January to April 2019 Schedule & Course Descriptions

January

Computer Fundamentals using Windows 10 gives the beginner or person with limited experience the basic concepts, skills and tools such as terminology, using the mouse proficiently, and mastery of the keyboard. You also receive a general grounding in word processing, file organization, and an introduction to the Internet, web browsing and e-mail.  Our PCs use Windows 10, but the skills taught in this class apply to earlier versions of Windows as well. Class fee $25.


Computer Fundamentals
using Windows 10

Mon & Wed

8 Sessions
Jan 28 to
Feb 20

9 to
11 am

Dave Curtin



Introduction to Facebook – Facebook is used and enjoyed by people of all ages. Facebook provides easy ways to exchange communications with friends and family. You will learn how to view and post your own photos, video, and messages. You will learn about posting on friends "Time-line“, "Commenting" on friends’ pictures, and real-time Chat. Personal security recommendations are also covered. If you do not have a current account, please tell the desk and plan to arrive 15 minutes early for the classClass fee $15.


Introduction to
Facebook

Mon & Wed

2 Sessions
Jan 28
& 30

1 to 
3 pm


Jim Schultz


February

Introduction to Android Smartphones & Tablets - This 6-session class will show you how to use your Android Smartphone or Tablet. Except for phone calls, these devices work the same way. We'll show you how to use the Home screen and Settings. Phone users will learn to make and answer calls and manage your contacts. Then we'll explore texting and email. We'll search the web, play with YouTube, set up calendars, tasks & alarms. We'll use the camera for photos and videos. And, we'll show you how to find free & fee apps - including games - to personalize your Phone or Tablet. Class fee $25.

Introduction to Android Smartphones
& Tablets

Fri

6 Sessions
Feb 1
to Mar 8

1 to
3 pm

 Bob Chernow



Windows 10 - This 3-hour class is for students familiar with Windows 7 or 8.1. Windows 10 has be out for over 3 years, so students want to know if they should stay on Windows 7 or 8, move to Windows 10, or do something elseWe will be using our classroom desktop PCs, and handouts with practice exercises are provided.  Class fee $15.  

We will cover:

  • What if I stay on Windows 7 or 8 for now - what are the issues?
  • Should I stay on a PC - or go mobile and switch to a smartphone or tablet and keep all my files in the cloud?
  • Personalizing the Windows 10 desktop and using the new Start screen
  • Using Windows 10 Settings for Updates, Security and Privacy
  • Comparing Microsoft's cloud storage (OneDrive) vs. Google's cloud storage (Drive)
  • Managing your PC data files using File Explorer, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive
  • Exploring the new Windows features including Windows Store, Edge and Cortana

Windows 10

Fri

1 Session Feb 8

9 to
Noon

Mike Gilliom


Free Clinic for iPhone & iPad Users  - Use this clinic session to get your specific questions answered - this is not a class with an agenda. So, do you need help with certain iPhone or iPad settings, accounts, email, calendar, the app store? Need a hand synching Apple devices using the iCloud? Have some other burning question? Sign up for the iPhone/iPad clinic. Bring your iPhone or iPad with you (charged up), and ask your questions. Stay for the full 2 hours, or leave when you are satisfied. Free Clinic - Please enroll to save your seat.


Free Clinic
for
iPhone & iPad
Users

Mon


1 Session
Feb 11


1 to 3 pm

Jim Schultz
Mike Gilliom



Free Clinic for Android Smartphone & Tablet Users  - Use this clinic session to get your specific questions answered - this is not a class with an agendaAndroid smartphones & tablets are made by companies like Samsung, LG, Motorola, HTC, etc.. So, do you need help with certain Android smartphone or tablet settings like WiFi and Bluetooth; accounts; the app store; or apps like email, texting or calendars? Maybe you have just a single burning question? Sign up for the Android Phone & Tablet clinic. Bring your phone or tablet with you (charged up), and ask your questions. Stay for the full 2 hours, or leave when you are satisfied. Click here for the link to the Qs & As covered in recent clinics. Free Clinic - Please enroll to save your seat.

