Computer/Internet Basics Agenda

Week 1: Read and Forward Email
Week 2: Compose and send email
Week 3: Internet
Week 4: Overview
Week 5: (Safely) Providing information
Week 6: More Web Browsing

Week 1: Read Email

Key Skills
- Using mouse, trackpad and touchscreen to click and scroll

Explore
- Gmail Inbox window and its parts
- Email window and its parts

Tasks
- Read and forward email

Week 2-Compose and send email

Key Skills
Cursor: Arrow vs pointing vs carrot (I)
Keyboard
- Enter to move to next line
- Arrow keys to move around
- Backspace/delete

Explore
- Compose an email window

Tasks
- Compose and send new email
- Read reply to email


Week 3 – Internet


Key Skills
Using mouse/trackpad/touchscreen in browser
- Scroll and select

Explore
- Browser window

Tasks
Go to webpage by entering its address
Select link to go forward to a new page
Use back arrow to go back to previous page


Week 4-Searching Internet


Key Skills
Navigate to address using address bar (Ctl-D)
Adjusting browser window size
Multiple tabs/windows and ESC key

Explore
Google search results

Tasks
Use google search page to search on term
Send email with Internet Link using drag
Send email with Internet picture using drag
Save link with bookmark


Week 5 – Providing information


Key Skills
Function keys (reload page, etc)

Explore
Address Bar
- http vs https
- flash
Scam emails that request information
Movies and audio

Tasks
Search for images and video
Add bookmark to video or images


Week 6 – More Web Browsing


- webmd.com
- facebook.com
- youtube.com
- news (cnn or msnbc)