Pictured above is the pamphlet that accompanied a tutorial about computers designed to accompany Senior Surf Day. This program has since been retired but some parts of it remain here as a general structure to spread out basic computer instruction.
What do you need to surf the Internet?
You need a computer, a modem , and an Internet Service Provider.(AOL, dial-up, DSL, broadband, internet cable, dish antenna)
You need Software.
Operating Systems Apple, Windows 10, Windows 8, 7, XP, Vista, 2000, 95, 3.1, UNIX, Ubuntu…
Page 6 ———> On/Off
On with a button, Off with a mouse. If in doubt, Walk Away.
Mouse …has two buttons, “always” use the left button (only)
Cursor [pointer] A bright, usually blinking, movable indicator on a display, marking the position at which a character can be entered, corrected, or deleted. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/cursor
Roll Move the mouse around without touching the button.
Click Touch the button quickly, gently one time.
Double Click Two Quick Clicks
Icon A picture that activates an action with a mouse click or a double click.
Desktop An empty space on the screen where no programs are showing.
Link to Medicare –> www.medicare.gov
www.minnesotahelp.info <– Information for Seniors.
This is a LINK to a local paper: http://www.thedrummer.com
http: Hyper Text Transfer Protocol
httpS <– Almost looks like a dollar sign. money transactions S = security
Directory A listing of folders, documents and programs in a computer.
Page The area that shows up on the computer screen at a given time.
Home Page First thing you see when you open a browser. This can be any site; selected locally.
Browsers and Search Engines Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Yahoo, Chrome
URL Universal Resource Locator “address box near the top”
www “World Wide Web”
Search Engines www.google.com and do practice exercises
http://www.gcflearnfree.org/ <– free tutorials on “everything” computer-wise.
12 steps to get your own e-mail <– click here for instructions for an e-mail account
http://softwarehank.com/?p=1467 <– how to copy and paste
http://getgreenshot.org/downloads/ <– A really cool image saver application ( free )