Review the parts of the computer.
Make sure you bring the adults from last week. There may be students
who forgot to bring them or there may be new students in the class.
Sometimes new students come during Class 2.
In preparation for this class:
Create Mouse Dexterity
exercises. For example have students double click on icons on the
desktop in order to open them.
to use a Mouse with Windows
to use a Mouse
Also have a handout for
the descriptions and definition of what you will be covering on the
FCLP syllabus for class 2.
up 12 blank disks from CCTV.
Getting Used to the
Keyboard and Mouse
Explain the functions of
the mouse. Thoroughly explain the mouse and it's importance as the 'steering
wheel' to the computer.
- left button
- mouse pad
- double click
- single click
- Importance of being proficient with the
Explain what an application/program
- Use Microsoft Word as an example
Explain what it means to 'open' an
- Show them how to do it.
- Open and close Microsoft Word as practice.
- Make sure students grasp this concept by
going around the classroom with the instructor taking half the class
and you taking the other half.
Typing in MS Word
- Explain 'blank document'. Use analogies
- Students often think the virtual page of
a Microsoft 'blank document' is only ONE page. Explain that you can
type on character or an entire 1000 pages book.
- Explain the:
- Space Bar
- Shift Key
- Enter Key
- Backspace key
- Have students practice typing on a new MS
Word 'blank document'.
You will need to explain why it's necessary
to save documents. You will explain that students can save on their Hard
Drive or on a disk. In this case, students will need to save their work
on a floppy disk.
Storage box analogy
Explain that the disk is like a storage box.
That there are many different size disks with all different type of
storage limits. Just like a shoe box can hold a certain amount of pictures
before it reaches capacity, same with a disk. A Rubbermaid tote locker
is bigger than a shoe box and can hold more and is much more durable
like a CD-RW disk.
Explain how to properly maintain their disk.
- Never touch the disk inside (shiny brown
- Never write directly on it.
- Keep it in a safe container or envelope
- Never get food or water on it
THE IMPORTANCE OF SAVING DOCUMENTS EVERY 5 MINUTES.**