About this Daily Classroom Special
Bits & Bytes combines technology objectives, activity ideas, web sites, and resources
in an effort to make it easier for everyone to incorporate technology into their instruction. Bits & Bytes is maintained by Barbara Smith, Magnet Coordinator at Harvard Elementary,
Houston (TX) and Teachers Network web mentor.
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What's Inside Your Computer
- Teach children the names for a computer's components. Play Definition Bingo.
- Make cards with component names and let them stick them on a computer. Leave them up until students can use them consistently.
- Ask parents for an old broken computer. Let your students take it apart and show them the different parts.
Can they identify and differentiate the following:
|| floppy drive (usually the A:/)
|| CD/DVD drive
|hard drive (C:/)
|| power supply
|| sound card
|| digital camera
|| World Wide Web
|| search engine
Some good web sites for definitions are: