[c2006]

Computer Walkabout is a workbook to assist students with computer skills.

  • 20 weeks of lessons along with typing practice.
  • a dictionary of computer and Internet terminology.
  •  answers to the word searches (not on Kindle version) and questions.
  • suitable for years 5-6 and older
  • Available as a PDF book via email for $5. Email Michael for an invoice with prepayment details.
  • OR on Kindle at Amazon for US$2.99 without word searches.

Year 5 English curriculum: creating texts

4. Use a range of software including word processing programs with fluency to construct, edit and publish written text, and select, edit and place visual, print and audio elements (ACELY1707)

Year 6 English curriculum: creating texts

4. Use a range of software, including word processing programs, learning new functions as required to create texts (ACELY1717)

The eBook is $5 pre-paid by cheque or EFT and emailed as an attachment. Email Michael for an invoice which will have EFT details.

Manual begins with a dictionary of computer terms.

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Review by Milando:

A very thorough textbook and dictionary for computer newbies.

If you have an obscure computer-related term that you don’t understand, you can look it up here , and the book won’t disappoint you. Even though it’s written keeping Windows XP crowd and kids in mind. all the things mentioned here (such as keyboard shortcuts, descriptions of computer-related terms, etc.)are very much valid even for users of newest Windows version and equally helpful to adult computer users as well!…

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Sorry it’s been so long to get back to you. VERY detailed. Great lesson ideas, covering a huge amount of needed skills. The intro (what you know) might be too detailed eg. about the history etc. especially for primary schools, but otherwise THANK YOU!!!!!

Miss Karen Eakin

Sir Henry Parkes Memorial Public School

Tenterfield

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Review byBookReaderon August 29, 2015

It is more or less a computer textbook cum dictionary and quite an exhaustive one at that. Suffice it to say, if you have an obscure computer-related term that you don’t understand, you can look it up here, and the book won’t disappoint you. Even though it’s been written keeping Windows XP crowd and kids in mind, all the things mentioned here (such as keyboard shortcuts, descriptions of computer-related terms, etc.) are very much valid even for users of newest Windows version and equally helpful to adult computer users as well! In fact you get much more than a traditional computer dictionary here, because most of the definitions are more than one-sentence long. Take for example this one: it does not just tell you what computer hardware is, but also about the different varieties of computer hardware available along with the descriptions of each.

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Review byMA on November 14, 2015

4.0 out of 5 starsThis book is an easy step by step guidance and written with an end …

This is a practical handbook for those who want to increase their navigational skills through word processing and the internet. This book is an easy step by step guidance and written with an end to educate people in this area.

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An example:  Lesson two

 Typing Exercise = copy and paste
Begin a new file by opening up Word and clicking on the envelope icon under File or click on File then New then Blank document.
Call it Nathan’s story. Type the following onto your computer
Nathan was awakened by the sun streaming into his bedroom. He listened intently but could hear no sounds coming from the rest of the house. He found his clothes from yesterday and, after putting on shorts, shirt and hat, made his way to the kitchen, which was separate from the house.      He was careful tiptoeing out the back wire door, but the wind caught it and pulled the catch out of his hand. It banged. His heart hammered and he held his breath, waiting for a shout or pounding footsteps. For the moment he wasn’t able to move.                      Nothing.
To save, <Ctrl> + S = Save.  You will be prompted where to save it so choose under your folder or to your floppy disk. Name the file Nathan’s story.
Highlight the first paragraph by dragging your MOUSE over the paragraph—click on “Nathan” and hold down your left mouse until you get to “house”. You are   going to copy and paste it to the end of the story. If you make a mistake, start again.
Use <Ctrl> + C to copy. Then place your cursor below the word Nothing.
 <Ctrl> + V  to paste it. It should be repeated at the end.
 <Ctrl> + Z will Undo Paste. Your text should now be as you first entered it.
Highlight the first paragraph again by dragging the MOUSE over the paragraph. You are going to copy and paste it to the end of the story again.
Now use your MOUSE and click on the Menu toolbar Edit.
Click on Copy to copy the text.                     Position the cursor with your MOUSE after the word  ‘Nothing’.
Click on Edit then Paste to see the paragraph repeated.           Click on Edit then Undo Paste to undo what you copied.

Continue the story into your file called Nathan’s story.

Slowly, he staggered up from the step, catching his breath.

“Phew, that was close,” he thought. “Where did that gust come from? Maybe there’s a storm brewing. Just my luck when I’ve been offered a chance to go fishing later on. It isn’t fair! First, my father, and now a storm, maybe like the one that took Father’s life.”

Suddenly he didn’t care if anyone had heard him.

He ran down to the beach and howled at the waves. He felt good

letting out his pain without having to act brave all the time.

He looked back up at the cliff and thought he saw movement.

“Hey!” he called out. “Stop!”

Maybe it was one of the local indigenous people. Mr. Ebden, his foster father, said to stay away from all the aborigines. Nathan didn’t want to get off on the wrong foot with his foster father, but he couldn’t understand why the Aborigines frightened Mr. Ebden so.

Save your new text by <Ctrl> + S = Save.

This time highlight from Suddenly through to “Stop!”

You are going to use the Alt key to copy and paste. The letters chosen are underlined e.g. E for Edit.

<Alt> + E = Edit from the Menu toolbar.

Then the letter C for Copy

Position the cursor at the end of the story.

<Alt> + E = Edit then P for Paste

<Alt> + E = Edit then U for Undo Paste.

Your text should be as you first typed it.

<Ctrl> + X will delete any changes you decide not to make.

Highlight the same section, then <Ctrl> + X. This will delete the paragraph.

You can then retrieve it by .<Ctrl> + Z.

Close your work (and Word) by clicking on the X button in the Title bar (the one at the top of the screen on the far right hand side)

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