August to December 2021

Welcome to Seymour Tech


Technology classes are offered by Seymour Tech volunteers. For beginners, we offer our Windows-based Computer Fundamentals and our Introduction to the Mac Part I.

Latest Changes - What's Really New?


September 14: LastPass class changed so that it covers 1Password instead.

September 13: All classes & clinics are Zoom-only until further notice. These Zoom-only classes are free but you must enroll for each class by clicking the Zoom link at the bottom of each course description.

September 9: The Android Smartphones and Tablets class, Sep 17 to Oct 22 is cancelled.

What's New?

Zoom classes & clinics: You can attend via Zoom by clicking the ENROLL link for each class or clinic to register. Please do this no later than 3 PM the day before the class. We will email your Zoom link and class handout soon after that. There is no fee for Zoom classes & clinics.

Questions? Send an email to Mike Gilliom - seymourtechcenter@gmail.com.

Your Seymour Tech Volunteers

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    PC users
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Introduction to iPhone – The iPhone is an amazing all-in-one tool for phone calls, email, text, photos, music & videos. It is also a camera, e-book reader, Internet browser, and gaming device. You will learn about gestures, Control Center, and Settings, how to use Contacts, email, iCloud, and the App Store. We'll go over the Camera and Photos apps, some useful third party apps and how to get help from Apple. NOTE: Due to the differences in the latest software, we will NOT be covering iPad in this session. See the iPad class below.

3 Sessions Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday - Aug 30, 31 & Sep 1 - 1 to 3 pm Glick Schultz

Ancestry.Com - In this 2-day class, 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.

2 Sessions Thursday & Friday - Sep 2 & 3 - 1 to 3 pm Jim Schultz

In-Person-Only iPhone & iPad Clinic - Here is your chance to ask anything about your Apple mobile device. Note that this is not a class with an agenda. Please enroll by calling the Seymour Center, and then bring your device with you to the computer lab. One of our volunteers will help you.

Note: We will be limiting signups to 9 students. The first 3 students to sign up will be helped starting at 1 pm, first come, first served. The second 3 get helped starting at 2 pm, and if necessary, the third group of 3 at 3 pm. Sign up by calling the Seymour Center. Once we see your names on the roster, we will let you know which starting time you have.

1 In-Person-Only Session Tuesday - September 7 - 1 to 3 pm Seymour Tech Volunteers

Facebook on iPhones, iPads & PCs - The Facebook app 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.

3 Sessions Wednesday, Thursday & Friday - September 8, 9 & 10 - 1 to 3 pm Jim Schultz

ID Theft, Computer Security & Backup: Protect Yourself - We spend much of our day on the Internet. 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 data files, email and settings. We will discuss how to use Windows Defender and give you some easy-to-use computer backup alternatives. And if you want to learn about a good Password Manager, consider signing up for our LastPass class.

Click here to see reference articles used in Mike's presentation

1 Session Monday - September 13 - 1 to 3 pm Mike Gilliom

iPhone & iPad Clinic - Here is your chance to ask anything about your Apple mobile device. Note that this is not a class with an agenda. Please click ENROLL below for this clinic, and have your questions ready when the Zoom session begins. One of our volunteers will help you.

1 Session Tuesday - September 14 - 1 to 3 pm Seymour Tech Volunteers

NOTE: Changed class from LastPass to 1Password Password Manager - Ditch the sticky notes and get peace of mind. A good password manager will be your first defense against getting hacked. Password Managers allow you to generate and store secure passwords and manage your login credentials across all your devices, automatically filling in forms in web browsers and syncing your data across all your devices.

We'll briefly discuss a popular password manager tool:

  • Browsers - Most have an encrypted password vault feature - access and auto-fill passwords for websites on any device. Mike will discuss using the Firefox password manager on a PC and an iPhone.

Then we'll explore 1Password:

  • 1Password - $36/yr after 30 day trial.

    • Store website passwords plus file storage for documents, credit cards, addresses and bank accounts.

    • Synchronize Password access across all you devices.

    • Share passwords, documents, etc, and more.

1 Session Wednesday - September 15 - 1 to 3 pm Mike Gilliom

CANCELLED 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.

CANCELLED 2 Sessions Thursday & Friday - September 16 & 17 - 1 to 3 pm Jim Schultz

CANCELLED Android Smartphones And Tablets

This 6-session class - held in the Ashe room, not the computer lab - 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 and tablet.

