Senior Tech Ed

Course Information: Raleigh Senior Tech Ed                                                                            919-954-3688

https:/www.RaleighSeniorTechEd.org                              Raleigh SeniorTechEd                Ages:  Adult

Registration forms available:

1)    Online: @ www.raleighseniorteched.org/schedule/    NEW Online process:

direct payment through PayPal or credit/debit card.  OR print a mail-in invoice &/or Registration Form.  Completed forms can be mailed with check for class fee to: Raleigh SeniorTechEd  –  6300 Creedmoor Rd. # 170-224 – Raleigh, NC 27612

2)    Call SeniorTechEd @ 919-954-3688 (leave message with name, address & phone #)  Ask for Registration form to be mailed to you.

3)    On-Site @ all instruction sites

4)    Attached to back of this Schedule

Open Help Workshop

There will be NO on-site Open Help Workshops during the month of June 2020.  Please check our website (@ www.raleighseniorteched.org/schedule/) for details on subsequent months’ schedules.  Thank you for your cooperation during this challenging period.

Classes and Seminars      Registration Required

All classes will be hosted on the Zoom app platform.  Courses are based on Microsoft Windows 10 operating system, unless noted otherwise.  Sessions are two hours in length unless noted otherwise.

PC SYSTEMS                   Windows Technology

Windows Backup                                      (Advanced Level)                              Fee: $10.00

Seminar          Pre-Req:  Going Further with Your PC or equivalent.           Tom Ogburn

Learn the importance of backing up your computer onto various storage devices.  Students will learn how to automate regularly scheduled computer backups.   Several methods of backing up data will be discussed.

Zoom

June 12, 2020

Friday

10 am - Noon

APPS

Google – More Than a Search Engine        (Intermediate Level)                          Fee: $10.00

Seminar          Pre-Req:  experience with internet browsing                                    Alice Jones

When you have a question about something or want to learn more about it, you might say, “I’ll Google it”.  But there’s more to Google than just Search capabilities - this seminar will introduce you to many of the other apps and functions that are part of Google.

Zoom

June 11, 2020

Thursday

1:30 – 3:30 pm

USING THE INTERNET

Browsers: Using Chrome                                (Intermediate Level)                          Fee: $15.00

2 sessions      Pre-Req:  Getting Started or equivalent.                                             Henry Spencer

This class will teach students to install and use the popular and FREE internet browser Google Chrome.

Zoom – Session 1

Zoom – Session 2

June 5, 2020

June 8, 2020

Friday & Monday

10 am – Noon

10 am - Noon

Cloud Computing - Introduction                    (Advanced Level)                                Fee: $10.00

1 session      Pre-Req:  None.                                                                                               Tom Ogburn

Introduction to Cloud Computing is an overview of the basics of using the “Cloud” for data storage, document backup and utilizing cloud-based applications.  Will discuss cloud vendor services like Microsoft’s OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.

Zoom

June 3, 2020

Wednesday

10 am - Noon

Travel Planning Using the Internet                 (Basic Level)                                       Fee: $10.00

Seminar          Pre-Req:  None                                                                                             Alice Jones

Learn the basics of how to use the internet to plan your trips, vacations, and more - explore travel sites, research specialty trips, make travel arrangements, explore tourist attractions.

Zoom

 June 4, 2020

 Thursday

1:30 – 3:30 pm

OTHER TECHNOLOGY

iOS #6:  iPhone/iPad: Getting to Know Siri                                                                     Fee: $10.00

Seminar.                     Pre-Req:  Intermediate device user                                                Duane Reaugh   

Siri is an Apple iPhone and iPad personal assistant app. It uses natural language to answer questions, make recommendations, and send requests to services such as OpenTable, Apple Maps, Settings and more. This seminar will describe this technology and how to best use it.

Zoom

 June 2, 2020

Tuesday

10 am - Noon

iOS #7Taking, Editing & Sharing your iPhone/iPad Photos                                         Fee: $10.00

Seminar.         Pre-Req:  Either iOS #1 or iOS #2 classes, or intermediate iOS user    Duane Reaugh  

Over 80% of all photos are taken on mobile devices. Most of those photos are still only on the device that was used to take them. This workshop will discuss the best way to take, edit and share those digital photos from your iPad/iPhone. Bring your iPad/iPhone and learn how to take, edit and share great photos.

Zoom

 June 9, 2020

 Tuesday

10 am - Noon

Simplifying 5G & IoT                                                (Intermediate Level)                               Fee:  $10.00

Seminar – 2.5 hr.       Pre-Req. None.                                                                                          Tom Ogburn

Have you seen the TV ads for 5G and wondered what they were talking about?   They tell us 5G is coming -- we better get ready.  What are we supposed to do?   How about IoT?  Haven’t heard much about that?  It is a very important part of new technology coming with 5G.  This seminar will leave you with a new appreciation of technology evolution over the next 5-10 years and how our technology lives may change.

