Introduction to computers Presented by: Melissa
Basic computer use <ul><li>Parts that make up your computer </li></ul><ul><li>CPU </li></ul>C entral  P rocessing U nit
Basic computer use <ul><li>Parts that make up your computer </li></ul>The Monitor
Basic computer use <ul><li>Parts that make up your computer </li></ul>The Mouse
Basic computer use <ul><li>Parts that make up your computer </li></ul>The Keyboard
Basic computer use Put them all together and you have a “system” that will help you do many tasks.
You can…….. <ul><li>Type letters  make travel plans    Email  Edit photos make signs draw   maps </li></ul><ul><li>  make ...
Adding things to your computer You can enhance your computer by adding different Peripherals, hardware or software to it.
Peripherals <ul><li>Speakers </li></ul>Microphone Web   Camera Printer Scanner
Peripherals <ul><li>Digital Camera </li></ul>
Software write letters, reports etc. Solitare   fix old photos or enhance new ones manage your checking account   this ses...
Terminology CPU
Terminology Right and Left mouse buttons
Terminology Browser
Terminology Refresh
Terminology Task bar
Terminology menu
Terminology Double click and single click
Terminology scroll
Terminology reboot
Terminology Boot up
Terminology Click on
Terminology Right click
Now what?
1. If the computer is turned off…. Press the power button.
2. wait Wait for “Windows” to load.  You will know when it is done when the light stops flashing and all of the program ic...
3. What do you want to do?? This is where you decide on the task that you are asking of the computer. If it is surfing the...
4. Save often If you are working on something on your pc such as a word document or photo editing, it is best to save ofte...
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Parts Of The Pc

  1. 1. Introduction to computers Presented by: Melissa
  2. 2. Basic computer use <ul><li>Parts that make up your computer </li></ul><ul><li>CPU </li></ul>C entral P rocessing U nit
  3. 3. Basic computer use <ul><li>Parts that make up your computer </li></ul>The Monitor
  4. 4. Basic computer use <ul><li>Parts that make up your computer </li></ul>The Mouse
  5. 5. Basic computer use <ul><li>Parts that make up your computer </li></ul>The Keyboard
  6. 6. Basic computer use Put them all together and you have a “system” that will help you do many tasks.
  7. 7. You can…….. <ul><li>Type letters make travel plans Email Edit photos make signs draw maps </li></ul><ul><li> make your own cards </li></ul><ul><li>Surf the web Pay bills read jokes print pictures watch videos </li></ul>
  8. 8. Adding things to your computer You can enhance your computer by adding different Peripherals, hardware or software to it.
  9. 9. Peripherals <ul><li>Speakers </li></ul>Microphone Web Camera Printer Scanner
  10. 10. Peripherals <ul><li>Digital Camera </li></ul>
  11. 11. Software write letters, reports etc. Solitare fix old photos or enhance new ones manage your checking account this session is powerpoint locate a place in the world look for information on subjects watch your favorite shows download and listen to favs Microsoft Word ---- Games ----- Photoshop --- Quicken ---- PowerPoint ---- World map ---- Encyclopedia ---- Watch movies ---- Listen to music ----
  12. 12. Terminology CPU
  13. 13. Terminology Right and Left mouse buttons
  14. 14. Terminology Browser
  15. 15. Terminology Refresh
  16. 16. Terminology Task bar
  17. 17. Terminology menu
  18. 18. Terminology Double click and single click
  19. 19. Terminology scroll
  20. 20. Terminology reboot
  21. 21. Terminology Boot up
  22. 22. Terminology Click on
  23. 23. Terminology Right click
  24. 24. Now what?
  25. 25. 1. If the computer is turned off…. Press the power button.
  26. 26. 2. wait Wait for “Windows” to load. You will know when it is done when the light stops flashing and all of the program icons are in the task bar and you can see the desktop.
  27. 27. 3. What do you want to do?? This is where you decide on the task that you are asking of the computer. If it is surfing the web and you have internet access, simply click on the blue “ e ” that is on your desktop or start menu.
  28. 28. 4. Save often If you are working on something on your pc such as a word document or photo editing, it is best to save often as you never know what could happen. Simply click FILE / SAVE or a shortcut is pressing CTRL + S on the keyboard.

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