Part of Lesson Plan: Now You See It, Now You Don't: Video Cards and Monitors
Activity Overview / Details
To connect the topic with students, explain that one of the most popular reasons to use a computer is to play video games. (ask students how many play games, what games they play, etc). Graphic requirements for games grow as games become more realistic and complex. This requires a more powerful graphics card. Along with video cards, students need to be familiar with monitors and some problems they might encounter with monitors.
During the lecture, you will want to cover the following:
1. Video cards - types of cards, how to identify the video card in a computer.
2. Steps of how to change a video card, how to identify the video card interface, signs that a video card is bad or going out
3. Monitors - type of monitors and some of the common problems they might encounter with monitors
Materials / Resource
- Video card identify/monitor problems [ Download ] notes to use on lecturing to identifying video cards/monitor problems