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Chapter 1

Technology Skills for Life, Career, and Academic Success
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Kelly Reardon

on 23 October 2012

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Technology Skills for Life, Career, and Academic Success Chapter 1 Objectives Micro - Intelligence Objectives Operating System 1. Start and close valuable, free applications that come with your Windows software.
2. Open applications in Windows.
3. Minimize, maximize, restore down and resize application Windows.
4. Use Tab and Alt + Tab and scroll through multiple open windows.
5. Use the Windows search tool to find and open applications in windows Application Know-How Objectives Library, Folder, and File management Know-How Microprocessor - small circuit board that controls all the "thinking" Words to Know Password - series of letter, numbers, and/or symbols that allow you access to a network account Hardware - parts of the computer you see and can touch
ex. monitor, tower, mouse, scanner Password Rules 1. do NOT chose an obvious password
2. at least 8 characters long
3. Combine letters and numbers
4. Don't forget your password
5. don't share your password Rules to guide users in the use of corporate or academic computers and networks are called acceptable use policies (AUPs). Acceptable Use Policies CPU Words to Know Operating System user interface icon control panel External Parts of a Desktop PC 1. Locate your computer’s brains, and learn to identify types of computers.
2. Explore the digital communications model.
3. Explore ways to keep your information secure.
4. Learn about acceptable use policies. 1. Explore your computer inside and out.
2. Use your operating system to control your computer.
3. Explore the power of Control Panels.
4. Find your peripheral devices. peripherals All computers have a central processing unit (CPU) that contains its microprocessor. The CPU is the brains of a computer.
CPUs can be found on special circuit boards called motherboards. Motherboards connect CPUs to other important internal components inside the computer. An operating system (OS) is the essential software link between you and your computer’s hardware. Control Panels are powerful apps, or mini-applications, that can change the way your computer works, looks, and responds to your commands.
You can make changes just for fun or to increase your efficiency and the ease with which you use your computer. Components or devices that connect to a PC are called peripherals.
Examples of peripherals : printers, Wacom handwriting tablets, speech recognition headsets, projectors, and scanners. 1. Proprietary - owned by company that controls and profits by selling licenses, or permissions to use the OS
examples: Microsoft and Apple Operating System Types 2. Open Source - shared by developers, less common Words to Know Applications Applications are specialized software programs.
Applications are also called programs or software.
Applications open in rectangles, called windows. Windows 7 allow for quick searches for files, folders, Control Panels and applications. Pin and unpin programs to the taskbar. Take a Quick Peek at open applications. Gadgets are small apps focused on a specific task. 1. View your storage media in different ways.
2. Learn about file and folder data storage.
3. Create, save, and store files and folders.
4. Open, rename, and save data files.
5. Manage your files by renaming, copying, moving, and deleting them. Words to Know Storage Media Storage devices are also called storage media and include:
Hard drives
Compact discs for CD-RW or Digital Versatile Disk for DVD RW drives
USB or thumb drives
Online (cloud) storage Files Folders Folders are storing places (containers for files). A file is a collection of saved information (data). part of the OS that you see
on the screen and interact with Digital Communication Model Input Process Message Output Examples
keyboard
mouse
scanner
microphone Examples
monitor
printer Multitasking Libraries used to organize your files doing more than one thing at a time How information flows Objectives Gadgets Activity 1-7 - Open Application Max/Restore Window Activity 1-8 - Open & switch between multiple applications Activity 1-9 - Search in Windows Activity 1-10 Pin, Peek, & Jump Activity 1-11 - Snap to Attention Activity 1-12 - Getting Gadgets Activity 1-13 - View Storage Media in Different Views Activity 1-14 - Create, Rename, & Delete Folders
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