Computer Keyboard

We can ask the computer to do many things by working on the keyboard. A keyboard contains letters of the alphabet, A– Z and numbers 0–9. It also contains function keys F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6, F7, F8, F9, F10, F11 and F12. Signs like the comma and full stop are on the keyboard. Letters are typed into the computer by pressing any of the keys.


There are two types of keyboards

  1. The standard keyboard: This type of keyboard has ten function keys, that is F1 to F10
  2. The enhanced keyboard: An enhanced keyboard has twelve or fifteen functions keys. That is F1 to F12 or F1 to F15


Step I: Teacher revises the previous topic

Step II: Teacher introduces the new topic “Part of a computer- keyboard ”

Step III: Teacher explains the function of the computer keyboard

Step IV: Teacher explains the types of computer keyboard

Step V: Pupils copy the note and submit for marking


(i) How many types of keyboards do we have?

(ii) Name them.

(iii) What is the difference between the two types of keyboards?

Conclusion: Teacher concludes the lesson by evaluating the students and gives an assignment


  1. List two things that can be found on a keyboard
  2. With the aid of a diagram, draw a computer keyboard.

See also

Computer Monitor

Uses of IT Devices

Digital Wrist Watch

Electronic Organizer

Smart Phones

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