Needless to say, while learning to code, you’ll be spending most of your time on a computer. Hence, understanding how to work with your computer is crucial. In this lesson, we’ll introduce a resource which will quickly get you up to speed with some computer basics.
This section contains a general overview of topics that you will learn in this lesson.
- Computer software and hardware.
- How to take screenshots.
- The importance of strong passwords.
Goodwill Community Foundation (GCF) resources are excellent to get you acquainted with the basics. They have accompanying videos and illustrations and are easy to read. The following readings should be sufficient, although you are welcome to explore more of GCF’s resources.
This section contains questions for you to check your understanding of this lesson on your own. If you’re having trouble answering a question, click it and review the material it links to.
This section contains helpful links to related content. It isn’t required, so consider it supplemental.
- Check out GCF’s page on “What are accessibility features” to learn how you can leverage these features to use your computer efficiently.
- If you feel like spending more time learning about this topic, check out FreeCodeCamp’s excellent course on computer basics.