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  • 1. Hardware Lesson 8
  • 2. Hardware Devices Use bubbl.us to create a mind map of hardware devices categorised as follows: Input Output Storage
  • 3. Lesson Goals  Understand hardware used to digitise paper-based documents  Know the process of digitising using different devices  Be able to explain file formats used for exporting #hardware #digitise
  • 4. How can we digitise a pre-production document? Think of the hardware you could use...
  • 5. Digitising Understand hardware & software Export files in different formats  Digitising means converting documents into a digital format for a computer.  The hardware required to make a document digital may include:  Computer  Scanner  Camera  Graphic Tablet #hardware #digitise
  • 6. Computer Understand hardware & software Export files in different formats  This devices allows you to connect all of the other devices to it.  The user can operate all of the other devices using the keyboard and mouse connected to a computer.  Computers are intuitive which means they are easy to use.  The biggest drawback of this device is that it is quite an expensive device. #hardware #digitise
  • 7. Scanner Understand hardware & software Export files in different formats  A scanner can be connected to a computer to let someone create a digital version of an image.  Documents that are scanned can be digitised at a high quality depending on the level the user selects when scanning.  The biggest problem with this device is that it is slow at actually digitising documents. Do NOT call this a photocopier! #hardware #digitise
  • 8. Camera Understand hardware & software Export files in different formats  A camera is a very easy method of digitising pre-production documents at an acceptable quality.  The process of taking a photograph and transferring it to the computer is very straight forward.  The quality of the digital images taken with a camera will not be as good as pre-production documents that have been scanned. #hardware #digitise
  • 9. Graphics Tablet Understand hardware & software Export files in different formats  Graphics tablets allow a user to draw on a computer easier than using a mouse.  A stylus is used in the same way a pen or pencil could be used when drawing on paper.  The quality of images produced with a graphics table can be good but is limited by drawing ability of the user. #hardware #digitise
  • 10. Understand hardware & software Export files in different formats Your Task  Add this table to your revision guide and fill in the blanks: Device Used for Digitising How does it let you digitise? What are the benefits? What are the drawbacks?
  • 11. Key Words  Digitise  The process of converting documents into a digital format for a computer.  Hardware  Physical equipment that can be used e.g. Computer, Keyboard, Mouse.

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