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Basic computer class_2

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  1. 1. Basic Computer Class Lesson 2 Learning the keyboard
  2. 2. Review from Lesson 1 <ul><li>What is hardware? </li></ul><ul><li>- physical components – ex: monitor, CPU, keyboard, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>What is software? </li></ul><ul><li>- non-physical components, instructions for the hardware –ex: programs, operating system (Windows XP, Vista) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Review from Lesson 1 cont. <ul><li>How do I launch a program? </li></ul><ul><li>Double click on an icon </li></ul><ul><li>Or </li></ul><ul><li>Click Start button </li></ul><ul><li>Roll mouse up to Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the program you want off the menu </li></ul>
  4. 4. Launching MS Word <ul><li>Launching MS Word </li></ul><ul><li>Double click on the MS Word icon </li></ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul><ul><li>Click Start </li></ul><ul><li>Roll mouse up to programs </li></ul><ul><li>Click Microsoft word off of programs menu </li></ul><ul><li>OR Click Microsoft Office </li></ul><ul><li>Click Microsoft Word </li></ul><ul><li>Now you can see the cursor the blinking vertical line. Your mouse arrow turns into a little I with lines beside it. Just move it out of the way, we won’t be using it right away. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Cursor and Arrow <ul><li>Arrow - where the mouse is currently pointing. When you are in Microsoft Word, your arrow turns into the capital letter I. </li></ul><ul><li>Cursor - blinking vertical line that shows you where the mouse pointer is located </li></ul>
  6. 6. Shift, Backspace & Delete <ul><li>Shift - used to make capital letters and functions active on the top part of the key </li></ul><ul><li>Backspace - used to delete text when moving backwards over the text (right to left) </li></ul><ul><li>Delete - used to erase text when moving (left to right) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Lab: Shift and Backspace <ul><li>4. Press the Shift key and number 5 key </li></ul><ul><li>Press the Shift key and letter t key </li></ul><ul><li>6. Press the Backspace key to erase everything to the left. </li></ul><ul><li>Press the Shift key and letter a key </li></ul><ul><li>Press the Shift key and number 2 key </li></ul><ul><li>Press the Shift key and 4 key </li></ul>
  8. 8. Arrow Keys, Enter Key and Space Bar <ul><li>Arrow keys - used to move the cursor up, down, left and right over the text without deleting in or changing it </li></ul><ul><li>Enter - used to issue or confirm a command or move your text line down in a word processor program, just like the return key on a typewriter. </li></ul><ul><li>Space Bar – used to create one space at a time. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Lab: Space Bar, Arrow Keys, Enter Key and Delete Key <ul><li>Type: Books are great </li></ul><ul><li>Tap left arrow key until you have the cursor before the word Books </li></ul><ul><li>Tap the delete key until you have deleted Books </li></ul><ul><li>Type: Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Tap your right arrow key until you reach the end of the sentence. </li></ul><ul><li>Press Enter </li></ul>
  10. 10. A Note about Microsoft Word <ul><li>As you will see, Microsoft Word has interesting features. </li></ul><ul><li>1. A dictionary - it automatically underlines in red, words it doesn’t find in its built in dictionary or if the dictionary states it is a proper noun that should be capitalized, as The (see picture to the right) </li></ul><ul><li>2. Grammar checker - It underlines words in green, that have more than two spaces in between them or if the sentence is a fragment and so on... </li></ul><ul><li>You can learn more about MS Word in a separate class </li></ul>
  11. 11. Lab: Apostrophe, Slash, Comma and Period <ul><li>1. Making an Apostrophe </li></ul><ul><li>It is the key with ‘ on it. Located to the left of enter key. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Making a forward slash </li></ul><ul><li>It is the key to the left of the right shift key </li></ul><ul><li>3. Making a Comma </li></ul><ul><li>Press the key that has < on it, it is located by the letter M toward the bottom right. This creates the comma , </li></ul><ul><li>Making a Period </li></ul><ul><li>Press the key that has the > on it, right by the comma key. This creates the period. