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					Week 1: PC Hardware

Today you‟ll receive your own PC (Personal Computer). We‟ll identify each component
in the PC, and we‟ll install a modem in one of the PCI slots on the motherboard. If there
is time, we‟ll get a head-start on Week 2 – Operating Systems. Please write your name,
address, and phone number on the sheet that will be going around. We‟ll need that to
obtain your Windows 2000 license.

These are the steps for today:
    Connect your power, mouse, keyboard, network, and monitor cords to your PC.
    Turn it on.
    When you see something come up on the screen, turn it off.
    Unplug the power cable.
    Unscrew the case cover.
    Pull the cover off, and set it under the table.
    Identify these components:
           o Hard drive
           o CD Rom drive
           o Floppy drive
           o Motherboard
           o PCI slots
           o Memory (a.k.a. RAM)
           o CPU (Central Processing Unit)
           o CPU fan/heatsink
           o Sound card or onboard sound
           o Video card or onboard video
           o Ethernet NIC (Ethernet Network Interface Card)
           o Modem – you probably don‟t have one yet.
           o Power supply
    Install the modem I‟ll give you in any open PCI slot. If your computer already
       has a modem, you should remove it and use the one I‟ll give you instead. It‟s
       newer and has all of the latest protocols. This modem will let you dial up to the
       Internet at home if you decide to connect to the Internet using dial up. Your
       computer also has a built-in NIC, so you can use that instead if you use
       broadband. Cable modem and DSL are broadband Internet connections.
       Broadband is much faster than dial up Internet.
    Let me know if you don‟t have sound ports, so I can give you a sound card to
    Label your computer with your name on a piece of tape.
    Fill out the Computer Class Form
    Start on Week 2 if there‟s time.
Week 2: Operating Systems
Today you‟ll receive three CD‟s. One has a version of Linux that can boot from CD,
independently of the hard drive. This is only to demonstrate an alternative operating
system to Windows and Mac OS. Another CD contains Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional, and the third contains all of the software we‟ll install during the class.
Today we‟ll try out Linux, then install Windows 2000 Professional.

