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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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  • 1. Things You Should Know
    Computer Basics, Passwords, & Other Tidbits
    LeAnn Suchy
    leann@metronet.lib.mn.us
    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 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/-sparrow/102301822/
  • 4. Address bar & URLs
    A URL - metronetmili.pbworks.com
  • 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 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/shaunwong/2040104183/
  • 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 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/brenda-starr/4667174817/
  • 19. Passwords
    Insert CAPS, numb3r5 and $ymbo!$ in place of some letters in common words:
    Image from Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/brenda-starr/4667174817/
  • 22. Passwords
    Take quotes to make a password…
    “‘Tis but a scratch, I’ve had worse.”
    Tb@$Ihw
  • 23. Passwords
    Or how about the bridgekeeper…
  • 24. Passwords
    “What is the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow?”
    • Wita$voau$
  • Password books
  • 25. Password books
  • 26. Everyone can learn new tricks
    Huff post article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/23/virginia-campbell-99-year_n_549496.html
  • 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