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Windows 8 Digital Classroom Book with DVD

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Microsoft Windows 8 Digital Classroom is like having a personal instructor guiding you through each lesson, while you work at your own pace. This Windows 8 book and DVD includes 15 self-paced lessons helping you discover and explore the new features and capabilities of Microsoft Windows 8.

  • Full color lessons with easy to follow step-by-step instructions
  • Video tutorials highlight key topics in each lesson 
  • Covers all essential Windows 8 features 
  • Gets you up-and-running quickly with included lesson files on DVD
  • Written by expert instructors – it's like having your own personal tutor
  • Used by hundreds of schools and more than 100,000 readers

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Windows 8 Digital Classroom Book with DVD Contents

 

Starting Up

  • About Windows 8 Digital Classroom
  • Upgrading or Starting with a new computer
  • Windows 8 on Touchscreen Devices
  • About operating systems
  • Windows 8 versions
  • What's new in Windows 8
  • Common Windows 8 Functions
  • System Requirements
  • Loading lesson files
  • Video tutorials
  • Additional resources

Lesson 1: Getting Started with
Windows 8

  • Starting up
  • Signing in to Windows
  • Understanding Microsoft acounts and local accounts
  • Microsoft accounts
  • Local accounts
  • Registering an existing e-mail address as a
  • Microsoft account
  • Using a Mouse and Keyboard
  • Getting back to the Start screen
  • Displaying the Charms bar
  • Switching among open apps
  • Displaying the Quick Link menu
  • Closing an app
  • Displaying the Desktop
  • Locking your computer
  • Zooming the Start screen
  • Getting Help
  • Shutting down Windows 8
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 2: Using Touch- Sensitive Screens and Tablets

  • Starting up
  • Determining whether your device supports
  • Windows 8 touch gestures
  • Navigating Windows 8 native apps with gestures
  • Tapping
  • Displaying the App bar
  • Zooming
  • Scrolling
  • Displaying the Charms bar
  • Switching apps
  • Closing an app
  • Using the Desktop app with gestures
  • Double-tap
  • Tap and hold
  • Working with the touch keyboard
  • Displaying and hiding the touch keyboard
  • Using the touch keyboard in split mode
  • Writing vs. typing
  • Traveling with your mobile device
  • Handling your device
  • Use password protection and data encryption
  • Consider a privacy screen
  • Invest in a laptop security device or
    mobile security program
  • If your device is stolen
  • Safety and mobile computing
  • Public Wi-Fi is not safe
  • Use a firewall
  • Watch for secure sites
  • Plug in when you can
  • Use the VPN
  • Mobile computing and battery life
  • Choosing a power plan
  • Customizing a power plan
  • Creating your own power plan
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 3: Navigating and Customizing the Start Screen

  • Starting up
  • Reviewing navigation
  • Corner navigation
  • Redisplaying the Start screen
  • Searching
  • Working with tiles
  • Setting tile options
  • Displaying tiles in list format
  • Pinning and unpinning tiles
  • Rearranging tiles
  • Creating and managing tile groups
  • Working with the Charms bar
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 4: Working with Windows 8 Native Apps

  • Starting up
  • Working with the Windows Store
  • Visiting the store
  • Browsing through top apps
  • Rating an app
  • Viewing the apps on your device
  • Updating Windows 8 native apps
  • Running a Windows 8 native app
  • Searching for an app
  • Selecting from the All Apps list
  • Viewing the options for an app
  • Closing an app
  • Switching between Windows 8 apps
  • Snapping apps
  • Sharing information between
  • Windows 8 native apps
  • Printing from a Windows 8 native app
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 5: Working with Desktop Apps

  • Starting up
  • Running Desktop apps
  • Getting to know the Desktop app
  • The Recycle Bin
  • The Taskbar
  • Pinned apps
  • The System Tray
  • Pinning and unpinning Desktop apps
  • To the Start screen
  • To the taskbar
  • To the Desktop
  • Viewing the contents of your computer
  • Working with the Recycle Bin
  • Deleting a file
  • Restoring a file from the Recycle Bin
  • Emptying the Recycle Bin
  • Customizing the Recycle Bin
  • Managing Desktop app windows
  • Exploring a Desktop app window
  • Resizing Desktop app windows
  • Moving a Desktop app window
  • Showing windows side by side
  • Switching between Desktop app windows
  • Using universal Desktop tools
  • Cut, copy, and paste
  • Printing
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 6: Using Files and Folders

