Computer Hardware in Plain English

Common Craft released another great video today. Common Craft’s latest creation is Computer Hardware in Plain English. The three minute video explains how the functions of the major parts of a computer. Watch the subtitled version of the video below.

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Applications for Education
Computers are a fundamental part of today’s students’ lives. They should have a basic understanding of the key parts of a computer. Just as you don’t have to know how all of a car’s parts work, it can be helpful to know some basic information about the mechanical specifications of a car when making an auto purchase. Likewise, having a basic understanding of computer hardware can help students and parents when making purchasing decisions about computers.

This video could also be a good introductory tutorial for students in a computer electronics course.


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