These are the detailed steps:
 Turn the computer on
 Quickly, before the computer tries to boot, press the button on the CD-ROM drive to
   eject the CD tray, place the Linux CD in the tray, then push the tray in.
 Press Enter when you see the word “boot:” at the bottom of your screen.
 Watch your computer boot Linux
 Look around at the programs. Click any that you‟d like to try. Keep in mind that a
   CD-Rom drive is slower than a hard drive, so programs will load slowly.
 When you‟re done, turn your computer off.
 Turn it back on and replace your Linux CD with your Windows 2000 Professional
 When you see “Press any key to boot from CD,” press the spacebar quickly.
 Wait a while for Windows 2000 Professional Setup to start up.
 When you get to a screen that has “ENTER=Continue R=Repair F3=Quit,” along
   the bottom, press Enter.
 Press F8 to except the End-User License Agreement.
 If you see a screen with “F3=Quit R=Repair ESC=Don‟t Repair” along the bottom,
   press the Esc key.
 When you see “ENTER=Install D=Delete Partition F3=Quit” along the bottom,
   press the D key, then press Enter, then press L.
 If there are multiple partitions, delete them also. It should show the whole size of the
   hard drive as “Unpartitioned space.”
 When you have “ENTER=Install C=Create Partition F3=Quit” at the bottom, press
 It will ask if you want to format the partition using NTFS or FAT. You want NTFS,
   so press Enter.
 Now you‟ll have to wait a long time while your computer formats your hard drive and
   copies files to it. It will also reboot on its own. Leave the CD in the computer.
   When it says “Press any key to boot from CD,” don‟t press any key this time.
 After a long time, when it finally tells you to “Type your full name and the name of
   your company or organization,” type your name, and press Enter or click Next.
 In the Computer Name field, type a name for your computer, but don‟t use any
 Type a password for the administrator account. A good password has 6 or 7 letters
   with numbers mixed in.
 Write the administrator password down on a piece of tape on your computer.
 Click Next or press Enter when you‟re finished with that screen.
   Set the correct time and date, and set the time zone to Eastern Time, then press Enter
    or click Next.
   When you have the option for Typical or Custom settings, Typical is good, so click
   Click Next at the screen that asks No or Yes – Do you want this computer to be a
    member of a domain.
   Now you‟ll have to wait a long time again as it installs more files and finishes the
   Click Finish.
   It will reboot into Windows. You can take your Windows 2000 Professional CD out
   Click Next when you see the Network Identification Wizard.
   Type your password in.
   Write your username and password on the tape on your computer.
   Click Next, then Finish.
   You‟re done installing Windows 2000!
   Now to increase the number of colors and pixels your computer displays: right-click
    your desktop (click the right mouse button while the cursor is not on any icon), click
    Properties, then click the Settings tab in the upper right.
   Change “Colors” to as many colors as possible – True Color (32 bit) if possible.
   Slide the “Screen area” slider to the right, to 1024x768.
   Click OK, then click Yes. Now everything on your screen is smaller, so you can fit
    more on your screen.
   Before your modem will work, you need to install the modem driver. Right-click
    “My Computer,” and click Manage.
   Click “Device Manager,” then double-click “PCI Device”.
   Put your Computer Class CD in your CD-ROM drive.
   Click Reinstall Driver, then click Next, Next, Next. It will search the CD for a driver
    that matches your modem.
   Click again Next when it finds the driver.
   Click Yes when it asks, “Do you want to continue the installation?”
   Click Finish, then click Close. Now that Windows has the modem driver installed,
    you‟ll see that your modem shows as “Smart Link 56k Voice Modem” instead of just
    “PCI Device”
   Click the “Start” button in the lower left of your screen, click Run.
   Type notepad, and click OK.
   Type your username and password, and the administrator password.
   Click File, Save, type passwords, press Enter or click Save.
   Close Notepad.
   NOTE – if your computer ever gets a virus or becomes too slow or cluttered, and you
    just want to start over from scratch, backup your data, boot the Windows 2000
    Professional CD, reformat your hard drive, and reinstall Windows 2000 Pro again.

You‟re done for today. Please help other people finish if they need help.
Week 3: Software Applications
Today you‟ll install these applications on your computer:
 IZArc – for opening many compressed Internet downloads.
 DirectX version 9c – Microsoft software that improves games and multimedia.
 Sun‟s Java Runtime Environment – for running Java software.
 Internet Explorer 6 – Microsoft‟s web browser
 – a free office suite like MS Office that lets you save word processor, spreadsheet, and
   presentation files to .doc, .xls, and .ppt files that are compatible with MS Word, MS Excel, and MS
 Acrobat Reader 7 – free acrobat document reader.
 Windows Media Player 9 – Upgrade to Media Player, included with Windows.
 AVG Antivirus 7 – virus protection software that‟s free for individual use.
 Microsoft AntiSpyware – Anti-spyware software that‟s free for individual use.
 Mozilla Firefox – a web browser alternative to Microsoft Internet Explorer.

