CERRITOS COLLEGE ADULT EDUCATION            
      BUILDING COMPUTER SKILLS FOR JOB SEARCH            
        LEVEL 1     Fun   In-  
              and   Class  
        Basic Computer Skills Self-Assessment     Interesting   Notes  
                     
                     
                     
# TODAY'S CLASS: Friday, December 16            
                     
  Terminology          
    Basic computer vocabulary            
        Terminology Sheet #1   LINK      
                     
  55.                  
    Warning: no web site has a right to your information            
     - There are many web sites that want you to make an account on their            
    site            
       - At a minimum, they will ask for your name and email            
      address            
         - But this is personal information            
       - Not all web sites that take your information are on the            
      up-and-up, especially when it comes to doing job search            
         - A "job search" web site might really be a clearing            
        house for headhunters or advertisers trying to do a            
        sales pitch (on private education companies, for            
        instance)            
         - In other words, a web site might be looking out for            
        its interests at your expense            
     - You need to know how to evaluate a web site that wants you to             
    sign up for their "services"            
       - Here are some ideas for judging web sites to see if they            
      have earned your trust            
        Should I trust this web site?   LINK      
                     
  56.                  
    Attach a file to an email message            
     - You may use email as a method to send someone a file            
       - An attachment is something extra, in addition to the             
      message you write            
     - This tutorial will show you the basic method for sending an             
    attachment             
        Attach a file to an e-mail   LINK      
     - There is another skill besides this: how to view or download an            
    attached file            
                     
  57.                  
    Introduction to tablet computing            
    - Tablet computing refers to devices that have a touch-screen interface             
       - This includes smartphones            
         - iPhone, Android, Microsoft, Blackberry "Z"            
       - It also include large format tablets and touch-screen             
      computers            
         - iPod, iPad, Samsung Galaxy & other Android tablets,           
        Microsoft Surface, etc.            
     - Although tablet devices have the four basic components of a computer          
    (tower/CPU, display device, pointing device, & keyboard), they are             
    packaged in a form that requires us to develop new user interface             
    skills             
     - Here are some of the new skills            
      1. How do I change to a different window?            
      2. How do I find out what an icon does?            
      3. How do I type text?            
      4. How do I edit text?            
      5. What is an app?            
      6. When do I need to get an app?            
      7. When can I use speech recognition?            
     - Bob will demonstrate and attempt to answer these questions using his             
    Apple iPhone            
                     
                     
  PREVIOUS CLASSES            
                     
        Monday, December 12, 2016            
                     
  52.                  
    A list of email skills            
     - These are the basics of using email            
      4. Reply to the message you are reading            
     - Reply: this lets you send an email to someone who sent you an email            
       - It preserves a lot of information            
         - The email address of the person who sent it goes to           
        the TO field            
         - The subject remains in the SUBJECT field            
       - Therefore, all you need to do is type your response in the             
      message area            
     - Step 1: Send a message            
      a. In a new tab go to your email web site and sign in            
      b. Compose a message to Buddy-1 and Buddy-2            
         - TO: [Buddy-1's address]            
         - SUBJECT: Tell me a yippee            
         - MESSAGE AREA:            
        [Buddy-1's name],            
        Please tell me one of your yippees.            
        [Your name]            
         - DO NOT SEND.  CHECK THE MESSAGE FIRST.            
         - NOW, SEND            
         - TO: [Buddy-2's address]            
         - SUBJECT: Tell me a yippee            
         - MESSAGE AREA:            
        Hi, [Buddy-2's name],            
        Please tell me one of your yippees.            
        [Your name]            
         - DO NOT SEND.  CHECK THE MESSAGE FIRST.            
         - NOW, SEND            
                     
     - Step 2: Reply to the email you got from a class email buddy            
      a. Read the email with the subject "Tell me a yippee"            
      b. Click the REPLY icon            
      c. At the top of the message area type this:            
         - MESSAGE AREA:            
        Hi, [Sender's name],            
        One of my yippees is that I can ______________.            
        [Your name]            
         - DO NOT SEND.  CHECK THE MESSAGE FIRST.            
         - NOW, SEND            
                     
  53.                  
    Become a super-searcher!            
     - What you need to know about those hyperlinks in your Google search            
    hit list: open them in a separate tab from the hit list!            
       - Remember this: Ctrl-Click            
         - Ctrl-Click forces hyperlinks to open in a new tab!            
       - Try it.  Do Ctrl-Click on these hyperlinks:            
        Free Fortune Cookie Quotes   LINK      
        BODIES…The Exhibition   LINK      
                     
  54.                  
    How does the Internet really work?            
     - Let's take a little journey along with the data flowing between your            
    computer and "up there" (heaven)            
        What is the Internet?   LINK      
                     
        Friday, December 09, 2016            
                     
  CASAS          
    It's time to fill out the CASAS Update Record            
        Instructions in PowerPoint   LINK      
         - If you didn't do this on Friday, we can do this after             
        class with you            
                     
        WARM-UP & QUESTIONS            
                     
    Email            
     - This is to make sure you have both of your class email buddies, and             
    that you can do the HWs for sending an email and for replying to an             
    email            
     - Note: you can decline to give your email address to a person who asks            
    you for it            
      a. Get your first class email buddy ( = Buddy-1 )            
         - Carefully write down the person's name and email             
        address            
      b. Get your second class email buddy ( = Buddy-2 )            
         - Carefully write down the person's name and email             
        address            
                     
                     
                     
    Checking in with students about their learning on the computer            
     - Does anybody have a Yippee   :)            
                     
                     
  50.                  
    A list of email skills            
     - These are the basics of using email            
      3. Compose & send email            
         - Send Bob a "Hello" message.  His address is              
        nahlej@nahlej.net            
         - How do you type the @ symbol?  Use Shift-2 on your         
        keyboard.            
                     
        Something Fun, Something Interesting            
                     
  51.                  
    What is a Successful Computer User?            
     - "The mental game of computing"            
      6. A successful computer user…            
        …finds sympathetic and encouraging teachers.            
                     
