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  1. PC PASSPORT SPREADSHEET BEGINNERS LEARNING OUTCOME 1

  2. BASIC TERMINOLOGY In this tutorial you will learn the different terms involved with using a computer in the world of business. The terms: hardware; software; processing; input and output will be defined throughout this tutorial. The difference procedures involved from start to finish in producing a document can be broken down into 3 parts: INPUT (Involves Hardware) PROCESS INFO (Involves Software) OUTPUT (Involves Hardware)

  3. COMPUTER HARDWARE • HARDWARE • System Unit • Monitor • Mouse • Keyboard • Speakers

  4. COMPUTER HARDWARE • Thesystem unit is the ‘box’ part of your computer. Your system unit may be • on your desktop - perhaps with the monitor on top, or • it may be a tower that sits on the floor, saving space on your desktop.

  5. COMPUTER SOFTWARE • SYSTEM SOFTWARE is loaded when you start your computer and is responsible for communicating and managing software and files Windows NT System 7 MAC OS X

  6. COMPUTER SOFTWARE • APPLICATIONS SOFTWARE Performs a task for the user • Word – letters, memos • Excel – invoices, spreadsheets • PowerPoint – presentations, slide shows

  7. INPUT DEVICES You will now be introduced to input devices used to transfer data on to your computer

  8. INPUT DEVICES - KEYBOARD • Most commonly used input device for text data. It is composed of sections: • Alphanumeric keyboard • Function keys • Arrow keys • Number pad

  9. INPUT DEVICES - MOUSE • Various types available but basic one has two buttons. • Used to choose options and to carry out tasks.

  10. INPUT DEVICES - SCANNER • Various types available: hand-held, sheet fed and flat bed. • Used to scan documents (photos or text) on to computer.

  11. INPUT DEVICES – DIGITAL AND WEB CAMERAS • Digital cameras are used to load digital images – pictures and video - on to your computer • Web cameras are used to communicate over the internet by allowing to see the person you are communicating with. Photos courtesy of http://www.sxc.hu

  12. OUTPUT DEVICES You will now be introduced to output devices which receive data from your computer and transform it into another form.

  13. OUTPUT DEVICES - MONITOR • Allows you to see what is happening on your system – as you type the letters appear on your screen. • Various styles available: LCD (flat panel) or CRT (similar to television screen)

  14. OUTPUT DEVICES - PRINTER • Allows you to see a hard copy of what you have prepared. • Various types available but most popular are • Laser – fast and quiet • Inkjet – popular for home user • Plotter – used by design companies and architects for high quality images

  15. OUTPUT DEVICES - PROJECTOR • Can be connected to the computer to display presentations or demonstrate a procedure as a projected image.

  16. OUTPUT DEVICES - SPEAKERS • Some speakers come attached to the monitor, and some are entirely separate. • Your PC may have a built-in speaker

  17. IDENTIFY COMPUTER HARDWARE • You will now identify the different parts of a computer system and which can be categorised as an • input or • output device

  18. MonitorIDENTIFY COMPUTER HARDWARE Click on the monitor

  19. Right Answer - MonitorIDENTIFY COMPUTER HARDWARE  Well done! Now is a monitor an Input/Output Device Input Output (Click on one of the above)

  20. Wrong Answer - MonitorIDENTIFY COMPUTER HARDWARE Sorry, wrong! Click here to try again 

  21. Right Answer – Output – MonitorIDENTIFY COMPUTER HARDWARE  Correct! A monitor is an output device which allows you to see what you have entered into the system. Click here to continue

  22. Wrong Answer – Output – MonitorIDENTIFY COMPUTER HARDWARE  Sorry, wrong. Remember that a monitor is an output device Click here to try the next item

  23. IDENTIFY COMPUTER HARDWARE Click on the keyboard

  24. Right AnswerIDENTIFY COMPUTER HARDWARE  Well done! Now is a keyboard an Input/Output Device Input Output (Click on one of the above)

  25. Wrong AnswerIDENTIFY COMPUTER HARDWARE Sorry, wrong! Click here to try again 

  26. Right Answer – Input – KeyboardIDENTIFY COMPUTER HARDWARE  Correct! A keyboard is an input device which allows you to enter data into the system. Click here to continue

  27. Wrong Answer – Input – KeyboardIDENTIFY COMPUTER HARDWARE  Sorry, wrong. Remember that a keyboard is an input device Click here to try the next item

  28. IDENTIFY COMPUTER HARDWARE Click on the printer

  29. Right AnswerIDENTIFY COMPUTER HARDWARE  Well done! Now is a printer an Input/Output Device Input Output (Click on one of the above)

  30. Wrong AnswerIDENTIFY COMPUTER HARDWARE  Sorry, wrong! Click here to try again

  31. Wrong Answer – Output – PrinterIDENTIFY COMPUTER HARDWARE  Sorry, wrong. Remember that a printer is an output device Click here to try the next item

  32. Right Answer – Output – PrinterIDENTIFY COMPUTER HARDWARE  Correct! A printer is an output device which produces a hard copy of what you have prepared. Click here to continue

  33. IDENTIFY COMPUTER HARDWARE Click on the speakers

  34. Right AnswerIDENTIFY COMPUTER HARDWARE  Well done! Now are speakers an Input/Output Device Input Output (Click on one of the above)

  35. Wrong AnswerIDENTIFY COMPUTER HARDWARE  Sorry, wrong! Click here to try again

  36. Right Answer – Output – SpeakersIDENTIFY COMPUTER HARDWARE  Correct! Speakers are an output device used to transmit sound from the computer. Click here to continue

  37. Wrong Answer – Output - Speakers IDENTIFY COMPUTER HARDWARE  Sorry, wrong. Remember that speakers are an output device Click here to try the next item

  38. IDENTIFY COMPUTER HARDWARE Click on the mouse

  39. Right AnswerIDENTIFY COMPUTER HARDWARE  Well done! Now is a mouse an Input/Output Device Input Output (Click on one of the above)

  40. Wrong AnswerIDENTIFY COMPUTER HARDWARE  Sorry, wrong! Click here to try again

  41. Wrong Answer – Input – MouseIDENTIFY COMPUTER HARDWARE  Sorry, wrong. Remember that a mouse is an input device Click here to try the next item

  42. Right Answer – Input – MouseIDENTIFY COMPUTER HARDWARE  Correct! A mouse is an input device used to supply information to a computer. Click here to continue

  43. IDENTIFY COMPUTER HARDWARE What type of device is a digital camera/web camera InputOutput Photos courtesy of http://www.sxc.hu

  44. Right Answer – Input – Digital Camera/Web CamIDENTIFY COMPUTER HARDWARE  Correct! Digital cameras and web cameras are input devices used to input digital information to a computer. Click here to continue

  45. Wrong Answer – Input – Digital Camera/Web CamIDENTIFY COMPUTER HARDWARE  Sorry, wrong. Remember that digital cameras and web cameras are input devices Click here to try the next item

  46. IDENTIFY COMPUTER HARDWARE Click on the system unit

  47. Right Answer – System UnitIDENTIFY COMPUTER HARDWARE  Well done! Now a system unit is neither an Input/Output Device. It holds the various components that make your computer work.

  48. Wrong Answer – System UnitIDENTIFY COMPUTER HARDWARE  Sorry, wrong! Click here to try again