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Learn all the Keyboarding shortcuts here and then open your “All about me activity” document and decorate your document using the shortcuts
Ctrl + N = New Document
Ctrl + O = Open Existing Document
Ctrl + P = Print
Ctrl + S = Save
Ctrl + W = Close
Ctrl + A = Select All
Ctrl + X = Cut
Ctrl + C = Copy
Ctrl + V = Paste
Ctrl + F = Find
Ctrl + H = Find & Replace
Ctrl + Z = Undo Ctrl + Y = Redo
Ctrl + 1 = Single Line Spacing
Ctrl + 2 = Double Line Spacing
Ctrl + 5 = 1½ Line Spacing
ALIGNMENT OF PARAGRAPH
Ctrl + L = Left Aligned
Ctrl + R = Right Aligned
Ctrl + E = Center Aligned
Ctrl + J = Justified
FONT STYLES (select the text)
Ctrl + B = Bold
Ctrl + I = Italic
Ctrl + U = Underlined.
Ctrl + Page Up = Top of Page
Ctrl + Home = Top of Document
Ctrl + Page Down = Bottom of Page
Ctrl + End = Bottom of Document
Press this key
to do this
Press this key
to do this
Ctrl + C
Copy the selected item
Ctrl + F
Open the Find dialogue box
Ctrl + V
Paste the selected item
Alt + Tab
Switch between open items
Ctrl + Z
Undo an action
Ctrl + Y
Redo an action
SHIFT+DELETE (Delete the selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin)
CTRL while dragging an item (Copy the selected item)
CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item (Create a shortcut to the selected item)
F2 key (Rename the selected item)
CTRL+RIGHT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word)
CTRL+LEFT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word)
CTRL+DOWN ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph)
CTRL+UP ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph)
CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Highlight a block of text)
SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text in a document)
CTRL+A (Select all)
F3 key (Search for a file or a folder)
ALT+ENTER (View the properties for the selected item)
ALT+F4 (Close the active item, or quit the active program)
ALT+ENTER (Display the properties of the selected object)
ALT+SPACEBAR (Open the shortcut menu for the active window)
CTRL+F4 (Close the active document in programs that enable you to have multiple documents open simultaneously)
ALT+TAB (Switch between the open items)
ALT+ESC (Cycle through items in the order that they had been opened)
F6 key (Cycle through the screen elements in a window or on the desktop)
F4 key (Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
SHIFT+F10 (Display the shortcut menu for the selected item)
ALT+SPACEBAR (Display the System menu for the active window)
CTRL+ESC (Display the Start menu)
ALT+Underlined letter in a menu name (Display the corresponding menu)
Underlined letter in a command name on an open menu (Perform the corresponding command)
F10 key (Activate the menu bar in the active program)
RIGHT ARROW (Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu)
LEFT ARROW (Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu)
F5 key (Update the active window)
BACKSPACE (View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
ESC (Cancel the current task)
SHIFT when you insert a CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive (Prevent the CD-ROM from automatically playing)
Dialog Box Keyboard Shortcuts
CTRL+TAB (Move forward through the tabs)
CTRL+SHIFT+TAB (Move backward through the tabs)
TAB (Move forward through the options)
SHIFT+TAB (Move backward through the options)
ALT+Underlined letter (Perform the corresponding command or select the corresponding option)
ENTER (Perform the command for the active option or button)
SPACEBAR (Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box)
Arrow keys (Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons)
F1 key (Display Help)
F4 key (Display the items in the active list)
BACKSPACE (Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box)
m*cro$oft Natural Keyboard Shortcuts
Windows Logo (Display or hide the Start menu)
Windows Logo+BREAK (Display the System Properties dialog box)
Windows Logo+D (Display the desktop)
Windows Logo+M (Minimize all of the windows)
Windows Logo+SHIFT+M (Restore the minimized windows)
Windows Logo+E (Open My Computer)
Windows Logo+F (Search for a file or a folder)
CTRL+Windows Logo+F (Search for computers)
Windows Logo+F1 (Display Windows Help)
Windows Logo+ L (Lock the keyboard)
Windows Logo+R (Open the Run dialog box)
Windows Logo+U (Open Utility Manager)
Accessibility Keyboard Shortcuts
Right SHIFT for eight seconds (Switch FilterKeys either on or off)
Left ALT+left SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN (Switch High Contrast either on or off)
Left ALT+left SHIFT+NUM LOCK (Switch the MouseKeys either on or off)
SHIFT five times (Switch the StickyKeys either on or off)
