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Computer Hardware

Year 7 Computing - Looking at the hardware that makes up a computer system.
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Andy Dolinski

on 14 September 2015

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Transcript of Computer Hardware

Hardware
Inputs, Storage & Outputs

What will you learn?
Instructions
Storage devices
Computers are made up of different types of hardware. You will learn to identify different types of hardware under the following categories:
input devices
storage devices
output devices
Key terms
Hardware
Input device
Storage device
Output device
Find suitable images of storage devices ausing the list to the left.

For each device, describe what it is and where it would be used - one has been done for you.
USB Flash Drive
A portable flash memory drive that integrates a USB interface. The drive is usually rewritable and typically ranges in capacity from 256MB to 256GB. The device is should only be used from transporting data from one location to another. It is not advisable to use it as a main storage device as they are easily misplaced.
Input devices
Output devices
Instructions
Find suitable images of input devices using the list to the left.

For each device, describe what it is and where it would be used - one has been done for you.
Mouse
The mouse allows a user to interact with a computer. A user can select objects on the screen and perform certain tasks such as opening a document or moving a file in to a folder. They are usually used with desktop computers.
Instructions
Find suitable images of output devices using the list to the left.

For each device, describe what it is and where it would be used. Use the examples in the other two circles to help you complete this circle.
Device List
Memory Stick
Hard Disc Drive (HDD)
NAS Drive
Tape
CD/DVD
Blu-Ray
Device List
mice, keyboard, microphone, sensors, pads (e.g Apple's mouse pad), specialist keyboards, touch pad (laptop), remote controls, scanners, digital cameras, webcams, touch screens, readers for bar codes, magnetic stripes (like on your ID card), chip and pin, MIDI instruments;
Device List
monitor/screens printers
data projectors plotters
DEFINITIONS
hardware
Write a definition of hardware here. Keep it simple so that you can remember it.
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Definition
define the term: input device
Definition
define the term: storage device
Definition
define the term: output device
your answer...
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