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february 2022

Welcome to Seymour Tech


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

We currently use Zoom for all our classes & clinics. All are free.

Below are our classes for November 15 to February 25.

Sign up by clicking the red 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 any of our Zoom classes & clinics.

Do not call the Seymour Center to enroll.

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

Your Seymour Tech Volunteers

Please read: 3 things to help you get started:


  • Click here to view our Zoom Help and Resources Page that shows you how to get your your computer or mobile device ready to use Zoom.

  • We announce new offerings using MailChimp's services. Click here to sign up for all our announcement newsletters.

  • Want to "split" your computer or tablet screen so you can watch the Zoom meeting and do something else at the same time? These links will tell you how:
    PC users
    Mac users
    iPad users
    Android users


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.

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

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

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

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 - Dec 6, 7, & 8 - 1 to 3 pm Glick 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 1Password class.

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

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

Thunderbird Email - Mozilla Thunderbird is a free, full-function email app with millions of users. Designed for a large screen, it works on PCs and Macs but not on mobile devices. It's easy to set up with all your email addresses. Add new contacts to your Address Book with a single click. Click here to read about Thunderbird.

1 Sessions Tuesday - December 14 - 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 Wednesday - December 15 - 1 to 3 pm Seymour Tech Volunteers

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 - January 5, 6 & 7 - 1 to 3 pm Glick Schultz

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 Thursday - January 20 - 1 to 3 pm Steve Weiss, Glick Schultz, Mike Gilliom

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 (February 9 & 10) 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, Task bar and 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 Monday & Tuesday - January 24 & 25 - 1 to 3 pm Mike Gilliom

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 - January 31 & February 1 - 1 to 3 pm Mike Gilliom

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 Tuesday - February 8 - 1 to 3 pm Mike Gilliom

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 Wednesday & Thursday - February 9 & 10 - 1 to 3 pm Steve Weiss

Google Groups - Make sure all your friends get those important emails. Don’t leave anyone out – of family reunions, club meetings, or your next Zoom party. Use groups with other Google apps and most email apps. Send your stuff to a Google Group, just as you would any individual.


1 Session Monday - February 14 - 1 to 3pm Mike Gilliom

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 - February 16 - 1 to 3 pm Dave Curtin

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 Thursday & Friday - February 17 & 18 - 1 to 3 pm Glick 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 - February 22 - 1 to 3pm Mike Gilliom

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.

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

But 1Password does so much more:

  • Provides file storage for documents, credit cards, addresses and bank accounts.

  • Synchronizes password access across all you devices.

  • Lets you share passwords, documents, etc, and more.

1 Session Thursday - February 24 - 1 to 3 pm Mike Gilliom

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 - February 25 - 1 to 3pm Glick Schultz

To sign up for future class announcements, click HERE.