you should expect from your Computer Buddy
COMPUTER BUDDIES are volunteers who help with implementation of the Computer Buddies
educational program. Please
remember your Computer Buddy is a volunteer.
He or she is trying as hard as possible to make sure everything
works. Please be patient with
your Computer Buddy if you are having a problem.
you need to talk to someone about your Computer Buddy, the Computer
Buddies program, or need assistance in finding a Computer Buddy, please
feel free to call your county Department of Social Services Computer
Buddies Coordinator, your county Foster Parents Association president, or
visit the Nexuskids’ websites: www.nexuskids.org and www.help-net.com.
COMPUTER BUDDIES should:
the computer for you
you where all of the wires go
up the printer, making sure it works
with you and your child in deciding which software from the software CD is
right for your children
the software you have chosen, making sure everything works
up the modem to your phone line if you have access to the Internet and
configure your software for the Internet operation
your child learn how to use the software that has been selected
THE COMPUTER system has the following technical description:
one 2 gig IDE Hard Drive, or two 800 Meg IDE Hard Drives
CD-Rom Drive IDE type
Meg of Memory
Meg Floppy Drive
2100 Color Printer
Keyboard, Speakers & Mouse
of the software readily available for you is freeware, but some of it is
“shareware” or “demoware.” Shareware
and demoware require a fee (usually at a reasonable cost) to be sent to
the maker of the software after a period of time.
Some shareware and demoware companies will allow you to use the
complete program; some only will allow you to use part of it until the fee
is paid. In any case, if you
do not feel comfortable in purchasing the software, feel free to ask your
Computer Buddy for advice. This
is one way a Computer Buddy can help.
software today is made for a faster processor than the one that is in your
computer. If you buy software
on your own, write down the processor type of this computer and show this
to the salesperson, call your Computer Buddy, or contact your county
Computer Buddies Coordinator or Technical Manager.
Most software is not returnable so be careful when making a
purchase. If you are not sure whether the software will work on your
computer, wait until you can contact someone for help.
let Computer Buddies by Nexuskids know if you find software others will