Learning About Computers This program will tell you about the parts of the computer and how to use them. Parts of a Computer Here is a picture of a computer like the ones we use in our lab. The Desktop Case
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This program will tell you about the parts of the computer and how to use them.
Here is a picture of a computer like the ones we use in our lab.
All of the work takes place inside the desktop case. It is also the place where you can put in disks.
The monitor looks like a TV set. It shows what the computer is doing. You are seeing this information on the monitor’s screen now.
Icons are small pictures on the computer’s desktop. They are linked to programs. Double-clicking on the icon runs the program.
The mouse is like a TV remote. We use it to tell the computer what to do. The mouse usually has three buttons on it.
When you point the mouse over an icon, it will tell you information.
You click the left button to tell the computer what to do. This is called left click. When you double click on an icon, you tell the computer to start this program.
You click the right button to learn what you can do with an icon. This is called right click.
The button between the left and the right buttons is the scroll wheel. You can move up and down a page shown on the screen.
You use the keyboard to type information into the computer. You can type letters, numbers, other characters (&, %, ®, , ), and commands.
The earphones let you hear sounds. You can make the sound louder or quieter.
The speakers also let you hear sounds. You can hear these words through the speakers.
The printer prints what you see on the screen. If you type some sentences, you could print them. You could also print a copy of information at a Web site.
A Web site contains text, graphics, animation, video, and sound.
When the cursor looks like a pointing finger, you could click on the blue word machine. The computer will take you to a new Web site about machines.
In this program, you learned a little about computers and the words that are used with them.
We will use these words when you come into the lab.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions. That’s how you learn. Good luck!