Computer & Internet Lessons

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Section 1: Introduction to the Computer
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1. What is a Computer?
2. Operating Systems
3. PC Applications
4. Understanding the Cloud
5. Basic Parts of a Computer
6. Buttons and Ports
7. Inside a Computer
8. Laptop Computers
9. Mobile Devices 
10. Setting Up a Computer
11. Using Your Computer
12. Getting to Know the OS
13. Connect to the Internet
14. PC Safety/Maintenance
15. Troubleshooting
16. Quiz: Basic Computer

Section 2: Using Microsoft Windows 7

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1. Get Started with Win 7
2. User Accounts
3. Finding Files
4. Security & Maintenance
5. Quiz: Windows 7

Section 3: Internet 101
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1. What is the Internet?
2. How is the Internet Used?
3. Connecting to the Internet
4. Web Browser Basics
5. Search Engines and Strategies
6. Google Search Tips
7. Online Job Search
8. Financial Literacy
9. Quiz: World Wide Web

Section 4: Email 101
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1. Introduction to Email
2. Email Basics
3. Contacts and Calendars
4. Email Etiquette and Safety
5. Avoiding  Scams
6. Quiz: Using Email

Section 5: Introduction to Social Media
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1. Facebook
2. Instagram
3. LinkedIn
4. Skype
5. Twitter
6. YouTube
7. Quiz: Social Media

Section 6: Microsoft Word Basics
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1. Getting Started with Word
2. Text Basics
3. Formatting Text
4. Saving Documents
5. Page Layout
6. Spell Check/Grammar
7. Printing Documents
8. Using Indents and Tabs
9.  Working with Lists
10. Adding Line Breaks
11. Working with Columns
12. Hyperlinks
13. Headers and Footers
14. Quiz: Microsoft Word

Section 7: Microsoft Excel Basics
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1. Getting Started with Excel
2. Cell Basics
3. Modifying Columns, Rows, and Cells
4. Formatting Cells
5. Saving
6. Creating Simple Formulas
7. Worksheet Basics
8. Printing
9. Common Tasks in Excel
10. Complex Formulas
11. Basic Functions
12. Sorting Data
13. Outlining Data
14. Filtering Data
15. Formatting Tables
16. Sharing Workbooks
17. Using Templates
18. Working with Charts
19. Quiz: Microsoft Excel

Section 8: Microsoft PowerPoint
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1. Getting Started
2. Slide Basics
3. Text Basics
4. Applying a Theme
5. Inserting Images
6. Applying Transitions
7. Checking Spelling
8. Presenting Slide Show
9. Saving and Printing
10. Modifying Lists
11. Indents and Line Spacing
12. WordArt and Shapes
13. Modifying Themes
14. Formatting Pictures
15. Arranging Objects
16. Animating Text/Objects
17. Inserting Videos
18. Inserting Audio
19. Quiz: MS Powerpoint

 

Section 9: Google Drive Tutorial

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1. About Google Drive
2. Getting Started
3. Creating Google Docs
4. Uploading Files
5. Managing Files
6. Sharing & Collaborating
7. Converting & Printing
8. Google Drive: Quiz

Additional Resources

Mouse Tutorial – http://www.gcflearnfree.org/labs/mousetutorial

Typing Tutorial – http://www.typing.com/

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