        HOME WORK            
                     
    16. Send email messages to 2 class buddies     LATEST      
     - Note: you can decline to give your email address to a person who asks     HOME      
    you for it     WORK      
      a. Get your first class email buddy ( = Buddy-1 )            
         - Carefully write down the person's name and email             
        address            
      b. Get your second class email buddy ( = Buddy-2 )            
         - Carefully write down the person's name and email             
        address            
      c. Log into your email account            
      d. Compose, check and send two email messages            
        Email to Buddy-1            
        To: [address of Buddy-1]            
        Subject: Computer learning            
                     
        Hi, [name of Buddy-1]!            
        I hope you have many computer yippees.            
        [your name]            
        Email to Buddy-2            
        To: [address of Buddy-2]            
        Subject: Computer learning            
                     
        Hi, [name of Buddy-2]!            
        I hope you have many computer yippees.            
        [your name]            
      e. Read email messages you get from your class buddies            
      f. Sign out of your email account            
                     
                     
                     
      DID YOU WORK ON HW?  CLICK HERE TO LOG IT ONLINE.   LINK      
                     
                     
        Monday, December 05, 2016            
                     
  49.                  
    More about formatting using Wordpad (cont'd)            
     - In this exercise we shall use both "character-based" formatting and             
    "paragraph-based" formatting            
        Follow the leader (Wordpad)   LINK      
         - NOTE: We will open Wordpad first, then we will open           
        this file            
                     
        HOME WORK            
                     
    15. Practice character-based and paragraph-based formatting            
         - NOTE: Open Wordpad first, then use Wordpad to             
        open this file            
        Follow the leader (Wordpad)   LINK      
                     
                     
                     
      DID YOU WORK ON HW?  CLICK HERE TO LOG IT ONLINE.   LINK      
                     
                     
        Friday, December 02, 2016            
                     
  49.                  
    More about formatting using Wordpad (cont'd)            
     - In this exercise we shall use both "character-based" formatting and             
    "paragraph-based" formatting            
        Follow the leader (Wordpad)   LINK      
         - NOTE: We will open Wordpad first, then we will open           
        this file            
                     
        Monday, November 28, 2016            
                     
  Spring Registration          
    It is time to pre-register for Occupational Preparation classes for Spring             
    semester!            
     - George Lozano will teach BCS-1            
                     
         - Jan. 13 to May 19, Fridays 9:00 to 1:15            
     - Bonnie Mansell will teach BCS-2a & BCS-2b            
                     
         - First 9 week session: Jan. 9 to Mar. 8, Mondays &             
        Wednesdays 9:00 to 12:50            
                     
         - Second 9 week session: Mar. 20 to May 17,              
        Mondays & Wednesdays 9:00 to 12:50            
     - Bonnie Mansell will teach BCS-3a & BCS-3b            
                     
         - First 9 week session: Jan. 10 to Mar. 9, Tuesdays &             
        Thursdays 9:00 to 12:50            
                     
         - Second 9 week session: Mar. 21 to May 18,              
        Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00 to 12:50            
                     
  47.                  
    A list of email skills            
     - Add a new tab, then go to your email web site & sign into your email            
     - These are the basics of using email            
      2. Change your password            
         - This is most important for Yahoo users who have            
        had their Yahoo email account for more than a year            
         - Go to "Account Info"            
         - Under your name or under the sprocket icon            
         - Click on "Account Security" (on the right side)            
         - Click on "Change password"            
         - Before you type your password: WRITE DOWN ON            
        PAPER a strong password            
         - Strong password = a.) at least 7 letters, b.) at least            
        one capital letter, and c.) at least one number            
                     
  48.                  
    What is a search engine?            
     - People say "Google it!" all the time            
       - What are they talking about?            
        Using Search Engines, Part 1   LINK      
                     
        HOME WORK            
                     
    14. Practice searching using the Google search engine            
     - Open a new tab in Internet Explorer & type google.com in the            
    address bar            
     - Practice searching and exploring the hit list            
      1. Type in the search box            
         - For example: christmas tree, oldest person, vanilla             
        beans, healthy restaurants, fingernails, waterfalls...           
        ...or anything you want to know about            
      2. Start the search (and get a hit list)            
         - Tap the <Enter> key, or click on a suggestion in the           
        list below the search box            
      3. Examine the items in the hit list            
         - Can you tell the difference between ads and non-ads?          
      4. Click on a hyperlink in the hit list            
         - Examine and explore that web site, if you wish            
      5. Use the Back button to return to the hit list, then repeat             
      Step 4            
      6. Scroll to the top of the hit list            
      7. Erase or edit the text in the search box, then repeat Step 2            
                     
                     
                     
      DID YOU WORK ON HW?  CLICK HERE TO LOG IT ONLINE.   LINK      
                     
                     
        Monday, November 21, 2016            
                     
     
 
             
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
        NO CLASS FRIDAY.  COME BACK NEXT MONDAY!            
  46.                  
    Introduction to word processing using the Wordpad accessory            
     - Word processing software allows you to do many things to format            
    text or change the appearance of printed output            
     - As an introduction to word processing, we will explore basic text            
    formatting functions:            
       - Font, font size, bold, italic, underline, and font color            
     - We will start by opening the Wordpad accessory            
       - Then we will type the days of the week on separate lines.            
                     
        Friday, November 18, 2016            
                     
        WARM-UP & QUESTIONS            
                     
    Parts of an Internet (or web) address            
     - Look at these web addresses with a class buddy.  Identify the scheme,            
    the sub-domain, the domain and the path in each one            
      1 https://www.yahoo.com/movies/            
                     
      2 www.msn.com/?ocid=mailsignout            
                     
      3 https://news.google.com/            
                     
      4 http://click.motel6-email.com/?qs=5cfae0607cf8b478c1ffde9c2a20e98afe4d78e06fe88ad943e67c98f6f235580bb85a15754f6405
                     
      5 ripeinsights.net/HD8.gwdk?cBWtf1ccvDM8cvx9WcccqBczcfwQscddQ    
                     
                     
  44.                  
    What is a Successful Computer User?            
     - "The mental game of computing"            
      5. A successful computer user…            
        …works at not being afraid to make mistakes.            
                     
