Learn about computers
Computer science software for k12 and ks3 computing curriculum..
Simple Computing is the package for learning about how to use a computer. Through
graphics and animations of the essential computer hardware, pupils will gain a
basic understanding of what all the computer peripherals will do.
Simple Computing is the starting point for learning how to use a computer.
Simple Computing includes ten tutorials that explain the function of the parts that go to make up a computer system.
The Introduction tutorial introduces the computer system at this stage the various peripherals are introduced.
The Computer tutorial covers the system tower describing the power and reset buttons. The CD-ROM, DVD and floppy disk drive are covered. The computer connections on the rear are explained. The inside of the tower is shown allowing the motherboard and disk drives to be viewed.
The keys are shown and explained. The various combinations of keys to produce certain characters are covered.
Using the Mouse and clicking the buttons is central to using any computer, this tutorial covers the Mouse and its use.
Computer Table Once the tower is built it can be incorporated into a system.
A computer table is populated with the computer system.
The tower is placed on or around the table the monitor is placed on the top shelf for easy viewing.
Keyboard The system is now built up with further peripherals, a keyboard and mouse are added.
Loudspeakers, Scanner, Printer and external SCSI hard Disk drive can be added.
Connections Once the system table is populated the task of connecting the peripherals to the system tower can begin.
The back of the virtual computer represents that of a typical computer tower.
The CD ROM as a storage device is described, comparing its advantages over floppy disks. The tutorial covers how to read a disk into the computer.
Explains what a scanner does and how to scan a document.
The different types of modem are introduced and compared, covers dial up, cable and ADSL modems.
A short guide to using Windows. Covers opening the Start menu and loading a program.
A quiz to identify all the computer parts.
Computer Layout Designer
Design a layout of where all the computer parts go.
Simple Computing is a great guide to using a computer.