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 1 I can identify multiple storage devices
 1 I can correctly put in order of size different units of information like megabytes, gigabytes etc.

🏁 Learning Objective 1 :- I can identify multiple storage devices


Units of data

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Task

  1. Create a powerpoint with the title 'Storing Information'

  2. Make a slide called "Units of information"

  3. Create a table using the information above to show the different untis of information



Storage Devices

A storage device is a piece of computer equipment which can be used to store data. Examples include:

  • hard disk drive
  • DVD drive
  • USB stick
  • A computer uses two types of storage. A main store consisting of ROM and RAM, and backing stores which can be internal, eg hard disk, or external, eg a USB flash drive. These are called Primary and secondary storage

    Primary Storage

     

    Secondary Storage

    Information is forst stored in Random Access Memmory (RAM).

    The RAM stores information when the computer is turned ON but its contents is wiped clean when the power is turned off.

    RAM is limited in most computers

     

    This is used to store files and data when the computer is turned off and when data needs to be saved for use in the future. Data is not examples include Hard disk and USB

    Secondary storage is much bigger than RAM and also allows data to be transferred from one computer to another


    Task

    Make a slide called "Primary and secondary storage"

    1. Research and explain the role of primary storage
    2. Research and explain the role of secondary storage
    3. Explain the difference between primary and secondary storage



    Extension Task

    Add another slide to your powerpoint with the title.

    RAM and ROM

    Describe the difference between RAM and ROM


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    🏁 Learning Objective 2 :- I can correctly put in order of size different units of information like megabytes, gigabytes etc.


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    Task 2

    1. Add another slide to your powerpoint with the title "Storage devices".

    2. Click on the 'Storage quiz' button below and complete the task then screenshot your complete answer and put it into your powerpoint.

    Storage quiz


    Extension Task

    Add another slide to your powerpoint with the title.

    RAM and ROM

    Describe the difference between RAM and ROM


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    Teacher Date: 2019-11-18


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