  45.                  
    A list of email skills (cont'd)            
     - Add a new tab, then go to your email web site & sign into your email            
     - These are the basics of using email            
      1. Read email            
         - Do NOT click on hyperlinks in emails            
         - Hyperlinks in emails are the #1 way that you can              
        get a virus            
         - What is a "phishing" scam?            
         - Beware: they use false domain addresses            
                     
        Monday, November 14, 2016            
                     
        WARM-UP & QUESTIONS            
                     
    Email            
     - In Internet Explorer, open a new tab            
     - Use the Address Bar to go the web site of your email service            
     - Do not sign into your email account            
       - We will do that later            
     - Go back to the tab for this web page            
                     
                     
  43.                  
    Understanding the structure of an Internet address            
     - When you first look at the browser's address bar, the Internet address            
    in it may look like a mysterious computer code            
     - However, there is a common structure to every Internet address            
       - We have already learned the central element of this             
      structure:  the domain            
     - There are three other pieces that you will learn to recognize            
        Autopsy of an Internet address   LINK      
                     
  45.                  
    A list of email skills            
     - Add a new tab, then go to your email web site & sign into your email            
     - These are the basics of using email            
      1. Read email            
         - Do NOT click on hyperlinks in emails            
         - Hyperlinks in emails are the #1 way that you can              
        get a virus            
         - What is a "phishing" scam?            
         - Beware: they use false domain addresses            
                     
        HOME WORK            
                     
    13. Review this lecture on the parts of an Internet address            
        Autopsy of an Internet address   LINK      
                     
                     
                     
      DID YOU WORK ON HW?  CLICK HERE TO LOG IT ONLINE.   LINK      
                     
                     
        Monday, November 07, 2016            
 
 
                 
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
  41.                  
    Copy-and-paste 'til you can no longer stand it!            
     - Here is another chance to get better at copy-and-paste            
     - In this exercise, we learn that from a single copy, you may perform             
    many pastes            
       - Think of it this way            
        1. Select, 2. Copy            
        3. Reposition, 4. Paste            
        3. Reposition, 4. Paste            
        3. Reposition, 4. Paste            
        etc.            
       - Open Wordpad first, then use the "Open" command to open           
      the "Joey-the-dog-for-Wordpad" file            
         - See below…            
                     
  42.                  
    Copy-and-paste 'til you can no longer stand it! (cont'd)            
     - Download this file to the My Documents folder (using the "Save As"             
    command)            
        Joey the dog (copy & paste)   LINK      
         - If necessary, replace the Joey-the-Dog-for-Wordpad           
        in My  Documents            
     - After you save this file (to My Documents), please do NOT double-            
    click the file to open it            
       - This will cause Microsoft Word to open it            
       - We want to do this exercise using the Wordpad accessory            
     - Open Wordpad using the Start Menu            
       - Use the "Open" command to open the file             
      Joey-the-dog-for-Wordpad            
        a. Click on the blue tab in the upper left corner of             
        Wordpad's  ribbon            
        b. Then click on the "Open" command            
        c. If necessary navigate to the My Documents folder in            
        the Open window            
                     
        HOME WORK            
                     
    12. Practice 1 copy & many pastes using this exercise            
        Joey the dog (copy & paste)   LINK      
       - Do Save As, and put it in the My Documents folder            
       - Open Wordpad, then use the Open command (in the blue             
      tab) to open this file            
       - Remember, from a single Select+Copy, you can do multiple            
      Reposition+Pastes            
                     
                     
                     
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        Friday, November 04, 2016            
                     
        WARM-UP & QUESTIONS            
                     
    Practice saving a file from the My Documents folder to the flash drive            
      1. Use Windows Explorer to go to My Documents            
      2. Double-click a file            
      3. Use the File > Save As command            
      4. Use Windows Explorer in Save As to navigate to Computer            
      5. Use Windows Explorer in Save As to navigate to the flash            
      drive            
      6. Click the Save button            
      7. Close the document you just saved            
      8. In the "pure" Windows Explorer window navigate to             
      Computer and to the flash drive drive            
      9. Find and open the file you just saved to the flash drive            
                     
                     
        Monday, October 31, 2016            
                     
  40.                  
    Using flash drives, Part 2            
     - How to open a window to see what is stored on the flash drive            
     - How to use "Save As" to copy a file to the flash drive            
        Computer Calisthenics   LINK      
         - Today: Page 5, Stations 18 & 19            
                     
        Friday, October 28, 2016            
                     
  38.                  
    Email skills, Part 1a            
     - The most fundamental email skill is knowing how to log in (or            
    sign in) to your email            
     - Some steps:            
      1. Start your browser, and go to your email service's web site            
         - Usually this means you should type the domain of             
        your email  service in the browser's Address Bar             
        (and hit the <Enter> key)            
         - yahoo.com,   gmail.com,   hotmail.com,   webmail.verizon.net,             
        aol.com,  etc.            
      2. If necessary, click on a link for mail            
      3. Enter your username and password in the appropriate             
      boxes            
         - If this is not working, you will have to get in              
        through the back door. This means you have to             
        verify your  identity, and then  create a new             
        password.            
         - NOTE: You should get used to typing your password.              
        It is potentially risky to let your computer memorize             
        your password for you.            
                     
  39.                  
    Email skills, Part 1b            
     - The second most fundamental email skill is knowing how to log off (or             
    sign out) of your email account            
       - This keeps it safe from intruders            
       - The technique is different for different email services            
         - Look for an icon called "Sign Off" or "Log Off"            
         - Yahoo users: If you don't see this icon, put your cursor over             
        your  name at the top of the web page            
                     
        HOME WORK            
                     
    11. Practice signing in & signing out of email            
     - The purpose of the exercise is to practice signing into & signing out of             
    your email until it becomes fast & easy            
      1. Open a browser (for instance, Internet Explorer)            
      2. Create a new tab            
      3. Use the Address Bar to go your email service            
      4. Sign into your email account.  (We also say "Log into...".)            
      5. Sign out of your email account            
         - Was this easy for you?  Did you do it quickly?            
      6. Close your browser window ( = close all tabs)            
         - Now, get ready to practice this skill!            
      7. Go back to Step 1 (start over)            
     - Please do this exercise 5 times            
       - What is the result?            
                     
