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For Introductory Computer courses in Microsoft Windows 8, or courses in Microsoft Office 2010 or courses in Computer Concepts including coverage of 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.

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

Chapter 1            Getting Started With Windows 8

PROJECT 1A        Using Windows 8

Objective 1         Use the Windows 8 Start Screen

Activity 1.1          Starting Windows 8 and Logging On (Logging off and shutting down?)

Activity 1.2          Exploring the Windows 8 Start Screen

Activity 1.3          Using Charms

Activity 1.4          Arranging Tiles on the Start Screen

Activity 1.5          Searching from the Start Screen

Activity 1.6          Using the Control Panel from the Start Screen

Activity 1.7          Using Windows 8 with a Touch Screen Device (optional activity)

Activity 1.8          Using Swipe, Slide, and Zoom (optional activity)

Activity 1.9          Integrating Your Windows 8 System with Windows Live (optional activity)

Activity 1.10        Navigating with the Desktop Tile

Objective 2         Create a New Folder and Save a File on a Removable Storage Device

Activity 1.11        Creating a New Folder on a Removable Storage Device

Activity 1.12        Using Snipping Tool to Create a File

Objective 3         Identify the Functions of an Operating System

Activity 1.13        Identifying Operating System Functions

Objective 4         Use the Getting Started Information and Windows Help and Support

Activity 1.14        Using the Getting Started Information and Windows Help and Support

Objective 5         Log Off, Turn Off Your Computer, and View Power Options

Activity 1.15        Logging Off and Turning Off Your Computer

Objective 6         Manage User Accounts

Activity 1.16        Managing Your Own User Account

Activity 1.17        Creating and Deleting User Accounts (Optional Activity)

PROJECT 1B        Working With Windows, Programs, and Files

Objective 7         Display Libraries, Folders, and Files in a Window

Activity 1.18        Displaying Libraries, Folders, and Files in a Folder Window

Activity 1.19        Using the Navigation Pane to Display the Folder Structure

Activity 1.20        Changing Views, Sorting, Grouping, and Filtering in a Folder Window

Objective 8         Start Programs and Open Data Files

Activity 1.21        Starting Programs and Opening Data Files

Activity 1.22        Adding and Removing Desktop Icons

Objective 9         Manage the Display of Individual and Multiple Windows

Activity 1.23        Moving, Sizing, Hiding, Closing, and Switching Between Windows

Activity 1.24        Using Aero Peek and Displaying Multiple Windows in the Cascade, Stack, and Side by Side Arrangements

Activity 1.25        Switching Windows by Using Aero Flip 3D

Activity 1.26        Using Snap to Display Windows

Activity 1.27        Using Snap to Display Two Windows Side by Side


Chapter 2            Managing Libraries, Folders, Files, and Using Search

Project 2A           Managing Files and Folders

Objective 1         Copy Files from a Removable Storage Device to the Hard Disk Drive

Activity 2.1          Copying Files From a Removable Storage Device to the Documents Library on the Hard Disk Drive

Objective 2         Navigate by Using Windows Explorer

Activity 2.2          Pinning a Location to a Jump List

Objective 3         Create, Name, and Save Files

Activity 2.3          Pinning a Program to the Taskbar

Activity 2.4          Naming and Saving Files in Word and Excel

Objective 4         Create Folders and Rename Folders and Files

Activity 2.5          Creating Folders and Renaming Folders and Files

Objective 5         Select, Copy, and Move Files and Folders

Activity 2.6          Selecting Groups of Files or Folders in the Files List

Activity 2.7          Copying Files

Activity 2.8          Moving Files

Activity 2.9          Copying and Moving Files by Using Two Windows

Activity 2.10        Copying and Moving Files Among Different Drives

Activity 2.11        Copying Files and Folders to a Compressed Folder

Activity 2.12        Copying Files and Folders to a CD/DVD

Objective 6         Delete Files and Folders and Use the Recycle Bin

Activity 2.13        Deleting Files and Folders Using the Recycle Bin

Project 2B           Searching Your Computer

Objective 7         Search from the Start Window

Activity 2.14        Searching From the Start Menu

Objective 8         Search from a Folder Window

Activity 2.15        Searching From a Folder Window and Applying a Filter to Search Result

