Computer Skills for Seniors
A Computer Can Help You <ul><li>Keep information organized </li></ul><ul><li>Write letters and store files </li></ul><ul><...
What is often referred to as a computer is actually several components <ul><li>Computer or “Tower” </li></ul><ul><li>Monit...
<ul><li>The computer is the main operational component.  It is sometimes </li></ul><ul><li>referred to as the tower.  </li...
Monitor <ul><li>The monitor looks like a small TV screen.  It allows you to see the information the computer generates. </...
Keyboard <ul><li>The keyboard allows you to enter data and to manipulate the computer.  The keyboard letters and symbols a...
Mouse <ul><li>The mouse allows you to easily manipulate or operate the computer. </li></ul>
Laptop <ul><li>A Laptop computer has all these components on a smaller scale and made together into one unit. </li></ul>
Turn On <ul><li>To turn on the computer you only have to push a button. </li></ul>
Turn Off <ul><li>To shut down the computer you must close any  open programs and turn off the computer using the mouse. </...
Left Click, Right Click <ul><li>Left mouse button </li></ul><ul><li>Navigate through information </li></ul><ul><li>Right m...
Control Your Mouse <ul><li>Controlling the mouse is difficult for some, but once that is accomplished, you are ready to st...
<ul><li>Thank you for attending the program. </li></ul><ul><li>Questions and Answers? </li></ul>
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  1. 1. Computer Skills for Seniors
  2. 2. A Computer Can Help You <ul><li>Keep information organized </li></ul><ul><li>Write letters and store files </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with family and friends </li></ul><ul><li>Look for information </li></ul><ul><li>Submit forms </li></ul><ul><li>Entertainment </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is often referred to as a computer is actually several components <ul><li>Computer or “Tower” </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor </li></ul><ul><li>Keyboard </li></ul><ul><li>Mouse </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>The computer is the main operational component. It is sometimes </li></ul><ul><li>referred to as the tower. </li></ul><ul><li>The other components can not </li></ul><ul><li>operate without the computer </li></ul><ul><li>and without the accessories </li></ul><ul><li>you can not see or manipulate </li></ul><ul><li>what the computer is doing. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Monitor <ul><li>The monitor looks like a small TV screen. It allows you to see the information the computer generates. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Keyboard <ul><li>The keyboard allows you to enter data and to manipulate the computer. The keyboard letters and symbols are laid out like a typewriter. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Mouse <ul><li>The mouse allows you to easily manipulate or operate the computer. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Laptop <ul><li>A Laptop computer has all these components on a smaller scale and made together into one unit. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Turn On <ul><li>To turn on the computer you only have to push a button. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Turn Off <ul><li>To shut down the computer you must close any open programs and turn off the computer using the mouse. </li></ul><ul><li>Start </li></ul><ul><li>Turn off </li></ul><ul><li>Turn off </li></ul>
  11. 11. Left Click, Right Click <ul><li>Left mouse button </li></ul><ul><li>Navigate through information </li></ul><ul><li>Right mouse button </li></ul><ul><li>Program operation </li></ul><ul><li>options </li></ul>
  12. 12. Control Your Mouse <ul><li>Controlling the mouse is difficult for some, but once that is accomplished, you are ready to start learning how to surf the Internet, operate programs and check your email. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Thank you for attending the program. </li></ul><ul><li>Questions and Answers? </li></ul>
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