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1 COMPUTER-INTERNET BASICS ROBERTO GALLARDO, MSUES JENNIFER NABZDYK, MLC OCTOBER 6, 2014 *Technology Academy content originally developed by the collaborative efforts of the MS State University Extension Service and Mississippi Library Commission.

2 Source: Remember when?

3 What is a computer?computer Hardware Vs. Software (OS; Applications) Computer types  Desktop  All-in-one  Tower  Laptop  Tablet; Smartphone Source: Goodwill Community Foundation

4 Parts of a computer (hardware)  Monitor  Keyboard  Mouse  Computer case  Motherboard  Central Processing Unit (CPU)  RAM (short-term; resets when computer is off)  Hard Drive (long-term; contains data) Source: Goodwill Community Foundation

5 Mouse Components

6 Computer Case  Optical disc drive (CD/DVD)  Power button  Universal Serial Bus (USB)  Monitor Port  Ethernet Port Source: Goodwill Community Foundation

7 Operating System (OS): “Software that manages the computer’s memory, processes, and all of its software and hardware” Most common desktop/laptop operating systems use GUI: Graphical User Interface  Windows  OS X  Linux Source: Goodwill Community Foundation

8 OS Important Functions  Start button: provides access to programs, settings, and files  Desktop: background space on which windows, programs, and others appear  Control panel: change settings on computer & manage devices  File explorer: organize and manage files

9 Computer basics Windows Desktop

10 OS X Desktop

11 Computer basics Linux (Ubuntu) Desktop

12 EXERCISE: FIND OUT THE OPERATING SYSTEM RUNNING IN THE COMPUTER

13 On the desktop, right click on the computer icon and select properties

14 Or go to Start  Control panel  System and Security  System

15 EXERCISE: CHANGE TEXT SIZE USING THE CONTROL PANEL.

16 Go to Start  Control panel  Appearance & Personalization  Display

17 EXERCISE: OPEN MICROSOFT WORD & SAVE FILE.

18 Go to Start  All Programs  Microsoft Office (may have to scroll)  Word

19 EXERCISE: FIND RECENTLY CREATED WORD FILE (“Tech Outreach”) USING FILE EXPLORER.

20 Go to Start  Documents  Desktop (under favorites)

21 What is the Internet?  “Internet is the largest computer network in the world, connecting millions of computers. A network is a group of two or more computer systems linked together.” Source: Goodwill Community Foundation

22 Keywords  Networks: group of two or more computer systems linked together  Servers: computer that “serves” many different computers; runs specialized software  Clients: computers requesting information to servers using familiar software ( , web browsers, etc.) Source: Goodwill Community Foundation

23 Keywords  World Wide Web (WWW): virtual network connected by links  HTML: files on which the WWW relies; code used to program web sites  URL (Uniform Resource Locator): website “address”; typed in the web browser address bar Source: Goodwill Community Foundation

24 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) Cable Modem Fiber Optic Cable Wireless Fidelity (WiFi) Satellite Broadband over Powerline (BPL) Types of Internet Connection

25 Internet Browsers: Software that allows you to “browse” the web Popular browsers  Explorer  Chrome  Firefox Source: Goodwill Community Foundation

26 Internet basics Internet Explorer

27 Internet basics Mozilla Firefox

28 Internet basics Google Chrome

29 Web browser basic components  Address Bar  Address Buttons (refresh, stop loading, etc.)  Command Bar (print, , etc.)  Bookmarks (Favorites)  Tab Groups  Navigation Toolbar (back, forward)  Content Area Source: Goodwill Community Foundation

30 [OPEN EACH BROWSER AND HIGHLIGHT THE BASIC COMPONENTS] Internet basics

31  Short for electronic mail  Open web browser  Type in client web address  Sign-in to account  Compose new  Attach file (use file explorer to locate file)

32 Internet Safety  Threats to computer (viruses)  Identity theft  Privacy issues  Harassment (cyberbullying) Internet basics Source: Goodwill Community Foundation

33 Key Terms  Malware/Spyware  Phishing  Virus/Worms  Clickjacking/Pharming  Spam Googling yourself Passwords Source: Goodwill Community Foundation

34 How to protect yourself  Install antivirus/antimalware; keep updated  Backup computer frequently  Check website’s security status before entering sensitive information (SSL certificate)  Customize social networking privacy settings Customize  Scrutinize s/company/seller closely Source: Goodwill Community Foundation

35 Cyberbullying  “When one person is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, or embarrassed by somebody else using the Internet” Source: stopcyberbullying.org Internet basics

36 How to respond to cyberbullying  Don’t respond  Block the harasser  Keep records  Report to the website (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)  When/if report to law enforcement More resources  Fear Stops Here (fearstopshere.com) Fear Stops Here  Cyberbullying Research Center (cyberbullying.us) Cyberbullying Research Center Source: Goodwill Community Foundation

37 Common questions from patrons

38 THANK YOU! msucares.com mlc.lib.ms.us techoutreach.msucares.com


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