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1 Cleaning a Laptop

2 Focusing Questions Why is it important to clean the laptop LCD screen? Why is it important to clean the keyboard? What are the steps taken to clean a laptop? What are the steps taken to clean a spill on a laptop? How can we assist others to independently cleaning their laptops?

3 Instruction

4 Framing The Session One of the common complaints that students have about their schools technology, many times it does not work. Due to heavy usage everyday, laptops will begin to breakdown. Today, we going to learn how to clean a laptop and share that information with other students.

5 Teaching It is important that laptops are operating properly. The only way that can happen is that basic steps are taken to maintain these laptops. Today, we will learn how to clean a laptop. Before you get started, the laptop should be off. Any type of liquid and electricity is not good for the laptop.…

6 Teaching The items needed to clean your laptop are as follows: Soft Rag Q tip swabs Computer Cleaner Compressed Air

7 Teaching Cleaning your Laptop: Use the can of compressed air and blow air between the keys. This keeps dirt and dust from building under the keys. This will cause the keys to stick. Use caution when wiping down the keys. You do not want to wipe the letters/symbols off the keys. Use the can of compressed air to blow air into all of the jacks and ports on the laptop. This will ensure that dirt and dust are not building up in the jacks and ports. Spray Computer Cleaner on a soft rag and wipe down the surfaces of the computer. DO NOT SPRAY THE CLEANER ON THE COMPUTER. You do not want liquid getting down into the computer … It could damage it.

8 Teaching The screen is a LCD (Liquid Crystal) screen. It should be cleaned for two reasons: »You want to be able to see the screen clearly »Dirt and dust can scratch the screen Be very gentle when wiping the screens surface. Use the Q-tip swab to clean the corners and crevasses of the laptop.

9 Teaching Spray Computer Cleaner on a soft rag and wipe down the surfaces of the computer. DO NOT SPRAY THE CLEANER ON THE COMPUTER. You do not want liquid getting down into the computer … It could damage it. The screen is a LCD (Liquid Crystal) screen. It should be cleaned for two reasons: You want to be able to see the screen clearly Dirt and dust can scratch the screen Be very gentle when wiping the screens surface. Use the Q-tip swab to clean the corners and crevasses of the laptop.

10 Teaching Spill on Keyboard Shut down the laptop. Use computer cleaner on a Q-tip swab and rub on the affected keys until the residue from the spill is gone. Be careful of the letters/symbols on the keys. Spray compressed air into the keys to dry off the keys surface and between the keys.

11 Guided Practice Now that you have been shown the procedure, it is your turn to try it. Perform each step slowly. Think it through.

12 Work Time

13 Its time to try it on your own. You will pair up with a partner and for the next 30 minutes practice showing others how to do a Disk Cleanup on a laptop so they can do it independently. When the 30 minutes are up, we will come back together and discuss what you learned.

14 Work Time Step 1: Have students decide which partner will be the iSquader and the Student. Step 2: The iSquader will ask the Student what they know about cleaning a laptop. Step 3: The iSquader will explain to the Student what items are needed to clean a laptop. Step 4: The iSquader will explain to the Student the purpose of each of the procedures. Step 5: The iSquader will walk the Student through each step of cleaning a laptop. Step 6: When the activity is completed, the iSquader will have the Student review the steps of cleaning a laptop again. Step 7: Reverse Roles

15 Share

16 Now lets do a follow up to what we have learned today: The importance of cleaning a LCD screen. The importance of cleaning a keyboard. The importance of cleaning jacks and ports. We learned the steps of cleaning a laptop. We learned the steps of cleaning a spill on a laptop. Share

17 Lets Review … Why is it important to clean the laptop LCD screen? Why is it important to clean the keyboard? How do you clean a laptop? How do you clean a spill on the laptop? How can we assist others to independently cleaning their laptops? Share

18 Why is it important to clean the laptop LCD screen? Answer: The screen is a LCD (Liquid Crystal) screen. It should be cleaned for two reasons: You want to be able to see the screen clearly Dirt and dust can scratch the screen

19 Why is it important to clean the keyboard? Answer: This keeps dirt and dust from building under the keys that cause the keys to stick.

20 What items should you use to clean a laptop? Answer: : Items needed to clean a laptop Soft Rag Q tip swabs Computer Cleaner Compressed Air

21 What are the steps to clean a laptop? Answer: Use the can of compressed air and blow air between the keys. Use the can of compressed air to blow air into all of the jacks and ports on the laptop. Spray Computer Cleaner on a soft rag and wipe down the surfaces of the computer. DO NOT SPRAY THE CLEANER ON THE COMPUTER. You do not want liquid getting down into the computer … It could damage it. Use caution when wiping down the keys. You do not want to wipe the letters/symbols off the keys. The screen is a LCD (Liquid Crystal) screen. Be very gentle when wiping the screens surface. Use the Q-tip swab to clean the corners and crevasses of the laptop.

22 What are the steps to clean a spill on a laptop? Answer: Shut down the laptop. Use computer cleaner on a Q-tip swab and rub on the affected keys until the residue from the spill is gone. Be careful of the letters/symbols on the keys. Spray compressed air into the keys to dry off the keys surface and between the keys.

23 How can we assist others to independently clean a laptop? Share what worked for you and your partner.


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