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    Lesson1:  Basic computing Lesson1: Basic computing Presentation Transcript

    • Communications ThroughTechnology Lesson one: Basic Communicating Online
    • Objectives 1. Identify key features of your cell phone, the most basic communication tool. 2. Recognize and define key terms including PC, Mac, operating system, programs and applications, online activity, downloading and uploading, anti-virus software, online scams 3. Demonstrate skills including locating files on your computer, understand different types of files, copy and paste, accessing an e-mail account, logging into the Internet, finding the course website, opening links on the website and viewing videos 4. Discover 3 ways to improve your online safetywww.themeart.com 2
    • Introduction to the course  5 sessions, can be repeated  Skills: Learn as you go  Your role is active  Web enhanced course, See Collegeofthe Emeriti site.  Google will be used to take advantage of many apps  Review and practice!www.themeart.com 3
    •  Your Cell Phone Find these features on your phone: • Camera • Video • Vibrate • Text message • Calculator • Address book • Audio recorder • Internetwww.themeart.com 4
    • The basics slideshow Learn about The Very Basics in this short slideshow. http://www.slideshare.net/mprine/t he-very-basicswww.themeart.com 5
    • Computer Basics • Understanding files & directories • Downloading and uploading • Saving a file(to a USB drive, to your computer, to a memory card, by e-mailing) • Online safety tipswww.themeart.com 6
    • Communications Overview • How do you communi- cate? • What do you need to communicate virtually?www.themeart.com 7
    • Getting Started With E-Mail With Gmail, you can:• Send notes instantly• Send photos Give Gmail a shot!• Send videos• Chat live• Video chat• Create folders• Link to other appswww.themeart.com 8
    • Keep yourself safe from Email viruses How safely are you using your Email account?www.themeart.com 9
    • Activities you can do now  Set up a Gmail account  Set up an iGoogle page  Set up a blog and comment on what you learned today  Investigate what other things you can do with Google appswww.themeart.com 10
    • Next week: Using the Internetwww.themeart.com 11