Networking Tutorial Lesson Plan
Computer Navigation: Networks and Operations
Introduction: This lesson is designed to instruct students taking an online mathematics course about the functions of their computers. When working with students that are taking online courses, it is helpful for them to have a working knowledge of or familiarity with computer networks and operating systems. This tutorial is designed to cover the following topics:
- Computer Basics
- Operating Systems
- Network Components
- Trouble Shooting/Common Issues
Content Area/Grade Level of Students: Online high school mathematics students.
Objectives: The students will be able to understand the basic navigation of a computer, the importance and role of an operating system, the components of both a wireless and wired network, and how to resolve or research solutions to common technical issues.
||Identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation and plan strategies to guide inquiry.|
||Develop skills to use technology effectively.|
||Use a variety of hardware to support learning.|
||Formulate and synthesize new knowledge.|
Relative Advantage: The relative advantage of this instruction would allow students to better use the technology available to them.
Timeline: This is designed as a one hour tutorial to be completed prior to starting an online course.
Materials: Students will be provided a laptop to use. Students will be directed to my Weebly site to view the PowerPoint presentation and will be provided physical handouts.
Grouping Strategy: Students will work independently on their own laptops with direct guidance from the instructor.
Learning Activities: Students will be provided a study guide to complete as they work through the presentation. Students will be given multiple opportunities for discussion and to ask questions.
Adaptations for Students with Special Needs: Students may be provided additional time to complete the study guide, if necessary. One on one presentation of the material will be offered.
Assessment: Students will complete and turn in the study guide. They will also receive participation points for guided discussions.
Networking Project Standards Addressed:
STANDARD 4: MANAGEMENT
Candidates demonstrate knowledge, skills, and dispositions to plan, organize, coordinate, and supervise instructional technology by applying principles of project, resource, delivery system, and information management.
4.2 Resource Management
Resource management involves planning, monitoring, and controlling resource support systems and services.
4.4 Information Management
Information management involves planning, monitoring, and controlling the storage, transfer, or processing of information in order to provide resources for learning.
Computer basics. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.computerbasicsguide.com/
Computer networking in today’s schools. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://compnetworking.about.com/library/weekly/aa082300a.htm
Dickson, N. (2011, May 05). What is wireless lan?. Retrieved from http://www.brighthub.com/computing/hardware/articles/36258.aspx
Ethernet Tutorial – Part I: Networking Basics (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.lantronix.com/resources/net-tutor-etntba.html
Halsall, F., & Links, D. (1995). Computer Networks and Open Systems. Addison-Wesley Publishers, 112-125. Pdf file
Network definitions. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://computernetworkingnotes.com/network-security-access-lists-standards-and-extended/network.html
Network characteristics. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://computernetworkingnotes.com/network-security-access-lists-standards-and-extended/network.html
Operating system. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged. Retrieved February 09, 2014, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/operating system
Software. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged. Retrieved February 09, 2014, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/software
Photos and images courtesy of: