Basic Computer Knowledge - Quiz

Title: Basic Computer Skills - ESL1 Student Quiz

Overview:  After work in the classroom, students will be asked to confirm their learning by completing the quiz and passing with a score of 80% or above.

Content/Context: As part of the Digital Literacy curriculum for ESL students, learning about the different types and parts of computers is fundamental to the ongoing use of the computers.

Length of lesson: This would normally be delivered in 4 x 1-hour classes, with the Test being delivered in the 4th (final) hour.

Digital Literacy Standards addressed: 1, 2, 3, 5

College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) and/or Transitions Integration Framework (TIF) Standards: TBC

Lesson Objective(s): At the end of this lesson, students will be able to: identify different types of computer and identify key parts of those different types of computer.

Assessing Mastery of the Objective(s):  By the end of this lesson, students will be able to name different types and parts of computers as evidenced by passing the test (80%).

Materials/links: Northstar Digital Assessment website: Northstar Digital Literacy

PowerPoint Presentation:  

Download: OER_Commons_basic_computer_literacy_ESL1&2.pptx

Printed Handouts: From the PowerPoint presentation

In addition GCFLearnFree website (

Quiz: Google Form: Basic Computer Knowledge Quiz

Lesson Outline:

Introduction: The topic will be introduced with a slide show.

Explanation/Modeling: Explanation will be given as to the nature of the topic, the method of learning, explanation of the vocabulary and handouts for home/classroom study. Modeling with be done in the computer lab, where students will be sitting directly at a desktop computer.

Guided Practice: The teacher will physically show each part in turn, as well as get students to actively take part (turn the computer on/off, touch or hold up the keyboard/mouse; hand around a tablet computer, take out their Smartphone). Students will be asked to repeat the vocabulary used (keyboard, system unit, mouse etc)

Independent Practice: Student will be given a handout to study. Students can go to the GCFLearnFree website given below to study)

Student Reflection on Learning, Closure, Connection: By completing the course and passing the test, students will be able to understand the vocabulary, as well as the function of the parts of the computer identified. They will be better placed to start on independent practice in front of a computer.

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