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Computer Basics

  1. 1. Welcome to Computer Basics Ewing Branch Library Computer Training Laverne Mann, Trainer [email_address]
  2. 2. Don’t be afraid! <ul><li>Computer waits for you! </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Windows XP – Operating system allows us to use the computer </li></ul>
  3. 3. What will we work on together today? <ul><li>Computer Hardware and Software </li></ul><ul><li>What is the desktop? </li></ul><ul><li>Parts of the Window </li></ul>
  4. 4. Computer Hardware <ul><li>External : </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor </li></ul><ul><li>Printer </li></ul><ul><li>Internal: </li></ul><ul><li>Memory [RAM temp] </li></ul><ul><li>Microprocessor chip </li></ul>
  5. 5. Internal <ul><li>Hard drive [C drive] </li></ul><ul><li>Floppy disk drive [A drive] </li></ul><ul><li>CD drive [D drive] </li></ul><ul><li>Flash or Jump drive [E, F drive] “Removable disk” or Brand Name </li></ul>
  6. 6. Turn the computer on! <ul><li>Press power button </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Desktop’ loaded with software, icons </li></ul><ul><li>Start button- Programs you have </li></ul><ul><li>TASK BAR on bottom </li></ul><ul><li>Start , click once, All Programs </li></ul>
  7. 7. Software-- Microsoft Word <ul><li>Minimize, Maximize, Close X </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>SAVE, SAVE, SAVE! </li></ul><ul><li>Type Your Name </li></ul><ul><li>1.File , Save As </li></ul><ul><li>2.Where? Save in </li></ul><ul><li>3.File Name? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Files are.. {Word, Excel} Store in Folders Find and print a file – CompBasics folder on Desktop Intro to Word Mon 10 AM Or Practice Word/Internet
  10. 10. Internet Explorer ( A browser ) <ul><li>Click Blue E, press enter </li></ul>
  11. 11. IE7 The Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 toolbar, address and tabs. <ul><li>Back. Lets you return to pages you've viewed, beginning with the most recent. </li></ul><ul><li>Once a month classes: </li></ul><ul><li>Practice Word/Internet- Mon 10 AM Internet Basics –Tues 6:30 PM </li></ul>
  12. 12. You should know… Triangle or arrow-- more options Glossary of Terms- (handout) Clicking, Browser, Link, URL Practice at home or at the library. www.mcl.org Weblinks- Computer tutorials
  13. 13. Practice – It can be fun! <ul><li>Fun Websites!: </li></ul><ul><li>www.aarp.com/fun Puzzles, games, books </li></ul><ul><li>http://local.yahoo.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.hallmark.com </li></ul><ul><li>Free e-cards! </li></ul><ul><li>http://maps.google.com/ Maps or driving directions! </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Evaluation form </li></ul><ul><li>Handouts </li></ul>Thank you for your time!

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