Remote Learning at seymour tech

** Meet Remote Learning **

Sign up for these classes!

Because of the Seymour Center has suspended all activities for the time being, the volunteers at Seymour Tech are offering our Remote Learning curriculum. We bring classes to your home through the internet using Zoom - just the way schools around Chapel Hill are doing.

Enroll for each class by clicking its ENROLL link (don't call the Seymour Center). All classes are free.

PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTRUCTORS ARE LIMITING CLASSES TO 15 STUDENTS.

If you would like to request other classes, please click here, fill out the secure Google Form and send it to us. We will keep track of all the requests coming in, but will not release your information to anyone.

Thank you for all the support you have given us!

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.

And see our Zoom class below, scheduled on April 20.

Introduction to the 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 - Apr 6 & 7 - 2 to 4 pm Glick Schultz, Jim Schultz, Mike Gilliom

SORRY, BUT THE CLASS IS FULL AND NOT TAKING MORE STUDENTS.

Click here to ENROLL in this class.

Windows 10 - In this 2-session class you will learn how to become more effective with Windows 10's important features. Note: Many people who take this class also take our File Management class to practice managing folders and files.We will cover:

  • Finding your way around - where are 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 the Windows Store, Photos and Cortana, the Windows personal assistant
  • Using Windows 10 settings for updates, security and privacy
  • Backing up your PC - how to protect your data from crashes and viruses

To read Mike's tips for Setting Things Up in Windows 10 - click here.

2 Sessions Wednesday & Thursday - Apr 8 & 9 - 9 to Noon Mike Gilliom, Jim Schultz

SORRY, BUT THE CLASS IS FULL & NOT TAKING MORE STUDENTS.

Click here to ENROLL in this class.

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.

1 Session Wednesday - Apr 8 - 2 to 4 pm Jim Schultz, Mike Gilliom

Click here to ENROLL in this class.

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 stored on your USB (flash) Drive.

2 Sessions Monday & Tuesday - Apr 13 & 14 - 1 to 3 pm Jim Schultz, Mike Gilliom

Click here to ENROLL in this class.

Everything Google - Google offers 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.

2 Sessions Tuesday & Wednesday - Apr 14 & 15 - 9 to 11 am Mike Gilliom, Jim Schultz

Click here to ENROLL in this class.

Introduction to Your Mac -- Part I - We are dividing our Mac & OS X curriculum into 2 parts. Both parts will be a separate class. This gives you time to practice at home.

In this first part, in 3 sessions, we will cover the basics of Mac hardware, the Desktop and the Dock, Finder, LaunchPad, System Preferences, your Apple ID (your Apple account), using the iCloud, the App store, how to avoid malware, how to use backup solutions like Time Machine and Backblaze, and how to keep your Mac software up-to-date. We'll discuss, demonstrate and practice using all of these Mac and OS X components.

3 Sessions Wednesday, Thursday & Friday - Apr 15, 16 & 17 - 1 to 3 pm Glick Schultz, Jim Schultz, Mike Gilliom

Click here to ENROLL in this class.

Learning Zoom - Consider this the prerequisite any or our Remote Learning classes. In this class you will learn the basics for the widely used internet tool called Zoom. It's really simple. If you'll be using an iPhone, iPad or Android device, please download the Zoom Mobile Meeing app from your app store and set it up with your email address and password. Computer users will see the app being downloaded and installed when you click on the Zoom meeing link. We will send you an email message with the web 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 our Remote Learning tools you will be ready to take our other courses.

1 Session Monday - Apr 20 - 9 to 11 am Mike Gilliom, Glick Schultz

Click here to ENROLL in this class.

Google Photos - Unlimited backup of all your photos and videos for free. 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 cloud storage is free 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! 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 will 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 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 Tuesday & Wednesday - Apr 21 & 22 - 9 to 11 am Mike Gilliom

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Photo Editing for 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.

2 Sessions Wednesday & Thursday - Apr 22 & 23 - 2 to 4 pm Jim Schultz, Mike Gilliom

Click here to ENROLL in this class.

Open Computer Lab 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 15 students. The first 5 students to sign up will be helped starting at 9 am, first come, first served. The second 5 get helped starting at 10 am, and the third group of 5 at 11 am. Once we see your names, we will let you know which starting time you have in your Zoom invitation.

1 Session Friday - Apr 24 - 9 to noon Mike Gilliom, Glick Schultz, Jim Schultz

Click here to ENROLL in this class.

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.

Note: Whether you use a computer or mobile device, please have Skype installed on it with a Skype account name and password before class starts. Skype comes with Windows 10. And you can Google how to download Skype for any device.

1 Session Tuesday - Apr 28 - 9 to 11 am Mike Gilliom, Jim Schultz

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