Adult Education provided by Senior TechEd

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. 

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

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 System

 

Topic

Windows Technology: Windows Backup (Advanced Level)

Fee

$10

Pre-Req

Going Further with Your PC or equivalent.

Instructor

Tom Ogburn

Seminar

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.

Schedule

Zoom. 10/1/2020. Thursday. 1:30-3:30pm

 

Topic

Apps: Google-More Than a Search Engine (intermediate Level)

Fee

$10

Pre-Req

Experience with Internet browsing

Instructor

Alice Jones

Seminar

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.

Schedule

Zoom. 9/15/2020. Tuesday. 1:30-3:30pm

Zoom. 9/29/2020. Tuesday. 1:30-3:30pm

Zoom. 10/9/2020. Friday. 1:30-3:30pm

Zoom. 10/23/2020. Friday. 1:30-3:30pm

   

Topic

Using the Internet: Cloud Computing-Intro (Advanced Level)

Fee

$10

Pre-Req

None

Instructor

Tom Ogburn

Seminar

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.

Schedule

Zoom. 9/16/2020. Wednesday. 10-12:00pm

Zoom. 10/29/2020. Thursday. 1:30-3:30pm

 

Topic

Using the Internet: Connecting Using Facebook (Begin/Intermed)

Fee

$10

Pre-Req

None

Instructor

Eileen Buch and Suzette Brown

Seminar

Get connected! Find friends, family members, businesses, groups, organizations, and more using Facebook.  Set up an account, add a profile picture and information, and start posting, sharing, and learning.

Schedule

Zoom. 10/7/2020. Wednesday. 10-12:00pm

      

Topic

Using the Internet-Shopping Online with eBay (Begin/Intermed)

Fee

$10

Pre-Req

None

Instructor

Eileen Buch

Seminar

Have you thought about buying or selling on eBay? Ebay is the place to buy almost anything you want and to sell almost anything you do not want.  Learn how to search, buy/sell items, shipping/receiving and steps to get started.  Set up an eBay and PayPal account, if you can prior to class.  If not, you will want to after the class!

Schedule

Zoom. 10/13/2020. Thursday. 4-5:30pm

 

Topic

Using the Internet-Shopping Online with eBay (Begin/Intermed)

Fee

$10

Pre-Req

None

Instructor

Eileen Buch

Seminar

Have you thought about buying or selling on eBay? Ebay is the place to buy almost anything you want and to sell almost anything you do not want.  Learn how to search, buy/sell items, shipping/receiving and steps to get started.  Set up an eBay and PayPal account, if you can prior to class.  If not, you will want to after the class!

Schedule

Zoom. 10/13/2020. Thursday. 4-5:30pm

 

Topic

Apple Technology: iOS #1: IPad/IPhone: Intro to “Basics”

Fee

$10

Pre-Req

None

Instructor

Duane Reaugh

Seminar

This course will focus on mobile devices from Apple to illustrate their capabilities and underlying concepts.  In this course you will be shown how to set up these devices and be provided with a brief overview of the many applications (apps) available including the “Find My” app. Bring your iPad and/or iPhone along as well as your Apple ID and password.

Schedule

Zoom. 9/8/2020. Tuesday. 10-12:00pm

 

Topic

Apple Technology: iOS #2: IPhone: Getting to Know Your iPhone

Fee

$10

Pre-Req

None

Instructor

Duane Reaugh

Seminar

This course will teach you how to get the most out of your Apple iPhone, including basic set up, making phone calls, and more advanced telephone features such as "Do Not Disturb" and, more importantly, how to stop all those robo calls. Bring your iPhone along as well as your Apple ID and password.

Schedule

Zoom. 9/15/2020. Tuesday. 10-12:00pm

 

Topic

Apple Technology: iOS #3: iPad/IPhone: Going Further with Built-in Apps

Fee

$10

Pre-Req

Either iOS #1 or iOS #2 classes or intermediate IOS user

Instructor

Duane Reaugh

Seminar

Learn about the apps that were included with your iPhone/iPad; especially the Contacts, Calendar, Camera, Photos, and FaceTime Apps. Advanced settings will also be covered. Either "iOS1 - The Basics” or ”IOS2: Getting to Know Your iPhone" class is a prerequisite. Bring your iPad and or iPhone as well as your  Apple ID and password.

