Input & Output Devices

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Input & Output Devices by Mind Map: Input & Output Devices

1. Output Devices: the pieces of hardware connected to a computer that move information out of the printer

1.1. Example: Printer

1.2. Benefits: The benefits to using a printer in the classroom is that the students can actually physically take proof of what they are working on home with them to show their parents and friends.

1.3. Challenges: A printer can be very costly to maintain. Ink cartridges can get expensive and printers can get paper jams also. Some supervision will be required when incorporating this into the classroom.

1.4. One application to use a printer in the learning process is to allow students to find and print images to create a story board for a book that they have written. This will enable students to express themselves even if they are not particularly artistic.

2. Input Devices: any device connected to a computer that is used to input data

2.1. Example: A Microphone

2.2. Benefits: When incorporating using a microphone in a classroom, it can activate different learning styles and make the lesson more exciting!

2.3. Challenges: When using a microphone in a classroom, it may be difficult to have the classroom be quiet while students are speaking into their microphone. Additionally, students need to be shown how to use the program of application responding to the microphone.

2.4. One application to use a microphone in a learning process would be to allow students to create a digital timeline on the computer, and allow them to narrate their timeline by adding audio with the microphone. This way students can present their timeline with narration along with graphics.

3. Reference Lever-Duffy, J. & McDonald, J. B. (2011). Teaching and learning with technology (4th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Education, Inc./Allyn & Bacon