Getting to Know Your Device (4 courses)
- Using a Keyboard – In this course, you will learn how to use a computer keyboard to type text and numbers. The course will also show you how to use a keyboard to find your way around your computer and perform other simple tasks. The keys on the keyboard control what happens on the computer screen and lets you type letters and numbers. Being able to use a keyboard is one of the most important skills for using computers and the internet.
- Using a Mouse – In this course, you will learn how to use and click a computer mouse. It will also teach you how to hold a mouse and how to use it to get around your computer. The mouse controls what happens on your computer screen. It lets you click on things on the screen and scroll up and down. Using a mouse is one of the most important things you need to be able to do to use computers and the internet.
- Using a Touchscreen – In this course, you will learn about how to use a touchscreen on a mobile phone or tablet computer. The course will cover basic and more advanced touchscreen controls. You will also find out about getting the most out of your touchscreen smartphone or tablet. More and more phones and computers are being made with a screen that you can touch. This makes understanding how to use a touchscreen very important. Using a touchscreen on your mobile phone, smartphone or tablet computer is often easier than using a keyboard and mouse. We recommend you view this course on a laptop or desktop PC but have your touchscreen handy to practise what is talked about in the activities.
- Using a Computer – In this course, you will learn about the basic functions of a computer and how to use one safely. You will learn how to turn a computer on and off, and how to change the settings so that it suits your needs. The course will also teach you about the different parts of a computer. Using a computer can make your life easier and open up many new opportunities for you. Knowing how to sort your files and folders will help you use your computer more effectively. You’ll want to make sure you can find your files, whether it’s photos, documents or anything else.