Hardware

Mission:  Learn the name and purpose of the inside and outside of computers.


Directions:

Your teacher is ready to take you on a tour of a computer!

Watch each of the 10 videos (use one of the links below).

In Campus Portal, there is an assignment for each video.

As you watch, take some notes (in Campus Portal).  You may use your notes on the test!

For each video, there are some questions.  Answer them (also in Campus Portal).

There are FOUR different places where the videos are stored.  You may use ANY of these, whichever works best for you:
  • Google Drive
  • DropBox  <- has video 11 of ports
  • Schoology
  • Network Drive: on your desktop, go to Computer-> Share-> MS-> Classes-> Wissner-> Handout-> Computer Hardware
When done with each assignment, raise your hand, and politely ask your teacher to check your work!





<<<DIRECTIONS IF YOU DO THIS PROJECT WITH YOUR IPAD & COMPUTER.>>>

Directions for Completion on iPad, Tablet or Computer with excellent Internet Connection
  1. Open these directions in Safari on iPad (or Google Chrome or up to date browser if on a computer).
  2. Open these directions in two more tabs, then come back to this first tab.
  3. In the second tab, open the assignment (the first one) by clicking on Campus Portal.
  4. Then, in the third tab, select a video (the first one) from here: Computer Hardware Videos.
  5. Press twice the three dots (...) in the lower right hand corner.
  6. Select Download.
  7. Watch the video.
  8. Flip to the second tab and then answer all of the questions.
  9. Save!  Make sure to save in Campus Portal!
  10. Raise your hand after completing each assignment.  Show your teacher.  If you are not in class, show your teacher the next day that you are in school.




Downloading the Videos to iPad or Computer from Schoology
  1. On your iPad, log in to your iPad Schoology app.
    1. Not sure how?  Watch this video: Google Docs or  YouTube.
  2. Go to Groups:
    1. Click Groups (at the top). Hint:  It is not a Course, it is a Group.
    2. Click Join.
    3. Enter Access Code:  DW2JD-S5MH9
    4. If the code doesn't work, maybe you're already in the group!  Try Skipping to Step 6.
    5. Click Join.
    6. You should now be in Video Clips.
    7. Click Resources (on the left).
    8. Click Computer Hardware.
  3. Make sure you have at least 1 GB of free storage on your iPad.
  4. Save the clips you need to your camera roll.
    1. Touch on the first video you need.
    2. Press the button at the top right.
    3. Press "OK" to allow access to Photos.
    4. Press "Save Video"
    5. Repeat until you have all the clips saved to your Photo Roll.
    6. Need help?  Try watching this video:  Google Docs &  YouTube - Saving Video Clips
  5. Open your photos to show ALL the videos.
  6. If you need help, ask your teacher!  :-)




Note:  The directions below are useful for completing the assignment, especially if using a desktop or laptop computer.


Understanding Hardware: Part I

Directions (Read carefully and DO each STEP):
  1. Run Google Chrome.
  2. Go into your school Google Gmail.
  3. Compose an email.
  4. Leave the email address empty.
  5. In the subject line, write:   Computer Hardware - Part I.
  6. Write notes into this email as you listen to each video.
  7. Answer the questions after each video (see below).  Please number your answers.  :-)
  8. After watching all four videos below, email your everything to your teacher (also see below).


Red Alert!

If the DropBox links are not working (below) AND your are at school, then do the following:

  1. Double-click - My Computer -- (on your desktop in the top left corner)
  2. Go into MS Classes -> Wissner -> Handout -> Computer Hardware
  3. Play the video you are ready to watch!


A. The Outside Tour -- DropBox, DropBox2, Google DriveYouTube - 9 min.

After taking notes on the video, also answer the following questions:
  1. What are the external parts of a desktop computer?
  2. What is a CD-RW?
  3. What is the green port for?
  4. What color is the monitor port?


Links Where You Can Learn More:



B. Under the Hood -- DropBox, DropBox2, Google DriveYouTube - 11 min.

After taking notes on the video, also answer the following questions:
  1. What are the two kinds of cords attach the drives to the computer?
  2. What is the green board called?
  3. What is the purpose of a heat sink?
  4. What is the "brain" of the computer?
  5. What does it mean to "upgrade" a CPU?
  6. What is the purpose of a computer fan?
  7. What is overclocking?


Links Where You Can Learn More:




C. Primary Storage -- DropBox, DropBox2, Google Drive, YouTube - 2 min.

After taking notes on the video, also answer the following questions:
  • 1. What is the primary storage on?
  • 2. When the computer is off, what information is in the memory card?
  • 3. What information does a computer memory card hold?
  • 4. What color is this RAM memory card?
  • 5. Why would someone replace a memory card?
  • 6. What has to be the same when upgrading computer memory?
  • 7. Is it difficult to remove a memory card from a slot?
  • 8. Are the memory card slots the same size?
  • 9. How many memory cards will fit in this computer?


