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If someone was teaching you about Windows 8......


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#1 herg62123

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 09:57 PM

Tomorrow my job has asked me to teach 2 separate classes about how to use Windows 8.

I am Windows 8 Certified but my question to anyone who reads this is:

If someone was teaching you Windows 8 Basics what would you want to know more about?

If you knew nothing about Windows 8, what would you expect someone who is teaching you to show you to help your understanding of Windows 8?

What you know now of Windows 8 back when Windows 8 first came out, how would you teach someone else about Windows 8?

Please keep the response positive!!!!


Edited: To add "Please keep the response positive!!!!"

Edited by herg62123, 14 December 2012 - 10:07 PM.

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#2 Jelerak

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:21 PM

Hello Herg;

Hehe, nice edit there:) Don't have a windows 8 machine but had a friend bring one over after she had bought it. a few things we had to figure out.

How to get from the app screen to the desktop and back
Shut down
How do I remove programs
Can i resize the app windows
Where do I find "My Documents"

Things I can think of off hand. Hope it helps.


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Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:02 AM

G'day Herg, I would imagine that a rather practical approach would be better,,,seeing that some of you class are going to be a little apprehensive of "change"
So....perhaps after covering the basic changes which have been implemented in Windows 8......a hands on run through of accessing a popular web site....eg Bleeping Computer or ebay..
.......would be beneficial. Also the usual mundane tasks of accesing word/notepad.....my documents
, my computer...and all the "normal" tasks that are a part of everyday life on a PC
As you said.....keep it positive !...So......do just that !

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 07:59 AM

Hi,

It all depends on the audience you have if they know Windows 7 and work every day with it you can ask for the type of tasks they normally do and then focus on the changes they need to know to be able to execute the same on Windows 8.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:57 AM

How to add a new account
How to install, add, and update apps.
How to change your password
How to use the search feature of the start screen
how to switch between apps

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 11:16 AM

Herg, how did you make out. I've been waiting for your post to see how it went. :)

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 12:55 PM

Sorry to keep you waiting.

I took everyones advise that posted and showed the main points of using windows 8.

I showed how to turn on and off the pc; find the charm icons; how to search by just typing without opening the search charm; add a windows 8 and local accounts; switch between apps; show what programs are running; how to navigate from desktop to find old school control panel; and many more things.....

Because of it 85% of the 2 classes together is more at ease now then before the class.

Thanks everyone who posted ideas for me to teach.

With all the great help from BC, I am proud to be included in such a great website as BC.

Again thanks for all the ideas

Robert
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Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:08 AM

Oh I almost forgot.

I borrowed a friends XBOX and showed how to link the XBOX to a tablet, laptop, and desktop running windows 8. Heck I impressed myself. That was fun. NOTE TO SELF: NEED TO BUY A XBOX SYSTEM SOON!!!!!!!!! :hysterical:
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