                     
                     
      DID YOU WORK ON HW?  CLICK HERE TO LOG IT ONLINE.   LINK      
                     
                     
        Monday, October 24, 2016            
                     
        WARM-UP & QUESTIONS            
                     
    To see the cursor more clearly, try this            
       - Long version:            
        How to find your mouse pointer easily   LINK      
         - Click OPEN to open the Word document            
                     
       - Short version:            
        a. Click the Start button            
        b. Type "mouse pointer"            
        c. Click on "Make it easier to see the mouse pointer:            
        d. Click on the tab "Pointer Options"            
        e. Click in the box "Show location of pointer when I            
        press the CTRL key            
        f. Click OK            
                     
                     
  37.                  
    Navigating the file management system (cont'd)            
     - "Windows Explorer" is the tool to display and navigate the file            
    management system            
     - It is organized as a "hierarchy"            
        Windows Explorer: Big Banana Tree   LINK      
     - You are about to explore the hard drive!            
       - To help you understand the hierarchical arrangement of the           
      file management system, Bob is going to cast a spell over             
      you…            
                     
        HOME WORK            
                     
    10. Continue exploring the hierarchically arranged file managment             
    system            
     - "Windows Explorer" is the tool to display and navigate the file            
    management system            
       - A new name for Windows Explorer is "File Explorer" (in              
      Windows 8 and Windows 10)            
     - It is organized as a "hierarchy" (an upside-down tree structure)            
       - You can pretend you are an ant navigating around its            
      hierarchically-arranged ant's nest            
       - Go to the hard drive on your computer            
        a. Start Windows Explorer            
        b. In the Navigation Pane click on "Computer"            
         - Don't click on "Computer" in the navigation pane, if            
        you have Windows 8 or Windows 10.  Instead, click            
        on "This PC".            
        c. Look for an icon whose name ends in "(C:)".  This            
        is the hard drive of your computer.            
         - For instance, it might be called "Local Disk (C:)            
        d. Double-click on the hard drive icon, and begin your            
        exploration!            
         - Down: double-click a folder icon            
         - Up: in the path, click on the name of the current            
        folder's parent            
         - Open a file: double-click an icon that is not a folder            
         - Close a file: click the X at the top right corner            
         - Continue exploring the hard drive (C:)            
        e. Important: Remember that you are allowed to LOOK          
        at ANYTHING on the computer.  Go little ant!            
                     
                     
                     
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        Friday, October 21, 2016            
                     
        WARM-UP & QUESTIONS            
                     
     - How did your copy-and-paste HW go?            
        Practice copy-and-paste   LINK      
     - Do you know the four steps of copy and paste?            
                     
                     
  36.                  
     - On Monday we typed a memo in Notepad and saved it as a file            
       - We named it  Oct 2016 Shutdown Memo            
       - We saved it to the My Documents folder            
     - Now please open the file and edit the mistakes in it            
       - Start Windows Explorer (the folder icon on the task bar)            
       - Navigate to the My Documents folder            
        1. Desktop (click)            
        2. Profile folder (double-click)            
        3. My Documents (double-click)            
       - Find and open Oct 2016 Shutdown Memo            
         - Edit the mistakes            
         - Go to the File menu and save the file with the             
        corrections            
                     
        Something Fun, Something Interesting            
                     
  37.                  
    Navigating the file management system            
     - "Windows Explorer" is the tool to display and navigate the file            
    management system            
       - A new name for Windows Explorer is "File Explorer" (in              
      Windows 8 and Windows 10)            
     - It is organized as a "hierarchy"            
       - A hierarchy is an upside-down tree            
        Windows Explorer: Big Banana Tree   LINK      
     - To help you understand the hierarchical arrangement of the file             
    management system, Bob is going to cast a spell over you…            
       - You are about to explore the hard drive!            
                     
        Monday, October 17, 2016            
                     
 
 
                 
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
  32.                  
    Go to your email domain            
     - This exercise is for anybody who knows his or her email address            
       - Figure out the domain that provides you with email services          
         - If your email address is XXX@aol.com, then your             
        email domain is aol.com            
         - If your email address is XXX@gmail.com, then your             
        email domain is gmail.com            
         - If your email address is XXX@hotmail.com, then             
        your email domain is hotmail.com            
         - If your email address is XXX@yahoo.com, then your           
        email domain is yahoo.com            
       - Oops!  Verizon is an exception.            
         - If your email address is XXX@verizon.net, then the            
        web address of your email service is             
        webmail.verizon.net            
       - Ready?  Now that you know who provides your email             
      service, type that domain address in the  Address Bar, and             
      tap the <Enter> key on your keyboard            
                     
  33.                  
    Introduction to copy-and-paste            
     - There are four steps to copy-and-paste            
       - Select - Copy - Reposition - Paste            
     - We will play a game to begin learning copy-and-paste            
       - The race between the dogs and the cats            
         - Start Notepad so we can play this game            
                     
  34.                  
    Using flash drives, Part 1            
     - How to insert and correctly remove a flash drive            
        Computer Calisthenics   LINK      
         - Today: Page 4, Stations 16 & 17            
                     
  35.                  
    What is a Successful Computer User?            
     - "The mental game of computing"            
      4. A successful computer user…            
        …has strategies to encourage experimentation and             
        self-teaching.            
                     
