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Understanding the computer



Understanding the Computer: For those of us who still don't know

Understanding the Computer: For those of us who still don't know



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  • Understanding the Computer For those of us who still don’t know.
  • No idea what to do with this?
  • No idea what to do with this? ITS OK!!!
  • Does this look Familiar? • … even slightly?...
  • Does this look Familiar?There’s help!
  • Meet the ComputerLets take this slowly, shall we?
  • First Things FirstLets find out what all this crap is
  • All computers are basically the same:
  • System Unit aka “The Tower”
  • Tower Essentials POWER BUTTON!!Press, hold, and release to turn that baby on!
  • Tower Essentials CD DrivePress and release to eject tray. Insert CD and close gently!
  • Tower EssentialsStores all theinformation andprograms.Runs Everything.Very Important!!
  • Tower Essentials
  • The MonitorOnly has one essential feature
  • The Monitor The POWER BUTTON!! Always check to see if the monitor Is already turned onThis can be done by moving the mouse or pressing a button on the keyboard.If the monitor appears to be off always test before pressing the power button onthe tower!! It may just be sleeping to save you money on your electric bill!!!
  • The Keyboard THIS IS IT
  • The KeyboardUsed for Typing and Moving the Cursor
  • The MouseThis is for cats Good Kitty.
  • The MouseThis is NOT for cats Bad Kitty.
  • The MouseLeft Button Right ButtonUsed for Selecting Used to access options
  • The MouseMove the Mouse on a flat surface to move the cursor on the monitor screen.
  • SpeakersThey’re right here.
  • Computer System Now you have one.
  • What if you got a laptop instead?! OH NO!
  • What if you got a laptop instead?! IT’S OK!
  • Monitor Speakers KeyboardPOWER BUTTON!! Mouse
  • Mouse
  • Mouse???
  • Go Ahead Be AMAZED
  • OK… That’s GreatNow You Know What All This Crap Is
  • What do you do Now? Let’s Look Inside
  • Psych!Let’s Just Turn the Thing On!
  • Remember!The POWER BUTTON!!
  • Remember! POWER BUTTON!!
  • The Desktop
  • The Cursor =
  • The Cursor =Move it with your Mouse
  • The Cursor = Move it here
  • The Cursor = Move it there
  • The Cursor =Move it anywhere
  • The Cursor =And click your stuff
  • Back to the Desktop Consists of: • My Documents • My Computer • Recycle Bin • Start Menu
  • Start Menu AccessEverything From Here
  • Start MenuClick HERE For the Internet
  • Start MenuClick HERE To check E-mail
  • Start MenuClick HERETo view All Programs on the Computer
  • Start Menu Click HERE To access Your Documents
  • Start Menu Click HERE To access Your Pictures
  • Start Menu Click HERE To navigate stuff in different drives
  • Start Menu Click HERE To access Windows “Help” feature
  • Start Menu I suggest you don’t use this stuff right away
  • Start Menu Use this to search for a specific file, folder, or program by name
  • Start Menu Click HERE to Properly Shut Down Computer
  • How Can You Use Any of This
  • You can type all of your papers up on a Word Processing Program! (view next video forWord Processing intro)
  • Then, save thedocument you typed as a file in “My Documents” folderon your computer or on to a CD!
  • Why Bother?Lets COMPARE your paper-based office with a computer based office, shall we?
  • Paper-based OfficeLocation=Office Space
  • Computer-based Office Location= Computer
  • Paper-based OfficeDocument=Piece of Paper
  • Computer-based Office Document= File
  • Paper-based OfficeDocumentcreated on=Pad of Papers
  • Computer-based Office Document created on= Word Processing Program
  • Paper-based Office Documents saved in= Filing Cabinets
  • Computer- based OfficeDocument saved in= Folders
  • Paper-based OfficeOrganization=Can get Messy
  • Computer-based Office Organization= Clean and easy Also, can be backed up or shared easily if desired!
  • So…Does this make a little more sense now?
  • GoodLet’s give it a try now