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Powerpoint Computer Class

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Powerpoint Computer Class

  1. 1. TODAY IS THE FIRST STEP TO A BRIGHTER FUTURE PRESENTED TO YOU BY
  2. 2. BASIC USE & BEGINNING COMPUTER SKILLS
  3. 3. WHAT IS AN OPERATING SYSTEM?  The Operating System was created in 1980’s  Allows users to communicate with computer  Stores information in files
  4. 4. WHAT IS A COMPUTER MOUSE?  It is a tool used to select an item or display a menu by clicking the left or the right button  Allows you to scroll through webpages by turning the scroll bar  It gives you a way to tell the computer what it is you want to do
  5. 5. CAPITALIZE YOUR FONT/LETTERS  Holding down the “Shift” while typing a letter will allow you to capitalize  Holding down the “Shift” will allow you to type special characters  If you hold down the “Caps Lock” it will allow you to continuously type words in all capital letters without holding down the “Shift” key IDENTIFYING WHAT IS ON YOUR KEYBOARD  The buttons on your keyboard are called keys  The alphabet  Numerical  Characters  Special function WHAT IS A KEYBOARD?
  6. 6.  Software/programs allow you to perform specific tasks  They can allow you to access and browse the Internet  You can communicate with a person through video in another country  You can keep your banking records organized  You can protect your computer What are some types of Software?
  7. 7. WHAT IS MICROSOFT OFFICE? Creates text documents Create slideshows/presentations Create spreadsheets/workbooks Communicate through email over The World Wide Web
  8. 8. How to access Microsoft Word on a computer • Hold your mouse and hover your pointer over the “Start” button on the bottom left of your desktop. • Now with your pointer finger push on the left “select” button • Now you will see the all programs button • Hover your pointer over the all programs and push the left “select” button
  9. 9. MICROSOFT WORD BASICS Creating a new document Selecting your preferences Once you have selected your font size and your font style then you are now ready to begin.
  10. 10. Now you are ready to begin
  11. 11. Once you have created your document then you have the option to save, print or delete it When you see a red line under the text then you know it is misspelled When you see a green line that means a grammar error has occurred MY DOCUMENT Spellcheck required
  12. 12.  Grab your mouse  Left click on the “file” tab  Then you will see this window  This window will appear.  You may now give your document a name Saving your document
  13. 13. PRINTING YOUR DOCUMENT This notification will appear on the bottom right hand corner of your monitor This window will open
  14. 14. • Open Microsoft Word • Select the file tab • Select open • By clicking the open icon then your document will appear OPENING YOUR DOCUMENT • This window should appear
  15. 15. HOW DO YOU OPEN, CLOSE AND MINIMIZE YOUR WINDOW?  To minimize a window brings it down to the taskbar  Maximize or Restore brings it back to full screen  “X” closes a program or window
  16. 16. WHAT IS THE INTERNET?  The Internet is how we communicate with the world through research, job searching, pictures and social media  The Internet is also referred to as The World Wide Web  It provides us with a connection to the outside world with a click of your mouse.
  17. 17. WHAT IS A WEB BROWSER?  Application tool used to access the Internet  There are many different types of web browsers
  18. 18. WHAT IS A SEARCH ENGINE? A search engine is a specialized website that helps you find exactly what you are looking for on the Internet using keywords. Many different search engines to choose from the choice is yours
  19. 19. KEYWORD SEARCH • Keywords provide your search engine with the exact person, place or thing you are looking for • Know what it is you are looking for • Be sure to specify the location of what you are looking for if you are looking for a business • When job searching never give anyone your credit information
  20. 20. WHAT IS AN EMAIL ADDRESS?  A virtual address in which you send and receive digital messages through the Internet  Is necessary to allow you to apply for job opportunities  Identifies you to an employer as a way to contact you  Allows others to contact you without coming to your private residence  Resumes should always be uploaded to your email to simplify the job application process yourname@gmail.com
  21. 21. TIME TO VISIT THE WORLD WIDE WEB • With your mouse “select” Start • “Select” Internet Explorer • This window should appear • Hover your pointer in the window with the magnifying glass • Insert your cursor here
  22. 22. THIS CONCLUDES TODAYS LESSON. WE HOPE THE TOOLS WE HAVE GIVEN YOU WILL HELP YOU BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE. GOOD LUCK! Created by Diana J. Roireau Vanessa Valadez Support Staff West Valley AJCC

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