For the first part of this exercise we're going to be using the World Wide Web to learn a little more about how the mouse works. By the time we're done you should be much more confident using the mouse and will find it easier to progress through the second part of the class.

The first thing we're going to do is move the mouse around a bit on the mouse pad. Try it! You'll notice as you move the mouse around that an arrow   will move on the screen as well. This is your pointer. You might also see what's known as an I-Beam . This appears when the pointer is over text/words. Essentially, you use the mouse to point the pointer at what you want to work with. 

You'll notice that on the mouse there is a button on the right side and one on the left.  I'm going to make this easy. For now forget all about the right side mouse button. It only does fancy stuff that we're not ready for -- yet.

Now we're going to move on to the next page.  To do that you have to "click" on the "link" below.  Move your mouse until it is over the underlined words.  The pointer will turn into a when you are in the right spot.  Gently press down the left-side button on the mouse. Remember, the more gently you click, the better the computer will work for you.  You're not playing a video game; there is nothing to "kill."

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