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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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    • Things You Should Know
      Computer Basics, Passwords, & Other Tidbits
      LeAnn Suchy
      leann@metronet.lib.mn.us
      MILI 2011-2012
    • Browsers
    • Mozilla Firefox
      Firefox is your safest bet and will work best with web 2.0 tools
      Image from Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/-sparrow/102301822/
    • Address bar & URLs
      A URL - metronetmili.pbworks.com
    • Copy, Paste, & Undo
    • Copy, Paste, & Undo
      For PCs:
      • CTRL+C: Copy
      • CTRL+X: Cut
      • CTRL+V: Paste
      • CTRL+Z: Undo
      For Macs:
      • Command+C: Copy
      • Command+X: Cut
      • Command+V: Paste
      • Command+Z: Undo
    • Making the screen bigger
      CTRL+ or Command+
      To make it small: CTRL- or Command-
    • Online identities
      Think about keeping work & play separate
      Image from Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/shaunwong/2040104183/
    • Signing up for accounts
    • Signing up for accounts
    • Usernames
      • john, suzie, nathan, patricia…these usernames are probably taken
      • johnj55104 may be available
      • Make it something memorable to you
    • Passwords
      Be original
      Be creative
      Use CAPS, numb3r5 and $ymbo!$
      Image from Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/brenda-starr/4667174817/
    • Passwords
      Insert CAPS, numb3r5 and $ymbo!$ in place of some letters in common words:
      • M!nnes0t@
      • F1$h1ng
      • $n0wm0bile
      Image from Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/brenda-starr/4667174817/
    • Passwords
      Take quotes to make a password…
      “‘Tis but a scratch, I’ve had worse.”
      Tb@$Ihw
    • Passwords
      Or how about the bridgekeeper…
    • Passwords
      “What is the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow?”
      • Wita$voau$
    • Password books
    • Password books
    • Everyone can learn new tricks
      Huff post article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/23/virginia-campbell-99-year_n_549496.html
    • Everyone can learn new tricks
      Everyone can learn new tricks if they bring…
      • A positive attitude
      • A willingness to try something new
      • The knowledge that even after you try something you may not like it, but you won’t know unless you try
    • Me & Twitter
    • Me & Twitter
      Boo! Hiss!
      So stupid!
      I’m never using that!
    • Me & Twitter
      60% of new Twitter users leave Twitter within a month. I’m sure I’ll be part of that 60%.
    • Me & Twitter
    • I’m your encouragement