NUM LOCK for five seconds (Switch the ToggleKeys either on or off)
Windows Logo +U (Open Utility Manager)
Windows Explorer Keyboard Shortcuts
END (Display the bottom of the active window)
HOME (Display the top of the active window)
NUM LOCK+Asterisk sign (*) (Display all of the subfolders that are under the selected folder)
NUM LOCK+Plus sign (+) (Display the contents of the selected folder)
NUM LOCK+Minus sign (-) (Collapse the selected folder)
LEFT ARROW (Collapse the current selection if it is expanded, or select the parent folder)
RIGHT ARROW (Display the current selection if it is collapsed, or select the first subfolder)
Shortcut Keys for Character Map
After you double-click a character on the grid of characters, you can move through the grid by using the keyboard shortcuts:
RIGHT ARROW (Move to the right or to the beginning of the next line)
LEFT ARROW (Move to the left or to the end of the previous line)
UP ARROW (Move up one row)
DOWN ARROW (Move down one row)
PAGE UP (Move up one screen at a time)
PAGE DOWN (Move down one screen at a time)
HOME (Move to the beginning of the line)
END (Move to the end of the line)
CTRL+HOME (Move to the first character)
CTRL+END (Move to the last character)
SPACEBAR (Switch between Enlarged and Normal mode when a character is selected)
m*cro$oft Management Console (MMC) Main Window Keyboard Shortcuts
CTRL+O (Open a saved console)
CTRL+N (Open a new console)
CTRL+S (Save the open console)
CTRL+M (Add or remove a console item)
CTRL+W (Open a new window)
F5 key (Update the content of all console windows)
ALT+SPACEBAR (Display the MMC window menu)
ALT+F4 (Close the console)
ALT+A (Display the Action menu)
ALT+V (Display the View menu)
ALT+F (Display the File menu)
ALT+O (Display the Favorites menu)
MMC Console Window Keyboard Shortcuts
CTRL+P (Print the current page or active pane)
ALT+Minus sign (-) (Display the window menu for the active console window)
SHIFT+F10 (Display the Action shortcut menu for the selected item)
F1 key (Open the Help topic, if any, for the selected item)
F5 key (Update the content of all console windows)
CTRL+F10 (Maximize the active console window)
CTRL+F5 (Restore the active console window)
ALT+ENTER (Display the Properties dialog box, if any, for the selected item)
F2 key (Rename the selected item)
CTRL+F4 (Close the active console window. When a console has only one console window, this shortcut closes the console)
Remote Desktop Connection Navigation
CTRL+ALT+END (Open the m*cro$oft Windows NT Security dialog box)
ALT+PAGE UP (Switch between programs from left to right)
ALT+PAGE DOWN (Switch between programs from right to left)
ALT+INSERT (Cycle through the programs in most recently used order)
ALT+HOME (Display the Start menu)
CTRL+ALT+BREAK (Switch the client computer between a window and a full screen)
ALT+DELETE (Display the Windows menu)
CTRL+ALT+Minus sign (-) (Place a snapshot of the active window in the client on the Terminal server clipboard and provide the same functionality as pressing PRINT SCREEN on a local computer.)
CTRL+ALT+Plus sign (+) (Place a snapshot of the entire client window area on the Terminal server clipboard and provide the same functionality as pressing ALT+PRINT SCREEN on a local computer.)
m*cro$oft Internet Explorer Navigation
CTRL+B (Open the Organize Favorites dialog box)
CTRL+E (Open the Search bar)
CTRL+F (Start the Find utility)
CTRL+H (Open the History bar)
CTRL+I (Open the Favorites bar)
CTRL+L (Open the Open dialog box)
CTRL+N (Start another instance of the browser with the same Web address)
CTRL+O (Open the Open dialog box, the same as CTRL+L)
CTRL+P (Open the Print dialog box)
CTRL+R (Update the current Web page)
CTRL+W (Close the current window)
List to help familiarize you with basic terms while you work on the computer:
To start up your computer. If your computer is already on, reboot means to restart it.
A browser is a program that you use to “browse” or “surf” the web. If you sit down at your computer and you get on the internet, you are using a browser. You cannot visit anything on the internet without a browser. Some examples of current browsers are Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Google Chrome, and the latest, Avant.
Like the top of your desk, the desktop on your computer is the part of the screen that contains folders, icons, etc. It’s kind of a file system. There can be folders, icons, documents, and you can arrange them any way you like, or even toss them out, since there is a Recycle Bin.
When you download something, you are transferring data from another computer to your computer, usually over the internet. You are going to receive the data. On the other hand, if you want to upload something, you are going to give something from your computer to someone else’s.
