Getting Started

Please study the material at each of the links below.

  1. 10 things you have to know to be computer literate
  2. What is a computer?: A computer is an electronic device that manipulates information, or data.
  3. Quiz on What is a computer?
  4. Basic parts of a computer: The basic parts of a desktop computer are the computer case, monitor, keyboard, mouse, and power cord.
  5. Quiz on Basic parts of a computer
  6. Buttons and ports on a computer: Interactive tutorial to match plugs to ports (requires Flash)
  7. Quiz on Buttons and ports on a computer
  8. What is a laptop computer?: How is a laptop different from a desktop?
  9. Mobile Devices: tablets, e-readers, and smart phones
  10. Setting up a computer: Video demonstrates setting up both desktop and laptop computers
  11. Getting started with your first computer
  12. learn more about your computer's operating system.: This has two videos: One for Windows and one for the Mac.
    Scroll down and read about file systems also.
  13. Keeping your computer clean: Keeping your computer physically clean
  14. Creating a safe workspace: Ergonomics: It's important to think about your own health.
  15. Basic troubleshooting techniques: Whenever you have a problem with your computer, don't panic!
    There are many basic troubleshooting techniques you can use.
  16. Discussion Questions
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