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10/6/2009 Introduction to computers

posted Oct 2, 2009, 6:27 AM by Abdulkader Alriyashi   [ updated Dec 1, 2009, 6:27 AM ]

  • Essential questions
    • Identify and give examples of input and output devices?
    • The main four parts of a computer system?
    • Identify four types of computer hardware?
    • What are the units used for memory storage?
    • What are the units used for CPU speed?
    • Name and describe three types of storage devices?
    • Differentiate the two main categories of computer software?
    • List at least four specific types of application software?
    • Describe the five key categories of computers in use today?
    • Explain the difference between RAM and ROM memories?
    • Name the two best-know families of CPUs?
  • Your project for this class is,
    • Identify the following parts in your lab computer
      1. The processor brand
      2. The processor speed. How fast is it? What is the unit? What does that mean?
      3. The memory RAM. How much storage? What is the unit? Is it enough?
      4. The memory HDD. How much  is it? What is the unit? Is it enough?
  • Tips
    • Use Microsoft word to organize your search
    • Use System Information to identify the computer parts