CANCELLED 6 Sessions Fridays - September 17 to October 22 - 1 to 3 pm Bob Chernow

CANCELLED 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.

CANCELLED 2 Only Sessions Monday & Tuesday - September 20 & 21 - 1 to 3 pm Jim Schultz

Spotify - Spotify is all the music you'll ever need. Enjoy ad-free music, podcasts, and poetry. One account for all your devices, offline listening, easy-to-make playlists, and more. Get 3 months free. Cancel Spotify anytime.

1 Sessions Thursday - September 23 - 1 to 3 pm Mike Gilliom

CANCELLED In-Person-Only Clinic for Android Devices - Here is your chance to ask anything about your Android mobile device. Note that this is not a class with an agenda. Please enroll by calling the Seymour Center, and then bring your device with you to the computer lab. One of our volunteers will help you.

Note: We will be limiting signups to 9 students. The first 3 students to sign up will be helped starting at 1 pm, first come, first served. The second 3 get helped starting at 2 pm, and if necessary, the third group of 3 at 3 pm. Sign up by calling the Seymour Center. Once we see your names on the roster, we will let you know which starting time you have.

CANCELLED 1 In-Person-Only Session Monday - September 27 - 1 to 3 pm Seymour Tech Volunteers

Clinic for Android Devices - Here is your chance to ask anything about your Android mobile device. Note that this is not a class with an agenda. Please click ENROLL below for this clinic, and have your questions ready when the Zoom session begins. One of our volunteers will help you.

1 Session Tuesday - Tuesday - September 28 - 1 to 3 pm Seymour Tech Volunteers

Windows 10 - In this 2-session class you will become more effective with Windows 10's important features. Note: Many people who take this class also take our Getting Organized class (October 11 & 12) to practice managing folders and files. We will cover:

  • Finding your way around - learn how to find your folders, your data, and your settings

  • Personalizing the Windows 10 Start screen and your desktop

  • Organizing and managing your PC data folders and files using File Explorer

  • Exploring Windows features including Splitting screens, Jump Lists, and Snip & Sketch screenshots

  • Using Windows 10 settings for updates, security and privacy

  • Backing up your PC - how to protect your data from crashes and viruses

2 Sessions Wednesday & Thursday - September 29 & 30 - 1 to 3 pm Mike Gilliom

CANCELLED 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.

CANCELLED 1 Session Friday - October 1 - 1 to 3 pm Jim Schultz

Google Photos - Back up your photos and videos in the Cloud. Google Photos works on both computers and mobile devices. Access them from any phone, tablet, or computer – your photos will be safe, secure, and always with you. Share your best stuff with family and friends. Google provides 15 GB of free cloud storage, which means you can store thousands of photos and videos. You can easily find photos or videos you took years ago! Learn to edit your photos and videos, create albums, and share them with friends & family. You can download items to your computer or mobile device again when you need them. You can send photos to online print services directly from Google Photos. PC and Mac users will practice backing up photos and videos to the Google Photos cloud using the Backup & Sync from Google app, and from your mobile devices.

Requirements: 1. All students need Google account before class starts. 2. If possible, students should have a PC or Mac available. We will use them in the first half of the class. 3. All students using a smartphone or tablet should install the Google Photos app before the class starts. We will discuss using Google Photos on mobile devices on the second part of the class.

2 Sessions Monday & Tuesday - October 4 & 5 - 1 to 3 pm Mike Gilliom

Intro to Mac Part I - In this class, we will cover the basics of Mac hardware, and macOS features such as the Desktop, the Dock, Finder, LaunchPad, & System Preferences. We’ll cover iCloud & Apple ID, the App store, how to avoid malware, how to use backup solutions like Time Machine and on-line options, and how to keep your Mac software up-to-date. Please have your Apple ID and password available.

3 Sessions Wednesday, Thursday & Friday - October 6, 7 & 8 - 1 to 3 pm Glick Schultz

Getting Organized with Your Folders and Files - Now you really do have time to get organized! You'll learn how the pro's organize their Folders and Files. We'll use a PC for our examples, and Mac users can watch and learn, too. The key tool for PCs is the Windows File Explorer, and by the end, it will be one of your favorite places to land on a computer. The concepts we teach apply to any device - and cloud apps like Drive and iCloud Drive, too.