Links Where You Can Learn More:




D. Secondary Storage -- DropBox, DropBox2, Google Drive, YouTube - 7 min.

After taking notes on the video, also answer the following questions:
  1. What is primary storage?
  2. What is secondary storage?
  3. What is the red cable on the back of the hard drive?
  4. What is RPM?
  5. Why is the disk (or platter) sealed inside the drive?
  6. Why might a 160 GB capacity be too small?
  7. What is 1000 GB also called?
  8. How much data can a DVD normally store?


Links Where You Can Learn More:


STOP!!!

Raise your hand and show your teacher all your notes and answers for the THREE videos above.

THEN...

Send the email with all your notes and answers to your teacher:  wissnera+hour@waylandunion.org







Understanding Hardware: Part II

Directions:
  1. Run Google Chrome, go into your school Google Gmail, and then Compose an email to your teacher.
  2. Leave the email address empty.
  3. In the subject line, write:   Computer Hardware - Part II.
  4. Write notes into this email as you listen to each video.
  5. Answer the questions after each video (see below).
  6. After watching all four videos below, email your everything to your teacher (also see below).



E. The Main Board -- DropBox, DropBox2, Google DriveYouTube - 6 min.

After taking notes on the video, also answer the following questions:
  1. On a motherboard, what would "mono out" indicate?
  2. What is the purpose of a riser card?
  3. What sort of expansion card is commonly added to a computer?
  4. What is the purpose of a computer's BIOS battery?
  5. What does the power supply do?


Links Where You Can Learn More:




F. Hooking Up Cables -- DropBox, DropBox2, Google DriveYouTube - 5 min.

After taking notes on the video, also answer the following questions:
  1. What is the purpose of a network cable?
  2. What type of devices plug in to USB ports?
  3. What is the shape of the common DC power connector?
  4. Name five OTHER devices that could plug in to a USB port.


Links Where You Can Learn More:





G. Types of Monitors -- DropBox, DropBox2, Google DriveYouTube - 3 min.

After taking notes on the video, also answer the following questions:
  1. How did the original type of monitor work?
  2. What sort of bulb is inside a liquid crystal display?


Links Where You Can Learn More:





H. Hooking Up a Monitor -- DropBox, DropBox2, Google Drive, YouTube

After taking notes on the video, also answer the following questions:
  1. How is the size of a display measured?
  2. What cables plug in to a monitor?
  3. How popular was Windows XP?
  4. What devices might use a different operating system?


Links Where You Can Learn More:


STOP!!!

Raise your hand and show your teacher all your notes and answers for the FOUR videos above.

THEN...

Send the email with all your notes and answers to your teacher:  wissnera+hour@waylandunion.org



Understanding Hardware: Part III

Directions:
  1. Run Google Chrome, go into your school Google Gmail, and then Compose an email to your teacher.
  2. Leave the email address empty.
  3. In the subject line, write:   Computer Hardware - Part III.
  4. Write LOTS of notes into this email as you listen to this video.
  5. After watching the video below, email your everything to your teacher (also see below).

Part 9 and 10 - The TOWER Computer

Video 9 - The Outside.
  1. Take notes on the outside of the tower computer into Campus Portal.
  2. DropBox -- The video is also on the Network in this folder: My Computer \ Classes\Wissner\Handout\Computer Hardware\
  3. When done, show your notes to your teacher.
Video 10 - The Inside
  1. Take notes on the inside of the tower computer into Campus Portal.
  2. DropBox - The video is also on the Network in this folder: My Computer \ Classes\Wissner\Handout\Computer Hardware\
  3. When done, show your notes to your teacher.


Part 11 - The TEST
  1. Use a tablet computer to take a picture of the front, back, and inside of the tower computer.
    1. Images: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/jm4vinycezi10tx/AAAruA5_cfzTtlM4B4etziKDa?dl=0
  2. Label ALL of the parts (rewatch the videos, if you want.)
    1. Hint: Use PicCollage or EduCreations or any other app that works.
  3. Show all THREE pictures to your teacher.
  4. Upload the pictures to the TEST assignment.
  5. When uploading, name each one Front or Back or Inside.
  6. Make sure to press SAVE to actually do the upload.
  7. Show your teacher that you uploaded and saved all three pictures.


Part 12 - Input & Output

STOP!!!

Raise your hand and show your teacher all your notes for this video.

THEN...

Send the email with all your notes and answers to your teacher:  wissnera+hour@waylandunion.org


EXTRA

Information on the Insides of Computers and Building Your Own Computer


Comments

If you are at Wayland Union Middle School, check in this folder:

P:\MS\Classes\Wissner\HandOut\Computer Hardware

If you are at home, you could use this link below to watch the video:

  • YouTube - plays all 18 minutes (does not play at school due to firewall) Home