Computers Conversation Questions

Warm-up Task:
What do people do with computers? List as many activities as you can.

Discussion Questions:

  1. How often do you use a computer? How long is your typical session?
  2. Do you have your own personal computer? What do you use it to do?
  3. What’s the difference between a computer and a smartphone?
  4. In the modern world, can a person get by with only a smartphone? Or do we still need computers to do some things?
  5. Are you good at using computers? If there is a problem with a computer, are you able to fix it?
  6. How quickly can you type? Do you use one finger, two fingers, or several fingers?
  7. How old were you when you first used a computer? Were they a part of your childhood?
  8. Which companies make good personal computers?
  9. When choosing a computer to buy, what should people look for and think about?
  10. Computers are used in many jobs. What are some jobs in which computers are NOT very important?
A MacBook keyboard and screen, with a coffee cup in the distance. On the screen is some computer code on a black background.
  1. Do you know how to code? If so, which programming languages do you have experience with?
  2. Have you ever played games on a computer? What did you play?
  3. Versions of computers are built into many products, including watches, cars, and homes. Where could we find computers next?
  4. These days, artificial intelligence can write, code, and make videos. Are you scared or impressed by what A.I. is doing?
  5. When you use a computer, are you careful to save and backup your work? Have you ever lost some work?
  6. What kinds of crimes do people do with computers?

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