This unit introduces pupils to some technological terminology and the history of computing. They will learn about hardware including input, output and storage devices. They will also look at software including operating systems, applications software and utilities software. They will learn about the main phases in the development of computers from the abacus to the present day and finally the development of the internet and cloud computing. This unit will give the pupils a deeper understanding of technology and make sure they are familiar with common terms which they may have otherwise been too embarrassed to ask about