        HOME WORK            
                     
    9. Practice copy and paste using this exercise (click the hyperlink)            
       - Remember the sequence of steps: 1. Select, 2. Copy,             
      3. Reposition, 4. Paste            
        Practice copy-and-paste   LINK      
                     
                     
                     
      DID YOU WORK ON HW?  CLICK HERE TO LOG IT ONLINE.   LINK      
                     
                     
        Friday, October 14, 2016            
                     
  31.                  
    More exploration--using Windows Explorer            
     - Start Windows Explorer from the Task Bar            
     - Go to the profile folder (after you go to "Desktop")            
     - We will now begin to explore the profile folder            
     - Here are some things to remember            
      1. If you see a folder icon, it will take you to a sub-folder of             
      the current folder when you double click it            
         - However, you are still in the same Windows              
        Explorer window            
      2. If you want to go back up to the sub-folder's parent folder,           
      then click on the name of the parent folder in "the path"            
         - And, you are still in the same Windows Explorer             
        window            
      3. If you double-click on a non-folder icon, you will open             
      a file            
         - This is a separate window from the Windows             
        Explorer window            
         - You may switch back and forth between the two             
        windows without closing either of them            
      4. Most importantly, you are allowed to look at ANYTHING              
      on the computer            
         - So, don't be afraid to explore!            
                     
        HOME WORK            
                     
    8. From the profile folder, explore sub-folders & files            
     - In Windows Explorer go to the profile folder (after you go to             
    Desktop)             
     - Double click on anything = Explore!            
       - Look at anything & everything!            
     - Remember these guidelines            
      1. Double-clicking on a folder icon takes you down to a sub-            
      folder (& keeps you in the same Windows Explorer window)          
      2. Clicking on the name of parent folder in the path takes you           
      up to that parent folder (& keeps you in the same Windows           
      Explorer window)             
      3. Double-clicking on a file's icon opens the file in another             
      window that is separate from the Windows Explorer             
      window            
         - After a quick look, close this window to continue             
        exploring in the Windows Explorer window            
                     
                     
                     
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        Monday, October 10, 2016            
                     
        WARM-UP & QUESTIONS            
                     
     - Type a memo in Notepad, save it as file            
       - Remember: Click Start, type "notepad", click on Notepad            
       - IMPORTANT: Do not fix the mistakes!  Please type it              
      exactly this way:            
                     
        Octoobbeerr 10, 2061            
                     
        TO: All Students            
        FROM: The Sttaff            
                     
        Plees turn off you domputer before leving    for th day.            
                     
        Think you!            
                     
       - BONUS TASK: Save this file to the My Documents folder            
         - Name it  Oct 2016 Shutdown Memo            
         - Important: make sure the file name does not              
        contain any of this text:   *.txt            
                     
                     
  30.                  
    Do you know what a hyperlink is?            
     - Without hyperlinks, the Internet would be a major pain in the neck            
       - Hyperlinks store Web addresses            
        Learn about hyperlinks   LINK      
                     
        HOME WORK            
                     
    7. Review the lesson about hyperlinks            
     - Without hyperlinks, the Internet would be a major pain in the neck            
       - Hyperlinks store Web addresses            
        Learn about hyperlinks   LINK      
                     
                     
                     
      DID YOU WORK ON HW?  CLICK HERE TO LOG IT ONLINE.   LINK      
                     
                     
        Friday, October 07, 2016            
                     
  27.                  
    Open the file "abc file" so we can edit it            
     - Navigate to the My Documents folder            
     - The My Documents is a useful place to store your files            
     - There are two tasks many users do where they benefit from knowing            
    how to navigate to My Documents            
       - First task: saving a file using the "Save As" dialogue box            
       - Second task: finding a file in the file management system in           
      order to open it            
       - Both of these tasks involve using Windows Explorer to            
      navigate in the file management system            
         - Microsoft used to make it easy for users to go to the           
        My Documents folder.  This is no longer true.            
     - We will practice Bob's 3-step method for navigating to My Documents           
    in a Windows Explorer window            
      0. Click on the Windows Explorer icon on the task bar            
      1. Desktop (click)            
      2. Profile folder (double-click)            
      3. My Documents (double-click)            
                     
  28.                  
    All about text processing, Part 3            
     - We will edit "abc" to make something else            
       - We use the arrow keys to move the insertion bar            
       - Start Notepad            
     - Observe (or type) the letters "abc"            
       - We will move the Insertion Bar after the "a".  Then we will             
      type an additional character.            
       - We will move the Insertion Bar after the "b".  Then we will             
      type some additional characters.            
       - We will move the Insertion Bar after the "c".  Then we will             
      type some additional characters.            
         - Hint: a big cat            
     - Congratulations!  You are editing text!            
                     
  29.                  
    What is a Successful Computer User?            
     - "The mental game of computing"            
      3. A successful computer user…            
        …tries to put emotions to one side in order to think             
        more clearly.            
                     
        HOME WORK            
                     
    6. Notepad editing: tbm            
      a. Start Notepad            
      b. Type tbm            
      c. Edit the text so it says three blind mice            
         - Remember: to edit, you can move the Insertion Bar             
        using the arrow keys on the keyboard            
      d. Edit the text again so it says Three Blind Mice            
      e. Save your Notepad file            
         - Filename: Oct 2016 tbm            
         - Please notice where you are saving the file            
                     
                     
                     
      DID YOU WORK ON HW?  CLICK HERE TO LOG IT ONLINE.   LINK      
                     
                     
        Friday, September 30, 2016            
                     
     
 
             
                     
                     
                     
                     
        WARM-UP & QUESTIONS            
                     
    Want to learn some tricks about moving windows around?            
      1. In a maximized window, put your cursor in the "colored            
      band" at the top of that window (white arrow cursor) and             
      drag down            
         - What happens?            
      2. In a restored-down window, put your cursor in the "colored          
      band" at the top of that window (white arrow cursor) and             
      drag up            
         - What happens?            
                     
