Intro to the PC 50+ users

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Intro to the PC 50+ users

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

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