9S3 Period 5 Wednesday 1st July 2015

Lesson 1 continued…

TASK 1 Computer pioneers.

Open PowerPoint 51A – Computer Pioneers. Work in your groups. Grab a white board, pen and cloth. Use the Internet to research each of the following developments:

  • Jacquard punched cards. 1800.
  • Babbage’s analytical machine. 1834.
  • Colossus.  1943.
  • ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer). 1946.
  • Manchester Baby. 1948.
  • Ferranti Mark 1. 1951.

COMPUTE IT 512.

On squared paper draw a timeline showing the development of the general purpose computer between 1800 and 2000, using the information above.

TASK 2 Computer generations.

Open PowerPoint 51B – Computer generations. Work in your groups. Grab a white board, pen and cloth. Use the Internet to research each of the following developments:

  • First generation computers. 1946 – 1955.
  • Second generation computers. . 1953 – 1963.
  • Third generation computers. . 1964 – 1970.
  • Fourth generation computers. 1971 – 1991.
  • Fifth generation computers. 1992 – Today.

COMPUTE IT 513.

Add the five generations of computers to the timeline you created in COMPUTE IT 512, using the information above.

EXTENSION – Computing Heroes.

COMPUTE IT 514

There are several key people from the history of computing.

  • John Backus
  • George Boole
  • Kathleen Booth
  • Seymour Cray
  • Edsger Dijkstra
  • Stephen Furber
  • Bill Gates
  • Grace Hopper
  • Steve Jobs
  • Brian Wilson Kernighan
  • Peter Naur
  • Dennis Ritchie
  • Jean Sammet
  • Claude Shannon
  • Stephanie ‘Steve’ Shirley
  • Linus Titus Torvalds
  • Alan Turing
  • John Von Neumann
  • Maurice Wilkes
  • Sophie Wilson
  • Jeanette Wing
  • Niklaus Wirth
  • Steve Wozniak

Choose 5 people from the list above and identify their main contribution to computing.

Select 1 of your chosen 5 and prepare a presentation about their achievements.

Open and read PowerPoint 51C – Sir Tim Berners-Lee. This PowerPoint shows the minimum level of detail required for your presentation. It shows the basic facts about Sir Tim Berners-Lee, it uses images and the information has been selected, NOT just copied from the internet.

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