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Intro to the PC 50+ users

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Presentation I use to introduce over 50 yrs individuals who are new to computing.

Presentation I use to introduce over 50 yrs individuals who are new to computing.

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  • 1. Which is smarter?
  • 2. Which is smarter?
    Neither one.
  • 3. What does it help you do?
  • Parts of a computer
    Monitor
  • Parts of a computer
    Keyboard
    • Give orders
    • 9. “Input Data”
  • Parts of a computer
    Mouse
    Controls the Cursor
    • Points at things
    • 10. Moves stuff around
  • Parts of a computer
    TOWER aka CPU
    (Central Processing Unit)
    • Full of electronic stuff
  • Electronic Stuff
    Hard Drive
    “The Library”
    • Storage
    • 11. Bigger is better
    • 12. Typical 160 GB
    • 13. 100 GB – 28,000 photos
  • Electronic Stuff
    RAM
    (Random Access Memory)
    “The Librarian”
  • How to work the controlsThe Keyboard
  • 17. How to work the controlsThe Keyboard
    QWERTY
    Typing
  • 18. How to work the controlsThe Keyboard
    “10 key”
  • 19. How to work the controlsThe Keyboard
    Function Keys F1-F12
    F5 is used to “refresh” Internet pages.
  • 20. What your Mouse does
    Easy navigation
    Point
    Select
    Move
    Controls Cursor
  • 21. The Anatomy of a Mouse
    Standard mouse is
    built for Right Handers
    Left-handed models are available
  • 22. The Anatomy of a Mouse
    Left Button
    Click once to select or highlight
    Click twice to open or start
    Click and hold to see details or help
  • 23. The Anatomy of a Mouse
    Right Button
    Click and hold to access shortcuts
  • 24. So Far, So Good
    Monitor – see what we’re doing
    Keyboard – put information in
    Mouse – moves and points to stuff
    TOWER – holds the electronics
    Hard Drive – where stuff is stored
    RAM – gets your stuff for you
  • 25. Time for a little jargon:
    Hardware –
    Any of the actual physical devices, controls, and equipment used.
    Software –
    a.k.a. “Programs” – we use Hardware to access and use Software.
  • 26. Kinds of Computers
    Desktop
    Home or office
    • More storage
    • 27. Connections
  • Kinds of Computers
    Notebook
    a.k.a. “Laptop”
    All-In One
  • Kinds of Computers
    Netbook
    “Mini Notebook”
  • What’s the Difference?
    PC
    Windows
    Apple
    OS
  • 32. What is Windows?
    “The Rules”
    Windows is the software program that runs a PC.
    Two versions are common
    Windows XP (2001)
    Windows Vista (2007)
    New – Windows 7 (2009)
  • 33. 3 Most popular things to do with a Computer.
    Word Processing - Microsoft Word
    Records management – Microsoft Excel
    Communication – Internet and Email
  • 34. How to turn it on/off
    “Power” button will probably look like this.
    To turn on the computer, press it once.