Presentation on theme: "Overview of Windows and Microsoft Word. Operating System Performs 3 functions –Controls the hardware of the computer Screen, keyboard, disk drives, etc."— Presentation transcript:
Operating System Performs 3 functions –Controls the hardware of the computer Screen, keyboard, disk drives, etc. –Enables software to run Microsoft Word –Determines how the user operates the computer and its programs and applications
Our Lab We are using Windows 7 operating system Our Microsoft Office Applications are all Office 2010 –Microsoft Office Word 2010 –Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010 –Microsoft Office Excel 2010 –Microsoft Office Access 2010
Input devices Feeds information into a computer –Examples include: the keyboard, the mouse, a scanner, etc. Picture compliments of: http://www.schurterinc.com/wwwds/images/P C-Tast_m_Nummernblock.jpg
Output Device Takes information out of the computer –Examples include: the printer, the monitor, and speakers
Drives Hard Drive –A rigid magnetic disk fixed permanently within a drive unit and used for storing computer data. –This is found as the C:/ Drive on your computer DVD (disk) Drive –External storage device (portable) –D:/ Drive on your computer Student Network Drive –Stores your own personal documents –H:/ Drive on your computer
Drives Con’t Google Drive –Students who are no longer using their school provided network drive are saving to a personal cloud storage service from Google that lets users store and synchronize digital content across computers, laptops and mobile devices, including tablets and smartphone devices.
Modem This piece of equipment can either be internal or external and is used to send and receive information over phone and cable lines This picture is compliments of: http://support.brighthouse.com/Article/Connect- Computer-Router-6628/
Microsoft Windows is a… GUI – Graphical User Interface Programs running under the operating system provide graphics called icons to carry out commands and run programs.
CPU Or Central Processing Unit The brain of the computer Takes the input and translates it into a form we can understand
The Applications we will explore Microsoft Word = Word Processing Microsoft PowerPoint = Presentation Graphics Microsoft Excel = Spreadsheet Microsoft Access = Database