Showing posts with label Computers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Computers. Show all posts

Friday, February 16, 2018

How Computers Work

We use computers every day. But how many of us actually know how they work? Sure we know how to use the software, but I'm thinking about the hardware. How does that aspect of your computer work? Code.org has a new video series that addresses that question and more.

Through watching the videos in How Computers Work you can learn about memory, logic, circuits, binary, and the interaction between hardware and software. Get started by watching Bill Gates introduce the series.


Applications for Education
If you're planning to do any classroom projects with Raspberry Pi or Arduino, this series of videos could provide a nice primer for students. Similarly, the videos might help students complete the picture of how computers work after completing a hands-on Raspberry Pi or Arduino activity.

H/T to Open Culture

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Inside Your Computer - A TED-Ed Lesson

We and our students use computers all the time, but do we know how they work? This short TED-Ed lesson provides an overview of the basics of how a modern personal computer functions.