Have a giggle on me from work yesterday
It's an IT lesson
The cheeeeelders are learning to create a PowerPoint show all about their steam train of choice ( real, not Thomas ) - it's our topic - I'll show you a photo of our display what I have painted so far at the end.
Child : How do I get this picture on my slide show?
Me: click 'view image'.
Child: clicks view image.
Me: you can either save the image to the computer library if you think you are going to use it more than once or you can copy and paste.
Child: I only want to use it once
Me: ok, you need to right click on the image itself.
Me: Look at where your pointy finger is on that button ( we are on lap tops )
Me: well that's the left click button
Me: so the other button is a right click button
Me: now move the cursor so it's on the image
Child: blank look
Me: ( inwardly sighing and rolling of eyes ) This little white arrow ( pointing at the screen ) that moves around the screen when you are on the touchpad ....
Child : ahhhhh ( moves cursor )
Me: ok, right click now
Child: left clicks
Me: remember it's *this* button here, one is left, that you will use most of the time, but the right one will show you magic menus!!
Child: tentatively clicks the right button
Me: that is the magic hidden drop down menu
- it's always there, but only a right click will reveal it ( yanno, trying to attach a story to it to help poor Child remember it )
~Anyway after a few attempts , Child successfully copies the image - The Flying Scotsman ~
Me: so Child, now take the cursor to select PPt from the bottom tool bar to bring up your PowerPoint. No, not the right click button, that's just for the hidden menus, yes that's right , the left click button to select icons
Me: now, you have to move the cursor onto your slide where you want to paste your picture.
Me: yes, it's just where you want your picture to go.
Child: moves cursor
We now have a blinking cursor ( that's not me being sweary ) and Child is set to paste their first ever google image.
Me: now right click
Me: now right click
Me: come on Child, right click
Child: waits, looks at me,
and slowly types 'c l i c k'
Lots of love from
Rachel *might go work in a supermarket again* Radiostar xxx