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Lesson 5: Input devices

This lesson begins to unpack the idea of a computer, reframing it as a device that receives input, processes the input, then provides an output. Students will look at different inputs of computers, like a trackpad, touchscreen or gamepad, and discuss what data each sends out. This gives them an opportunity to revisit "what is and is not a computer" while also looking at the various ways a computer can receive input. It also gives teachers an opportunity to introduce novel assistive devices used as input for computer users with disabilities, like a sip-and-puff speech-to-text.

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