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.

4)    Attached to back of this Schedule

Open Help Workshop

Currently there are NO on-site Workshops. Thank you for your cooperation during this challenging period.

Help Workshops – Got questions about using your PC/Laptop?  Apple devices?  Smart phones?  Applications?  Get FREE one-on-one assistance for a variety of technology challenges from our experienced volunteers.  Just  CLICK HERE to go the SeniorTechEd website to register for Help Workshop.  An RSTE volunteer will contact you as soon as possible to address your technology question or problem. And it’s all FREE!

Please check our website: www.raleighseniorteched.org/schedule/ for details/link to Zoom sessions.

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).

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.

Windows Technology

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. 2/3/2021. Wednesday. 1:30 -3:30pm

 Apps

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. 1/22/2021. Friday. 1:30-3:30pm

Zoom. 2/12/2021. Friday. 1:30-3:30pm

 

TopicApps: Google Drive (Intermediate Level)
Fee$10
Pre-ReqNone
InstructorHenry Spencer
SeminarGoogle Drive is Google's cloud storage facility. This seminar will teach you how to use this popular capability where you can store your data for automatic backup, offload your hard drive and to use Google's free webs apps such as Docs and Sheets.
ScheduleZoom. 2/23/2021. Tuesday. 1:30-3:30pm. 
TopicApps: Fun with Google Photos (Intermediate Level)
Fee$10
Pre-ReqExperienced PC user. 
InstuctorNell Kilmartin
SeminarThis class encompasses basic photo editing and sharing photos using the Google Photos app that can be used on most devices. 
ScheduleZoom. 12/18/2020. Friday. 1:30-3:30pm

Using the Internet

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. 1/21/2021. Thursday. 1:30-3:30pm

     Apple Technology

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. 1/5/2021. Tuesday. 10-12:00pm

 

Topic Apple Technology: iOS #2: iPhone: Getting to Know Your iPhone
Fee$10
Pre-ReqNone
InstructorDuane Reaugh
SeminarThis 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, importantly, how to stop all those robo calls. Bring your iPhone along as well as your Apple ID and password. 
ScheduleZoom. 1/12/2021. Tuesday. 10-12:00pm
TopicApple Technology: iOS #6: iPhone/iPad: Getting to Know Siri
Fee$10
Pre-ReqIntermediate device user.
InstructorDuane Reaugh
SeminarSiri 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 OpenTables, Apple Maps, Settings and more. This seminar will describe this technology and how to best use it. 
ScheduleZoom. 2/2/2021. Tuesday. 10-12:00pm
TopicApple Technology: iOS #7: Taking, Editing & Sharing your iPhoen/iPad Photos
Fee$10
Pre-ReqiOS #1 Introduction to the Basics or iOS #2 Getting to Know Your iPhone. 
InstructorDuane Reaugh
SeminarOver 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 iPhone/iPad. Bring your iPad/iPhone and learn how to take, edit and share great photos. 
ScheduleZoom.2/9/2021. Tuesday. 10-12:00pm

Other Technology

Topic

Other Technology: Simplifying 5G and IoT (Intermediate Level)

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. 2/24/2021. Wednesday. 1:30-3:30pm

 

Topic

Other Technology: Browsers: Using Edge (Intermediate Level)

Fee

$15

Pre-Req

Getting Started or equivalent.

Instructor

Henry Spencer

Seminar

Microsoft has come out with a totally NEW browser. This class provides a comprehensice tutorial on how to use this powerful and FREE Internet browser. The class includes a large and detailed manual which can also be used for reference. 

Schedule

Zoom. 2/10/2021. Tuesday. 1:30-3:30pm

Zoom. 2/16/2021. Tuesday. 1:30-3:30pm

 

Topic Other Technology: History of Information and Computing (Inter)
Fee$10
Pre-ReqNone
InstructorTom Ogburn
SeminarToday 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 discoverd
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.
ScheduleZoom. 1/19/2021. Tuesday. 10-12:00pm

Topic

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

Fee

Free

Pre-Req

None. 

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. 2/12/2020. Friday. 10-12:00pm


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. 1/5/2021. Tuesday. 1:30-3:30pm

 

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. 1/12/2021. Tuesday. 1:30-3:30pm

  

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. 1/19/2021. Tuesday. 1:30-3:30pm

 

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. 1/26/2021. Tuesday. 1:30-3:30pm

 

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. 2/2/2021. Tuesday. 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. 2/1/2021. Monday. 1:30-3:30pm

 

Topic

Genealogy Series #5: Citing Your Sources (Interm.)

Fee

$10

Pre-Req

Some experience working with genealogy or family history. 

Instructor

Jennie Gunther

Seminar

In real estate, it’s “Location – Location – Location”.  In genealogy research it’s “Documentation - Documentation – Documentation“.  This workshop will describe what genealogy sources are, the need to cite the sources used as documentation for genealogy research, and how to properly format the various types of citations, including web-based sources.

Schedule

Zoom. 2/22/2021. Monday. 1:30-3:30pm

 

TopicGenealogy Series: Resources-Libraries & Archives (Basic)
Fee$10
Pre-ReqNone. Workshop is open to anyone who is interested in genealogy and family history. 
InstructorSue Olmsted
SeminarA variety of libraries and archives are available to visit in person or online to give
genealogists a wealth of information to document their research. Each will have distinct
types of records that can supply proofs for your research, background for your written family
history or clues to where to search next.
ScheduleZoom. 2/26/2021. Friday. 1:30-3:30pm