ReferenceMaterial: Basic Computer Education for the New Generation 5
PreviousKnowledge: Pupils are familiar with the computer system.
Objective: At the end of the lesson, pupils should:
State the purpose of using computer
State professionals and what they use the computer for
Purpose of using Computer
Performing calculations: addition of numbers, subtractions, multiplication and division e.g. Microsoft excel can be used for mathematical calculations
Saving and storing of data
To retrieve data
Processing of data
To do different task e.g. produce recording, teaching graphic, playing computer games e.t.c.
Places in the Society Where Computers can be used
Financial institution: insurance companies, banks, stock exchange
Public institution: they are government owned companies e.g. water corporation, PHCN, Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC)
Social institution: clubs, association, such as tennis club etc.
Academic institution: they are schools e.g. college, universities, polytechnics etc.
Private institution: they are companies established by individual or group of people in order to make profits e.g. Cadbury Nigeria ltd, GLOBACOM
Professional Uses of the Computer
Uses computer to teach; learn and for research
Uses computer for financial record
To read weather condition
To keep farm record
To diagnose patient sickness
To study and make research
Uses computer for office records and information process
For structural designs, and for calculations
Step 1: Teacher revises the previous lesson with the pupils.
Step 2: Teacher introduces and explains the new topic to the pupils.
Step 3: Pupils are allowed to ask questions.
Step 4: Teacher writes notes under content on the board for pupils to copy.
Mention the purpose of using the computer
List three places in the society where computer can be used
Conclusion: Teacher moves round for inspection, marking and correction of notes where necessary.