Scavenger Hunt: How Computers Work http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/hunt/hunt002.shtml Scavenger Hunt: How Computers Work
What do you know about how computers work? Use the information you find at the Web site provided below to answer the questions on this page. Write your answers on the lines next to each question
Computer Basics http://www.jegsworks.com/Lessons/lessonintro.htm Computer Basics - about computers
The lessons in this Computer Basics section of Jan's Illustrated Computer Literacy 101 explain a lot of the techno-babble that you hear about computers. The goal is to learn enough that you can follow along as computer technology becomes more and more important in our world.
Consider this set of lessons "Beginning Driver's Ed" for the computer. What might be covered in a Driver's Education course in high school? How the engine works. Parts of the car. How to turn it on. How to shift gears. Rules of the road. Laws. Proper signaling. Lane changing. Basic maintenance. Changing a flat. Filling up with gas. Some clues on when "You'd better stop the car now!"
Computer Tutor at the BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/computertutor/ Computer Tutor at the BBC : I'll show you how to use a mouse, keyboard and computer screen.
Computer Tutor is a resource for people who don't know how to use a keyboard, mouse or computer screen.
Computer Tutor presenter Amani is then on hand to take computer novices from start to finish
Sit back and watch as Computer Tutor teaches all the skills they need to use a computer.
The Journey Inside http://www.intel.com/education/journey/INDEX.HTM Learn about the technologies, processes, and methods that make your computer and the Internet work
Utilize interactive, media-rich lessons for students to complete online
Link your curriculum with national technology standards and other online learning tools
The Journey Inside is a collection of 35 interactive, online lessons for students to complete. The curriculum is divided into six sections: Introduction to Computers, Circuits and Switches, Digital Information, Microprocessors, The Internet, and Technology and Society. Many of the lessons include interactive Flash* activities, virtual field trips, and videos demonstrating the ideas discussed.