Mouse Basics for the Absolute Beginner

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A beginners class for computer newbies designed to last about two hours (lots of practice time). Instructor uses this lesson while patrons have ShortMouse minimized on their screen for easy access to …

A beginners class for computer newbies designed to last about two hours (lots of practice time). Instructor uses this lesson while patrons have ShortMouse minimized on their screen for easy access to links.

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  • Created by Emily Campbell for Sunnyside Regional Library of Fresno County Public Library. November 2007 This work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike Licensed. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/1.0/ or send a letter to creative commons, 559 North Abbott Way Stanford California 94305, USA

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  • 1. Mouse Basics for the Absolute Beginner Brought to you by Fresno County Public Library written by Lisa Lindsay, MLIS
  • 2. Class Goals
    • Today we will:
    • 1. Learn some basic computer terminology.
    • 2. Learn the anatomy of the mouse.
    • 3. Have fun practicing with the mouse.
    • By the end of the session, you will be a Mouse Master !
  • 3. Basic Parts of the Computer CPU or Tower Monitor or Screen Keyboard
  • 4. CPU on the Inside the guts of a computer
  • 5. What is the mouse?
    • The mouse controls where your cursor is on the computer screen.
    • The mouse is used as much as the keyboard when you are using a computer.
  • 6. Mouse Anatomy Right click Left click Scroll How your hand looks when you are using the mouse
  • 7. Common terms when using the mouse
    • Double-click -- select the item by quickly select the left side of the mouse twice.
    • Highlight – use the mouse to highlight a selection so you can copy, delete etc.
    • Scrolling – using the mouse to view the lower part of the website that can’t be seen on the screen. You can scroll up and down.
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  • 8. More common mouse terms
    • Minimize – make what your are selecting drop to the bottom so you can go back to it later.
    • Maximize – make the what you are selecting come to the forefront so you can revisit it.
    • X-out – make the what you select go away forever.
    Minimize Maximize X-out Look in the top right corner
  • 9. Practice Using the Mouse
    • Mosquito Game – swat mosquitoes
    • Follow Instructions – follow instructions
    • Piece a puzzle – do a jigsaw puzzle
    Go to www.slideshare.net/TRMite/minimouse for links to these games:
  • 10. Reminders
    • Clicking the wrong button will never break the computer. Don’t be afraid to try something.
    • When you are just starting out, it’s a good idea to just try a button to see what it does.
    • The more you practice the more confident you will become.
  • 11. Congratulations!
    • Using the mouse is the first step to using a computer and you are now an official Mouse Master.
  • 12. Creative Commons License
    • Written December, 2007 by Lisa Lindsay of Fresno County Public Library.
    • Template from a workshop created by N. Riesgraf for the Hibbing Public Library and revised by Kate Holmes of Jacksonville Public Library.
    • This work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike Licensed. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/