Starter Activity

http://www.cambridgedigital.com/mooc/html/2/2_Starter_Activity.html
Videos:

Think of any questions you have following these videos. Do some research and then write down your question and a summary answer on the wall below. You need to double click and add your name.

http://padlet.com/stephen_farmer/9b1importance1
http://padlet.com/ruthfray/9a1importance1

Extension: http://www.cambridgedigital.com/mooc/html/2/2_Activity1.html

Computers in the modern world


Use the Internet to find stories about computer systems failures
http://www.teach-ict.com/gcse_computing/ocr/211_hardware_software/inworld/miniweb/index.htm
Add a summary and a link to the wall
9B1: http://padlet.com/stephen_farmer/9B1computerfail
9A1: http://padlet.com/ruthfray/9A1computerfail
11B1 - http://padlet.com/stephen_farmer/computerfailure

Importance of computers research questions - Answer in your books


You need to write in full sentences or you need to copy the question and then answer it.
  1. Find the dates when the following occurred.
    1. The first mobile phone call.
    2. The first digital compact discs on the market.
    3. The first digital satellite television broadcast.
    4. The first terrestrial television service.
    5. The first portable mp3 player.
    6. The first iPod.
    7. The first website.
  2. Mobile phones were invented to allow people to make voice calls but have developed to provide services offered by other devices – a process that is called convergence. List the extra functions provided by smartphones.
  3. List the advantages of a digital television service over an analogue one.
  4. List the positive effects of the increased use of computer systems on education.
  5. How has the increased use of computer systems affected business organisations?
  6. There is a growing ‘digital divide’. List the ways in which a limited access to computer systems can affect peoples’ lives

EXTENSION:
The increased use of computer systems has changed the ways in which people interact with each other.
Explain how developments in hardware and software have affected the ways in which people communicate with each other.

Plenary/Key Words

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