Pg 75Objective 1-3.2.4, 1-3.2.5, 1-3.2.6Discuss the different methods to start Windows Explorer and have them decide which is easiest for them. Most people will gravitate to the keystroke as it is handy with one hand while the other hand is still on the mouse to navigate.
Pg 77Objective 1-3.2.4, 1-3.2.5, 1-3.2.6Here, focus on the difference between creating a folder and creating a shortcut and why you might want a shortcut, e.g., expense file used by everyone in the office is saved on a network drive and instead of having to navigate to that location every time you need to create a new expense report, create a shortcut on the desktop to that location so you can open it directly from the desktop.Students will get a chance to create both folders and shortcuts in the exercise.
Pg 80Objective 1-3.2.6Introduce the different ways you can view the contents of a window. You may want to have the students move to where their student data folder is and use that window when changing views. The student folder contains a variety of files which can give them nice examples of which view they may prefer to use on a regular basis when looking at the contents of a drive or folder.The following slides will show the different views so don’t spend a lot of time having them try each view with this slide.
Pg 81Objective 1-3.2.6Ensure students understand the difference between this and the List view.
Pg 82Objective 1-3.2.6Although the screen example above does not show this completely, be sure to have students go through the list so they can see how this can be helpful to identify which file they are looking to use.
Pg 84Objective 1-3.2.5, 1-3.2.6Discuss how learning to select is one of the most important tasks they can learn to do as they will need to select characters in application programs before they can perform an action. This concept is true for all programs including handling file management.You should include in your discussion how using the Shift and Ctrl keys to select multiple files is applicable in all the Office programs (and others) so this is another consistent action they can learn and apply with other programs.Be sure to go through each of these options so students are comfortable with each method, and they can then decide which options they want to use when doing selections for specific purposes.
Pg 88Objective 1-3.2.5, 1-3.2.6Discuss the purpose of viewing properties and how they can be useful, e.g., entering keywords to find the data at a later date, especially if you do not remember the file name or when it was last modified.The screens in the book were created for an end user logged in on a local machine, although still connected to a network. Take note that the computers in your classroom may show more or less tabs than shown in the book.