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Salado public library computer basics

  1. 1. Computer Basics Salado Public Library
  2. 2. Today We Will Learn <ul><li>The parts of a computer </li></ul><ul><li>The difference between hardware and software </li></ul><ul><li>How to use a keyboard </li></ul><ul><li>How to use a mouse </li></ul>
  3. 3. Types of computers Desktop
  4. 4. Laptop
  5. 5. Other <ul><li>Tablet Computers </li></ul><ul><li>Cell Phone/Hand Held Computer </li></ul>
  6. 6. Fun Fact <ul><li>Sales of laptop computers are higher than sales of desktops </li></ul><ul><li>It is predicted that tablet and smaller computers will soon outpace laptops. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Hardware <ul><li>Hardware is any part of the computer you can touch. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Keyboard <ul><li>Use the keyboard to type in commands or information. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Mouse <ul><li>The mouse allows your cursor to move around the screen. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Monitor <ul><li>The monitor is the screen of the computer. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Tower or CPU <ul><li>The CPU or Tower is where the information is stored on the computer and where the actual computational work is performed. It contains the hard drive and memory. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Printer <ul><li>Printers print out information from the computer </li></ul>
  13. 13. Software <ul><li>The name given to programs that instruct the computer to perform certain tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Operating Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Applications </li></ul>
  14. 14. Operating Systems <ul><li>Basic computer operations, general operations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PC: Microsoft, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mac: Apple </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Applications <ul><li>Programs that perform specific functions such as word processing, games, email or accessing the Internet. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Where can I find software? <ul><li>Software is included on a computer when you buy it. </li></ul><ul><li>The Internet </li></ul><ul><li>The store </li></ul>
  17. 17. The Mouse <ul><li>Place your right hand </li></ul><ul><li>on the mouse as </li></ul><ul><li>illustrated. </li></ul>
  18. 18. The Mouse Setup Left Button Right Button
  19. 19. Playing With the Mouse <ul><li>Point and click: When you move the mouse around you will notice an arrow moving around the screen. This is the cursor. You use the mouse to point and click. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Left Click and Right Click <ul><li>Sometimes you will be asked to “click on” something. That means to position the mouse pointer over an object and press the left button once. </li></ul><ul><li>You can also click on the right button. It usually produces a shortcut menu. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Practice <ul><li>MOUSEROBICS!!! </li></ul>
  22. 22. CONGRATULATIONS! You have just completed your first computer class! You are on your way to becoming a computer genius!

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