These are the steps for today:
 Turn your computer on. Put the Computer Class CD in your computer‟s CD-ROM drive.
 Double-click My Computer, double-click your CD-ROM drive, double-click Software, double-click
    “Compression Utilities.” Now you‟re in the “D:\Software\Compression Utilities” folder.
 Double-click IZArc35 in the “D:\Software\Compression Utilities” folder.
 Click Next, click “I accept the agreement,” click Next, Next, Next, Next, Next, Install.
 Select English as your language, unless you prefer another language, then click OK.
 Click OK again, then uncheck “View What‟s New,” and click Finish.
 Click this button on your toolbar:    . That will put you back up to the “D:\Software” folder.
 Double-click “DirectX9” to go to “D:\Software\DirectX9,” then double-click “dxsetup”
 Select “I accept the agreement,” and click Next, Next, (wait), Finish.
 It will reboot when you click Finish. Just wait while it reboots.
Java Runtime Environment
 Open the “D:\Software\Java Runtime Environment” folder.
 Double-click “j2re-1_5_0_04-windows-i586-p.exe” to install Java. Accept the license, and click Next,
    Next. Click Finish when it‟s done.
Internet Explorer 6
 Windows 2000 Pro comes with Internet Explorer 5, but Internet Explorer 6 is newer and better.
  Click      , and go to the “D:\Software\Internet\IE6” folder.
  Double-click “ie6setup.”
  Choose all defaults like you‟ve done with the other application installations.
  When you click Finish, it will reboot again.
  Double-click the “Internet Explorer” icon on your desktop.
  Select “I want to set up my Internet connection manually, or I want to connect through a local area
   network (LAN)” and click Next.
 Select “I connect through a local area network (LAN),” and click Next.
 Click Next again, then select No (you don‟t want to setup an Internet mail account now)
 Click Next, then Finish.
 Close Internet Explorer.
 Open “D:\Software\ 1.9.118.”
 Double-click the “SETUP” icon that looks like a computer with an open box and a CD, not the one that
   looks like a spiral-bound notebook.
 Click Next, Accept the license, Next, Next, Next.
 Check all three checkboxes to open Word, Excel, and Powerpoint files, and click Next, Install.
 Click Finish when it‟s done.
Acrobat Reader 7
 Double-click “D:\Software\Adobe Acrobat Reader 7\AdbeRdr70_enu_full” to install Acrobat Reader.
Windows Media Player 9
 Open “D:\Software\Windows Media Player 9” and double-click MPSetup.
 Close Media Player 9.
AVG Antivirus 7
 Open D:\Software\AVG Antivirus, and double-click “avg70free_289a392.exe”
 Note - By default, it will already be setup to scan for viruses automatically. It will also download
   updates and signatures for the latest viruses automatically when your computer is on the Internet.
   After this fresh installation, we‟ll install them manually to bring the software up to the latest version.
 When it says CONGRATULATIONS!, click Next, then select “Check for Updates.”
 Check the “Do not ask for the update source next time” checkbox.
 Click Internet, then click Update to download and install the first update.
 Click OK, then click “Check for Updates” again.
 Click Update to download and install the second update.
 Click Next, Next, Next, Next, Next, Continue…
 Close AVG.
Microsoft Antispyware
 Double-click “D:\Software\Anti-Spyware\Microsoft Antispyware\MicrosoftAntiSpywareInstall”
 Before you click Finish, check the “Launch Microsoft AntiSpyware” checkbox.
 Click Next, Next, Next, Finish, then click “Run scan later.”
 Soon, you‟ll see a message in the lower-right that has two options – Ignore, or Stop Service. If it‟s
   talking about “The Windows NETBIOS messenger service is running,” go ahead and click Stop
 Note – this software will download updates automatically to prevent the latest Spyware from installing.
   Spyware, Adware, or Malware comes from web sites or downloaded programs. It slows your
   computer down and gives you pop-up advertisements. Some of it can even log your keystrokes and
   collect your password or credit card information. Anti-Spyware software helps to prevent it from
   installing, or gets rid of it if it ever gets installed.
 Close Microsoft AntiSpyware
Mozilla Firefox
 Double-click “D:\Software\Internet\Mozilla FireFox Browser\Firefox Setup 1.0.6.exe” to install

You‟re done for today.
Week 4: The basics of file and printer sharing over a Local Area Network
The Internet is a large public network. The LAN (Local Area Network) here is a small
private network. Our LAN is connected to the Internet through a firewall. The firewall
prevents computers on the Internet from accessing our computers on this LAN unless we
purposely have our computers connect to them. Today you‟ll:
     Share files over the Local Area Network (LAN).
     Learn about user accounts (username and password).

