Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 6

Information Technology (IT)

Week 2

Subject: ��� Vocational Aptitude

Topic: ��� Information Technology (IT)

Duration: ��� 40 mins

Reference: ��� Effective vocational Aptitude Guide for primary schools 6

Previous knowledge: Pupils are familiar with professionalism

Objective: At the end of the lesson pupils should be able to;

  1. Define Information Technology
  2. Describe Information
  3. Know the Importance of IT


Information technology is a branch of engineering that deals with the use of computers and telecommunications to retrieve, process, store and transmit information.

Information can be described as a processed data that has meaningful facts and useful to the receiver.

It makes use computers, telecommunication devices networking devices etc for processing, transmission, retrieval and storage of processed data which could be in form of

  1. a) Voice b) Data��� ��� ��� c) Video

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is used interchangeably with IT.

Importance of IT and ICT

  1. It provides access to a variety of learning resources via internet, electronic learning (e-learning)
  2. It enhances up-to-date information about events happening around the world.
  3. It makes learning more interactive through computer based tutor
  4. It enhances online sales, electronic commerce etc
  5. It enhances banks operations.

Tools used in IT

Tools��� ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� Functions

  • Computer��� ��� ��� ��� ��� To produce data
  • Switch��� ��� ��� ��� ��� To connect two or more computers
  • VSAT��� ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� For transmission of data
  • Software Application��� ��� ��� To manipulate data

Professional in IT

  1. Computer Engineers
  2. Network Engineers
  3. Radio Engineers
  4. Software Engineers
  5. System Engineers


Step I: Teacher revises previous lesson with pupils

Step II: Teacher introduces and explains new topic to pupils

Step III: Pupils are allowed to ask questions

Step IV: Teacher writes notes on the board for pupils.


  1. __________________ is a processed data?
  2. What is the meaning of ICT?
  3. Define Information Technology

Conclusion: Teacher moves round for inspection, marking and correction of notes where necessary.

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