Schedule

Zoom. 9/22/2020. Tuesday. 10-12:00pm

 

Topic

Apple Technology: iOS #4: iPad/IPhone: Enhance with New Content

Fee

$10

Pre-Req

Either iOS #1 or iOS #2 classes

Instructor

Duane Reaugh

Seminar

There are over 2 million apps available, over 26 million songs and millions of books that you can get for your iPhone/iPad. Learn how to search and download some of this great content from the App Store, the iTunes Store, and the iBooks store as well as how to check out eBooks from the Wake County Public Library. Bring your iPad and/or iPhone along as well as your Apple ID and password.

Schedule

Zoom. 9/29/2020. Tuesday. 10-12:00pm

 

Topic

Apple Technology: iOS #5: iPad: Introduction to iCloud

Fee

$10

Pre-Req

Either iOS #1 or iOS #2 classes

Instructor

Duane Reaugh

Seminar

The iCloud service allows users to securely store personal computer files on Apple’s iCloud servers and access them from multiple devices. It also lets you sync multiple devices, including your iPad, iPhone, iPod and PCs running Mac OS or Windows. Consider it a highly capable personal Internet hard drive! This class will show you how to set up an account and make the best use of the service. Bring your own iPad, iPhone or iPad Touch, your Apple ID & password.

Schedule

Zoom. 10/6/2020. Tuesday. 10-12:00pm

 

Topic

Apple Technology: iOS #6: iPhone/iPad: Getting to Know Siri

Fee

$10

Pre-Req

Intermediate device user

Instructor

Duane Reaugh

Seminar

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.

Schedule

Zoom. 10/13/2020. Tuesday. 10-12:00pm

 

Topic

Apple Technology: iOS #7: Taking, Editing & Sharing your iPhone/iPad Photos

Fee

$10

Pre-Req

Either iOS #1 or iOS #2 classes or intermediate iOS user

Instructor

Duane Reaugh

Seminar

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.

Schedule

Zoom. 10/27/2020. Tuesday. 10-12:00pm

 

Topic

Other Technology: Simplifying 5G & lo T (Intermediate)

Fee

$10

Pre-Req

None.

Instructor

Tom Ogburn

Seminar

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.

Schedule

Zoom. 10/9/2020. Friday. 10-12:00pm

 

Topic

Other Technology: Chromebook-Introduction (Basic

Fee

$10

Pre-Req

None.

Instructor

Henry Spencer

Seminar

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.

Schedule

Zoom. 10/28/2020. Wednesday. 10-12:30pm

 

Topic

Other Technology: History of Info and Computing (Intermediate)

Fee

$10

Pre-Req

None.

Instructor

Tom Ogburn

Seminar

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.

Schedule

Zoom. 9/22/2020. Tuesday. 1:30-3:30pm

Zoom. 10/20/2020. Tuesday. 10-12:00pm

 

Topic

Other Technology: Using Zoom as a Host/Presenter (Basic)

Fee

Free

Pre-Req

None. Workshop is open to anyone.

Instructor

Tom Ogburn

Seminar

Zoom is currently one of the more popular video conferencing tools.  This workshop will provide basic training to host Zoom presentations.  It will cover setting up a Zoom account, scheduling a meeting, sending out the Invite, including a sample template.  It will demonstrate how to manage attendees using various Zoom controls and features like – Waiting Room, Muting participants, etc. Will also demonstrate how to Share information and screen displays.

Schedule

Zoom. 9/10/2020. Thursday. 1:30-3:30pm

Zoom. 10/16/2020. Friday. 1:30-3:30pm

 

Topic

Other Technology: Using Zoom as a Participant (Basic)

Fee

Free

Pre-Req

None. Workshop is open to anyone.

Instructor

Cynthia Gage

Seminar

Zoom is currently one of the more popular video conferencing tools.  Video conferencing allows attendees from around the globe to see and talk to each other for meetings, classes, business, and family get-togethers.  Whether you are using Zoom for online education or to chat with friends, this workshop will teach participants about Zoom features:  how to log into Zoom, will explain on-screen controls to help users control their experience.