                     
  26.                  
    All about text processing, Part 3            
     - Here is the SECRET OF TEXT EDITING            
       - You can move the Insertion Bar to a new location whenever           
      you want without typing or erasing text!            
         - This allows you to "surgically" change a little bit of             
        text at that point            
         - Then you move the Insertion Bar somewhere else            
       - There is more than one way of doing this:            
        Method a. Use the up / down / left / right arrows on             
        the keyboard            
        Method b.______________________________            
                     
        Friday, September 23, 2016            
                     
  25.                  
    Move a window on the desktop            
     - You can slide a window to a different place--if it is not maximized            
     - Follow these steps            
      1. If necessary, restore down the window            
      2. Place the cursor in the "colored band" at the top of the            
      window            
         - Do not press the mouse button while you are              
        moving to this position            
         - When you see a white arrow, stop moving the               
        mouse. Then, press and hold the left mouse button.            
         - If the cursor is a two-sided arrow, that is not             
        correct            
      3. Press and hold the mouse button            
         - Drag the window to a new position            
      4. Release the mouse button            
         - This is the window's new position on the desktop            
                     
        HOME WORK            
                     
    5. Open two windows, then arrange them so they do not overlap            
       - Remember to restore down the window before you do this            
         - Put one window on the top half of the screen, and              
        the other one the bottom half of the screen            
       - You will be practicing how to move and re-size each             
      window until the two windows do not overlap            
                     
                     
                     
      DID YOU WORK ON HW?  CLICK HERE TO LOG IT ONLINE.   LINK      
                     
                     
        Friday, September 23, 2016            
                     
        WARM-UP & QUESTIONS            
                     
     - Practice typing these domain addresses in the address bar            
        nationalgeographic.com            
        medicalnewstoday.com            
        thegoodfunbook.com            
                     
                     
  23.                  
    How would you rate your level of understanding of computers?            
     - Use this survey to find out            
       - Bob will print your results and bring it next time            
        Basic Computer Skills Self-Assessment            
                     
  24.                  
    All about text processing, Part 2            
     - This is an introduction to text editing using the Notepad accessory            
     - Start Notepad using the Start Menu            
      1. When you type a character, it goes where the Insertion Bar           
      sits            
         - Then the Insertion Bar shifts to the right            
      2. Tap the backspace key: it erases the character to the left of           
      the Insertion Bar.            
         - Then the Insertion Bar shifts to the left            
     - Today's game: type the letters "abc"            
                     
        Monday, September 19, 2016            
                     
  21.                  
    What is a Successful Computer User?            
     - "The mental game of computing"            
      2. A successful computer user…            
        …knows what kinds of emotions computers can             
        produce.            
                     
  22.                  
    Re-size a window from any side            
     - When a window is "restored down" you can change its size and shape            
     - This is the "other" method            
     - Start on the right edge of the restored-down window:            
      1. If necessary, restore down the window            
      2. Place the cursor on the window's  edge            
         - Do not press the mouse button while you are              
        moving to this position            
         - When you see a double-headed arrow, stop moving            
      3. Press and hold the mouse button            
         - Drag toward the opposite side to make the window            
        smaller            
         - Drag away from the opposite side to make the             
        larger            
      4. Release the mouse button            
         - This is the window's new restored-down size and             
        shape            
         - The window will remember this size and shape            
     - Now, try it on the bottom edge, the left edge & the top edge            
                     
        HOME WORK            
                     
    4. Practice typing domain addresses in the browser's Address bar            
       - Suggestion: use Internet Explorer            
       - Type each of the following domain addresses in the Address           
      Bar. Then tap the <Enter> key.            
       - After you get to that web page, use the browser's Back             
      button to come back to this page            
         - Then do the same thing with another domain             
        address            
        careerbuilder.com,  monster.com,  presstelegram.com,             
        fiveoclockclub.com,  1giantmind.org,  freerice.com,             
        colapublib.org            
                     
                     
                     
      DID YOU WORK ON HW?  CLICK HERE TO LOG IT ONLINE.   LINK      
                     
                     
        Friday, September 16, 2016            
                     
        WARM-UP & QUESTIONS            
                     
     - Practice the "traditional" method for changing a the size and shape            
    of a window            
      1. Use the Start button and the Start menu to open a Notepad           
      window            
      2. Type the alphabet on your keyboard 2 times            
         - Do NOT use the <Enter> key            
      3. Get ready to change the size & shape of the window using             
      the diagonal double-arrow cursor that shows up in the             
      lower right  corner of the Notepad window            
         - Remember to restore down the window first            
      4. Here are your two tasks:            
        a. Make the window wide enough so that all the            
        typing fits on one line            
        b. Make the window very narrow so that the text does          
        not fit.  (The first line doesn't show all the text.)            
     - Bonus            
      5. Save the file using the Save command in the File menu            
         - Give the file this name: simple alphabet            
                     
                     
  20.                  
    What is the simplest Internet address?            
     - The easiest Internet address you can type in the Address Bar            
    is a "domain address"            
       - A domain is the name of someone's Internet territory            
       - It omits the "www" you often see in Internet addresses            
     - Click here for more detail:            
        A domain is the simplest Internet address   LINK      
     - Practice:            
       - Type these domain addresses in the Address Bar.  Choose             
      one from  each category.            
        A.       wikipedia.org       whitehouse.gov            
        B.       sce.edu       sce.com            
        C.       outlook.com       yahoo.com       gmail.com       aol.com            
                     
         - IMPORTANT: after you type a domain address in the            
        Address Bar of the browser, tap the <Enter> key.            
        This tells the Address Bar to use that Internet            
        address.            
                     
  21.                  
    What is a Successful Computer User?            
     - "The mental game of computing"            
      2. A successful computer user…            
        …knows what kinds of emotions computers can             
        produce.            
                     
        Monday, September 12, 2016            
                     
  Classes          
    What is Bob teaching at the School of Continuing Education?            
     - In your browser, go to nahlej.net and click on "Click Here" TO SEE A           
    LIST OF WHAT BOB IS TEACHING            
     - Or, simply click on this hyperlink:            
        Computer Classes - Fall, 2016   LINK      
       - Note: on the web page each picture is a hyperlink to a file            
                     
        WARM-UP & QUESTIONS            
                     
     - Practice typing text            
     - Don't forget: <Backspace>, <Enter>, <Shift> keys            
      1. Open Notepad using the Start Menu            
      2. Type your name, where you were born, and a popular food           
      where you grew up            
                     
        Name: Mickey Mouse            
        Where I was born: Burbank, California            
        A popular food where I grew up: grilled cheese sandwich            
                     
