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    • UNDERSTANDING YOUR COMPUTER
    • TWO BASIC TYPES OF COMPUTERS
      Personal Computers
      Macintosh
      • Often called Macs and Apples.
      • These computers look different on the inside and outside but they can do basically the same things.
      • Called PC’s.
      • This type of computer is made by several different companies.
      • The computers we will use in class.
    • OPERATING SYSTEMS (OS)
      • The operating system tells everything in your computer how to act.
      • It can change the way things appear on your screen or desktop.
      Windows is the most common operating system for PCs
    • CENTRAL PROCESSING UNIT
      • This is what makes a computer
      work. It is like the brain of the computer.
      • Contains the disk drives and hard drive.
      • This is where you will find the power switch to turn the computer on and off.
      • Also called CPU, Computer, and Processor.
    • MOUSE
      • Cursor
      • Click
      • Double-Click
      • Click and Drag
      • Right-Click
    • KEYBOARD
      • 10-Key pad
      • Arrow Keys
      • Caps Lock
      • Shift
      • Back Space/ Delete
      • Enter or Return
    • DISKS
      • 3.5 Floppy Disk
      • We will use these in class.
      • Like a folder in your pocket
      • CD ROM Disk
      • Just like a music CD.
      • Software is purchased on CD.
      • Today, some CD’s can be used to save information, but the computer has to have a CD burners.
    • Desktop
      • The first screen you see when the computer starts up
      • The desktop has
      several icons that
      can be used as
      short-cuts to a
      program or file.
    • DRIVES
      • Drives are different places on your computer to save information.
      • 3 ½ Floppy A: is the disk drive
      • C: is the hard drive
    • Folders and Documents
      • Folders help organize the things you save on the computer.
      • Each thing you save is called a document or a file.
    • SOFTWARE
      • Software is information or instructions for your computer.
      • Software needs to be installed on a computer, usually from a CD.
      Some examples of software programs that we will use in class:
      • Word
      • Excel
      • PowerPoint
      • Publisher
      • Internet Explorer
      • Mavis Beacon
    • MICROSOFT WORD
      • Word Processor
      • Like a typewriter except you can edit, copy, move and delete
      text. You can
      check your spelling
      and grammar, too.
      • Use for letters and
      documents which
      are mainly words.
    • MICROSOFT EXCEL
      • Spreadsheet
      • Use with documents which are mainly numbers or graphs.
      • Adds and multiplies numbers.
    • MICROSOFT POWERPOINT
      • Presentation software.
      • Use for posters and presentations.
      • This presentation
      was created on
      PowerPoint!
    • MICROSOFT INTERNET EXPLORER
      • This software allows you to use the internet.
      • When you use the internet you can send and receive e-mail.
    • MAVIS BEACON
      • Mavis Beacon is a learning software.
      • Mavis Beacon teaches typing and 10-Key.
      • You can use this software to learn to type.