These are the steps for today:
    Turn your computer on.
    Double-click My Computer
    Double-click your C: drive.
    Right-click in some white space (in the window but not on any icon).
    Click New, then click Folder.
    Type “Shared Folder” (without quotes) as the name of your folder.
    Right-click your new folder, then click Sharing…
    Click “Share this folder,” then click OK.
    Double-click your folder.
    Right-click in the white space, and click New, then Text Document.

      Name your document anything you want.

      Click the button in the upper right that looks like this        to minimize
       this window.
      Double-click Network Neighborhood.
      Double-click Computers Near Me.
      Double-click someone else‟s computer.
      You‟ll see something like this next:
   IMPORTANT - You must give a username and password to connect to another
    computer unless you‟re logged on to your own computer as a user with the same
    username and password as a user account that exists on the remote computer.
    Please remember that for your home networks you‟d like to avoid having to type a
    username and password each time you try to access a remote computer, so you‟ll
    want to create user accounts on both machines that have matching usernames
    and passwords. That keeps home networking simple.
   In this case, you‟re logged on as a user that doesn‟t also exist on the remote
    machine, so now you have two options:
        Option 1: Ask the person who owns the computer you double-clicked, to type
        in his or her own username and password.
        Option 2: Click cancel, and ask the person who owns the computer you
        double-clicked, to create a user for you. Here‟s how he does that:
                 Right-click My Computer, and click Manage.
                 Double-click “Local Users and Groups”
                 Click Users
                 Right-click some of the white space in the right-hand window
                    pane, and click New User…

                 Now either tell him your username and password, or type it in
                 He or she will have to type your password twice, and should
                  uncheck “User must change password at next logon.”
                       Click Create, then click Close.
                       Now back at your own computer, double-click this remote
                        computer again. This time it shouldn‟t prompt for a username and
                        password because you‟re logged in as a user that has a matching
                        username and password on the remote computer.
      Now that you‟re authenticated a.k.a. logged in to the remote computer, if that
       person has shared their “Shared Folder” folder already, then you‟ll see a “Shared
       Folder” icon next to the “Printers” and “Scheduled Tasks” icons. Otherwise the
       icon will show up as soon as the remote computer owner does share it.
      Double-click the Shared Folder icon. You should see the Text Document they
       created. Double-click it to see what‟s in it, then close it.
      Right-click some white space, click New, and click Text Document.
      Name the document anything you want.
      That file now resides in the “C:\SHARED FOLDER” folder on that person‟s
      NOTE - Sharing printers is done the same way as sharing folders – you just right-
       click a printer, click Sharing…, and select “Share this printer.”

You‟re done for today.
Week 5: Protecting your PC from Viruses and Spyware, and your email from Spam
Today you‟ll learn about Spyware, Viruses, and Spam, and how to protect your
computers and email boxes from them.

