Using Microsoft 2007 Applications is like driving a car.... I use this PowerPoint in my Introduction to Microsoft Applications course for high school and adults to discuss the terminology associated with the parts of the screen. These screen parts are linked to parts of a car to help explain what those parts do. For example, the Office Button is like the car keys because you always start and end with them (i.e. opening, saving and closing the document). These car analogies are the best ways I have found to help novice computer users be able to remember the parts of the screen and their functions. I always start with this activity to assess their pre-knowledge and to teach the terms so students know what I’m talking about when I’m explaining more advanced processes using these terms in the course. Teacher notes are included in each slide of the PowerPoint in the "notes" section.