Basic Computer Skills:

Hardware & Windows Navigation 

Intro to Keyboard & Selecting Text in Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word Formatting

Intro to Excel

Flash Drive and Storage

Cut/Copy/Paste in Microsoft Word

Intro to the Internet

Internet Safety

Intro to Email

Organizing Email

Editing a Word Document & Attaching Files to Email

Overview of Course & Course Certification


Lesson 1

Hardware & Windows Navigation


In Lesson 1, students are introduced to the Computer. Students briefly learn the difference between hardware and software but become most familiar with the computer hardware that they will be using throughout the course. Students will learn how to use the mouse and the keyboard, and they will learn the basic features of the Desktop and Windows of a computer. For the second half of class, students get to practice using Windows and its different tools with a fun program called Paint.

Class Overview:

  1. Class Introductions

    • Course Road-map​

  2. Computer Parts and Pieces

    • Hardware

    • Software

  3. Introduction to the Mouse and Keyboard​

  4. Introduction to the Desktop​

    • Icons, Taskbar, and Start button​

    • Start Menu

    • Cursor

  5. Anatomy of Windows

    • Maximize​

    • Minimize

    • Red x (to exit a screen)

  6. Opening Programs

    • Paint Exercise​

  7. Typing Practice

    • Introduction to Mavis Beacon typing program​