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Lab 5: Typing Exercises <ul><li>Type: Snoopy is a dog. </li></ul><ul><li>Press Enter </li></ul><ul><li>Type: Lucy’s friend is smart. </li></ul><ul><li>Press Enter </li></ul><ul><li>Type: He likes his blanket. </li></ul><ul><li>Press Enter </li></ul><ul><li>Type: Lucy charges $.05 for candy. </li></ul><ul><li>See how Enter moves your cursor down one line. </li></ul><ul><li>Use the the arrow keys </li></ul><ul><li>to move the cursor through the text </li></ul><ul><li>1. Press the arrow key pointing up </li></ul><ul><li>2. Press the arrow key pointing down </li></ul><ul><li>3. Press the arrow key pointing left </li></ul><ul><li>4. Press the arrow key pointing right </li></ul><ul><li>See how the arrow keys can save you time if you want to move your cursor to the word that has misspellings or a word you want to change. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Lab: Websites, Symbols <ul><li>Type: Hello, how are you? </li></ul><ul><li>2. Press Enter </li></ul><ul><li>3. Type: ! @ # $ % ^ & * </li></ul><ul><li>4. Press Enter </li></ul><ul><li>5. Type: Hey! Where are you @, you owe me $. </li></ul><ul><li>Any questions? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Lab: Difference between Delete and Backspace <ul><li>Learning the difference between delete and backspace </li></ul><ul><li>Backspace - erases text from right to left </li></ul><ul><li><= I (The direction text is deleted from) </li></ul><ul><li>Delete - erases everything from left to right </li></ul><ul><li>I => (The direction text is deleted from) </li></ul><ul><li>Do the following exercise: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Type: </li></ul><ul><li>Snoopy and Charlie Brown are friends </li></ul><ul><li>2. Press Backspace key and erase friends </li></ul><ul><li>3. Use your left arrow key (move to the left) to place the cursor before the word Snoopy and use the delete key to erase Snoopy </li></ul>
  15. 15. Lab: Closing Microsoft Word <ul><li>Closing MS Word document: </li></ul><ul><li>1 . Click X in top right hand corner </li></ul><ul><li>2. MS Word will ask: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Do you want to save your changes?” </li></ul><ul><li>3. Click ‘No’ on the window </li></ul><ul><li>4. MS Word will close down </li></ul><ul><li>5. Look on the toolbar at the bottom of your screen, if you have any other programs running. </li></ul><ul><li>6. If you do, click on the program on the toolbar and click X in the right hand corner to close the program </li></ul>
  16. 16. Start Button <ul><li>Start button is located on the bottom left of your screen </li></ul><ul><li>Button that starts all the programs (including Internet Explorer) </li></ul><ul><li>2. Initiates shutdown </li></ul><ul><li>(These are the two most important functions) </li></ul>
  17. 17. Lab: Shutting down the computer <ul><li>1. Click start button </li></ul><ul><li>2. Click shutdown </li></ul><ul><li>3. Click down arrow on the textbox, click “shutdown” </li></ul><ul><li>4. Click OK button computer will now shutdown all programs and the computer will turn itself off </li></ul><ul><li>This is the proper way to shutdown a computer. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Lab: CTRL, ALT & Delete <ul><li>How to press CTRL, ALT and Delete together </li></ul><ul><li>Press Ctrl first (with left pinky), holding it down </li></ul><ul><li>Press Alt (with second finger on left hand) holding it down </li></ul><ul><li>Press Delete with index finger on the right hand </li></ul><ul><li>Why do we need to do this? </li></ul><ul><li>These computers have security on them so that </li></ul><ul><li>you have to put in a password before they will </li></ul><ul><li>finish starting up. Press CTRL, ALT & Delete so </li></ul><ul><li>that the computer takes you to the logon screen </li></ul><ul><li>where you can enter your password to unlock </li></ul><ul><li>the computer (this is only for the library’s setup, </li></ul><ul><li>you won’t have to do this at home) </li></ul>
  19. 19. Lab: Starting up the computer <ul><li>1. Press the power button on the CPU, located on the front of the CPU </li></ul><ul><li>2. Wait until you see the window picture to the right </li></ul><ul><li>3. Press CTRL, ALT & Delete at the same time (refer to page 17) </li></ul><ul><li>4. Press Enter key when log on window comes up Or use the mouse and click OK </li></ul><ul><li>5. Computer will finish coming up </li></ul><ul><li>You won’t have to do press ctrl, alt & delete at home, this is just for the Library’s setup. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Questions? <ul><li>Please ask any questions. </li></ul><ul><li>Computers can be a great help or hindrance if not used properly. </li></ul>