Lesson1: Basic computing

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Lesson1: Basic computing

  1. 1. Communications Through Technology Lesson one: Basic Communicating Online
  2. 2. 2www.themeart.com 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 safety
  3. 3. 3www.themeart.com 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!
  4. 4. 4www.themeart.com Find these features on your phone:  Your Cell Phone • Camera • Video • Vibrate • Text message • Calculator • Address book • Audio recorder • Internet
  5. 5. 5www.themeart.com The basics slideshow Learn about The Very Basics in this short slideshow. http://www.slideshare.net/mprine/t he-very-basics
  6. 6. 6www.themeart.com 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 tips
  7. 7. 7www.themeart.com Communications Overview • How do you communi- cate? • What do you need to communicate virtually?
  8. 8. 8www.themeart.com With Gmail, you can: Getting Started With E-Mail • Send notes instantly • Send photos • Send videos • Chat live • Video chat • Create folders • Link to other apps Give Gmail a shot!
  9. 9. 9www.themeart.com Keep yourself safe from Email viruses How safely are you using your Email account?
  10. 10. 10www.themeart.com 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 apps
  11. 11. 11www.themeart.com Next week: Using the Internet

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