input device

-Displays input device to students

-Leads students to list input devices.



STUDENTS ACTIVITIES

-Participation in class discussions.

-Identify various input devices as displayed in class.



RESOURCE MATERIALS

Keyboard, Mouse, scanner, Microphone, Joystick, Light pen, Cards reader, Digital Camera etc.




9

INPUT DEVICES

-Mouse


-Feature of a mouse

-Functions and operation.



TEACHER’S ACTIVITIIES

-Displays the mouse in the class for students.

-Guides students to operate the mouse

STUDENTS ‘ ACTIVITIES

-Identify the mouse and its features.

-Operate the mouse.

RESOURCE MATERIALS

Mouse, computer system.




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KEYBOARD

-Structure and function.

-Keys on the keyboard:- Function keys , Numeric keys, Alphabetic keys, special Character keys, cursor control keys, command keys.



TEACHERS ACTIVITIES

-Displays keyboard in the class for students.

-Guides students to operate the keyboard .



STUDENTS ACTIVITIES

-Identify the keyboard and its features

-RESOURCE MATERIALS

Keyboard, computer system.




11

Revisions

Revisions

12

Examinations

Examinations

COMPUTER STUDIES

SS ONE SECOND TERM


WEEK

TOPIC/CONTENT


ACTIVITIES

1

OUTPUT DEVICES

-Definition of output device: Monitor, Printer speaker, plotter

-Features and uses of output device

-Monitor:- structure types and functions

I-e Monochrome and colour.


TEACHER ACTIVITIES

-Leads students to define output devices

-displays the output devices in for students

-Leads students to list output devices.

-States the features of monitors.



STUDENTS ACTIVITIES

-Identify the output devices as displayed

-Switch on the monitor

RESOURCE MATERIALS.

Monitor, Microphone. Speakers, Charts.




2

OUTPUT DEVICES:-printers, types

-Impact

Dot matrix printers, line printers, character printers

-NON-Impact.

Inkjet Printers, Laser jet Printers, Thermal Printers

-Comparative study of common printers.


TEACHERS ACTIVITIES

Displays different types of printers.

-State the features and their differences.

-Guides students to operate the printer.



STUDENTS ACTIVITIES

-Operate the printer under teacher’s guidance

-Copy notes from the chalkboard into their notes



RESOURCE MATERIALS

Printers, charts, Computer system.




3

COMPUTER SYSTEM SOFTWARE

-Definition of software

Types of software: System software( operating system, translator, tools/utility program) and Application software


TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES

-Leads students to define computer software

-Guides students to name different types of software

STUDENTS’ ACTIVITIES

Identify operating systems displayed on the screen.



RESOURCE MATERIALS

Computer with windows or Unix operating system installed.




4

COMPUTER SYSTEM SOFTWARE

-Examples of operating system e.g. Graphical user interface (GUI), MS windows, Linux.

-Command line(Linux, Microsoft, disk operating system (DOS)

-Examples of translators e.g. Assemblers, compilers, interpreters





TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES

-Leads students to list examples of operating system

-Displays operating system environment on the screen

STUDENTS’ ACTIVITIES

-Participate in class discussions

-Identify DOS directory at the C. prompt

RESOURCE MATERIALS

Computer with DOS installed charts and pictures.




5

COMPUTER APPLICATION SOFTWARE

-Examples of utility programs(Editors, Anti-virus)

-Definition of application software

-Types of application software( User application program i.e program written by numbers) and (Application packages)

-Categories of application packages e.g. word processing, spread sheet, graphics, database, games.




TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES

-Lead students to define application software

-Leads students to state categories of application packages

STUDENTS’ ACTIVITIES

Identify application packages as displayed



RESOURCE MATERIALS

Application packages, charts and pictures




6

COMPUTER APPLICATION SOFTWARE

-Packages for specialized areas:

Accounting software, Payroll Programs, Banking Software, Educational Management Software, Statistical Packages, and Hospital Management Software etc.


TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES

-Leads students to list packages for specialized areas



STUDENTS’ ACTIVITIES

Identify different packages for specialized areas



RESOURCE MATERIALS

Pictures and charts



7

PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE

-Definition of programming language

-Levels of programming language: Machine Language(ML),

-Low Level Language( LLL), High Level Language( HLL)

-Features of each level


TEACFHER’S ACTIVITIES

-Leads students to define programming language

-Displays a stored programming language on the screen

-States the various programming language levels.

-Describe features of each programming language level.

STUDENTS’ ACTIVITIES.

-Identify a programming language when displayed on the screen

-Describe the features of each level of programming language.

RESOURCE MATERIALS

Computer, A high level language stored or installed e.g. BASIC environment.




8

PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE

-Examples of programming language

-Comparison of levels of programming language


TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES

Guides students to compare the various levels of programming language.



STUDENTS ACTIVITIES

Compare the various levels of programming languages.



RESOURCE MATERIALS

Computer, charts.




9

BASIC PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE

-Meaning of “BASIC” (Beginners All-Purpose Symbolic Instructional Code)

-Basic Statement: LET, READ, INPUT, DATA, END,L PRINT

-Basic character



TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES

-Leads students to state the full meaning of ‘BASIC’

-List Basic character set

-List some Basic statement



STUDENTS’ ACTIVITIES

-State the full meaning of ‘BASIC’

List BASIC character set and some BASIC statements.

