Introduction To Computers


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Can’t tell your mother board from your floppy drive? This class is for you! Learn the basic terms and use of computers. We will be learning the parts of the computer and what they do, how to use the mouse and keyboard, and how to use and manipulate the "windows" in your computer.

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  • Nuts and bolts of the system
    USB was designed to allow many peripherals to be connected using a single standardized interface socket and to improve the plug-and-play capabilities by allowing devices to be connected and disconnected without rebooting the computer (hot swapping). Other convenient features include providing power to low-consumption devices without the need for an external power supply and allowing many devices to be used without requiring manufacturer specific, individual device drivers to be installed.
  • 1 Monitor
    2 Motherboard - the central or primary circuit board
    3,4,5 Sockets and components CPU or Processor
    6 Power source
    7,8 drives
    9 keyboard
    10 mouse
  • An important piece of hardware that allows its user to navigate and communicate with the computer
    Left clicking is most common*
  • Demonstrate this
  • Like blueprints for a contractor or rules for a game or auto repair manual for a mechanic.
  • Makes operating a computer much easier to use
    Uses a “window format”
    Uses pictures, icons and simple terms instead of technical ones
  • Desktop & Start menu, icons, programs
    Basic components
    Title bar
    Multiple windows
    Use website as example of scroll bar
  • 1 byte =1 letter
    1000 bytes = 1 KB
    1 million bytes =1000 KB = 1MB
    1 billion bytes = 1000 MB = 1GB
    A 1GB flash drive roughly equals 700 3.5 inch Floppys
  • Always Use the start menu
    Beware and be aware
  • Introduction To Computers

    1. 1. Library Community Courses Presents Christian County Library Phone: 581-2432 Email: Please have a seat, fill out and fold your name card, and complete the pre-evaluation form. We will be starting shortly. Instructor: Taneesa Hall This project has been made possible by a grant from the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. Introduction to Computers
    2. 2. Objectives  Increase familiarity with computers  Cover basic vocabulary  Identify hardware and software  Learn basic operations  Manipulating windows  Do’s & Don’ts
    3. 3. Hardware  Monitor  Keyboard  Mouse  Motherboard  CPU  Drives  Storage devices
    4. 4. Parts
    5. 5. Mouse  Left Button  Right Button  Scroll wheel  Navigating  Orientation  Mouse pads Right Button Left Button Scroll wheel
    6. 6.  Pointer  “Hand” pointer  I-Beam What’s my mouse doing?
    7. 7. Mouse Actions  Point  Click  Left click  Right click  Double Click  Click and drag  Highlight  Scroll
    8. 8. The Keyboard  Letters and Numbers  Enter  Arrow keys  Page up and down  Home  End  Ctrl, Shift  Tab  Function Keys
    9. 9. Software  A set of instructions the computer uses to tell the hardware what to do - - enables particular tasks
    10. 10. Operating System  a Graphical User Interface that can run many programs simultaneously and allows its user to manipulate and interact more freely  Windows is the most common
    11. 11. The Desktop Icons Start Button Task Bar
    12. 12. Windows Title Bar Minimize, Maximize, Close Start Menu Active window Inactive window Scroll Bar
    13. 13. Storage Devices  Floppy Disc  CD Rom  Flash Drive
    14. 14. Safety & Cautions  Safe shut down  Viruses, spyware  Scams, hoaxes  Security, privacy
    15. 15.  Thank you for coming  Feel free to repeat this class or sign up for other classes at the circulation desk Questions?