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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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    Intro to the PC 50+ users Intro to the PC 50+ users Presentation Transcript

    • Which is smarter?
    • Which is smarter?
      Neither one.
    • What does it help you do?
      • Create
      • Organize
      • Store
      • Share
    • Parts of a computer
      Monitor
      • Watch stuff
      • Like a TV
      • LCD screen
    • Parts of a computer
      Keyboard
      • Give orders
      • “Input Data”
    • Parts of a computer
      Mouse
      Controls the Cursor
      • Points at things
      • Moves stuff around
    • Parts of a computer
      TOWER aka CPU
      (Central Processing Unit)
      • Full of electronic stuff
    • Electronic Stuff
      Hard Drive
      “The Library”
      • Storage
      • Bigger is better
      • Typical 160 GB
      • 100 GB – 28,000 photos
    • Electronic Stuff
      RAM
      (Random Access Memory)
      “The Librarian”
      • Finds
      • Organizes
      • Bigger = Faster
      • Typical 1 to 3 GB
    • How to work the controlsThe Keyboard
    • How to work the controlsThe Keyboard
      QWERTY
      Typing
    • How to work the controlsThe Keyboard
      “10 key”
    • How to work the controlsThe Keyboard
      Function Keys F1-F12
      F5 is used to “refresh” Internet pages.
    • What your Mouse does
      Easy navigation
      Point
      Select
      Move
      Controls Cursor
    • The Anatomy of a Mouse
      Standard mouse is
      built for Right Handers
      Left-handed models are available
    • 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
    • The Anatomy of a Mouse
      Right Button
      Click and hold to access shortcuts
    • 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
    • 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.
    • Kinds of Computers
      Desktop
      Home or office
      • More storage
      • Connections
    • Kinds of Computers
      Notebook
      a.k.a. “Laptop”
      All-In One
      • Portable
      • Convenient
    • Kinds of Computers
      Netbook
      “Mini Notebook”
      • All-In One
      • Very Portable
      • Very Convenient
      • Limited features
    • What’s the Difference?
      PC
      Windows
      Apple
      OS
    • 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)
    • 3 Most popular things to do with a Computer.
      Word Processing - Microsoft Word
      Records management – Microsoft Excel
      Communication – Internet and Email
    • How to turn it on/off
      “Power” button will probably look like this.
      To turn on the computer, press it once.