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BUS:What is a Computer Network? (IT)

Life Skills:

  • Communication
  • Employability

Time Frame:
1 class period that runs 45 minutes.

Group Size:
Large Groups


(1 IT Day) Students are introduced to computer networks, network terminology, design, function, and uses.

Career Connections:

  • Technical Career Path - networking specialists/engineers, system analysts and technicians cross over into all career paths

*Overhead projector
*Chalkboard/chalk or white board/marker
*Overheads titled: peer-to peer, devices and peripherals, LAN, and WAN
*Vocabulary worksheet - one for each student
*One floppy disk


Background For Teachers:
On the board write and cover until time for activity:
1. pat head
2. rub tummy
3. hop on one foot
4. jumping jack
5. turn in a circle

*Students should complete the vocabulary worksheet as the lesson is presented.

Intended Learning Outcomes:
*Students will understand how a computer network is designed, functions, and is used.
*Students will also identify and define network-related terminology.

Instructional Procedures:
Group discusion, demonstrations, and activities. Encourage students to complete the vocabulary worksheet as the lesson is presented. Detailed lesson outline, time needed, and vocabulary worksheet is attached in the Materials section above.

Assessment Plan:
To be determined by classroom teacher.

Created by Moani Revoir.

Moani Revoir

Created Date :
Aug 11 2002 17:22 PM