First, you should know these things:
     You should apply security patches about once per month – viruses and spyware
        often exploit security holes to install themselves. Security patches patch those
        holes. Always install all of them. Sometimes they cause problems, but only
        rarely, so the protection is worth it.
     You should periodically make sure your virus protection software is up-to-date.
     You should make sure your spyware protection software is up-to-date. Spyware
        programs are like viruses because they try to install themselves without your
        knowledge, and they cause harm. Spyware ranges from horrible to no-big-deal.
        Some of it tries to remotely control your computer via the Internet to send spam
        or distribute illegal software and movies. It usually slows your computer down
        and consumes your Internet bandwidth. Sometimes it gives you pop-ups to try to
        sell you things. Some Spyware is legal, some is illegal. Sometimes it comes with
        software people want to use – like Weatherbug. Even Google installs a tracking
        cookie, which some consider to be a form of spyware, but it‟s not a big deal.
     You should use a hardware firewall if you have DSL or Cable modem
        (broadband). Firewalls block bad guys from connecting to your computer.
        Unfortunately, sometimes they also prevent you from connecting to computers
        you want to connect to, so it‟s important to know how to use them. Linksys, D-
        Link, and Netgear sell “routers,” that you connect between your DSL or Cable
        modem and your computers. They‟re called routers, but they are also hardware
        firewalls that come preconfigured to allow all outbound traffic, and block all
        inbound traffic. For most people, that default configuration is fine.
     ZoneAlarm is a software firewall that can block both inbound and outbound
        traffic. It detects when programs on your computer are accessing the Internet, and
        asks you if it‟s OK. If spyware gets installed somehow, ZoneAlarm will ask you
        if you want the spyware to access the Internet. You should check “Remember
        this setting”, then click “Deny” to prevent it from accessing the Internet.
     Some people prefer to use firefox as their primary web browser because the bad
        guys who make viruses and spyware tend to target Microsoft‟s Internet Explorer
        because more people use it.
     Don’t give out your primary email address to websites unless you‟re sure you
        want to receive email from them. Keep a “junk” email address for when you have
        to give an address. Also, don‟t be fooled by the “Remove me from your email
        list” links at the bottom of spam emails – they only confirm for spammers that
        you received their email, so it invites more spam when you click those links.
        We‟ll create a free Yahoo email account today, and a NetZero email account next
        week. Yahoo is a good place to setup your primary email address because they‟ll
        never delete it. Your NetZero account might get deleted if you stop using their
        dial-up service.

These are the steps for today:
    Turn your computer on.
Microsoft Windows Security Patches
    Double-click Internet Explorer.
    If comes up, then you‟re on the Internet. That‟s good.
    Select Tools – Windows Update.
    Click Yes, then “Install Now,” and wait while that downloads and installs.
    Click the “Turn on Automatic Updates” button on the right, then click OK.
    Click Express. It will check for the latest updates for your computer. This takes
      time the first time, but if it‟s taking more than 3 minutes or so, press F5 to refresh,
      and click Express again.
    Click Install Now.
    If after installing things, it requires a reboot, let it reboot, then go back to internet
      Explorer again and go to Tools – Windows Update again. Repeat this until there
      are no more updates to install. Don‟t install the Intel network card driver if it
      offers that.
    Close Internet Explorer
AVG Antivirus software updates
    Right-click the yellow, black, green, and red icon in the lower-right corner of your
      screen, and click Check for updates

     That will download and install the latest virus software updates via the Internet.
     Normally, AVG Antivirus will automatically update itself if the Internet is
      available, so you don‟t have to manually click Check for Updates, but it‟s a good
      idea to do it manually when you dial the Internet.
Microsoft Antispyware software updates
    Right-click the orange and yellow target in the lower right corner of your screen,
      and click Open Microsoft Antispyware.
    Click File, and click Check for Updates…
    Microsoft Antispyware will automatically check for updates by default at 8 AM
      every day, but it‟s a good idea to do it manually when you dial the Internet.
Zone Alarm, a free software firewall
    Double-click zlsSetup_60_631_003 in D:\Software\Internet\Zone Alarm Firewall.
    Type in for the email address.
    Uncheck “I want to register so I can download updates.”
    Uncheck “Inform me about important updates and news,” then click Next.
    You have to agree to the license agreement, but you don‟t have to answer the
      questions at the last screen. Just click Finish.
    When it asks if you want to start ZoneAlarm, click Yes.
    Select ZoneAlarm, not ZoneAlarm Pro, click Next, and Finish.
   Click Next, Next, Done.
   It will need to reboot your computer – let it.
   Plug in your headphones.
   When it‟s done rebooting, click the “Play Video Tutorial” button.
   Click Yes when it asks if you want to install MacroMedia Flash Player.
   Watch the video about how to use ZoneAlarm.
   When the video is done, close it, and click Finish.
   Click the word “Firewall” along the left, click the “Zones” tab near the upper
    right, click the word Internet in the Zone column, and click Trusted, click Apply.
    That tells zone alarm to “trust” any computer on our local LAN. By default
    ZoneAlarm blocks any traffic it considers to be from the “Internet.” So until you
    do this, ZoneAlarm will block file sharing.

