WHPL Computer Basics 2011


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Computer class taught at the West Haven Public Library.

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WHPL Computer Basics 2011

  1. 1. Computer Basics westhavenpl.orgSeniors West Haven Public Library
  2. 2. Computer Hardware Monitor Mouse Keyboard
  3. 3. Laptop Monitor Keyboard Mouse
  4. 4. Keyboard BackspaceTab – indent Shift Space Bar
  5. 5. Mouse Scroll Wheel Click- Right left Click
  6. 6. Questions?  Parts of the computer
  7. 7. Computer Software  Includes programs  Operating System= The program the runs the computers  Windows 7 or Windows XP  Microsoft Office= Software package including Word, Excel, PowerPoint programs.  Web browser= program used to access the web  Internet Explorer  Firefox
  8. 8. DesktopIcons Start Menu
  9. 9. Web Browser- Firefox URL- Address Search Box Navigation-Back & Forward
  10. 10. WWWWeb page – a single document or page onthe world wide web.Website – a group of related web pageswith a common address.
  11. 11. URL (Uniform Resource Locator) The address that connects you with a website.Parts of the URLhttp://www.westhavenpl.org/ http:// = protocol called Hypertext Transfer Protocol www. = World Wide Web westhavenpl = domain name .org = domain typeDomain Types .com = commercial .org = generally nonprofit organizations .edu = higher education .gov = U.S. government agency
  12. 12. Search Engine Definition A website that indexes billions of pages and sites on the world wide web. Examples
  13. 13. Search Engines http:// www.google.com http:// www.yahoo.com http:// www.bing.com http://www.dogpile.com
  14. 14. How to Search Search Box
  15. 15. Modifying ResultsQuotation marks “ ” Creates a phrase search with the exact words in the exact order.Advanced Search Google, Dogpile, and other true search engines allow you to use parameters to help adjust your search.
  16. 16. Evaluating Websites• Accuracy Who wrote the page? Can you contact them? What is the purpose or why was it created?• Authority What credentials are listed for the author(s)? What institution publishes this? Check the domain.• Objectivity How detailed is the information? Why was this site created? Does the information show a minimum of bias?
  17. 17. Evaluating Websites4. Currency When was it created? When was it last updated? Are the links current and live?5. Coverage What is the intrinsic value of the information? Is the material in-depth? Is the information provided cited? Is the information free?
  18. 18. Trusted health informationhttp://medlineplus.gov
  19. 19. Questions? • websites • urls • searching
  20. 20. DesktopIcons Start Menu
  21. 21. Microsoft Word
  22. 22. Microsoft Word- Toolbars Font Settings Paragraph Settings
  23. 23. Word- Review Tab
  24. 24. File Menu Save Print
  25. 25. Saving your Documents Flash Drive Plugs into the USB port on the front of most computers
  26. 26. Accessing your flash drive
  27. 27. Accessing your flash drive
  28. 28. Saving to your Flash drive Save
  29. 29. Saving to your Flash driveChoose locationto save in Name the Document
  30. 30. Saving to your Flash drive Scroll down to look for your flash drive
  31. 31. Saving to your Flash drive Your drive will show Displays your files Select your drive
  32. 32. Saving to your Flash driveAfter naming yourdocument Click save
  33. 33. Questions?  Microsoft Word  Using a flash drive  Saving files
  34. 34. Computer Basics westhavenpl.org David Cirella- dcirella@westhavenlibrary.org