Use this great interactive bundle of Computer Components resources with your students, suitable for college students, 8th through to 12th graders.
1. Word Search:
This resource contains a Word Search to help increase technical vocabulary associated with various Computer Components.
This resource contains a Crossword to consolidate understanding of various Computer Components.
All materials allow for differentiated learning and include the following:
interactive puzzles with and without timings (double click the index.html file or drag it into the *browser’s URL bar)
Set of answers
*(Please note that Microsoft Edge could not display interactive puzzles when tested)
3. Picture Reveal Game (PPT)
Computer Components – Great little stand-alone starter or activity to introduce computer hardware.
CPU, Motherboard, PSU, RAM, PCI Slot, Keyboard, Fibre Optic Cable, IDE Cable,
HDD, HDMI Cable
Questions could be about anything, but it might be a nice way to embed maths or literacy into your lessons.
Ask learners questions then either allow them to pick the square or you can allocate points to each square perhaps depending on the difficulty of the question. If the learner guesses the pc component correctly award 2 points. Team with most points at the end of the game wins. A point deducted if wrong team answers etc.
Could be used as a whole group activity, might be a nice way to ensure all learners are asked a question, especially if you are being observed!
Stretch & challenge – learners/team could be asked to describe the purpose of the PC Component for bonus points. You could also add a time limit when answering the questions etc.
Format: PPT (a read-only file which opens straight up into a presentation)
4. Computer Components Matching Game (BONUS):
Match the name of the component to its image (with tmer). Use in small groups to encourage competition. This game can also be played in other formats. Full instructions, password and access link provided upon download. This game can be used as a starter, plenary, activity or assessment.
Please be so kind as to leave constructive feedback when you have used these resources with your learners, many thanks.