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Things to Know


Introduction to basic computer skills people need to know to take the MILI course.

Introduction to basic computer skills people need to know to take the MILI course.

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  • 1. Things You Should Know
    Computer Basics, Passwords, & Other Tidbits
    LeAnn Suchy
    MILI 2011-2012
  • 2. Browsers
  • 3. Mozilla Firefox
    Firefox is your safest bet and will work best with web 2.0 tools
    Image from Flickr -
  • 4. Address bar & URLs
    A URL -
  • 5. Copy, Paste, & Undo
  • 6. Copy, Paste, & Undo
    For PCs:
    • CTRL+C: Copy
    • 7. CTRL+X: Cut
    • 8. CTRL+V: Paste
    • 9. CTRL+Z: Undo
    For Macs:
    • Command+C: Copy
    • 10. Command+X: Cut
    • 11. Command+V: Paste
    • 12. Command+Z: Undo
  • Making the screen bigger
    CTRL+ or Command+
    To make it small: CTRL- or Command-
  • 13. Online identities
    Think about keeping work & play separate
    Image from Flickr -
  • 14. Signing up for accounts
  • 15. Signing up for accounts
  • 16. Usernames
    • john, suzie, nathan, patricia…these usernames are probably taken
    • 17. johnj55104 may be available
    • 18. Make it something memorable to you
  • Passwords
    Be original
    Be creative
    Use CAPS, numb3r5 and $ymbo!$
    Image from Flickr -
  • 19. Passwords
    Insert CAPS, numb3r5 and $ymbo!$ in place of some letters in common words:
    Image from Flickr -
  • 22. Passwords
    Take quotes to make a password…
    “‘Tis but a scratch, I’ve had worse.”
  • 23. Passwords
    Or how about the bridgekeeper…
  • 24. Passwords
    “What is the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow?”
    • Wita$voau$
  • Password books
  • 25. Password books
  • 26. Everyone can learn new tricks
    Huff post article:
  • 27. Everyone can learn new tricks
    Everyone can learn new tricks if they bring…
    • A positive attitude
    • 28. A willingness to try something new
    • 29. The knowledge that even after you try something you may not like it, but you won’t know unless you try
  • Me & Twitter
  • 30. Me & Twitter
    Boo! Hiss!
    So stupid!
    I’m never using that!
  • 31. Me & Twitter
    60% of new Twitter users leave Twitter within a month. I’m sure I’ll be part of that 60%.
  • 32. Me & Twitter
  • 33. I’m your encouragement