One of the exercises in this class is to download files from the web and save them so you can find them later. Click here to link to a Google Doc called Download This File and Save It.

The first session will end with a suggested homework assignment. We'll go through the homework in the second session.

2 Sessions Monday & Tuesday - October 11 & 12 - 1 to 3 pm Steve Weiss

Computer Fundamentals - This 3-day class 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. Bring your own Windows PC laptop if you have one. If not, use one of our Windows 10 PC laptops.

3 Sessions Wednesday, Thursday & Friday - October 13, 14 & 15 - 1 to 3 pm Dave Curtin

CANCELLED iTunes & iCloud on PCs - iCloud is a service provided by Apple that stores your music, TV shows, and other files in the cloud (online). It also automatically pushes (downloads) your files to all of your devices so that they stay up-to-date. iTunes can play your favorite CDs, Movies, Books, and Videos, but you can also import your songs into your iTunes Library. Once imported, you'll be able to arrange your songs into playlists, share them with your other computers using iTunes, or take them with you on your iPhone.

CANCELLED 2 Sessions Monday & Tuesday - October 18 & 18 - 1 to 3 pm Jim Schultz

CANCELLED Intro to Mac Part II - Here are the apps you should know. In this class, you will practice using Safari (the Apple browser), Keychain (to save passwords), Mail, Contacts, Calendar, review, Messages, Notes, and the Apple Office Apps: Pages, Numbers and Keynote. In addition, we’ll show you how to share many of your Mac creations as you collaborate with teammates, committee members, family and friends. You will learn to share things using iCloud - like your best stuff from all your apps. We'll have you tweaking and sharing your Photos. You will use Music, Podcasts, Videos. We’ll also introduce you to some must-have non-Apple apps such as 1Password, Firefox, Skype, Dropbox, and others. T

CANCELLED 3 Sessions Wednesday, Thursday & Friday - October 20, 21 & 22 - 1 to 3 pm Glick Schultz

Google Drive and Google Docs

  • Google Drive is a safe place for all your files and puts them within reach from any smartphone, tablet, or computer. Files in Drive – like your videos, photos, and documents – are organized in folders and backed up safely so you can’t lose them. Once there, you can easily invite others to view, edit, or leave comments on any of your files or folders. We will do lots of practice exercises.

  • Google Docs is the online app compatible with Microsoft Word, used for creating, updating, downloading and sharing documents.

  • Required: You need a Google account to take this class. If you have a Gmail address, you automatically have a Google account. Click here to get a Gmail account for use in this class - or to enable your non-Gmail address to own a Google account.

1 Session Monday - October 25 - 1 to 3 pm Mike Gilliom

Introduction to Text Editing - Computers have had a fundamental impact on the way we write and especially how we can revise what we have written. This class presents an introduction to the fundamentals of text editing on a computer. We will use Microsoft Word on a PC running Windows for our examples, but the concepts covered apply to any text editing program as well as to composing email, answering a survey, or even ordering groceries on line.

DATES CHANGED: 2 Sessions Thursday & Friday - October 28 & 29 - 1 to 3 pm Steve Weiss

Zoom Class: How to Host & How to Participate in Zoom Meetings - Knowing a little bit about Zoom is a prerequisite for any of our Remote Learning classes. You will learn the basics for this widely used internet tool. We'll also teach you how to set up and host your own Zoom meetings.

Required: If you'll be using an iPhone, iPad or Android device, please download the Zoom Mobile Meeting app from your app store and set it up with your email address and password. Computer users should download the app to their desktops from the website zoom.us. For more help getting ready to use Zoom, click this link to our Zoom Help and Resources page.

We will send you an email message with the link to the class Zoom meeting. Just before the class is scheduled to start, you open that email message and click the link. Once everyone has checked in, you start learning. And knowing Zoom will get you ready for our other courses and to be your own Zoom host.

1 Session Wednesday - November 3 - 1 to 3 pm Dave Curtin

Photos on the Mac - Organize your photos. Perfect your images with built-in editing tools, or use your favorite photo apps. Create albums and share yur photos with others. Use iCloud Photos to store all your photos and videos in the cloud so they are available on all your Apple devices.