Objective 9         Save, Reuse, and Delete a Search

Activity 2.16        Saving, Reusing, and, Deleting a Search

Objective 10      Search From the Control Panel Window and the Computer Window

Activity 2.17        Searching From the Control Panel and Computer Windows

Objective 11      Add Tags to Improve a Search   

Activity 2.18        Adding and Searching for a Tag


Chapter 3            Advanced File Management and Advanced Searching

Project 3A           Using Advanced File Management Techniques

Objective 1         Navigate by Using the Address Bar

Activity 3.1          Navigating by Using the Address Bar

Objective 2         Create and Navigate Favorites

Activity 3.2          Creating and Navigating Favorites

Objective 3         Personalize the Display of Folders and Files

Activity 3.3          Locating and Identifying Subfolders in the Personal Folders

Activity 3.4          Using the Folder Options Dialog Box to Change How Folders Function and Display

Activity 3.5          Personalizing View and Using the Arrange By Feature

Activity 3.6          Sorting Files by Properties

Objective 4         Recognize File Types and Associate Files with Programs

Activity 3.7          Recognizing File Types and Associating Files with Programs

Project 3B           Using Advanced Search Techniques

Objective 5         Filter Searches in the Search Box

Activity 3.8          Creating and Adding Tags

Activity 3.9          Filtering a Search by Using Properties

Activity 3.10        Filtering a Search by Using Boolean Operators, Quotes, and Natural Language

Objective 6         Search by Using the Search Folder

Activity 3.11        Searching from the Search Folder

Activity 3.12        Using Custom Search

Objective 7         Save a Search, Manage Search Behavior, and Manage the Index

Activity 3.13        Saving a Search, Managing Search Behavior, and Managing the Index


Chapter 4            Personalizing Your Windows 8 Environments and Playing Music and Video

Project 4A           Personalizing Your Windows 8 Environment

Objective 1         Personalize the Lock Screen, Desktop, and Screen Saver

Activity 4.1          Personalizing the Lock Screen and the Desktop Background

Activity 4.2          Personalizing the Screen Saver

Objective 2         Personalize the Start Menu

Activity 4.3          Personalizing the Start Menu

Activity 4.4          Displaying Jump Lists from the Start Menu

Objective 3         Personalize the Taskbar

Activity 4.5          Adding Toolbars to the Taskbar

Activity 4.6          Controlling the Display of Icons in the Notification Area

Objective 4         Personalize the Desktop by Adding Gadgets

Activity 4.7          Adding Gadgets to Your Desktop

Objective 5         Personalizing Settings in the Ease of Access Center and Use the Problem Steps Recorder

Activity 4.8          Personalizing Settings in the Ease of Access Center

Activity 4.9          Using the Program Steps Recorder

Project 4B           Music and Video

Objective 6         Explore Windows 8 for Music and Video

Activity 4.10        Getting Started with Music and Video

Objective 7         Play Music

Activity 4.11        Playing Music

Activity 4.12        Using Now Playing Modes

Activity 4.13        Creating and Saving a Playlist

Objective 8         Rip a CD

Activity 4.14        Ripping a CD

Objective 9         Burn a CD

Activity 4.15        Burning a Music Disc by Using Windows Media Player

Objective 10      Watch Videos

Activity 4.16        Watching Videos


Chapter 5            Exploring the World Wide Web with Internet Explorer 10

Project 5A           Browsing the Web with Internet Explorer 10

Objective 1         Use Tabbed Browsing

Activity 5.1          Using Tabbed Browsing

Activity 5.2          Using the Tab List, Quick Tabs, and Shortcuts to Navigate Among Open Tabs

Objective 2         Organize Favorites

Activity 5.3          Organizing Favorites and Creating a Favorites Folder

Activity 5.4          Using the Favorites Bar

Objective 3         Manage Browsing History and Browse with InPrivate

Activity 5.5          Viewing and Deleting Browsing History

Activity 5.6          Using InPrivate Browsing

Objective 4         Print, Zoom, and Change the Text Size of Web Pages

Activity 5.7          Printing Web Pages

Activity 5.8          Zooming and Changing the Text Size of Web Pages

Objective 5         Save Web Page Information

Activity 5.9          Saving Web Page Information

Objective 6         Manage Add-ons

Activity 5.10        Managing Add-ons

Project 5B           Searching with Search Tools and Using the Web Sagely

Objective 7         Search the Internet

Activity 5.11        Searching the Internet

Objective 8         Subscribe to and View and RSS Feed

Activity 5.12        Subscribing to and Viewing and RSS Feed

Objective 9         Block Pop-up Windows, and Use the Information Bar

Activity 5.13        Using the Internet Explorer 10 Pop-up Blocker and Information Bar

Objective 10      Protect Against Malware

Activity 5.14        Protecting Against malware

Objective 11      Protect Your Data

Activity 5.15        Protecting Your Data


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