(NOTE) Blue text denotes our Hands-On Classes
Green Text denotes our Classes suggest for our very beginners
HnH Classes, You watch, listen and learn the first hour, then you do it on your own device durring the second hour.
What's Coming Up This Week At Our Club:
July 27, 2015
10 am: Maintenance and Security for your PC Just Drop-In
PCs are complicated machines and they need weekly and monthly clean ups to keep them running at full speed. The available Windows maintenance tools, and security settings for Internet Explorer and e-mail will be discussed and demonstrated. Firewalls, antivirus and antispyware software will be discussed; they are important components of a package of tools that help keep a computer healthy and running well. Instructor: Gray Alexander
10 am: Professional WordPress, Just Drop-In
I'll set up a basic site (and if they have laptops they can follow along). Once set up I'll demo a basic theme or two or three to show them some of the many types of layouts there are, including explain the difference between a "responsive" and non responsive theme.
Then I'll show them how to set it up so the page address created with each new page or post is search engine friendly (not the defaults that WordPress comes with). I'll explain the difference between a page and a post, and show them how to create a page and a post.
Next I'll explain what plugins are and add one that will make formatting pages much easier, more like MS Word than the very basic and inadequate editing options WordPress has.
I'll show them how to add pictures with word wrap and how to add YouTube videos.
This class for the Professional version of WordPress will include: a few options on adding simple shopping carts, the proper way to gain exposure and ranking using posts and social media, and the importance and proper use of categories. I'll also go into mobile themes, how to find free ones, places to go for premium themes, and sites that sell various grades of stock image photography. I'll also talk about the basics of search engine optimization and why it's important. Instructor: Dave Curtis
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
10 am: Windows MovieMaker, Just drop in Instructor: Gray Alexander
The latest version of Windows Movie Maker can be used with Windows Vista, 7 & 8.1 to make video files of photo slide shows, videos from a camcorder, or a mixture of both. The program is a free download from Microsoft and is easy to learn and use.
1 pm: FREE Class of the Month: Using Pandora, Open to the Public No Charge
Pandora is free, personalized radio that plays music you'll love. Discover new music and enjoy old favorites. Start with your favorite artist, song or composer. Use on your phone, tablet or PC. Bring along a device you would like to add this app to. Instructor: Pat Turek
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 -- No Classes Today
Thursday, July 30, 2015
10 am: The Ipad Lecture, HnH - Camera & ICloud, Just Drop-In
Your iPad lets you take photos and save them online. Set and use iCloud, one of Apples online file storage features. iCloud is commonly used to uploading, saving and sharing photos. Instructor: Joann Frucchione
10 am: Basic Photoshop Elements (5 of 5) Instructor: Mich Morin Hands-On
Just Drop-In $5 per session No Pre-registration Required
1 pm: Advanced Photoshop Elements (5 of 5) Instructor: Mich Morin Hands-On
Just Drop-In 5 per session No Pre-Registration Required
Friday, July 31, 2015
10 am: Using Windows 7, Security and Peace of Mind, HnH Just Drop-In
(Half lecture, half hands-on on your own laptop)
Windows 7 has 2 Security features that you must know about. Have you ever had a computer crash and lost some of your data, or all of your data ? (Pictures, Music, Documents, etc.) This doesn’t have to happen to you again if you take advantage of these features built right in your Windows 7. We’ll show you all about it. Brigitte Haag
10 am: Using the Android tablet, The Photo Gallery, Music & Connecting to a PC, HnH Just Drop-In
Do you have an Android (Google) tablet? Join for this Half and Half class, get to know the capabilities of your tablet and be pleasantly surprised what it all can do for you.
The Gallery for your photos, playing music, and connecting to your PC wired, and wirelessly. You can transfer photos, videos between your tablet and your PC. Instructor: Ron Purkhiser
1 pm: Introduction to Computer with Windows 8.1, The File Explorer & the Camera (HnH) Just Drop-In.
This will be for the very beginners, learn to use your computer with the new Windows 8. Today we look at "File Explorer", a wonderful easy to find place where you can see and work with all the data you've added to your computer. Instructor: Ron Purkhiser