   At some point you‟ll see Alerts like these pop up:

   Read these. They refer to GIANTAntiSpywareUpdater, and avginet. It‟s not
    always obvious whether you should allow a program to access the Internet. In
       this case, we know we purposely installed Microsoft AntiSpyware, and AVG
       Antivirus, so these are both good examples of programs you want to always allow
       access to the Internet, so they can download updates.
   For these two Alerts, click the “Remember this setting” checkbox, and then click
Mozilla Firefox
   Click the “Start” button in the lower left of your screen, then click Programs,
       Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Firefox.
   You‟ll see ZoneAlarm alerts like these:

      These two Alerts refer to Firefox, so click the “Remember this setting” checkbox,
       then click Allow.
    You‟ll see that Firefox brought you right to Google‟s home page. You can use
       this Firefox browser instead of Internet Explorer if you want.
Setup a primary email account at Yahoo
    Open either browser - Internet Explorer or Firefox.
    Type in the address field above the web page.
    Click the “Mail” icon to the right of the word Yahoo! near the top of the page.
    Click “Sign up for Yahoo!”
    Fill in the form, then click I Agree. You don‟t have to fill in any fields that don‟t
       have an orange * next to them.
    Click Start-Documents-passwords, and type your username and password in your
       passwords notepad document.
    Click the X in the upper right to close your passwords document.
    Close your browser, and open it back up again.
    Go to again, and click the Mail icon again.
    Log in.
    Check your email.

You‟re done for today.
Week 6: Netzero Internet dialup Internet account, Email me, search the web with
Google, and chat.
Today you‟ll do something that‟s very important – you‟ll setup a Netzero account so you
can access the Internet when you get your computer home. After that you‟ll email me,
search the web for free games, and install Yahoo Messenger to chat with each other

These are the steps for today:
    Turn your computer on.
Sign up for Netzero’s free 10 hours per month dial-up Internet account
    Go to, click the “Free Internet Access” link.
    Click the “Add to Cart” to add Free internet to your shopping cart.
    Don‟t add anything you have to pay for, just click Next, then click Checkout.
    At this point you‟ll need to choose a member ID and password. Write those
       down. Your email address will be [memberID]
    Put the Computer Class Software CD in, and run “D:\Software\Internet\NetZero
       Free Dialup Internet\NetzeroSetup.exe” to install the Netzero software now.
    When you see this screen, click “I already have an account,” and type in your new
       Netzero member ID and password you just setup.
   Click Continue, Continue, then you should see this

   Type in your area code and phone number, and if you have call waiting on your
    phone line at home, click Yes, then click Continue. You should see
      Check all the checkboxes along the left that are next to the Grand Rapids phone
       numbers. Don‟t check any of the Dial „1‟ checkboxes. If you did, it might call
       long distance and you‟d be charged for it. Click Continue.
   Click Save. Click OK.
   At home, when you double-click the NetZero Internet icon on the desktop, you‟ll
       see that screen, and you‟ll want to click Connect to dial the Internet. Here though,
       you don‟t have a phone line attached to your computer, so just close this window.
Email me
   Go to again, and click the Mail icon again.
   Log in.
   Check your email.
   Click “Compose” to create an email.
   Type Russell @ (without the spaces) in the To: field.
   Type an email, and click Send. Now I have your email address and I can email
   Now go to
   Type in “free games” (without the quotes) and press Enter.
   You‟ll see links to websites with free games you can download and install.
   Go to and click the “Messenger” icon in the upper right.
   Click “Get It Now”
   Click Open.
   Check “Remember this setting”, and click Allow when ZoneAlarm prompts you.
   Click Next, accept the license agreement, click Next, Next.
   Yahoo Messenger will download and install, but during the install ZoneAlarm
       will prompt again. Check “Remember this setting”, and click Allow when
       ZoneAlarm prompts you.
   Microsoft Antispyware will also tell you that it allowed Yahoo‟s messenger
       installer to make various changes to your computer. Among those green
       information popups, it will also ask you if it‟s ok that Yahoo Messenger is
       changing two things:
      Click Allow when you see these prompts.
      Click Finish.
      Type in your Yahoo ID and password, and click Sign In.
      Check “Remember this setting”, and click Allow when ZoneAlarm prompts you.

