Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 3

Input devices


Subject: ICT

Class: Primary 3

Term: 1st Term

Topic: Input devices

Subtitle: keyboard

Learning Objectives:At the end of this this lesson,pupils should be able to:

  1. Identify different types of keyboard
  2. Describe a computer keyboard

Resources and materials:

Scheme of work

Online information

Instructional material: computer keyboard

Building Background/connection to prior knowledge: pupils are familiar with the topic in their previous classes.



Description of computer keyboard

A computer keyboard is an input device used to enter characters and functions into the computer system by pressing buttons, or keys. It is the primary device used to enter text. A keyboard typically contains keys for individual letters, numbers and special characters, as well as keys for specific functions. A keyboard is connected to a computer system using a cable or a wireless connection. The individual keys for letters, numbers and special characters are collectively called the character keys.The most widely used layout in the English language is called QWERTY, named after the sequence of the first six letters from the top left.


Standard layout of keys

Types of keyboard

  1. Gaming keyboard


  1. Membrane keyboard


  1. Ergonomic keyboard


  1. Flexible keyboard



Strategies& Activities:

Step1:Teacher revises the previous topic.

Step2:Teacher introduces the new topic.

Step3:Teacher explains the new topic.

Step4: Teacher welcomes pupils’ questions.

Step5: Teacher evaluates the pupils.

Assessment & Evaluation:1. What’s the name of the most widely used English computer keyboard?

2.Name two types of keyboard

WRAP UP(CONCLUSION) Teacher goes over the topic once again for better understanding.

Assignment:1. Describe a computer keyboard

2.State two primary uses of computer keyboard

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