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GO! with Windows 8 Getting Started

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For Introductory Computer courses in Microsoft Office 2010 or courses in Computer Concepts that includes coverage of Microsoft Windows 8.


Teach the course YOU want in LESS TIME! The primary goal of the GO! Series, aside from teaching computer applications, is ease of implementation, with an approach that is based on clearly-defined projects for students and a one of a kind supplements package.

** This is a one-chapter supplement **

Author Biography

Shelley Gaskin, Series Editor for the GO! Series, is a professor of business and computer technology at Pasadena City College in Pasadena, California. She holds a master's degree in business education from Northern Illinois   University and a doctorate in adult and community education from Ball State University. Dr. Gaskin has 15 years of experience in the computer industry with several Fortune 500 companies and has developed and written training materials for custom systems applications in both the public and private sector. She is also the author of books on Microsoft Outlook and word processing.

Table of Contents

GO! with Windows 8 Getting Started

Chapter 1 Getting Started with Windows 8


Project 1A Get to Know Windows 8

Objective 1 Use the Start Screen and Windows 8 Apps

Activity 1.01    Turning On Your Computer, Signing In to a Windows 8 User Account, and Exploring the Windows 8 Environment

Activity 1.02    Using the Start Screen

Activity 1.03    Using Windows 8 Apps

Activity 1.04    Moving Between the Start Screen and the Desktop

Objective 2 Use File Explorer and Desktop Apps to Create a New Folder and Save a File on a Removable Storage Device

Activity 1.05    Pinning a Program to the Taskbar

Activity 1.06    Use File Explorer to Create a New Folder on a Removable Storage Device

Objective 3 Manage Desktop Windows

Activity 1.07    Minimizing, Maximizing, and Restoring a Window

Activity 1.08    Hiding and Displaying Windows

Activity 1.09    Using Snap to Display Two Windows Side by Side

Objective 4 Resize, Move, and Scroll Windows

Activity 1.10    Resizing, Moving, Scrolling, and Closing Windows


Project 1B Manage Folders and Files

Objective 5 Start Programs and Open Data Files

Activity 1.11    Starting Programs and Opening Data Files

Objective 6 Use File Explorer to Manage Folders and Files

Activity 1.12    Using File Explorer to Display Libraries, Folders, and Files

Activity 1.13    Moving and Renaming Folders

Activity 1.14    Copying Files

Activity 1.15    Moving, Renaming, and Deleting Files

Activity 1.16    Compressing Files

Activity 1.17    Using the Address Bar to Navigate Drives and Folders

Objective 7 Find Folders and Files

Activity 1.18    Adding Descriptions and Tags to Files

Activity 1.19    Finding Files and Folders and Creating a Search Folder

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