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  1. 1. Sacred Heart University Isabelle Farrington College of Education Educational Technology Certificate Program Technology Skills Benchmarks Strand 1. Basic Computer Operations and Concepts Erin Kelly Benchmark 1a. – Tutorial 1.
  2. 2. Strand 1. Overview Basic Computer Operations and Concepts Benchmark 1a. – Demonstrate an understanding of the basic function of computer hardware and software components such as the CPU, monitor, keyboard, file storage, memory, and operating system.
  3. 3. Keyboard A keyboard is a data input device for computers; arrangement of keys is modeled after the typewriter keyboard.
  4. 4. Printer •  In computers, a printer is a device that accepts text and graphic output from a computer and transfers the information to paper, usually to standard size sheets of paper. Printers are sometimes sold with computers, but more frequently are purchased separately. Printers vary in size, speed, sophistication, and cost. In general, more expensive printers are used for higher-resolution color printing.
  5. 5. Monitor A device that displays signals on a computer screen PowerPoint 2003
  6. 6. Router •  A router is a device that forwards data packets between computer networks, creating an overlay internetwork. A router is connected to two or more data lines from different networks.
  7. 7. Modem •  A modem is a device or program that enables a computer to transmit data over, for example, telephone or cable lines. Computer information is stored digitally, whereas information transmitted over telephone lines is transmitted in the form of analog waves. A modem converts between these two forms.
  8. 8. References Bradley Mitchell. Router. Retrieved from http://compnetworking.about.com/cs/routers/g/bldef_router.htm Bradley Mitchell. Modem. Retrieved from https://www.google.com/search?q=definition+of+a+computer +modem&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a. Margaret Rouse. (April 2005). Definition Keyboard. Retrieved from http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/keyboard Margaret Rouse. (April 2005). Definition Monitor. Retrieved from http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/monitor. Margaret Rouse. (November 2006). Definition Printer. Retrieved from http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/printer

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