Free Clinic for
Android
Smartphone &
Tablet
Users

Tues


1 Session
Feb 12

9 to 11 am

Mike Gilliom



File Management – This class will help you become more self-sufficient in managing the information you choose to save on your Personal Computer - whether you are using Windows Vista, 7, 8 or Windows 10. It guides you through practice exercises that use features of the operating system designed to create and organize “folders” that hold the information you produce or obtain from other sources. This will help you get started reorganizing your personal files and folders so that they are easier to locate and access. The student will also receive an introductory discussion of keeping some of your files in the cloud, for access from your phone or tablet. Class fee $15.


File Management

Tues
& Thurs

2 Sessions
Feb 19
& 21

9 to
11 am

Charles Karns


Open Computer Lab – One of our instructors or coaches will help you learn more about personal technology.  This is not a class with an agendaBring your questions and your hardware – or just use one of our PCs. Make sure you have your passwords for any apps you want help with - like Skype or Facebook. And, of course, bring power cords and anything else that could be useful. Free Seminar - Please enroll to save your seat.


Open
Computer Lab

Tues

1 Session
Feb 19

1 to
3 pm

Mike Gilliom


Computer Security & Backup: Protect Yourself - We spend much of our day on the Internet. In this free seminar you will learn many of the basic ways to protect yourself in this fast-paced online world. Of course, in spite of our best efforts, things can go wrong. You need to have good computer security software and a backup method in place for your computer files, email and settings. We will discuss how to install & use Microsoft Security Essentials or Windows Defender and give you some easy-to-do computer backup alternatives. Free Seminar - Please enroll to save your seat.


Computer Security 
& Backup
Seminar

Class Material

Fri

1 Session
Feb 22

9 to 
11 am

Mike Gilliom



March

Introduction to Skype - Stay in touch with loved ones! Make free voice or video calls over the Internet using your computer, smartphone or tablet. Do texting, file transfer, and videoconferencing. If you bring your device to class, please have Skype installed with a Skype account name and password. In class, you are welcome to use your own Skype account - or one of ours - with one of our class PCs. Click Here for link to slides used in this classClass fee $15.

Introduction
to Skype


Fri

1 Session
Mar 1

9 to 
11 am

Mike Gilliom


Windows 10 - This 3-hour class is for students familiar with Windows 7 or 8.1. Windows 10 has be out for over 3 years, so students want to know if they should stay on Windows 7 or 8, move to Windows 10, or do something elseWe will be using our classroom desktop PCs, and handouts with practice exercises are provided.  Class fee $15.  

We will cover:

  • What if I stay on Windows 7 or 8 for now - what are the issues?
  • Should I stay on a PC - or go mobile and switch to a smartphone or tablet and keep all my files in the cloud?
  • Personalizing the Windows 10 desktop and using the new Start screen
  • Using Windows 10 Settings for Updates, Security and Privacy
  • Comparing Microsoft's cloud storage (OneDrive) vs. Google's cloud storage (Drive)
  • Managing your PC data files using File Explorer, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive
  • Exploring the new Windows features including Windows Store, Edge and Cortana

Windows 10

Tues

1 Session
Mar 5

1 to
4 pm

Mike Gilliom


Introduction to the iPad and iPhone – These devices are amazing all-in-one tools for email, text, photos, music & videos. They are also a camera, e-book reader, Internet browser, and gaming device.  You will learn about setting up email, about Siri, iTunes, and the App Store. You can even totally replace other general-use computers with the iPad. You can add a real keyboard; in fact, your iPad/iPhone will work with nearly any Bluetooth keyboard. Please bring your iPad or iPhone to class.  Class fee $15.


Introduction to the iPad & iPhone

Mon, Tues,
& Wed

3 Sessions
Mar 18, 19
& 20

1 to
3 pm

Jim Schultz


Everything Google - Google offers us lots of free, web-based apps along with the free space for storing the files we create or upload.  In this class, we will examine several of Google's free programs, including Search, Maps, Drive (Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations), Calendar, YouTube and Groups. You will learn how these programs are used to collaborate on projects and to share your creativity with family and friends. Class fee $15.

Everything Google

Tues
& Wed


2 Sessions
Mar 19
& 20

9 to 
11 am

Mike Gilliom



Photo Editing with the iPhone and iPad  - Using the iPhone or iPad, learn how to remove "Red-eyes," Crop, Straighten, create Panoramas, correct lighting, and create Collages using the new Photoshop Express app. On day two we will work on photos you've taken and we will edit photos on your device. Bring your iPhone or iPad to class. Class fee $15.