     - Do not close the Notepad window            
                     
                     
  19.                  
    What is a file?            
     - A file is a way to package up "data" that you created & to save it            
     - Here is a primary rule            
       - Every file must have a name and a location            
         - You need to know both pieces of information in             
        order to find and open that file later on            
         - Today, we will concern ourselves only with the file             
        name.  Later, we will be very picky  about the file's             
        location.            
     - We will now save the Notepad file and give it a name:            
      Sept. 2016 facts about me            
         - It is OK to type spaces and periods in a file name            
     - Next we will navigate to Documents or My Documents to see if the            
    file is there            
                     
  20.                  
    Re-size a window from the corner            
     - When a window is "restored down" you can change its size and shape            
     - This is the "traditional" method            
      1. If necessary, restore down the window            
      2. Place the cursor on the window's lower right corner            
         - Do not press the mouse button while you are              
        moving to this position            
         - When the cursor becomes a diagonal double-            
        headed arrow, stop moving the mouse            
      3. Press and hold the mouse button            
         - Drag up to shorten the window            
         - Drag down to make the window tall            
         - Drag left to make the window narrow            
         - Drag right to make the window wide            
      4. Release the mouse button            
         - This is the window's new restored-down size and             
        shape            
         - The window will remember this size and shape            
                     
        Friday, September 09, 2016            
                     
     
 
             
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
        HOME WORK            
                     
    3. Bob's quick keyboard improvement method (letters only)            
     - Is this going to teach you how to do "touch typing"?  No!            
       - If you desire to learn touch typing, you must be very             
      dedicated            
         - You can use a typing program, and practice,              
        practice, practice!            
     - However: you can become familiar with the computer keyboard            
    even before you learn touch typing            
      1. Using the Start menu, open up Notepad            
      2. Type the entire alphabet in lower-case letters            
        a  b  c  d  e  f  g  h  i  j  k  l  m  n  o  p  q  r  s  t  u  v  w  x  y  z            
         - Do this four times on the same day            
      3. Repeat this exercise on four different days            
                     
         - NOTE: In order to log this HW as complete, please             
        do it on 4 separate days.  After that, click on the            
        hyperlink below, and log it only ONE time.            
                     
      DID YOU WORK ON HW?  CLICK HERE TO LOG IT ONLINE.   LINK      
                     
                     
        Friday, September 02, 2016            
                     
 
 
                 
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
  14.                  
    What is a Successful Computer User?            
     - "The mental game of computing"            
      1. A successful computer user…            
        …understands that learning occurs gradually and in             
        stages.            
                     
  15.                  
    What is the middle icon at the top right corner of a window?            
     - It appears as either a single square or two overlapping squares            
     - It is the "Maximize" / "Restore Down" icon            
       - Its job is to switch the window between two viewing modes            
         - A maximized window fills the whole screen.  You              
        can see only that window.            
         - To maximize a window, click the single square icon            
         - A restored-down window has a shape & size that is             
        less than the full screen.  Therefore, you can see             
        more than a single window.            
         - To restore down a window, click the overlapping             
        squares icon            
     - Let's practice maximize and restore down            
                     
  16.                  
    Get ready to type!            
     - Typing is an activity you cannot avoid on the computer            
     - It is very different than typing on a typewriter            
     - Now we will begin to understand typing using the Notepad            
    accessory            
     - Why, even finding Notepad and starting it will involve            
    some typing.  Sheesh!            
                     
  17.                  
    All about text processing, Part 1            
     - This is a very simple introduction to the Notepad accessory            
     - To start Notepad            
        1. Click on the Start button (or tap the "flag" key)            
        2. Type Notepad            
        3. Look at the search results above where you typed            
        4. If you see "Notepad" in the results list, then click             
        on it!            
     - Today's game:            
       - Type your little heart out            
     - Some basic typing rules            
      A. Hit the <Enter> key to go to a new line            
      B. Use the <Backspace> key to erase            
      C. Capital letters            
         - Use the <Shift> key to type a single capital letter            
         - Use <Caps Lock> to type in all capital letters            
      D. If you hold a key down, it repeatsssssssssssssssss!            
                     
  18.                  
    More about hardware: the hard drive            
     - The hard drive is a massive memory bank for the computer            
     - How does it work?            
     - What is the binary code?            
                     
        HOME WORK            
                     
    3. Bob's quick keyboard improvement method (letters only)            
     - Is this going to teach you how to do "touch typing"?  No!     LATEST      
       - If you desire to learn touch typing, you must be very      HOME      
      dedicated     WORK      
         - You can use a typing program, and practice,              
        practice, practice!            
     - However: you can become familiar with the computer keyboard            
    even before you learn touch typing            
      1. Using the Start menu, open up Notepad            
      2. Type the entire alphabet in lower-case letters            
        a  b  c  d  e  f  g  h  i  j  k  l  m  n  o  p  q  r  s  t  u  v  w  x  y  z            
         - Do this four times on the same day            
      3. Repeat this exercise on four different days            
                     
         - NOTE: In order to log this HW as complete, please             
        do it on 4 separate days.  After that, click on the            
        hyperlink below, and log it only ONE time.            
                     
      DID YOU WORK ON HW?  CLICK HERE TO LOG IT ONLINE.   LINK      
                     
                     
        Monday, August 29, 2016            
                     
  11.                  
    Introduction to computer hardware            
     - Every computer has these four basic components            
      1. The "tower": the circuitry that does the computing            
      2. A monitor: to display your virtual computer world            
      3. A mouse or pointing device: to select/activate "objects"             
      and to give commands you want the computer to perform            
      4. A keyboard: to type information and commands            
     - Let's take a look            
                     
  12.                  
    Get to know the mouse (cont'd)            
     - Left mouse button actions            
      1. Click = down/up ONCE            
      2. Double-click: down/up TWICE (rapidly, without moving            
      the mouse)            
      3. Drag: hold the left mouse button down (and move the            
      mouse)            
         - After you're done dragging, let the button come up            
     - Example: Drag icons to different places on the Desktop            
                     
  13.                  
    Practice click-and-drag using the Paint accessory            
     - Click on the Start button to see the Start Menu            
     - Type "paint" and look at the search results above where you typed            
       - If you see "Paint" in the results list, then click on it!            
     - Have fun!            
       - How many ways can you figure out how to scribble and             
      have fun?            
       - How many colors can you use?            
    Other simple activities in Paint            
     - Erase (child erase)            
     - Erase (adult erase)            
     - Draw a shape (drag down and over)            
                     
