Week 2: October 1-5

Monday   Wednesday   TO DO

 

WEEK'S OBJECTIVE

Browser basics, Windows 7, and productivity in the workplace / at school. Book: Chapter 1.

Monday

 

GAMEPLAN

  • Windows 7 essentials

 

Windows 7

  • Explore Windows 7 Features
  • Operating system/interface
  • Built-in programs/utilities
  • Desktop: user interface
  • Windows explorer: file locations and search
  • Quickbar: shortcuts and messages

 

User Interface

  • Main screen
  • Quickbar
  • Optional gadgets
  • Press and click: link to programs and tools

 

Built-in programs

  • Accessories: calculator, notepad, paint, etc.
  • Administrative Services: performance, system issues and tools
  • Control Panel: links to manage functions like devices, preferences, passwords, and more.

 

Taskbar

  • Bottom of screen
  • View program shortcuts
  • View/hide utilities
  • Open programs thumbnail view

 

Help Section

  • Help and Support at Start button
  • Blue icon with question mark
  • Search
  • Ask
  • Browse
  • Online vs Offline

 

Shortcuts/Tips

  • Alt Tab: shift between open windows
  • Ctrl C: Copy
  • Ctrl V: Paste
  • Ctrl W: Close Window
  • Save fave program shortcuts on quickbar
  • DO NOT save program files on desktop

 

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Wednesday

 

GAMEPLAN

  • Windows Explorer/Computer
  • File Management

 

Windows Explorer

  • Lists files and program locations
  • Sections: Favorites, Libraries, Homegroup, Computer, Network
  • Folders: contain one or more files in organized fashion
  • Files: documents and media, like notes, spreadsheets, video clips, programs
  • Program files: active files that execute an action (open a program)
  • Static/Info files: Files that hold information
  • NOTE: Opening static files actually executes the program the file was created in.

 

Files

  • Creating
  • Renaming
  • Deleting
  • Moving
  • Copying/Pasting
  • USB Flash drive file structure

 

Shortcuts

  • A file name and icon is an original of the file or program.
  • A shortcut is a copy of the original file icon that you can move elsewhere, open, and delete.
  • A shortcut icon shows a tiny arrow on it.
  • DO NOT delete a program file.
  • DO NOT delete original document or media files unless you are sure.
  • Deleting a shortcut icon does not delete the program.
  • Warning messages.

 

View/Options

  • Tree/outline format of folders and files.
  • Hierarchical from outside to inside.
  • Icons
  • Thumbnails
  • List
  • Details

 

Organizing your files

  • Name folder by topic
  • Name files by purpose
  • Use simple names
  • Use consistent names
  • If making copy of files or folders, add a, 01, 02 afterwards
  • Example: SCHOOL/MIC101/notes100612.docx
  • Organize our class files

 

 

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TO DO

 

  • Reading: Chapter 1
  • Get your USB Flash drive file directories set up per requirements.

 

Resources

 

 

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