      Click        , and add me to your friends list. My ID is rvandermey.
      Add some people in this class to your friends list, then double-click their ID‟s to
       chat with them.

You‟re done for today.
Week 7: Setup your own website, and basic necessities like copy and paste, alt-tab, email
attachments, CTRL to bypass the popup blocker, and information about Internet access.
Today you‟ll setup your own website at using your Yahoo ID. You‟ll learn some
useful tricks like copy and paste, alt-tab to switch between programs, and how to send email
attachments. After today you‟ll be on your own, and I hope you‟ll email me when you get on the
Internet at home. I‟ll take a minute to explain your options for Internet right now.

   1. Dailup – this is your cheapest option (free for 10 hours per month): NetZero‟s dialup
      is very very slow Internet access through the regular analog modem you installed in a
      PCI slot. When you dial the internet, it ties up your telephone line.
   2. DSL - Best option if you have a phone line ($15 per month on top of your phone line
      charges): SBC/Yahoo DSL – Fast broadband Internet. It goes through the same wires as
      your telephone line, but it does NOT tie up your telephone line. You can use the phone
      and the Internet at the same time. When you sign up, they mail you a kit with a software
      CD, a few filters and a DSL modem. A filter goes into each telephone wall jack. Each
      filter has two ports. One port can go to a phone, and the other port can go to the DSL
      modem. This is what I use at home right now. We‟ve been using it in this classroom.
      Two potential negatives are: they require you to use SBC for local phone service, and
      you have to sign up for 1 year. You can go to or call 1-800-
      891-6853 to sign up.
   3. Cable Modem – Best option if you have cable TV and you don’t have a phone line
      ($20 for the 1st 6 months, then $40 per month after that): Comcast Cable Modem –
      Fast broadband Internet through your cable TV wire. It doesn‟t interrupt cable TV
      service. A splitter splits the cable between your TV‟s and the Cable modem. You don‟t
      have to have cable TV service to have cable modem service, but it‟s actually cheaper if
      you do. They provide a cable modem to lease, so you don‟t have to buy one. You can go
      to or call 1-800-266-2278 to sign up..

These are the steps for today:
    Turn your computer on.
Create a web site at Geocities using OpenOffice and your Yahoo ID.
    Go to, click the “Free Internet Access” link.
    Click the Signup button under the GeoCities FREE Web Hosting.
    Fill in the form and click Submit.
    Notice your new home page is[yourYahooID]
    Click the link to your home page.
    You‟re looking at the “placeholder” web page Geocities gives you to get started.
    So that you won‟t forget the URL to your home page, single-click the text that
       starts with in the address field above this web page.
    That should highlight the text. Right-click the text, and click Copy.
    Click Start – Documents – passwords to open your passwords document.
    Right-click some white space in your passwords document and click Paste.
    Close and save your passwords document.
    Right-click the       icon in your “tray” in the lower right corner of your screen,
       and click From Template.
    Double-click “HTML Document”
    Type your name
   Click the “Centered” button on the toolbar. It looks like this:
   Select your name using your mouse:
        o Move the mouse cursor about 1 millimeter to the right of your name.
        o Click and hold the left mouse button, and drag the mouse cursor to the left.
        o Let go of the mouse button when the cursor is on the left side of your
            name and your name is selected.
   Now that your name is selected, you can change the size, font, and color.
   To change the font size, click the down arrow next to the 12:
   Scroll down to a large number like 66 to make you name large.
   Click the down arrow next to the word “Times New Roman.”
   Scroll up and down and choose a different font for your name.
   Right-click some space below your name, and click Page…
   Click the Background tab, select a color for your background, and click OK.
   Select your name again – this time just double click your name to select it.
   Click the down arrow to the right of the A button (        ) on your toolbar.
   Select a color for your name that goes well with your background color.
   Click to the right of your name, and press enter to go to the next line.
   Type the word “Google” below your name.
   Hold down one of the shift keys, and press the <- arrow key on your keyboard six
   This is just another way to select text.
   While your google text is still selected, click Insert – Hyperlink like this:

