Understanding the computer

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Understanding the computer

  1. 1. Understanding the Computer For those of us who still don’t know.
  2. 2. No idea what to do with this?
  3. 3. No idea what to do with this? ITS OK!!!
  4. 4. Does this look Familiar? • … even slightly?...
  5. 5. Does this look Familiar?There’s help!
  6. 6. Meet the ComputerLets take this slowly, shall we?
  7. 7. First Things FirstLets find out what all this crap is
  8. 8. All computers are basically the same:
  9. 9. System Unit aka “The Tower”
  10. 10. Tower Essentials POWER BUTTON!!Press, hold, and release to turn that baby on!
  11. 11. Tower Essentials CD DrivePress and release to eject tray. Insert CD and close gently!
  12. 12. Tower EssentialsStores all theinformation andprograms.Runs Everything.Very Important!!
  13. 13. Tower Essentials
  14. 14. The MonitorOnly has one essential feature
  15. 15. 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!!!
  16. 16. The Keyboard THIS IS IT
  17. 17. The KeyboardUsed for Typing and Moving the Cursor
  18. 18. The MouseThis is for cats Good Kitty.
  19. 19. The MouseThis is NOT for cats Bad Kitty.
  20. 20. The MouseLeft Button Right ButtonUsed for Selecting Used to access options
  21. 21. The MouseMove the Mouse on a flat surface to move the cursor on the monitor screen.
  22. 22. SpeakersThey’re right here.
  23. 23. Computer System Now you have one.
  24. 24. What if you got a laptop instead?! OH NO!
  25. 25. What if you got a laptop instead?! IT’S OK!
  26. 26. Monitor Speakers KeyboardPOWER BUTTON!! Mouse
  27. 27. Mouse
  28. 28. Mouse???
  29. 29. Go Ahead Be AMAZED
  30. 30. OK… That’s GreatNow You Know What All This Crap Is
  31. 31. What do you do Now? Let’s Look Inside
  32. 32. Psych!Let’s Just Turn the Thing On!
  33. 33. Remember!The POWER BUTTON!!
  34. 34. Remember! POWER BUTTON!!
  35. 35. The Desktop
  36. 36. The Cursor =
  37. 37. The Cursor =Move it with your Mouse
  38. 38. The Cursor = Move it here
  39. 39. The Cursor = Move it there
  40. 40. The Cursor =Move it anywhere
  41. 41. The Cursor =And click your stuff
  42. 42. Back to the Desktop Consists of: • My Documents • My Computer • Recycle Bin • Start Menu
  43. 43. Start Menu AccessEverything From Here
  44. 44. Start MenuClick HERE For the Internet
  45. 45. Start MenuClick HERE To check E-mail
  46. 46. Start MenuClick HERETo view All Programs on the Computer
  47. 47. Start Menu Click HERE To access Your Documents
  48. 48. Start Menu Click HERE To access Your Pictures
  49. 49. Start Menu Click HERE To navigate stuff in different drives
  50. 50. Start Menu Click HERE To access Windows “Help” feature
  51. 51. Start Menu I suggest you don’t use this stuff right away
  52. 52. Start Menu Use this to search for a specific file, folder, or program by name
  53. 53. Start Menu Click HERE to Properly Shut Down Computer
  54. 54. How Can You Use Any of This
  55. 55. You can type all of your papers up on a Word Processing Program! (view next video forWord Processing intro)
  56. 56. Then, save thedocument you typed as a file in “My Documents” folderon your computer or on to a CD!
  57. 57. Why Bother?Lets COMPARE your paper-based office with a computer based office, shall we?
  58. 58. Paper-based OfficeLocation=Office Space
  59. 59. Computer-based Office Location= Computer
  60. 60. Paper-based OfficeDocument=Piece of Paper
  61. 61. Computer-based Office Document= File
  62. 62. Paper-based OfficeDocumentcreated on=Pad of Papers
  63. 63. Computer-based Office Document created on= Word Processing Program
  64. 64. Paper-based Office Documents saved in= Filing Cabinets
  65. 65. Computer- based OfficeDocument saved in= Folders
  66. 66. Paper-based OfficeOrganization=Can get Messy
  67. 67. Computer-based Office Organization= Clean and easy Also, can be backed up or shared easily if desired!
  68. 68. So…Does this make a little more sense now?
  69. 69. GoodLet’s give it a try now

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