Computer Hardware Components

Computer Hardware Components
Additional Info
Reference
Lever-Duffy, J. & MacDonald, J. (2011).
Teaching and Learning with Technology, 4th
Edition. Pearson Learning Solutions. Boston,
MA.
All examples for input and output devices have
wireless capabilities
Output Devices
Pieces of hardware that move data that has
been processed out of the computer
Examples
Monitor
Device displays information on the
screen.There are different levels
of display so that it meets the
needs of those hard of seeing.
Can be used as a visual aid in presenting
information
Printer
Device used to print up information directly
from the computer to paper.
Various printers include laser, ink-jet, and
multifunction
Speakers
Device allows for audio
capabilities.Excellent for those who
are hard of hearing
Input
Devices
Computer peripheral that you use to enter
data into a computer
Examples
Mouse/Pointer
An essential device to navigate through the
computer and input data. Can be challenging
for those with special needs, but various forms
of the pointer can be used to meet their needs.
User points and clicks to select commands
Other forms include trackball, joystick, touch
pad, pointing stick
Most common input device
Keyboard
Device used to enter data, but also
includes additional keys for commands
and cursor keys to move pointer. Can
be challenging for this with special
needs (mobile skills).
StickyKeys can be used to select commands
Type information into computer
Keyboard includes command keys
Camera
Device used to capture still or video images.
Images or videos can then be uploaded to
upload to social networks, emails, softwares
or programs for the classroom setting.
Can be built into the computer or plugged in
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