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4.03 IT PowerPoint. Objective 4.03—Understand Information Technology activities and careers. What Is A Computer?. An electronic device that receives data, processes data, stores data, and produces a result (output). Types of Personal Computers.

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4 03 it powerpoint
4.03 IT PowerPoint

Objective 4.03—Understand Information Technology activities and careers.

what is a computer
What Is A Computer?
  • An electronic device that receives data, processes data, stores data, and produces a result (output).
types of personal computers
Types of Personal Computers
  • Desktop computer: designed to be used on a desktop.
  • Notebook/Tablet computer: designed to be used on a desktop but still small enough to be portable.
  • Laptop computer: designed to be small enough and light enough to be used on your lap.
information technology
Information Technology


more hardware

Digital Cameras, webcams and Scanners

Picture taking & sending has never been so easy


More Hardware


An Ipod(left) and an MP3 Player (below) are hardware that can be connected to your computer.


Hardware, Hardware

Modem- connects your computer to the Internet

CPU-Central Processing Unit is the brain of your computer Also called the tower or hard drive.

The Brain!!!!!!!

more hardware1
More Hardware

Handwriting & Speech Recognition

Using headsets and tablets with light pens

more hardware2
More Hardware

Personal Digital Assistant(PDA)

Get Organized

Smart Boards

Become Dynamic with your presentations

  • Interactive whiteboard
  • Connected to a computer and a data projector
  • SMARTboard can be used as a computer
  • Control the computer by using your finger


Software-a set of instructions that tells the computer what to do!

Systems Software - controls the operation of the whole computer system.

  • Example: Windows

Applications Software - performs a specific task.

  • Examples: MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, etc…

2 Kinds of Software:

types of application software
Types of Application Software
  • Word Processing
    • Program that allows you to create, edit, and print text documents
      • Report, flyer, memo
  • Spreadsheet
    • Numbered Rows and Lettered Columns
    • Intersection of a row and column is a cell
      • Grade book, financial info
  • Database
    • Lets you set up an electronic filing system
    • Enter text and numbers
      • Find, search, and print info in different ways
        • Address book, Card Catalog
multimedia software
Multimedia Software

Creating PowerPoint Presentations

Multimedia- the use of audio, video, animation, or graphics.

desktop publishing software
Desktop Publishing Software

Microsoft Publisher

Easily-made flyers, brochures, business cards, newsletters, signs, posters, etc.


Other Software Programs


Typing Master

MS Paint


There are tons and tons!!!


“Information Processing Cycle”

  • Input Device
  • CPU
  • Output Device
  • Storage
input output storage devices
Input device: hardware that allows you to communicate with your computer.

Output device: hardware that allows your computer to communicate with the user

Storage device: allows you to store or retrieve information

Input, Output, & Storage Devices
computer input devices




Light Pen

Pointing Stick


Touch Screen

Bar Code Reader



Graphics Tablet

Digital Cameras

Computer Input Devices
computer output devices
Computer Output Devices
  • Monitor: screen that displays information such as text, numbers, and pictures.
    • Softcopy
  • Printer: gives you information from the computer in printed form.
    • Hardcopy
  • Speakers: allow you to hear voice, music, and other sounds from your computer.

Besides saving to the hard drive (the computer), here are some other ways to save:


(Compact Disk- Read Only Memory)

2. 3 1/2 “ Floppy Disk

(“A” Drive)

3. External Storage

(Jump drive, Flash Drive, Key Drive, Memory Stick, etc.)

  • ROM- Read Only Memory
  • RAM- Random Access Memory

(Temporary or working memory)

what is a network
What is a network?

A system of computers, peripherals, terminals, and databases connected by communication lines.


What is the Internet?

Electronic information networks that carry audio, video, and computer data.

The world’s

Largest computer


what does the internet offer
What does the Internet offer?
  • Information
  • Online shopping
  • E-mail
  • Instant Messaging
  • Chat rooms
  • Games
  • News
  • Videos
  • Graphics