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Understanding Your Laptop A scavenger hunt designed to help you get to know your new computer.
Navigation Press the space bar to move forward through the presentation. When you see this Help button, more help is available for that skill. Click this if you would help figuring something out. Use this Back button to return to the main presentation after viewing any extra help. SPACE P Press the P key to move back a slide in the presentation. You will use the following keys to work through the scavenger hunt:
Objective The objective of this scavenger hunt is to become familiar with how your computer works. These skills may be part of your Drivers License Test. If you cant figure out an answer, ask a classmate near you. If that person doesnt know, ask another classmate. If you still need help, ask your teacher.
You are off to a good start! If you are viewing this PowerPoint on your laptop, you must already know the answer to these questions: How do you open the lid to your laptop? Where is the power button? What color is the light on the power button?
The Touchpad is your Mouse The cursor on the screen will move in the same direction as the motion of your finger moving on the touchpad's surface. The buttons below the pad serve as standard mouse buttons.
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Touchpad Basics Tapping = Clicking Single Tap = Single Click Double Tap = Double Click
Touchpad Basics Tapping = Clicking Single Tap = Single Click Double Tap = Double Click Highlighting/Selecting Use your thumb to hold down the left mouse button Use your finger to highlight/select the text you want
Touchpad Basics Tapping = Clicking Single Tap = Single Click Double Tap = Double Click Highlighting/Selecting Use your thumb to hold down the left mouse button Use your finger to highlight/select the text you want Clicking and Dragging Click once on a picture or highlight the text you want to move Use your thumb to hold down the left mouse button Use your finger to move on the touchpad
Touchpad Practice Tapping = Clicking Single click on the touchpad (tap once) at the very beginning of the article, before the word August Type your first and last name Locate the word grouper somewhere in the article Double click on the touchpad (tap twice) to highlight the word Change the color of the font. Find the word grouper 3 more times and change them to 3 different colors If your teacher wants you to turn this in, save a copy of this article with the changes to your H: Drive Open this article to practice your touchpad skills.
Touchpad Practice Highlighting/Selecting Locate the name of the woman that wrote this article. Highlight her whole name. Change the font to something dramatically different. Clicking and Dragging Click once on the picture of the Goliath Grouper. Drag the picture to the bottom right corner of the page. If your teacher wants you to turn this in, save a copy of this article with the changes to your H: Drive
The Touch-Pad Scroll Bar There is a column of short, white horizontal bars on the right side of the touch pad. It allows you to scroll up and down quickly.
Scroll Bar Practice 1.Navigate to your desktop. 2.Open the One-to-One Student Manual. (Be patient; it might take a minute to load.) 3.Practice using your scroll bar to move through the pages of the document.
What Goes Where? Where do you plug in your power cord?
Power Cord Back to Scavenger Hunt
What Goes Where? Where would you plug in an Ethernet cable?
Ethernet Cable Back to Scavenger Hunt
What Goes Where? If a teacher allowed you to use headphones to watch a movie, where would you plug them in?
Headphones Back to Scavenger Hunt
What Goes Where? If a teacher allowed you connect to a set of speakers or use a microphone, where would you plug it in?
Speakers and Microphones Speakers Back to Scavenger Hunt Microphone
External Monitor Port/S-video Jack for connecting to another monitor or projector USB Port For plugging in many things such as thumb drives, mice and many other devices. Other ports you may need…
Memory Card Slot for plugging in a memory card from a digital camera VGA Port For connecting to a projector
Wireless Connection You can turn your connection to the wireless network on and off. Sometimes it is turned off by accident, and you will need to know how to turn it back on.
Wireless Connection Practice You can turn your connection to the wireless network on and off by pressing the button at the top of your keyboard (It looks like a little tower with signals coming out.) 1.Make sure that your blue light is on. 2.Click on this link. 3.Close out of the Internet. 4.Turn the wireless off and click the link again. What happens this time? 5.Turn the wireless back on and make sure its working again. 6.Close out of the Internet.
Ctrl+Alt+Delete Pressing the three keys Ctrl, Alt, and Delete at the same time is a quick way to do several things. When pressed, a window will open up, giving you the options of Lock Computer Log Off Shut Down Change Password Task Manager Cancel Students will only use the Change Password function at the direction of staff.
Ctrl+Alt+Delete Practice Locking your Computer 1.Read these directions all the way through before you click anything more. 2.Press Ctrl, Alt, and Delete at the same time. 3.Select Lock Computer Now you are the only person that can unlock your computer 4.Press Ctrl, Alt, and Delete at the same time. Type your User ID and Password to unlock the computer.
Ctrl+Alt+Delete Practice Logging Off of your Computer 1.Read these directions all the way through before you click anything more. 2.Press Ctrl, Alt, and Delete at the same time. 3.Select Log Off This would allow you to log off and log back on – dont really do it now! 4.Press Cancel to get out of this option.
Ctrl+Alt+Delete Practice Shutting Down your Computer 1.Read these directions all the way through before you click anything more. 2.Press Ctrl, Alt, and Delete at the same time. 3.Select Shut Down This would allow you to shut down your computer completely – dont really do it now! 4.When it asks What do you want the computer to do? use the drop down menu to look at all the options. 5.Select Cancel twice to get out of this function.
Ctrl+Alt+Delete Practice Using the Task Manager 1.Read these directions all the way through before you click anything more. 2.Press Ctrl, Alt, and Delete at the same time. 3.Select Task Manager This allows you see any programs that are Running or Not Responding. If a program was Not Responding you could use this window to end the task. This helps when your computer seems to be frozen. There are other options in this window that you probably wont use. Dont mess around in here unless you are directed by a staff member. 4.Close the window with the X (x-out of it).
Volume Controls 1.Locate the volume control slide bar at the top of your keyboard. 2.Locate the mute button at the top of your keyboard. 3.Find one other way to control the volume.
Adjusting the Volume Back to Scavenger Hunt
Volume Practice 1.Press your space bar to start a music clip. 2.Practice turning your volume up and down. use the slide bar at the top of the keyboard click the speaker symbol and use the controls 3.Practice muting your sound. Use the button at the top of the keyboard Click the speaker symbol and click the Mute box 4.Close Windows Media Player.
Congratulations! Master these skills, and youre on your way to taking your computer home. Come back anytime you need to review these skills!