Course duration & Times • 12 Week Course • 1 hour per week • Tuesdays • Lesson starts at 11 a.m.
Subjects • Introduction to computers: • File management • Word Processing • Spreadsheets • Databases • Internet & Email • Reading and writing support
Benefits to you! • Supportive and fun classroom environment. • To help you make new friends and discover new interests. • To give you an understanding of what computers are used for in todays world.
Word Processing Documents • Letters • Reports • Essays • Memos
Messy Noisy Click, click,
Typewriter OR Word processor The biggest obstacle using a typewriter for a professional was changing the typewriter ribbon When using a typewriter if a mistake was made you would have to type it again or use correcting fluid If an error is made when word processing the typist can move to the error and correct the mistake
Word processors have a lot more features… TEXT EFFECTS PICTURES Colours Word Processer • Add pictures • Change text effects • Spell check • Delete text • Move text around the page • Save text electronically in a digital format • Compared to a typewriter it is a lot easier to create a document using a word processor.
Typewriter OR Word processor Word processors are easier to use
A Typical Computer setup Computer Hardware • Monitor • Keyboard • Mouse • Printers • Hard drive • Camera
Computer Software • Programs that operate the computer system • Windows 7 Computer software Programs that we use on our computers • Microsoft Word • Microsoft Excel • Microsoft Access
Windows Desktop Desktop Software Folders Icons
Blank document – Microsoft Word 2010 Insertion point for text
Multiply Page Display Multiply page display
File - Print Mouse click
File - close 1. File 2. Close