Objective: Students will be able to explain computer terms, describe different computer types, and identify computer operating systems.
A desktop is a personal computer is used in one place. Desktops are always plugged in so they don’t need a battery.
A laptop is a portable personal computer with all of its parts packed into a single unit.
A tablet computer is a mobile computer that usually has a touch screen. Like an iPad.personal computer (PC) is a general-purpose computer that's small, affordable and designed to be used by people at home, schools, or work.
The main board in a computer is called themotherboard. Hardware such as processors, memory, hard drives and DVD-ROMs connect to motherboards.
TheCPU (Central Processing Unit) is like the brain of the computer.
Hard Drive (HDD)
TheHard Drive of a computer stores the information like the OS and songs, movies, and other files.
TheRAM of a computer is its temporary memory.
An operating system (OS for short) is the main software that runs a computer. An example of an OS is Windows7. iPads use iOS for their OS.
? An mp3 song is about 7MB
? A DVD movie is about 7GB
? A report typed with Microsoft Word is about 100KB A picture from a digital camera is about 4MB