   In the Target field, type “” (without quotes)
   Change the Frame field to “_blank.”
   Click Apply, then Close.
   Click File, Save As, type index.html, and click Save.
   Now upload your web pages to your website.
        o Hold down the Alt button on your keyboard, and press Tab.
        o Let go of the Alt button when you see Yahoo! Geocities.
        o In the address field, erase your Yahoo ID so you only have
  , and press Enter.
          o If it doesn‟t say “Welcome, [Yahoo ID] then you‟ll need to enter your
               Yahoo ID and password, and click Sign in.
          o Click the “Easy Upload” link in the “Advanced Toolbox”
          o Click one of the Browse buttons.
          o Click the My Documents button along the left.
          o Double-click your index document.
          o The path to your index.html document should now be in the field to the
               left of that browse button – C:\Documents and Settings\...
          o Click “Upload Files.”
          o It should say “Uploaded successfully.”
   Click the[Yahoo ID] link to your website.
   Notice your index.html file overwrote the placeholder web page.
   Now click your google link.
   Notice it opened a new instance of the browser. That‟s because you set the Frame
      field to “_blank” when you created the hyperlink.
Email a document attachment
      Close all programs you have open.
       Right-click the     tray icon and click “Text Document”
       Type a few sentences.
       Click File – Save, or hold down CTRL, and press S
       Click “OpenDocuemt Text (.odt)” and change the “Save as type” field to “Microsoft
        Word 97/2000/XP (.doc)”
    NOTE - Most people use Microsoft Word, so you should always save your documents
        this way if you‟re going to send them to people.
    Type a name for this document, like “Invoice” or “Resume” (no quotes).
    Click Save
    It will warn you that you could loose formatting or content. Click Yes.
    Close Writer.
    Double-click the “Yahoo! Mail” icon on your desktop.
    Log in with your Yahoo ID and password.
    Click Compose.
    Click Attach Files.
    Click Browse, and double-click the document file you created.
    Click the “Attach Files” button in the lower left.
    Click Continue to Message
    Type Russell @ (without the spaces) in the To: field.
    Type a subject of “See attached Invoice” or something to that effect.
    Click Send.
Play Slime Volleyball
    Go to and click Slime Volleyball (under Sports).
    If it doesn‟t come up, then your pop-up blocker blocked it. Hold the CTRL button to
        disable the popup blocker, and click the link again.

You’re done with the computer class! Take your computer home and set it up!!!
Also, don‟t forget to email me. I want to know when you get online.
Some interesting websites for you:

Blogging sites:

Search Engines:

Internet Service Providers: (free dialup internet) ($10 per month for 6 months right now) ($15 per month for 12 months right now) ($20 per month for 6 months, with no contract right now)

Good deals: (computer hardware)

Free Online Games:

Funny sites: (funny)

Misc: (my small website) (software to download) (news for nerds) (good free online antispyware and antivirus scanner) (free websites) (Good for writing games) (Online encyclopedia) (Connect with friends)

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