Photo Editing with the iPhone and iPad

Mon
& Wed

2 Sessions
Mar 25 & 27

1 to 
3 pm

Jim Schultz



April

Photo Editing with Windows 10-  Using your Windows 10 PC, learn how to remove "Red-eyes," Crop, Straighten, create Panoramas, correct lighting, and create Collages using the Apps available on Windows 10. On day two we will work on photos you've taken and we will edit photos on your laptop or bring them on a USB (flash) Drive. If you have laptop, you can bring it to class or use the Class room PC. Class fee $15.

Photo Editing with Windows 10

Mon
& Wed

2 Sessions
Apr 1 & 3

1 to
3 pm

Jim Schultz



Open Computer Lab – One of our instructors or coaches will help you learn more about personal technology. This is not a class with an agendaBring your questions and your hardware – or just use one of our PCs. Make sure you have your passwords for any apps you want help with - like Skype or Facebook. And, of course, bring power cords and anything else that could be useful. Free Seminar - Please enroll to save your seat.

Open
Computer Lab

Tues

1 Session
Apr 2

1 to
3 pm

Jim Schultz



Introduction to Ancestry.Com - We will cover the fundamentals of beginning to create your family genealogy using Ancestry.Com. We will go through some actual examples, such as using the US Census, birth, marriage, and death records to tie them to your own family history. Class fee $15.

Introduction to
Ancestry.Com

Mon
& Wed

2 Sessions Apr 8
& 10

1 to
3 pm

 Jim Schultz



Introduction to Your Mac & OS X – This 3-session class is for current Mac owners who would like to learn more about using their Mac, and prospective Mac owners who want to know more before buying their first Mac. We will introduce you to the variety of Macs available today and then look at many of the Mac’s basic features. We will examine the elements of the desktop, dock, and menu bar; the Finder and OS X folder structure; system preferences (settings for, hardware, internet, printer); setting up user accounts; setting up and syncing iCloud; and give you an overview of the key software on your Mac. Please note: Our classroom is set up only with PCs. Our instructor will be demonstrating using a Mac laptop and classroom projector. Bring your own Mac laptop and follow along or simply watch the demonstrations.  Class fee $15.

Introduction to Your Mac &  OS X

Mon, Tues
& Wed

3 Sessions
Apr 15, 16
& 17

1 to
3 pm

    
Jim Schultz
Mike Gilliom



Pinterest.Com - Pinterest is a pinboard-style photo sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, hobbies, and more. Users can browse other pinboards for inspiration, "re-pin" images to their own pin boards, or "like" photos. Pinterest is a tool for collecting and organizing things you love. Class fee $15.


Pinterest.Com

Fri

1 Session
Apr 19

1 to
3 pm

Jim Schultz




Google Photos - Use Google Photos app to backup all your photos and videos to the cloud from a PC, Mac, smartphone or tablet (Android or iPhone/iPad). We'll also explore the free Backup and Sync app. Google cloud storage is free and and there is no limit on the number of items stored if you use Google's recommended settings. This means you can store and easily find photos or videos you took years ago! Using Google Photos, we can edit our photos and videos, create albums, and share them with friends & family. And you can also download items to your computer or mobile device again when needed. You will also learn to send photos to online print services directly from Google Photos. PC and Mac users will practice backing up photos and videos to the cloud from our classroom PCs. All students should bring your smartphone or tabletClass fee $15.

Google Photos

Mon & Tues

2 Sessions
Apr 22
& 23


9 to 11 am

Mike Gilliom




iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch for the Vision Impaired The iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone, especially with iOS 8.1 or above, are equipped with robust speech output features for the blind, called VoiceOver and Speak Screen, as well as a speech-enabled personal digital assistant, called Siri. You can accomplish tasks with far less physical interaction than that required by computers and many high-tech adaptive products. When you combine all of the built-in apps with those that are being created by third party developers every day (most of which range from free to under $20.00), people with severe vision loss can now use their iPad, iPod Touch or iPhone to search the Internet, send email, take notes and access online services; to identify currency and products in packages; and to carry a single solution that functions as a clock, flashlight, GPS device, portable book reader, calculator, calendar, reminder, radio, and more. Students must bring their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. After this first session, students will meet one-on-one with an instructor for 4 more sessions. Class fee $25.


iPhone, iPad & iTouch for the Vision Impaired

Tues

First Session
Apr 23

1 to
3 pm

Jim Schultz
Mike Gilliom