1. Topic-
Modern Information Technology
2. Content-
What is Information Technology? What is a computer Technology? - Components - Power - Networks and the Internet - Categories of Computers - Computer Applications in Society
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. To help students understand the relevance of computers in our society.
2. To help students understand the various components of the computer. 3. To help students understand the power of a computer.
4. To help students understand the difference between software and hardware.
5. To introduce students to the various categories of computers
4. Objectives-
1. Recognize the importance of computer literacy.
2. Define the terms of information technology and computer systems and their various components.
3. Explain why a computer is a powerful tool.
4. Recognize the purpose of a network.
5. discuss the uses of the Internet and World Wide Web.
6. Recognize the difference between installing and running a program.
7. Identify the types of software.
8. Describe the categories of computers.
9. Determine how the elements of an information system interact.
10. Identify the types of computer users.
11. Discuss various computer applications in society.
5. Materials and Aids-
Presentation Equipment
1. Computer Digital Camera
2. Worksheet with components of the computer for paired student quizzing.
3. Power Point Slides illustrating sample information technology system components and their applications in Society
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.Imagine Life Without Computers
2. We all know that we would be unable to fit into our modern Society without the use of computers and technology.
3. Imagine how your life would be affected without the everyday use of computers.
4. Imagine the impact on Society as a whole without the use of modern information technology.

B. Development-

Opening Activity.
1. Have students write on a sheet of paper three ways they have used a computer already that day.
2. Randomly choose and ask for volunteers to share the answers.
3. Explore how their lives would be different without the computers they have used already.
4. How much time did they save by using that type of computer?
5. Think about the how this also affects our World as a whole -- education, business and other organizations.
6. Present Power Point lesson on Modern Information Technology and the Use of Computers.
7. Discuss the following Items:
What is a computer?
Electronic Device
Data and Information
Information Processing Cycle
Introduce the Components of a Computer
Input Devices
Output Devices
System Unit
Storage Devices
Communication Devices

C. Practice-

1. Virtually go through the components of a computer.
2. Have students categorize the various components as input, output, hardware, system unit, storage device and communications device.
3. Guide students in improving the quality of their school work by utilizing appropriate computer software and applications.

D. Independent Practice-

1. Provide remedial handouts geared towards students individual levels of expertise and testing results.
2. Coach students to utilize automated hands-on math computer programs and reading and comprehension exercises to improve their knowledge and performance on State tests, including College Entrance and Student Placement exams.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. Lower grade levels and students with lower State test scores will be provided appropriate tutoring and individualized instruction and activities in class, during study hall, as well as after school during teacher office hours.

F. Checking for understanding-

1. Verbally review components of the computer and check for understanding into which types of devices each component would fit.
2. Have students work together in breakout groups to complete class exercises and answer quiz questions. 3. Students with greater needs will be placed with more advanced students for co-learning purposes.


G. Closure-

1. How else will you be using a computer today?
2. As you go through your daily life this week, observe how computers are being used in in your own environment.
3. Plan for how modern information will impact your life in the future, not only personally one the home front, but educationally, socially, on-the-job and as a member of our Society and World as a whole.
4. Recommend continued and more in depth training in the future for students in information technology to help them thrive in our modern and constantly advancing technological World.
7. Evaluation-
1. Monitor future State test scores of students to assess their learning progress.
2. Continue in-class assignments, testing and application of computer knowledge both individually and in a team environment.
3. Coordinate with administrators and teachers in other course disciplines to integrate technology in all areas for the betterment of all students in all content areas across the board.
8. Teacher Reflection-
1. Follow-up and meet with other faculty members to assess progress of students and identify possible remedial action.
2. Continue to monitor performance of individual students.
3. Help each student to become all that they are capable of being.

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