BasicComputingAn absolute introductioninto using a Computer!
The Goals• To be able to turn on a computer• Know how to use the Keyboard and Mouse• Open A Program• Save and Reopen Introduction a file This is a class for a absolute introduction into• Delete a file using a computer.• turn Off your computer
Remember thatyou cannot breakyour computer bymaking a mistake.Any non physicaldamage done to a Number Onecomputer Thingis easy reversible. Experience is the name everySo do not worry if one gives to their mistakes. -something goes Oscar Wildewrong.
What Is aComputer?a machine thatchanges information according towell defined rules. Examples ofearly computers are the astrolabeand the abacus. Moderncomputers are able to controltraffic lights, cars or locks moderncomputers can be used to playmusic or video.
MouseA device that controls themovement of the cursor on thedisplay screen.
Touch-pada pointing device featuring atouch sensor, that can translatethe motion and position of ausers fingers to a relativeposition on screen.
Keyboardis an important device that allowsa person to enter symbols likeletters and numbers into acomputer. It is the main inputdevice for most computers.
Power On/OffSwitchThe power on/off switch formodern PCs is on the front ofthe case
Lets All BeginThe First Thing Is first Find The Power Button.
What IS the screen I see now The first screen you see when your computer starts up is called the desktop. On your desktop, you will see small icons, which represent the different programs that are available for you to use. In order to navigate and move around on your desktop, you will need to use the mouse, which acts as a pointer, and which you need to use to tell the computer which program you want to use.
How do I use the mouse tomove around my screen?As you slide your mouse around, it will move thearrow pointer (cursor) on your screen inresponse. If your mouse slips off the edge of thedesk or runs into the keyboard, just pick it upand move it back into the middle. Your mousewill not do anything if it cannot slide on a flatsurface. If you have a touch screen pad, justslide your finger gently across the pad to movethe cursor.
The Start Menu This is the most important thing on your desktop This is located at the bottom left corner of your screen. Click on this button and you should see some of your programs. The Start Button
The Start MenuTheses are themost used These Are The FoldersprogrammesThe all programsmenu The Power Buttons
The Start Menu You will also see a section that says “All Programs” near the bottom. If you move your cursor on top of that, a new box and click it, it will open with the rest of your programs. You can open any of these by left-clicking on them.
The Start MenuFind “Wordpad” andclick on it (it may be inaccessories). You havejust opened your firstprogram. Wordpad is atext editor and allowsyou to write text.
Wordpad In WordPad there is a place you can write text. You can change the way the text looks and how big it is For now just write a few lines in the world press
File management Click the picture of a disk in the top left hand corner of the screen. We have to think of a smart name, and put it in once we have a good name we have to think were we are going to save it After we are done you must click on the save button
Closing a program Once we have saved are file and that we are done with it we must close it. We do this by clicking the red “x” in the left hand corner
File ManagementIn the start menu find“Computer” and click on it!
File Management On the side find and click documents You should see the file we named before We can double click it to open it You can right click it to see another menu You can drag it as well
File Management Right Click the white space and selectee “New” then “File”. Now that we have a new file we can add our text document to the file. To delete a file we can right click the file and then click delete
Shut Down Once you are finished what you wish to do on your computer, you will begin the “Shut Down” process. The first thing you want to do is save any files or documents that you have open if you want to save them, and then close all of the programs you have open (red “x” on the top right corner of all your screens). Also check to make sure that there are no programs open along the bottom toolbar (if there are, click to open them and then click the red “x”). When all of the programs are closed, move your mouse over so that your cursor is on top of the “Start” menu button at the bottom left of your screen.