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Input & Output

Mission:  Learn about input and output devices for many common computers.

Videos:  There several locations where the videos are stored:
  1. DropBox
  2. Schoology - note: videos can be saved to iPads
  3. Google
  4. YouTube - note: may not play over some restricted networks
  5. Local Network Server -- P:\MS\Classes\Wissner\HandOut\Computer Input Output
  6. External Hard Drive -- E:\DropBox wissnera@wayland.k12.mi.us\Dropbox\Computer Input Output

Directions for Completion on iPad, Tablet or Computer with excellent Internet Connection
  1. Open Safari on iPad (or Google Chrome or up to date browser if on a computer).
  2. Open your Campus Portal.
  3. Open this assignment "Computers Input Output", the first one.
  4. Create a new tab.
  5. Go to this assignment.
  6. Click on this link for Videos of Computer Input Output in DropBox.
  7. Select the first video.
  8. Press twice the three dots (...) in the lower right hand corner.
  9. Select Download.
  10. Watch the video.
  11. Flip to the first tab and then answer all of the questions.
  12. Save!  Make sure to save in Campus Portal!  Raise your hand after completing each assignment.

Preparation for Offline Completion
  • If you may not have access to the Internet, or if there is a chance that videos will download slowly, then...
  • Download all the videos onto your Camera Roll by finding them in Schoology.
  • Copy all the questions below and paste them into Notes.
  • Watch the videos from your Camera Roll; and answer the questions in Notes.

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).
    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 Input Output.
  3. Make sure you have at least 1 GB of free storage on your iPad.
  4. Save all the clips to your camera roll.
    1. Touch on the first video.
    2. Continue to work on your REGULAR assignment while this is downloading.
    3. Press the button at the top right.
    4. Press "OK" to allow access to Photos.
    5. Press "Save Video"
    6. Repeat until you have all the clips saved to your Photo Roll.
    7. Need help?  Try watching this video:  Google Docs &  YouTube - Saving Video Clips
  5. Open your photos to show ALL the videos.
  6. Raise your hand.  Politely ask your teacher to check that you have all the clips.


Video 1 -- 3:07 -- Output Devices
  1. What are four different sizes of computer?
  2. How large were the largest computers?
  3. What feature do all computers have?
  4. What is the most common output device?
  5. What's another name for a picture element?
  6. Name two manufacturers of tablet computers.
  7. What is a second common output device?
  8. In a smartphone, what is another output device?
Video 2 -- 2:55 -- Input Devices
  1. What is the most common input device?
  2. The second input device was what?
  3. What is glowing in the pointing device?
  4. A second kind of pointing device is what?
  5. Tablet computers have what kind of input device?
Video 3 -- 3:08 -- Cameras & Microphones
  1. Which senses do people use to get information from a computer?
  2. What are the three main ways that data gets into a computer?
  3. List two things that computer cameras can do.
  4. If the camera is not working, how might it be fixed?
  5. When laptops or monitors have cameras, where are they?
  6. How does sound get into a computer?
  7. On a tablet computer, where does sound go in?
  8. List five input devices.
Video 4 -- 2:51 -- Displays
  1. What is the number 1 way to get information out of a computer?
  2. How are display's measured?
  3. What is a common size of a tablet computer display?
  4. How big are display's for laptops?
  5. What does the resolution tell you?
  6. How many dots are there in a high definition display?
  7. What are disadvantages of a low resolution display?
  8. For a very large display, what might be used?
Video 5 -- 5:50 -- Ports
  1. What are four input devices?
  2. List three output devices.
  3. How can data be transferred between two devices?
  4. List three things that are needed to use Internet over a phone line.
  5. What sort of card might be plugged into a laptop?
  6. What devices plug into a firewire port?
  7. Why might a laptop have an expansion port?
  8. What is one shape of a laptop power port?
  9. If a device is plugged in, and doesn't work, what might fix it?
  10. What does a network port connect to?
  11. What sort of information comes out of an HDMI port?
Video 6 -- 6:50 -- Storing Information

  1. 1.  What is the first storage device shown in the video?
  2. 2.  What is a disadvantage of an optical disk?
  3. 3.  Do all laptops have optical drives?
  4. 4.  What do the labels on the optical drive tell a person?
  5. 5.  Can all DVD drives play Blu-ray disks?
  6. 6.  What are the three major kinds of optical disks?
  7. 7.  What kind of storage device is usually inside a computer?
  8. 8.  Can hard drives be on the outside of a computer?
  9. 9.  What shape is a DC power port?
  10. 10.  Why would a person use a Firewire cord to connect a drive to a computer?
  11. 11.  What does DVD+RW/-RW/+R/-R mean?
  12. 12.  What is different about smaller drives?
  13. 13.  How can you tell a USB 3 cable?
  14. 14.  Will plugging a USB 3 device into a USB 2 device improve the speed?
  15. 15.  What is I/O?

Video 7 -- 6:34 -- Flash Memory
  1. 1.  What is the newest form of storage used inside computers?
  2. 2.  How does it store information?
  3. 3.  What are the two most common "packages" of flash memory?
  4. 4.  What is the most common size of memory card?
  5. 5.  If two memory cards both say 16 on them, do they store about the same amount of information?  If not, why not?
  6. 6.  Other than the SD card, what is the name for a different size of memory card?
  7. 7.  How can you find out how much storage capacity for a USB flash drive?
  8. 8.  Is the storage of current memory cards in KiloBytes, MegaBytes, GigaBytes or TerraBytes?
  9. 9.  Which is larger, a MegaByte or a GigaByte?  How much larger is it?
  10. 10.  List three speeds for SD cards.
  11. 11.  How does flash memory store information?
Ed Puzzle of Video 7  --  jotunru  (alt)