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Computer Basics Series
Date Wednesday January 22, 2014
Time9:30 AM  - 11:30 AM
Contact Kimberly Clayton 770-347-0160
kimberlyc@claytonpl.org
Additional Information http://www.claytonpl.org/branches/forestpark.cfm
Description

Computer Basics (6-Part Series)

 

This series of classes is designed for adults who have little or no experience using computers. Students will learn basic concepts and get hands-on practice.  Students may take this series of classes more than once if needed. Students sign up for the entire series at once. Any student that wishes to begin the series after Part 1 is over must obtain prior permission from the instructor.  9:30 – 11:30 unless otherwise noted

 

Part 1: Introduction to Computers   Wednesday, January 8

Learn about the basic parts of a computer, practice using the mouse, open programs and work with multiple program windows, learn to sign up to use the library’s public computers.

 

Part 2: Introduction to Word Processing   Wednesday, January 15

Learn about the keyboard, create and edit documents, format text, copy and paste, and understand the difference between Notepad, WordPad, and Word.

 

Part 3: Saving and Organizing Files  Wednesday, January 22

Create and save documents, find, organize, rename, and delete files and folders, and utilize a flash drive. Students are encouraged to bring a Flash drive (optional)

 

Practice Lab (optional)   Thursday, January 23

Practice mouse skills and/or improve typing speed and accuracy.

 

Parts 4 and 5: Introduction to the Web  Tuesday, January 28 (1:30-4:30)  and Wednesday, January 29

How to navigate to specific web sites, use search engines, save favorite sites, and take basic online safety precautions.

 

Register beginning December 1 by calling 770-347-0160. Check in with instructor before class begins. Please be on time - any open seats at the beginning of class will be given to students that are present and standing by.

 

Prerequisite: Students should understand the concepts in the Computer Basics series of classes (particularly using the mouse and keyboard and using the web) before taking any individual class.

 

Introduction to Email  Saturday January 25

Students will learn to create and send email messages, save and organize received messages, attach files to messages, store contact information, add email signatures, and distinguish between valid email and spam. Students will have the opportunity to create their own free email accounts if they do not already have one of their own.

 

Introduction to Microsoft Word  Saturday January 11

Students will learn to create and save documents, format text and paragraphs, use the spell checker, insert pictures, add headers and footers, create a table of contents, modify margins and page orientation, and add tables.

 

Introduction to Microsoft Publisher  Thursday January 16

Students will learn to create flyers, newsletters, business cards, or other print materials by using and modifying templates or by starting from scratch.

 

Introduction to Microsoft Excel  Thursday January 9  9:30-12:30

 

Students will learn to enter data into worksheets, work with multiple worksheets, write formulas to perform basic calculations, and create charts.

 

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint  Wednesday January 30

Create slide show presentations, use and modify themes, fonts, insert images, learn to print different types of handouts.