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Integration Plan

Name of Designer: Bob Gill

School District: Riggs High School - Pierre School District

A. Subject Area/Topic: Computer Science ExplorNet: Grade 11 and 12

B. Targeted Standard: 7.1 Demonstrate a basic understanding of microcomputer hardware.

C. Unpack the Standard: What do students need to know?


?How the computer CPU communicates with various components on the main board
?The different types of buses and bus adaptors
?How to take apart a laptop and identify the bus structures?Why IRQ, IO Addresses, and Direct Memory Access are important?Common IRQ components and the order of their priority?How to get to Device Manager to view, and fix driver problems
What do students need to be able to do?
?Identify the different types of bus adaptors (Communication & Collaboration, Technology Literacy)
?Determine which bus component is compatible to different motherboards (Critical Think & Problem Solving, Technology Literacy)
?Troubleshoot, download and install drivers for sound, video and network (Communication & Collaboration, Critical Thinking & Problem Solving, Research & Information Fluency)
?Navigate to Device Manager to locate IRQs and I/0 Addresses (Communication and Collaboration)
?Disassemble a laptop computer to view the bus structures and other components (Communication and Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving)

D. Academic Vocabulary: ?Bus Structures, Polling, Interrupts, IRQ, I0 Addresses DMA, Device Manager, ISA, PCI, AGP, PCIe Bus Adaptors, driversE. Assessments Formative: Performance rubric. Students disassemble a laptop computer to view the bus structures . They will identifly other bus adaptors inside the laptop. They will reassemble the computer and make it operable again. Summative: WebCT Exam -Matching and Short Answer- WebCT allows you to insert pictures which allows the students to view the components and structures during the exam.


F1. Student Learning Activity

  1. What will students be asked to do? Understand bus structures, bus adaptors, IRQs and I/0 addresses
  2. How might this be framed as an inquiry based situation? Students will take apart a computer, and identify bus structures and bus adaptors.
  3. In what ways could this be connected to an authentic learning experience? Students are engaged with a real life experience working hands-on with a computer.


Which type of resource is this? (Teacher or Student) (Online or Offline) Teacher/Student resources will be both online and offline
Where will I use this activity in the instructional cycle? I begin using online resources to explain the lesson. This will continue until the hands-on projects begin
  1. Opening Motivational Activity - Are students engaged video- funny
  2. Central Focus of Lesson Plan - have students understand bus structures and locate them inside a computer
  3. Research Tool for Students - They will search for common IRQs on the Internet and insert them in a Google Spreadsheet
  4. Closure Activity - Students will put their computers back together
  5. Assessment Tool -WebCT and Quia- WebCT mulitple choice quiz identifying Bus adaptors
  6. Remediation Tool - Students who don't get their computers to work again will come in before or after school and try it again with teacher help
  7. Enrichment Tool - Videos, Voice Tread, Animoto, Screen Toaster, and Google Spreadsheets

Which 21st century skills will be addressed? Videos, Voice Tread, Animoto, Screen Toaster, and Google Spreadsheets
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  1. Identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation. The problem is taking apart a computer, identify components, reassemble, and make it to work again.
  2. Plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project. I utilize an Internet website to explain the lesson. This is interwoven with hands-on projects.
  3. Collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions. A rubric will be used to show student proficiency
  4. Use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to explore alternative solutions. Students will use laptops to create a diversified perspective.
Research and Information Fluency
  1. Plan strategies to guide inquiry. The Internet website will guide the lesson.
  2. Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media. The Internet, videos and Voice Tread, and Google will be used to provide a variety of media
  3. Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks. The lesson will be explained using Voice Thread and videos downloaded from the Internet. This lesson will be presented on a SmartBoard. The student computers have been donated by the State of South Dakota
  4. Process data and report results. To achieve full credit, students will have to be able to identify bus structures, bus adaptors, common IRQs.
  5. Notes:

G. How will I configure my classroom for the learning activity?
  • Computers are needed for the hands on activities
  • Whole group instruction, using a projector and smartboard
  • Small group projects using State computers and State laptops
  • Some students will work individually with both computer towers and computer laptops