        HOME WORK            
                     
    2. Practice click-and-drag using the Paint accessory            
     - Click on the Start button to see the Start Menu            
     - Type "paint" and look at the search results            
       - If you see "Paint" in the results list, then click on it!            
     - Have fun!            
       - Scribble            
       - Try different colors            
       - Erase (child method, adult method)            
       - Play with tools (icons)            
                     
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        Friday, August 26, 2016            
                     
        WARM-UP & QUESTIONS            
                     
     - Practice minimizing & activating many windows            
       - Open & minimize as many windows as you can            
       - After that, use the shaded icons on the task bar to activate              
      each window            
         - If one "preview" appears, then click on the icon            
         - If more than one preview appears, then click on              
        one of the previews            
                     
                     
  9.                  
    Please fill out the CASAS Program Entry form (cont'd)            
     - The California Community College system is required to do CASAS            
    testing to help students reach their goals            
       - This is required of CCC by the California Department of             
      Education            
     - Today we will fill out a form for "program entry"            
        How to fill out the CASAS Program Entry form            
                     
        Monday, August 22, 2016            
                     
  9.                  
    Please fill out the CASAS Program Entry form (cont'd)            
     - The California Community College system is required to do CASAS            
    testing to help students reach their goals            
       - This is required of CCC by the California Department of             
      Education            
     - Today we will fill out a form for "program entry"            
        How to fill out the CASAS Program Entry form            
                     
  10.                  
    What is the "Minimize" icon?            
     - It is the flat line at the top right corner of a window            
       - Its job is to hide a window            
       - The window is still running, however            
     - Important: how can you tell a window is running?            
       - Look at the task bar: any icon that has a shaded box around           
      it is a running window            
       - If you can't see that window, click on its shaded icon            
         - That "activates" the window = brings it to the front            
         - Usually this works?!*!?            
     - You can minimize lots of windows            
       - We will practice this            
                     
        HOME WORK            
                     
    1. Double-click on every icon on the desktop (two ways)            
      A. Use the close icon ( x ) after each one            
         - Find an icon on the desktop            
         - Double click it to open a window            
         - Click the X to close that window            
         - Find another icon on the desktop & continue            
      B. Use the minimize icon ( _  ) after each one            
         - Find an icon on the desktop            
         - Double click it to open a window            
         - Click the flat line icon in the top right corner to             
        minimize (hide) that window            
         - Find another icon on the desktop & continue            
                     
                     
                     
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        Friday, August 19, 2016            
                     
  5.                  
    A. Start Internet Explorer            
       - Find the "blue e with the gold arc" on the Task Bar            
       - Click it…  Wait patiently for the window to open…  Wait             
      some more while the 1st web page opens.            
    B. Go to the web page for this class            
       - Look for the "Address Bar" at the top of the window            
         - It has a code that starts: http://            
       - Click it…  It will turn blue… Take your hand OFF the mouse            
       - Type this web address, and tap the <Enter> key            
        nahlej.net <Enter>            
       - Can you figure out which hyperlinks to click to get to the             
      web page for Building Computer Skills for Job Search,             
      Level 1?            
    C. Let's explore the web site for this class            
       - It is for you!  Feel free to look it over!            
                     
  6.                  
    Getting started            
     - Course outline & "grading" procedure            
       - Eighty percent attendance = you pass!            
       - Outline            
        COURSE OUTLINE   LINK      
     - Tour of the web site            
       - Open all day and night for you to explore            
       - Easy address: nahlej.net            
                     
  7.                  
    A few basics about using the Windows operating system            
     - The desktop            
     - The task bar            
     - The Start menu            
       - On Windows 8 and 8.1 it is called the "Start Page"            
       - Both the Start menu and the Start page have a built-in             
      search engine to help you find things faster            
       - A handy trick:            
         - Use the "Windows flag key" on the keyboard to turn           
        on (or turn  off) the Start menu            
                     
  8.                  
    Double-click!            
     - What is double-click?            
       - Down-Up + Down-Up            
         - It's fast: "tap-tap"            
         - Keep the mouse from sliding            
     - When do you double-click?            
       - For right now: ONLY FOR ICONS ON THE DESKTOP            
                     
  9.                  
    Please fill out the CASAS Program Entry form            
     - The California Community College system is required to do CASAS            
    testing to help students reach their goals            
       - This is required of CCC by the California Department of             
      Education            
     - Today we will fill out a form for "program entry"            
        How to fill out the CASAS Program Entry form            
                     
        Monday, August 15, 2016            
                     
  1.                  
    Get to know the mouse            
     - Holding the mouse: 3-point grip, left mouse button,            
    straight wrist            
     - Moving the mouse: arm joints, use table support,            
    vertical/horizontal            
       - Also, the helicopter maneuver            
     - Beginners: avoid clicking the right mouse button            
       - What if I do right-click by mistake?            
         - We'll practice how not to freak out!            
                     
                     
  2.                  
    Click!            
     - What is click?            
       - Press and release the left mouse button            
       - Down-Up            
         - Keep the mouse from sliding            
     - Mouse practice            
      1. Click the Start button.  Then click on the desktop (away            
      from Start menu).            
      2. On the Task Bar, click the Windows Explorer icon            
     - Here is a secret: probably 90% of the work we do on the            
    computer involves just a Click!            
                     
                     
  3.                  
    What is the "Close" icon?            
     - It is the X at the top right corner of a window            
       - Its job is to shut off a window            
         - This tells Windows that it can end the "task" of            
        running that window            
     - Close the Internet Explorer window            
                     
  4.                  
    Shut down the computer            
     - This is the "normal" way to turn off your computer            
      a. Click the X to close windows that are open            
      b. Click the Start button to see the Start menu            
      c. Click the word "Shut Down" in the lower right corner of the            
      Start menu            
         - This is for Windows 7            
         - Do not click the little triangle arrow to the right of            
        "Shut Down"