Zoom

 June 18, 2020

 Thursday

10 am - Noon

Chromebook – Introduction                                    (Basic)                                                           Fee: $10.00

Seminar        Pre-Req:  None.                                                                                                            Henry Spencer

Chromebooks are a newer choice for users who do not need all of the functionality of a PC or Mac.  If you just use a computer to surf the Web, do email, stream services such as Netflix, do not need desktop software that you install on a computer such as Microsoft Office, and you do not need to store a lot of files on your computer, a Chromebook is a good choice for you.  Chromebooks are less expensive than PCs and Macs, easy to set up and use, and start up and shut down in seconds.  They are very secure with built-in security, so you won't have to worry about getting viruses.  This seminar will discuss the basics of how to buy and use a Chromebook and prepare users for a simpler, less expensive computing experience.

Zoom

 June 12, 2020

  Friday

10 am - Noon

History of Information and Computing                 (Intermediate Level)                                   Fee:  $10.00

Seminar                      Pre-Req. None                                                                                                     Tom Ogburn

Today we take all our information technology processing abilities and instant access to information for granted.   This ability actually has evolved over thousands of years.  Papyrus and ink were discovered around 2500 BC and the next 4500 years is packed full of many exciting inventions, machines, processes, and technologies that brings us to today.  In this seminar you can take that exciting 4500 year trip in two hours.  And develop a deeper appreciation of what we have today.

Zoom

June 22, 2020

Monday

10 am - Noon

GENEALOGY COURSES

 Ancestry.com #1:  Genealogy Overview                 (Intermediate Level)                                   Fee: $10.00

Seminar          Pre-Req:  Computer user, some internet browsing experience.                           Henry Spencer

This seminar will provide an overview of the genealogy hobby including DNA testing and building a family tree.  The instructor will demonstrate using Ancestry.com.  Q/A included in class.

Zoom

 June 16, 2020

 Tuesday

10 am - Noon

Ancestry.com #2:  Getting Started with Ancestry.com    (Intermediate Level)                      Fee: $10.00

Seminar          Pre-Req:  Knowledgeable computer user, internet browsing experience           Henry Spencer 
                                            beginning/casual Ancestry.com user.

This seminar will explain how to create an account with Ancestry.com and how to get started building your family tree.  It will include overviews of working with Hints (“green leaves") and using the Search feature.  The instructor will demonstrate.  Q/A included in class.

Zoom

 June 19, 2020

Friday

10 am - Noon

Ancestry.com #3:  More Topics in Ancestry.com            (Intermediate Level)                         Fee: $10.00

Seminar          Pre-Req:  Knowledgeable computer user, internet browsing experience,       Henry Spencer 
                                            beginning/casual Ancestry.com user.

This seminar will demonstrate more Ancestry.com topics building on the information covered in the Getting Started with Ancestry.com seminar.  It will include demonstrations of working with other genealogy sites including Find a Grave. Other miscellaneous topics will be covered such as sharing your tree, working with Settings and the Ancestry.com Home screen.  The instructor will demonstrate.  Q/A included in class.

Zoom

 June 23, 2020

Tuesday

10 am - Noon

Ancestry.com #5: Making Sense of Your Ancestry          (Intermediate Level)                          Fee: $10.00

                                                                                                            DNA Test Results                              Henry Spencer

Seminar          Pre-Req: Knowledgeable computer user, experienced with internet browsing.

This seminar is intended for students who have had their DNA tested by Ancestry.com.  It will benefit students who either have an Ancestry tree linked to their test results, or have just had their DNA test completed and do not yet have a tree.  Users without a tree can view their DNA results without having to pay for an Ancestry subscription. Students who already have a tree on Ancestry will already have an account.  Subjects of seminar will cover ethnicity results, DNA match lists and techniques to find matched people in those lists. Instructor will demonstrate.  Q/A included in class. 

Zoom

 June 17, 2020

June 17, 2020

10 am - Noon

LOCATION and INFORMATION

Classes will take place online via the Zoom app.  Go to the SeniorTechEd website and register for your chosen class.  Instructors will contact students with specific instructions and access links for the class.  Your cooperation during this challenging period is much appreciated.  We don’t want you to miss out on this opportunity to continue your technology learning and to learn something new.

 Course lists, class dates, and registration information are all available at:

  • NEW - Online @ our website: raleighseniorteched.org/schedule/:  online registration & fee payment through PayPal or credit/debit card; or mailed check.
  • On our website: raleighseniorteched.org/schedule/:  download/print forms to mail in with check to:  Raleigh SeniorTechEd, 6300 Creedmoor Rd. #170-224, Raleigh, NC 27612
  • CALL us at: 919-954-3688 (Leave a message and your call will be returned).
  • Attached to this Schedule