How will I manage implementation?
Classroom Management
  • General computer rules/procedures
  • Specific directions will be located on my website
  • Students will receive help for other students as well as the teacher (if needed)

What additional considerations will support successful implementation?
  • Windows 7 will be used to locate IRQs and Bus Structures
  • Students will need their laptop to search Google, and use Google Spreadsheets



F2. Student Learning Activity
  1. What will students be asked to do? Use Device Manager to locate uninstalled drivers. Once identified, students will download drivers from the Internet and install them.
  2. How might this be framed as an inquiry based situation? Computer sound, video and network adaptors will not work properly until they are installed.
  3. In what ways could this be connected to an authentic learning experience? Students are engaged with a real life experience working hands-on with a computer

    Which type of resource is this? (Teacher or Student) (Online or Offline) Teacher/Student resources will be both online and offline
    Where will I use this activity in the instructional cycle? I will begin with online resources until the hands-on projects begin.

  1. Opening Motivational Activity - Are students engaged video- funny
  2. Central Focus of Lesson Plan - have students locate device manager and install drivers for sound, video and networking
  3. Research Tool for Students - Students will use Google to find drivers for their computer and then install them
  4. Closure Activity - Students will be able to play sounds and connect to the network after the drivers are installed
  5. Assessment Tool -A rubric and teacher observation will be used to determine success
  6. Remediation Tool - Students without sound and networking capabilities will come in before or after school to try again with teacher help
  7. Enrichment Tool - Internet - Google search

Which 21st century skills will be addressed? Troubleshooting computer software using the Internet to download drivers
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Students used advanced software techniques to troubleshoot computer drivers
  1. Identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation. The problem is installing drivers so that the sound, video and network adaptors work properly
  2. Plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project. I utilize an Internet website to explain the lesson. This is interwoven with hands-on projects.
  3. Collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions. A rubric will be used to show student proficiency
  4. Use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to explore alternative solutions. Students will use computer towers and laptops to create a diversified perspective.
Research and Information Fluency
  1. Plan strategies to guide inquiry. The Internet website will guide the lesson.
  2. Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media. The Internet, videos and Voice Tread, and Google will be used to provide a variety of media
  3. Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks. The lesson will be explained using Voice Thread and videos downloaded from the Internet. This lesson will be presented on a SmartBoard. The student computers have been donated by the State of South Dakota
  4. Process data and report results. To achieve full credit, student computers must have sound, high resolution video and networking capabilities
  5. Notes:

G. How will I configure my classroom for the learning activity?
  • Computers are needed for the hands on activities
  • Whole group instruction, using a projector and smartboard
  • Small group projects using State laptops
  • Some students will work individually with computer laptops

How will I manage implementation?
Classroom Management
  • General computer rules/procedures
  • Specific directions will be located on my website
  • Students will receive help for other students as well as the teacher (if needed)

What additional considerations will support successful implementation?
  • Windows 98 and XP will be used for driver installs
  • Students will need their school laptop to search Google, find drivers, download and install on State laptops


H. Reflect on the integration plan. What considerations need to be made? What is my alternate plan if for some reason the technology is unavailable? After completing this lesson, students will basically have an understanding of the inside of a computer and how IRQs and I/O addresses work. A consideration that comes to mind is that the presentation may take multiple class periods, so I will begin on a Monday to allow for extra time. I will use 21st century skills including Voice Thread, Animoto, blogs and Google Spreadsheets to enhance the lesson. If for some reason the technology is not available (Internet Connection), I have the lesson downloaded to a USB hard drive.

I. How does this plan fit with the rest of your general curriculum to support student learning? My general curriculum is computer hardware and software, so this plan will streamline well with the rest of the curriculum.

N. In what ways could you tailor this integration plan to meet the individual student learning needs? Some students who do not plan on seeking a career in computers and technology could be partnered up with a student those goals in mind. Students who are definitely considering computer networking, computer administration and computer security are given the opportunity to work on their own computer.