  • Starting up
  • Navigating in File Explorer
  • Managing Files and Folders
  • Understanding and viewing file formats
  • Changing views
  • Creating a new folder
  • Selecting and deselecting files
  • Renaming files and folders
  • Moving files and folders
  • Copying files and folders
  • Zipping and unzipping compressed files
  • Deleting files and folders
  • Emptying the Recycle Bin
  • Working with Libraries
  • Creating a library
  • Adding folders to a library
  • Libraries and deletions
  • Searching for files in File Explorer
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 7: Surfing the Web

  • Starting up
  • Understanding the World Wide Web
  • Web browsers
  • Web pages
  • Web addresses
  • Websites
  • Links
  • The Two Versions of Internet Explorer
  • Using the Windows 8 native version
    of Internet Explorer
  • Navigating through web pages
  • Pinning a site
  • Browsing privately
  • Searching the Internet
  • Printing and sharing web pages
  • Changing your Internet settings
  • Switching to the Desktop view
  • Using the Desktop version of Internet Explorer
  • Navigating through web pages
  • Creating and managing favorites
  • Navigating using your site visit history
  • Searching the Internet
  • Browsing privately
  • Managing settings
  • Changing interface settings
  • Setting your home page
  • Adding a search engine
  • Setting your default browser
  • Housekeeping
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 8: E-mail and Contacts

  • Starting up
  • Running the Mail App
  • Meet the Mail app
  • Setting up an e-mail account in the Mail app
  • Changing Mail app settings
  • Receiving and reading mail
  • Creating and sending an e-mail
  • Searching through e-mail
  • Deleting e-mail
  • Using the People app
  • Importing contacts into the People app
  • Creating a contact
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 9: Networking with Windows 8

  • Starting up
  • The basics of networking
  • Networking and hardware
  • Setting up your router
  • Securing your wireless network
  • Connecting your router to the Internet
  • Connecting wirelessly to the router
  • Networking and sharing files
  • Setting up a HomeGroup
  • Changing the HomeGroup password
  • Connecting to a HomeGroup
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 10: Sharing Device Settings and Content

  • Starting up
  • Synchronizing Windows 8 settings across devices
  • The basics of cloud storage
  • Introducing SkyDrive
  • Using the Windows 8 native SkyDrive app
  • Adding a folder
  • Uploading files
  • Downloading files
  • Signing out of SkyDrive
  • Browsing with SkyDrive
  • Creating folders and documents
  • Uploading files
  • Downloading a file
  • Sharing files
  • Synchronizing and fetching files using
    the legacy Desktop SkyDrive app
  • Signing out of SkyDrive
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 11: Using Audio and Video in Windows 8

  • Starting up
  • Working with the Windows 8 Music app
  • Playing music
  • Buying music
  • Creating a playlist
  • Using the Windows 8 Video app
  • Working with Windows Media Player
  • Playing music
  • Playing a CD
  • Ripping music
  • Burning music to a CD
  • Creating and playing a playlist
  • Watching videos
  • Setting the default media player
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 12: Photos and Pictures in Windows 8

  • Starting up
  • The Windows 8 Photos app
  • Browsing your photos
  • Working with a photo
  • Searching for photos
  • Displaying photos by date
  • Adding photos to the Photos app
  • Using Windows Photo Gallery
  • Opening Windows Photo Gallery
  • Viewing pictures
  • Adding tags and captions
  • Rotate a picture
  • Resize a picture
  • Print a picture
  • Burn pictures to a disc
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 13: Customizing and Maintaining Windows 8

  • Starting up
  • Understanding how to change settings
    in Windows 8
  • Personalizing Windows
  • Personalizing the Start screen
  • Personalizing the Lock screen
  • Setting an account picture
  • Personalizing the Desktop
  • Date and time settings
  • Updating Windows 8
  • Setting notification options
  • Managing devices
  • Ending a misbehaving program
  • Uninstalling a program
  • Backing up your files
  • Turning on File History
  • Restoring files
  • Changing File History settings
  • System recovery options
  • Refreshing
  • Resetting
  • Using system recovery options
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 14: Keeping Your Computer Safe and Protecting Your Privacy

  • Starting up
  • Local user accounts and passwords
  • Creating additional user accounts
  • Changing a password
  • Using a picture password
  • Creating a PIN
  • Using the Windows Firewall
  • Optimizing privacy
  • Minimizing your Microsoft connections
  • Managing location tracking
  • Set up the Family Safety feature
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 15: Exploring Some Windows 8 Apps

  • Starting up
  • Native Windows 8 apps
  • Using the Weather app
  • Using the Maps app
  • Using the Travel app
  • Windows 8 Desktop Apps
  • Working with WordPad
  • Using the Snipping Tool
  • Recording your steps
  • Self study
  • Review

 

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