Mission: Learn about input and output devices for many common computers.
Videos: There several locations where the videos are stored:
- Schoology - note: videos can be saved to iPads
- YouTube - note: may not play over some restricted networks
- Local Network Server -- P:\MS\Classes\Wissner\HandOut\Computer Input Output
- External Hard Drive -- E:\DropBox firstname.lastname@example.org\Dropbox\Computer Input Output
Directions for Completion on iPad, Tablet or Computer with excellent Internet Connection
- Open Safari on iPad (or Google Chrome or up to date browser if on a computer).
- Open your Campus Portal.
- Open this assignment "Computers Input Output", the first one.
- Create a new tab.
- Go to this assignment.
- Click on this link for Videos of Computer Input Output in DropBox.
- Select the first video.
- Press twice the three dots (...) in the lower right hand corner.
- Select Download.
- Watch the video.
- Flip to the first tab and then answer all of the questions.
- 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
- On your iPad, log in to your iPad Schoology app.
- Not sure how? Watch this video: Google Docs or YouTube.
- Go to Groups:
- Click Groups (at the top).
- Click Join.
- Enter Access Code: DW2JD-S5MH9
- If the code doesn't work, maybe you're already in the group! Try Skipping to Step 6.
- Click Join.
- You should now be in Video Clips.
- Click Resources (on the left).
- Click Computer Input Output.
- Make sure you have at least 1 GB of free storage on your iPad.
- Save all the clips to your camera roll.
- Touch on the first video.
- Continue to work on your REGULAR assignment while this is downloading.
- Press the button at the top right.
- Press "OK" to allow access to Photos.
- Press "Save Video"
- Repeat until you have all the clips saved to your Photo Roll.
- Need help? Try watching this video: Google Docs & YouTube - Saving Video Clips
- Open your photos to show ALL the videos.
- Raise your hand. Politely ask your teacher to check that you have all the clips.
Video 1 -- 3:07 -- Output Devices
- What are four different sizes of computer?
- How large were the largest computers?
- What feature do all computers have?
- What is the most common output device?
- What's another name for a picture element?
- Name two manufacturers of tablet computers.
- What is a second common output device?
- In a smartphone, what is another output device?
Video 2 -- 2:55 -- Input Devices
- What is the most common input device?
- The second input device was what?
- What is glowing in the pointing device?
- A second kind of pointing device is what?
- Tablet computers have what kind of input device?
Video 3 -- 3:08 -- Cameras & Microphones
- Which senses do people use to get information from a computer?
- What are the three main ways that data gets into a computer?
- List two things that computer cameras can do.
- If the camera is not working, how might it be fixed?
- When laptops or monitors have cameras, where are they?
- How does sound get into a computer?
- On a tablet computer, where does sound go in?
- List five input devices.
Video 4 -- 2:51 -- Displays
- What is the number 1 way to get information out of a computer?
- How are display's measured?
- What is a common size of a tablet computer display?
- How big are display's for laptops?
- What does the resolution tell you?
- How many dots are there in a high definition display?
- What are disadvantages of a low resolution display?
- For a very large display, what might be used?
Video 5 -- 5:50 -- Ports
- What are four input devices?
- List three output devices.
- How can data be transferred between two devices?
- List three things that are needed to use Internet over a phone line.
- What sort of card might be plugged into a laptop?
- What devices plug into a firewire port?
- Why might a laptop have an expansion port?
- What is one shape of a laptop power port?
- If a device is plugged in, and doesn't work, what might fix it?
- What does a network port connect to?
- What sort of information comes out of an HDMI port?
Video 6 -- 6:50 -- Storing Information
- 1. What is the first storage device shown in the video?
- 2. What is a disadvantage of an optical disk?
- 3. Do all laptops have optical drives?
- 4. What do the labels on the optical drive tell a person?
- 5. Can all DVD drives play Blu-ray disks?
- 6. What are the three major kinds of optical disks?
- 7. What kind of storage device is usually inside a computer?
- 8. Can hard drives be on the outside of a computer?
- 9. What shape is a DC power port?
- 10. Why would a person use a Firewire cord to connect a drive to a computer?
- 11. What does DVD+RW/-RW/+R/-R mean?
- 12. What is different about smaller drives?
- 13. How can you tell a USB 3 cable?
- 14. Will plugging a USB 3 device into a USB 2 device improve the speed?
- 15. What is I/O?
Video 7 -- 6:34 -- Flash Memory
- 1. What is the newest form of storage used inside computers?
- 2. How does it store information?
- 3. What are the two most common "packages" of flash memory?
- 4. What is the most common size of memory card?
- 5. If two memory cards both say 16 on them, do they store about the same amount of information? If not, why not?
- 6. Other than the SD card, what is the name for a different size of memory card?
- 7. How can you find out how much storage capacity for a USB flash drive?
- 8. Is the storage of current memory cards in KiloBytes, MegaBytes, GigaBytes or TerraBytes?
- 9. Which is larger, a MegaByte or a GigaByte? How much larger is it?
- 10. List three speeds for SD cards.
- 11. How does flash memory store information?