Schedule

Zoom. 9/18/2020. Friday. 1:30-3:30pm

 

GENEALOGY COURSES

Topic

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

Fee

$10

Pre-Req

Computer user, some Internet browsing experience.  

Instructor

Henry Spencer

Seminar

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.

Schedule

Zoom. 9/9/2020. Wednesday. 10-12:00pm

 

Topic

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

Fee

$10

Pre-Req

Knowledgeable computer user, Internet browsing experience beginning/casual Ancestry.com user  

Instructor

Henry Spencer

Seminar

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.

Schedule

Zoom. 9/17/2020. Thursday. 10-12:30pm

Topic

Ancestry.com #3: More Topics in Ancestry.com (Intermediate)

Fee

$10

Pre-Req

Knowledgeable computer user, Internet browsing experience beginning/casual Ancestry.com user  

Instructor

Henry Spencer

Seminar

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.

Schedule

Zoom. 9/23/2020. Wednesday. 10-12:30pm

 

Topic

Ancestry.com #4: Ancestry.com Workshop (Intermediate)

Fee

$10

Pre-Req

Ancestry.com account, some Internet browsing experience

Instructor

Henry Spencer

Seminar

This workshop is open to anyone who has a current Ancestry.com account, has some experience with Ancestry.com or has taken Ancestry.com #2 & #3. The workshop is presented as a forum to promote best practices, address students' questions, issues, problems and/or suggestions about using the Ancestry.com web site. Topics raised by students will be discussed in class. Students can bring their own devices or use a school PC.  Instructor will lead the class with a demonstration of students’ topic and/or students can demonstrate.

Schedule

Zoom. 10/21/2020. Wednesday. 10-12:30pm

 

Topic

Ancestry.com #5: Making Sense of Your Ancestry DNA Test Results (Intermediate)

Fee

$10

Pre-Req

knowledgeable computer user, experienced with Internet browsing

Instructor

Henry Spencer

Seminar

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. 

Schedule

Zoom. 10/14/2020. Wednesday. 10-12:30pm

 

Topic

Genealogy Series #1: Basic Genealogy Concepts (Basic)

Fee

$10

Pre-Req

Workshop is open to anyone who is interested genealogy and family history

Instructor

Jennie Gunther

Seminar

This session introduces genealogy basic concepts:  how and where to start, basic recording forms, beginning the family tree, organizing manual and digital files, inventorying artifacts, local resources, and more.  Bring a flash drive to copy handouts.

Schedule

Zoom. 10/8/2020. Thursday. 1:30-3:30pm

 

Topic

Genealogy Series #2: Organizing Your Genealogy “Stuff” (Basic)

Fee

$10

Pre-Req

Basic Genealogy Concepts or equivalent experience

Instructor

Jennie Gunther

Seminar

This session will suggest various tools and techniques to organize the digital and manual “pile” of information generated by genealogy research, including color coding systems, numbering systems, file naming, basic recording forms, beginning the family tree, organizing manual and digital files, inventorying artifacts, local resources, and more. Bring a flash drive to copy handouts.

Schedule

Zoom. 10/15/2020. Thursday. 1:30-3:30pm

 

Topic

Genealogy Series Part 1 Getting Started: Resources-Newspapers for Genealogy (Basic)

Fee

$10

Pre-Req

None. Workshop is open to anyone interested

Instructor

Cynthia Gage

Seminar

This session will cover what you can find in newspapers; how to find newspaper titles; which titles still exist for the locales and timeframes of your interest.  Sites with digitized papers will be discussed.  Features of Chronicling America, one of primary free sites for newspaper research, will be demonstrated.

Schedule

Zoom. 10/14/2020. Wednesday. 1:30-3:30pm

 

Topic

Genealogy Series Part 2 Finding & Organizing: Resources-Newspapers for Genealogy (Basic)

Fee

$10

Pre-Req

None. Workshop is open to anyone interested

Instructor

Cynthia Gage

Seminar

This session builds on Newspapers Part 1 and  will cover other free websites for newspaper research.  Strategies for increasing your success will be presented along with a method for organizing and tracking news articles. Features of The Ancestor Hunt will be discussed and demonstrated, along with adding newspaper articles to your Ancestry.com account.

Schedule

Zoom. 10/21/2020. Wednesday. 1:30-3:30pm