RESOURCE MATERIALS

Computer with BASIC program installed, chart




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BASIC PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE

-BASIC Arithmetic operator

-BASIC Arithmetic expressions


TEACHERS ACTIVITIES

-Writes BASIC notations for arithmetic expressions

-Leads students to write simple BASIC program

Students Activities

-Write simple BASIC program

-Run BASIC program installed, chart

RESOURCE MATERIALS

Computer with BASIC program installed, chart.



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BASIC PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE

-Evaluation of arithmetic expression

-Simple BASIC program


TEACHERS’ ACTIVITIES

-Write BASIC notations for arithmetic expressions

-Guides students to run BASIC program on computer

STUDENTS’ ACTIVITIES

-Write simple BASIC program

-Run BASIC program in the computer

RESOURCE MATERIALS

Computer with BASIC program installed




12

Revisions

Revisions

13

Examinations

Examinations

COMPUTER STUDIES

SS ONE THIRD TERM


WEEK

TOPIC/CONTENT


ACTIVITIES

1

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

-Full meaning of ICT

-Types of ICT e.g. Broadcasting, Telecommunications, Data Networks, Information Systems, Satellite communications.

-Broadcasting: Radio, Television, Satellite TV systems.




TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES

-Leads students to state the full meaning of ICT

-State types of communications.

-List types of broadcasting



STUDENTS’ ACTIVITIES

Identify ICT gadgets



RESOURCE MATERIALS.

Computer, Radio, Television





2

COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

-Telecommunications: ( Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN), Mobile phone system (GSM), Circuit switched packet telephone system, Satellite telephone system, Fixed wireless telephone system

-Data Networks: (Personal Area Network (PAN), Local Area Network(WAN), Internet.


TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES

-Display available ICT gadgets, radio, television and computer.

-Shows satellite dish in an out-of-class activity.

STUDENTS ACTIVITIES

Access information on internet or other information devices



RESOURCE MATERIALS

Internet facility, GSM phone, fax machine.




3

COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

-Information system: Data processing system, Global positioning system(GPS)

-Applications of ICT: Teleconferencing, video conferencing, tele-presence, telecommunication and networking, tele-computing, messaging, information search, retrieval and archival.


TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES

-Leads students to list ICT application areas

-Leads students to list ICT based gadgets

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Identify application areas of ICT in an out-of-class activity or through internet or on pictures

RESOURCE MATERIALS

Computer, television, internet, ICT-based gadgets available.


4

APPLICATION AREA OF ICT

-ICT-based gadgets – mobile phones, computer, fax machines, automated teller machine(ATM), dispensing machines, point of sales machine, automated cash register(ACR), radio set, etc.

-Operation of ICT based gadgets


TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES

-Guides students to operate ICT-based gadgets



STUDENTS’ ACTIVITIES

-Operate ICT-based gadgets under teacher’s supervision.



RESOURCE MATERIALS

Computer with DOS installed, charts and pictures.




5

BASIC COMPUTER OPERATIONS

-Description of the booting process

-Types of booting: Cold and warm

-Components of window desktop: Icons, taskbar, background.



TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES

-Leads students to describe booting process

-Leads students to identify icons on the desk top

STUDENTS’ ACTIVITIES

-Power the computer under the supervision of the teacher

-Observe light blinking as booting continues

RESOURCE MATERIALS

Computer, power source.




6

BASIC COMPUTER OPERATIONS

-Running an application program e.g. Microsoft word

-The process of shutting down the computer



TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES

-Guides students to run an application program in the computer.



STUDENTS’ ACTIVITIES

Run application program under teacher’s supervision



RESOURCE MATERIALS

Computer system




7

WORD PROCESSING

-Definition of Word Processing and Word Processor

-Examples of Word Processors: Microsoft Word, word perfect, word star.

-Features of word processors





TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES

-Leads students to define word processing and word processor

-States the features of a word processor

STUDENTS’ ACTIVITIES.

-Open word processing environment under teacher’s supervision.

-Carry out basic word processing operations, hands-on-experience(h-o-e)

RESOURCE MATERIALS

Computer, word processing packages.




8

WORD PROCESSING

-Word processing environment

-Using a word processor to: create, edit, format, save, retrieve, print and close.


TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES

Guides students to carry out basic operations on word processing hands-on-experience(h-o-e)



STUDENTS ACTIVITIES

Create document, edit document, save document, close document file and exit word.



RESOURCE MATERIALS

Computer system




9

PRESENTATION PACKAGES

-Definition of presentation package

-Example of presentation packages e.g. Microsoft power-point

-Features of presentation package: Creation of slides, insertion of pictures, insertion of video and audio, animation, slide shows, creating graphics, creating of organization and other charts.



TEACHER’S ACTIVITIIES

-Leads students to define and list presentation package

-States the features of a presentation package

STUDENTS’ ACTIVITIES

-Identify a presentation program environment



RESOURCE MATERIALS

Computer with presentation package





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USING PRESENTATION PACKAGE

-Microsoft power point(Open the application, create a new presentation, insert slide contents: text, graphics and pictures)



TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES

-Guides students to identify the features of a presentation program

-Leads students to carry out basic operation on presentation program

STUDENTS’ ACTIVITIES

Carry out simple presentation operation with power point.



RESOURCE MATERIALS

Computer with presentation package (e.g. Power point).




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USING PRESENTATION PACKAGE

-Microsoft power point-Animation contents, add new slides, save presentation, close –presentation, close application.



TEACHERS’ ACTIVITIES

-Lead students to carry out basic operation on presentation program.



STUDENTS’ ACTIVITIES

-Carry out simple presentation operation with power point



RESOURCE MATERIALS

Computer with presentation package(e.g. Power point)




12

Revisions

Revisions

13

Examinations

Examinations

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