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  • 1. Basic Computer Class Lesson 2 Learning the keyboard
  • 2. Review from Lesson 1
    • What is hardware?
    • - physical components – ex: monitor, CPU, keyboard, etc.
    • What is software?
    • - non-physical components, instructions for the hardware –ex: programs, operating system (Windows XP, Vista)
  • 3. Review from Lesson 1 cont.
    • How do I launch a program?
    • Double click on an icon
    • Or
    • Click Start button
    • Roll mouse up to Programs
    • Click on the program you want off the menu
  • 4. Launching MS Word
    • Launching MS Word
    • Double click on the MS Word icon
    • OR
    • Click Start
    • Roll mouse up to programs
    • Click Microsoft word off of programs menu
    • OR Click Microsoft Office
    • Click Microsoft Word
    • Now you can see the cursor the blinking vertical line. Your mouse arrow turns into a little I with lines beside it. Just move it out of the way, we won’t be using it right away.
  • 5. Cursor and Arrow
    • Arrow - where the mouse is currently pointing. When you are in Microsoft Word, your arrow turns into the capital letter I.
    • Cursor - blinking vertical line that shows you where the mouse pointer is located
  • 6. Shift, Backspace & Delete
    • Shift - used to make capital letters and functions active on the top part of the key
    • Backspace - used to delete text when moving backwards over the text (right to left)
    • Delete - used to erase text when moving (left to right)
  • 7. Lab: Shift and Backspace
    • 4. Press the Shift key and number 5 key
    • Press the Shift key and letter t key
    • 6. Press the Backspace key to erase everything to the left.
    • Press the Shift key and letter a key
    • Press the Shift key and number 2 key
    • Press the Shift key and 4 key
  • 8. Arrow Keys, Enter Key and Space Bar
    • Arrow keys - used to move the cursor up, down, left and right over the text without deleting in or changing it
    • Enter - used to issue or confirm a command or move your text line down in a word processor program, just like the return key on a typewriter.
    • Space Bar – used to create one space at a time.
  • 9. Lab: Space Bar, Arrow Keys, Enter Key and Delete Key
    • Type: Books are great
    • Tap left arrow key until you have the cursor before the word Books
    • Tap the delete key until you have deleted Books
    • Type: Libraries
    • Tap your right arrow key until you reach the end of the sentence.
    • Press Enter
  • 10. A Note about Microsoft Word
    • As you will see, Microsoft Word has interesting features.
    • 1. A dictionary - it automatically underlines in red, words it doesn’t find in its built in dictionary or if the dictionary states it is a proper noun that should be capitalized, as The (see picture to the right)
    • 2. Grammar checker - It underlines words in green, that have more than two spaces in between them or if the sentence is a fragment and so on...
    • You can learn more about MS Word in a separate class
  • 11. Lab: Apostrophe, Slash, Comma and Period
    • 1. Making an Apostrophe
    • It is the key with ‘ on it. Located to the left of enter key.
    • 2. Making a forward slash
    • It is the key to the left of the right shift key
    • 3. Making a Comma
    • Press the key that has < on it, it is located by the letter M toward the bottom right. This creates the comma ,
    • Making a Period
    • Press the key that has the > on it, right by the comma key. This creates the period.
  • 12. Lab 5: Typing Exercises
    • Type: Snoopy is a dog.
    • Press Enter
    • Type: Lucy’s friend is smart.
    • Press Enter
    • Type: He likes his blanket.
    • Press Enter
    • Type: Lucy charges $.05 for candy.
    • See how Enter moves your cursor down one line.
    • Use the the arrow keys
    • to move the cursor through the text
    • 1. Press the arrow key pointing up
    • 2. Press the arrow key pointing down
    • 3. Press the arrow key pointing left
    • 4. Press the arrow key pointing right
    • See how the arrow keys can save you time if you want to move your cursor to the word that has misspellings or a word you want to change.
  • 13. Lab: Websites, Symbols
    • Type: Hello, how are you?
    • 2. Press Enter
    • 3. Type: ! @ # $ % ^ & *
    • 4. Press Enter
    • 5. Type: Hey! Where are you @, you owe me $.
    • Any questions?
  • 14. Lab: Difference between Delete and Backspace
    • Learning the difference between delete and backspace
    • Backspace - erases text from right to left
    • <= I (The direction text is deleted from)
    • Delete - erases everything from left to right
    • I => (The direction text is deleted from)
    • Do the following exercise:
    • 1. Type:
    • Snoopy and Charlie Brown are friends
    • 2. Press Backspace key and erase friends
    • 3. Use your left arrow key (move to the left) to place the cursor before the word Snoopy and use the delete key to erase Snoopy
  • 15. Lab: Closing Microsoft Word
    • Closing MS Word document:
    • 1 . Click X in top right hand corner
    • 2. MS Word will ask:
    • “ Do you want to save your changes?”
    • 3. Click ‘No’ on the window
    • 4. MS Word will close down
    • 5. Look on the toolbar at the bottom of your screen, if you have any other programs running.
    • 6. If you do, click on the program on the toolbar and click X in the right hand corner to close the program
  • 16. Start Button
    • Start button is located on the bottom left of your screen
    • Button that starts all the programs (including Internet Explorer)
    • 2. Initiates shutdown
    • (These are the two most important functions)
  • 17. Lab: Shutting down the computer
    • 1. Click start button
    • 2. Click shutdown
    • 3. Click down arrow on the textbox, click “shutdown”
    • 4. Click OK button computer will now shutdown all programs and the computer will turn itself off
    • This is the proper way to shutdown a computer.
  • 18. Lab: CTRL, ALT & Delete
    • How to press CTRL, ALT and Delete together
    • Press Ctrl first (with left pinky), holding it down
    • Press Alt (with second finger on left hand) holding it down
    • Press Delete with index finger on the right hand
    • Why do we need to do this?
    • These computers have security on them so that
    • you have to put in a password before they will
    • finish starting up. Press CTRL, ALT & Delete so
    • that the computer takes you to the logon screen
    • where you can enter your password to unlock
    • the computer (this is only for the library’s setup,
    • you won’t have to do this at home)
  • 19. Lab: Starting up the computer
    • 1. Press the power button on the CPU, located on the front of the CPU
    • 2. Wait until you see the window picture to the right
    • 3. Press CTRL, ALT & Delete at the same time (refer to page 17)
    • 4. Press Enter key when log on window comes up Or use the mouse and click OK
    • 5. Computer will finish coming up
    • You won’t have to do press ctrl, alt & delete at home, this is just for the Library’s setup.
  • 20. Questions?
    • Please ask any questions.
    • Computers can be a great help or hindrance if not used properly.