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ICSE Computer Science Class 5 | Operating System

What is an operating system? An operating system is essential software in a computer which enables the user to run programs and applications on the computer.  An operating system is required in order to key in and also for displaying info, etc., on the screen.  An operating system is also required for maintaining files and directories on the disks, for maintaining drives and for the use of printers and other devices. Two types of operating systems which have been in use are single-user operating systems and multi-user operating systems.  Microsoft Disc Operating System or MS-DOS is a single-user operating system and can be used by a single user at a time.  In railway booking counters, multi-user operating systems have been used in computers.  These computers containing multi-user operating systems have been linked to a main powerful computer.  The multi-user operating … Continue reading

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ICSE Computer Science Class 5 | Introduction to Internet

In ICSE Computer Science Class 5, children are introduced to the world of the internet.  Under the guidance of parents, children can learn and surf the internet in a safe manner.  With parents looking on or with the help of child safe modes, children in class 5 can learn to find information and much more on the internet.  On this note, let us discuss Introduction to Internet for ICSE Computer Science Class 5. ICSE Computer Science Class 5 – Introduction to Internet What is a website? A website is a location connected to the internet that contains one or more pages and files that are linked together. What is a hyperlink? A hyperlink is text on a webpage that is underlined (eg. Introduction to Internet) and can be clicked to check a respective link.  A hyperlink allows the internet user … Continue reading

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ICSE Computer Science Class 4 – Type, Edit, Print-Microsoft Word 2010

Communicating to loved and dear ones living in distant places used to be with the help of letters.  Books and other printed and published content have helped people living in this world to communicate across distances, spaces and time-spans.  They have brought human beings together and helped us become more thoughtful and conscientious.  Deep-felt thoughts, creative and intriguing stories, journalism and meticulous research projects have also been communicated with the help of the printed and published word.  In fact, we can communicate with our ancestors and people who wrote down their amazing thoughts in the past through the wonder of the printed word. With advances in information technology, we can read multitudes of wonderful, thoughtful and heartfelt content on tablets, iPads, mobiles, desktops or laptops.  These wonderful innovations are also environmentally more sustainable.  Printing on paper may slowly diminish into … Continue reading

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ICSE Computer Science Class 4 – Multimedia and Animation

Children like to watch animations and cartoons.  There are many endearing animation movies that people have enjoyed over the years like Ice Age, Rio, Up, Finding Nemo and so on.  In ICSE Computer Science Class 4, children learn the basics about current computer hardware and software technology.   How are we able to watch animation movies?  In order to watch animation movies, multimedia software is required through which we can see and hear the wonderful stories and animation content created by animation content developers. ICSE Computer Science Class 4 – Multimedia and Animation In order to watch animation movies in the current desktops and laptops, the following hardware needs to be installed, microprocessor, at least 256 MB of RAM, sound card, CD/DVD drive and at least 20 GB hard disk.  After the hardware is installed, external software storage devices like CDs … Continue reading

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ICSE Computer Science Class 3 | How Computers Work | Input Data

Computers are wonderful tools that are being used in the information age.  How do computers work?  In ICSE Class 2, children were introduced to the topic “humans and computers.”  Can a computer think?  No, human beings can think unlike computers which follow set instructions.  In ICSE Class 3, children discuss how computers work.  Earlier, many children memorized and followed instructions and material given by teachers and textbooks without properly understanding and discussing the content.  Children were not encouraged to come up with their own original ideas, problem-solve or discuss innovative solutions.  They were pushed to follow sinister status quo policies.  Slowly, rote memorization is becoming a thing of the imperial past.  Children need healthy nourishment, clean air and water as well as meaningful and quality inputs from family, friends, dedicated teachers and media.  Otherwise, vulnerable children can easily be brainwashed … Continue reading

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ICSE Computer Science Class 3 | Data and Memory Storage Devices

In the information age, computers have become a boon to human beings.  Do you remember all the sweet memories of your life?  Well, computers help in looking back at the wonderful and sweet moments of our lives.  Moreover, computers are wonderful tools which can store vast amounts of information.  Computers can help us navigate through our daily lives and face each day in an easier manner.  How are computers able to store so much information (data)?  Is it not amazing that information technology has come a long way?  Computers help human beings store wonderful memories.   Right from the 1970s, researchers brought out external storage devices like floppy disks as computers earlier were huge box-like contraptions that could not be easily carried around.  Floppy disks were used up to the early 2000s, and earlier computers had floppy drives.  The data and … Continue reading

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