2 Sessions Thursday & Friday - November 4 & 5 - 1 to 3 pm Glick Schultz

CANCELLED Windows 10 Email - Windows 10 comes with a built-in Mail app, from which you can access all your different email accounts (including Outlook.com, Gmail, Yahoo!, and others) in one single, centralized interface. With it, there's no need to go to different websites or apps for your email. With a seamless unified accounts experience delivered in an intuitive design for ultimate ease of use, no more waiting for messages to load. This is the FASTEST email app available for windows. View key info including Attachments, Bills & Receipts, and Entertainment across your inboxes at-a-glance by category, without opening or searching email. Manage all of your email subscriptions in one place, tap to unsubscribe or star favorites.

CANCELLED 2 Sessions Monday & Tuesday - November 8 & 9 - 1 to 3 pm Jim Schultz

CANCELLED In-Person-Only Computer Clinic for PCs & Macs This is not a class with an agenda. Our instructors will answer your questions. You will want to have your passwords handy for any apps you want help with - like Skype or Facebook.

Note: We will be limiting signups to 9 students. The first 3 students to sign up will be helped starting at 1 pm, first come, first served. The second 3 get helped starting at 2 pm, and if necessary, the third group of 3 at 3 pm. Sign up by calling the Seymour Center. Once we see your names on the roster, we will let you know which starting time you have.

CANCELLED 1 In-Person-Only Session Thursday - November 11 - 1 to 4 pm Steve Weiss, Glick Schultz, Mike Gilliom

Computer Clinic for PCs & Macs This is not a class with an agenda. Our instructors will answer your questions. You will want to have your passwords handy for any apps you want help with - like Skype or Facebook.

Please click ENROLL below for this clinic. We will send you the Zoom link the day prior to this clinic. Have your questions ready when the Zoom session begins. One of our volunteers will help you.

1 Session Friday - November 12 - 1 to 4 pm Steve Weiss, Glick Schultz, Jim Schultz, Mike Gilliom

Introduction to iPad – iPads 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. The advent of iPadOS makes the iPad truly unique from the iPhone. You can even totally replace other general-use computers with the iPad. You can add a real keyboard; in fact, your iPad will work with nearly any Bluetooth keyboard.

NOTE: Due to the differences in the latest software, we will NOT be covering the iPhone in this class.

2 Sessions Monday & Tuesday - November 15 & 16 - 1 to 3 pm Glick Schultz

Gmail App on Your Mobile Device - The Gmail app on your phone or tablet is easy to use, has a powerful search feature, notifies you with push messages, works with Gmail and non-Gmail email accounts, and includes Google Meet as a feature, so you can start instant Meets.

1 Session Wednesday - November 17 - 1 to 3 pm Mike Gilliom

CANCELLED Gmail & Google Meet on the Web - Gmail is a free, search-based webmail service that combines the best features of traditional email with Google's search technology. Gmail provides enough free storage space for many people. Any person can create a Gmail account; simply fill in the simple form. You will be asked to give your name and country and to choose a login name and password to use each time you access your Gmail. You will learn how to import your contact list, transition your old email with your contacts, create emails, and how to respond to emails. We will also go through using Google Meet which is now part of Gmail and offers video chat and video conferencing.

CANCELLED 2 Sessions Thursday & Friday - November 18 & 19 - 1 to 3 pm Jim Schultz

Google Calendar - Put your schedule on any device & access it from anywhere. Use separate calendars for parts of your life - your clubs, your classes, your family, etc.. Then see them all at once. You can set up reminders so you'll never forget an event. Tell Calendar to add events from Gmail automatically. Add an event on your calendar and then invite others. It works with Zoom, Google Meet, Google Maps and many more apps.


1 Session Tuesday - November 30 - 1 to 3pm Mike Gilliom

CANCELLED Apple Email on the Mac, iPhone & iPad - Learn how use the highly function Apple Email on the Mac, iPhone, and iPad.


CANCELLED 2 Sessions Wednesday & Thursday - December 1 & 2 - 1 to 3pm Jim Schultz

iCloud for Apple Users - iCloud allows you to share information with all you Apple devices, your friends and family, and back up your iPhone and iPad. Learn how iCloud can keep your info in sync and safe.


1 Session Friday - December 3 - 1 to 3pm Glick Schultz

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