A font is the style and size of lettering. For instance, if you want to compose a letter that looks like it has been written in calligraphy, you might want to use a font like Monotype Corsiva, instead of the one I have been using here, which is called Verdana. There is a huge selection of fonts that you can download for free off of the internet.
A hard drive is where all of your files, pictures, videos, programs, etc. are stored.
Hardware is all of the physical stuff of your computer, like your mouse, your keyboard, your monitor, your printer, your stereo speakers, etc.
: Software runs as the non-tangible part of a computer. Your anti-virus program is software. Data, files, images, and videos are all examples of software. You need both software and hardware for a computer and its parts to run.
An icon on your computer screen is a very small image that represents an object or program that you have on your computer.
When you click onhttp:
parentingclasses.wikispaces.com/, you have clicked on a link.
A link is the address of wherever you want to go. Sometimes the link can be to a file, an image, or a video as well as a website.
Operating System or O/S
: Operating system (or O/S) is the main program (software) that manages the hardware and software of the computer which allows you to use it. Current operating systems include Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows XP, Linux, Windows Vista, and the new Windows 7.
Your computer! This stands for personal computer.
This means to
your computer. Often programs will ask you to reboot after you install them (Windows Updates is a good example of this). To boot a computer means to start it the first time.
Sometimes when you ask someone about something particular they will tell you to “Google” it. What they are telling you is to go look it up on a search engine (in this case, it’s Google). A search engine is a program that searches for documents with information based on the criteria it is given and returns the results. For instance, if I wanted to know why my HP printer all of a sudden quit and has a red blinking light, I could go to a search engine and type in “Printer stopped red blinking light HP” and the search engine will return pages of documents where I could go to see how to rectify my problem.
There are many search engines you can use, such as Yahoo, AskJeeves, or Altavista. If you want a list of search engines, you can go “Google” one!
When you going to upload something, you are going to transfer it from your computer to someone else’s, usually over the internet. You are going to
give// it to someone else. When you download something, you are transferring it from their computer to yours; you are
See below how copy, cut and paste is done:
Now go to the place where you want to put the picture, put your cursor where you want it to go, and click on
Your picture will appear where you put your cursor.
You will follow this same process to Cut and Paste. This time, instead of clicking on
menu, click on
Let's sum it up:
Copy and Paste
: Take something from somewhere, make a copy of it and put it somewhere else.
Cut and Paste
: Take something from somewhere, and a copy will be created that can be pasted somewhere else. But, what you take will also be removed from its original source.
ractice reading comprehension
There are 2 stories, Click on any story of your choice and do all the three things – reading, recreating and exercise. Cut and paste it to your ning.
to do the activity
to go to the ning
2. Login with your email address and password
3. Click on Forum
4. Click on “All about me activity”
5. Click on Reply to this and paste your document
Click on the links below and practice online typing and keyboarding skills at home.
:provides instant feedback after every free typing lesson. Typing Web offers beginner through advanced typing lessons.
Sense Language's typing
program creates your own typing activities and has useful timing options and audio feedback features to help develop typing skills.
EXERCISES IN TYPING
provides lessons designed to use the entire keyboards correctly
TYPING BUBBLE GAME
- online free typing has collection of five typing games and also offers typing lessons for Qwerty and Dvorak keyboards
FREE TYPING GAME
These free typing exercises are a great way to build typing skills. Keyboarding teaches important skills through a variety of online typing lessons and typing games....
Practice Typing at home
LINKS TO WORK WITH YOUR CHILDREN
Games and Activities in various subject for children
-drag colors from the palette to the outline drawing, kids can try to match a small thumbnail drawing or use their own creativity
English Language Center Study
-interesting and engaging English-language exercises for students and parents to work at home
to Play with your children - This website has several activities and printables to play with your children
Learn your tables
is a good little resource to help your children practice their multiplication skills.
BAB Books On-Line
Online stories for kids.
Baglan's Big Books
books for beginning readers. Click on any of the titles below to read the book in a new window
AAC and Literacy
Building Language for Literacy
Leading to Reading
Roy the Zebra
Planet eBook is a free service for teachers, students and parents to find classic literature titles. It also has free downloads
E-Books Directory has provides freely downloadable textbooks, documents, and lecture notes
Free Book-s is a search engine that scans many collections of ebooks to find free content that matches your search.
Flat World Knowledge
Flat World Knowledge has textbooks created by experts in various academic fields.
Google Books hosts thousands of books that can be viewed and downloaded in their entirety for free.
Many Books has indexed more than 29,000 free ebooks that are available in a variety of formats for a variety of devices.
The World's classic literature at your fingertips. Open Library has 1,000,000 free ebook titles.
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