Here is a list of the skills I teach new computer users:
1) Monitor and Tower
---Turning on the computer
2) Keyboard and Mouse
---Learning when to use the right mouse button,
left button, and scroll wheel
---Seeing non-alphabetic keys
3) Printers and other Peripherals
---Understating the usefulness of printers, scanners,
flash drives, etc.
B) Operating System:
1) Icons on the Desktop
---Moving, adding, and removing icons
2) Opening Applications
---Using the Start Menu to find applications
3) Managing and Resizing Windows
---Using the window controls to maximize, minimize,
restore up, and close windows
C) File Management:
1) Creating a New Folder and Subfolders
2) Selecting Specific Files
---Ctrl + A method
3) Moving Files
---Drag & Drop
---Copy & Paste
D) Text Entry:
1) Using a simple notepad
---Entering and Saving Text
---Using the File Menu
2) Using a Word Processor
This is a fine beginners list. It hits all the "big pieces" of the tools set and forms a solid foundation for continued learning. This is neat, succinct, and is an outstanding resource. Thanks for putting this together.
Comment #2 posted on 2018-10-12 18:35:10 by Shane Shennan
Thank you for your comment! I'm glad that this episode still makes sense over five years after it was recorded.
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