Basic Computer Skills

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Basic Computer Skills

A complete document on many of the listed skills below: http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/nlllc/essential_skills/tutor_guide_2010/tutor_guide_2010.pdf
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1. Identify specific computer hardware: a system unit, monitor, printer, keyboard, mouse or touchpad, USB port

http://learningladder.org/basics/part1.htm
http://aps.schoolwires.com/cms/lib2/VA01000586/Centricity/Domain/74/reepcurriculum/techcurriculum.html
http://www.gcflearnfree.org/computerbasics

2. Turn computer and monitor on and off

http://aps.schoolwires.com/cms/lib2/VA01000586/Centricity/Domain/74/reepcurriculum/techcurriculum.html
http://www2.spclc.org/sites/default/files/turn_on_the_computer.pdf

3. Log on to computer

http://www.nwlincs.org/CompTech/toc.htm

4. Demonstrate knowledge of function and placement of keys on keyboard: Enter, Shift, Control, Backspace, Delete, Arrow Keys, Tab, Caps Lock, Number Lock

http://www.nwlincs.org/CompTech/toc.htm
http://www.gcflearnfree.org/computerbasics

5. Identify types of mice: mouse and touchpad

http://learningladder.org/basics/part1.htm
http://tech.tln.lib.mi.us/tutor/intro2.htm

6. Identify mouse pointer shapes and match them to the correct context of use: typing arrow (text), arrow (basic clicking), hand pointer (clickable links)

http://www.pbclibrary.org/mousing/intro.htm
http://tech.tln.lib.mi.us/tutor/intro3.htm

7. Demonstrate appropriate use and ability to right-click and left-click

http://www.mouseprogram.com/practice.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/2010/pdf/courses/basics/webwise-the-mouse-2010.pdf

8. Double click and right click

http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/2010/pdf/courses/basics/webwise-the-mouse-2010.pdf
http://www.pbclibrary.org/mousing/intro.htm
http://www.mouseprogram.com/practice.html
http://tech.tln.lib.mi.us/tutor/scrollbar2.htm

9. Drag and drop

http://www.jigzone.com/gallery?z=5
http://abeged.com/MousePractice/mpage1.html
http://www.pbclibrary.org/mousing/intro.htm
http://www.mouseprogram.com/practice.html

10. Use mouse to select check boxes, use drop-down menus and scroll

http://www.pbclibrary.org/mousing/intro.htm
http://tech.tln.lib.mi.us/tutor/scrollbar2.htm