NP2010_IM_Chapter02

NP2010_IM_Chapter02 - New Perspectives on Computer Concepts...

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New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2010 Instructor’s Manual 1 of 17 Computer Concepts Chapter Two: Computer Hardware A Guide to this Instructor’s Manual: We have designed this Instructor’s Manual to supplement and enhance your teaching experience through classroom activities and a cohesive chapter summary. This document is organized chronologically, using the same heading in blue that you see in the textbook. Under each heading you will find (in order): Lecture Notes that summarize the section, Figures and Boxes found in the section (if any), Teacher Tips, Classroom Activities, and Lab Activities. Pay special attention to teaching tips, and activities geared towards quizzing your students, enhancing their critical thinking skills, and encouraging experimentation within the software. In addition to this Instructor’s Manual, our Instructor’s Resources CD also contains PowerPoint Presentations, Test Banks, and other supplements to aid in your teaching experience. For your students: Our latest online feature, CourseCasts, is a library of weekly podcasts designed to keep your students up to date with the latest in technology news. Direct your students to http://coursecasts.course.com , where they can download the most recent CourseCast onto their mp3 player. Ken Baldauf, host of CourseCasts, is a faculty member of the Florida State University Computer Science Department where he is responsible for teaching technology classes to thousands of FSU students each year. Ken is an expert in the latest technology and sorts through and aggregates the most pertinent news and information for CourseCasts so your students can spend their time enjoying technology, rather than trying to figure it out. Open or close your lecture with a discussion based on the latest CourseCast. Table of Contents Chapter Objectives 2 Section A: Personal Computer Basics 2 Section B: Microprocessors and Memory 4 Section C: Storage Devices 8 Section D: Input and Output Devices 10 Section E: Hardware Security 13 Glossary of Key Terms 16
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New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2010 Instructor’s Manual 2 of 17 Chapter Objectives Students will have mastered the material in Chapter Two when they can: Label the main components of a personal computer system List the advantages and disadvantages of various desktop and portable computer form factors Describe the target markets for home, media, game, and small business computers List important factors to consider when shopping for a new computer Explain how upgrades and mods fit into a computer purchase decision List the factors that affect microprocessor performance Explain how RAM works and how it differs from disk storage List facts about RAM that are important to computer buyers and owners Describe the differences between magnetic, optical, and solid state storage Use criteria such as versatility, durability, capacity, access time, and transfer rate to compare storage technologies Explain the factors that might help a
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