Timetable

Term Three 2018

Monday

How to use your Smart TV

Access vast options for entertainment and information. Project the screen of your phone, tablet or PC onto the TV. Use a keyboard and mouse with the TV.

Duration: 2 weeks.
Time: 9:00 – 11:00
Date to be confirmed.
Cost: $25

Email

Time: 2:00 – 4:00
Duration: One lesson. Date To be confirmed.
Cost: $15

Tuesday

Introduction to Android Smartphones

A smartphone can deal with so much more than speech and texting. It’s a pocket size computer too. Learn how to use your phone’s amazing features. Learn to do more than make phone calls and keep your Contacts List up to date. Discover how to access the weather report and the news. Take photos, edit them and share them online with friends and family — directly from your phone, no other gadgets or cables required. And that’s just a quick peek at what is available on your Smartphone.

Duration: 5 weeks. Time: 9:00 – 11:00
First group: 24 July to 21 August
Second group: 28 August to 25 Sept
Cost:$60

Introduction to Android Tablets

Learn the basics of using an Android Tablet (includes Samsung, Nexus and other Tablets with the Android operating system).

Duration: 5 weeks. Time: 11:30 – 1:30
First group: 24 July to 21 August
Second group: 28 August to 25 September
Cost: $60

Introduction to Microsoft Windows computers

Learn the basics of using your computer and writing documents. This foundational course enables you to move on to master other computer skills.

Duration: 5 weeks. Time: 2:00 – 4:00
Dates: 24 July to 21 August.  Cost: $65

Computer Skills

The “Computer Skills”  courses use Microsoft Word to extend your range of computing skills considerably. You also learn how to write and format a wide range of documents and insert pictures (photos), drawings (shapes) and decorative styles of text.

Level One  Duration:  5 weeks.  Dates:  28 August to 25 September. Cost: $65
Level Two  Duration: 4 weeks.  Dates:  28 August to 25 September.  Cost: $50
Time: 2:00 – 4:00   applies to both Level One and Level Two.

Wednesday

Introduction to the iPad

Learn the basics of using your iPad. Get Apps from the App Store, become familiar with the wide range of inbuilt apps, master the use of the touch screen to navigate around the screens and pages and to use the on-screen keyboard.

Duration: 4 weeks Time: 9:00 – 11:00
Dates: 25 July – 15 August.  Cost: $55

Mail and Safari with the iPad

Mail is what it says; it’s the iPad’s email app. Learn to use both “Mail” and its partner, the “Contacts” app.
Safari is the web browser that is used for viewing web pages. It enables you to read the news from any place on the planet, search for information, watch videos and more.

Duration: 4 weeks.  Time: 9:00 – 11:00
Dates: 22 August to 12 September.  Cost: $50

Introduction to the iPhone

Learn how to use what is an amazing pocket computer that makes phone calls, sends texts, surfs the web, keeps your appointments diary (even sends you reminders about upcoming events), and lets you play games.

Duration: 4 weeks. Time: 11:30 – 1:30
Dates: 25 July to 15 August. Cost: $50

Computer Skills

The “Computer Skills”  courses use Microsoft Word to extend your range of computing skills considerably. You also learn how to write and format a wide range of documents and insert pictures (photos), drawings (shapes) and decorative styles of text.

Level One  Duration:  5 weeks.  Dates:  25 July to 22 August.  Cost: $65
Level Two  Duration: 4 weeks.  Dates:  25 July to 15 August.   Cost: $50
Time: 2:00 – 4:00

Introduction to Microsoft Windows computers

Learn the basics of using your computer and writing documents. This foundational course enables you to move on to master other computer skills.

Duration: 5 weeks. Time: 2:00 – 4:00
Dates: 29 August to 26 September.  Cost: $65

Thursday

Windows 10 – New Features

Learn to use and organise the Windows 10 Start menu and screen, download Apps from the Windows Store, switch between Apps, and use other features that are different from earlier versions of ‘Windows’.

Duration: 3 weeks. Time: 10:00 – 12:00
Dates: 26 July to 9 August.  Cost: $35

Internet Banking

Learn to pay bills online, transfer money between your accounts and check your bank balances – all by using your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Duration: One lesson.  Time: 10:00 – 12:00
Cost $3
First group: 16 August
Second group: 13 September

File Management for Windows 10

Learn how to organise all the pictures, documents and other stuff on your computer. Finding things is a lot easier when they’re arranged neatly in folders.

Duration: 3 weeks.     Time:  10:00 – 12:00
Dates: 23 August to 6th September
Cost: $35

Inserting Pictures in Microsoft Word

Place pictures in your documents, adjust size and position on pages, and more…

Duration: 2 weeks.  Time: 10:00 – 12:00
Dates:  20 and 27 September    Cost: $25

Picture Editing – Level Two

This Level Two course uses the free multi-layer picture editing programme Paint.NET to create pictures made up with several layers.
It’s the same way that PhotoShop works.

Duration: 5 weeks.  Time: 1:00 – 3:00
Dates: 26 July to 23 August.  Cost: $60

“WordArt” in Microsoft Word

Use the WordArt tools in Microsoft Word to create decorative text for titles, headings, etc.
Duration: 1 lesson. Time: 1:00 – 3:00
Date: 30 August. Cost: $15

Text Boxes in Microsoft Word

Learn how to use Text Boxes to focus attention on key items in a document, or on text that is separate from the flow of information in the rest of the document.
Duration: 1 lesson. Time: 1:00 – 3:00
Date: 6 September. Cost: $15

Borders and Shading in Microsoft Word

Borders and coloured background shading can be applied to parts of pages or whole pages. They can be effective for drawing attention to key items and to headings of documents.
Duration: 1 lesson. Time: 1:00 – 3:00
Date: 13 September. Cost: $15

Friday

Club Day

Club Days are open to all SeniorNet members. Apps and skills are demonstrated, and speakers bring information about modern technology to us.
Topics are advertised to members by email several days in advance of each session.

Dates: 24 August and 21 September.
Cost: $3 per session.  Time: 1:00 – 3:00
All members welcome. No enrolment required.


Notes

  1. For all classes: Students with Laptops, Tablets and Phones (iPad, Android & Windows) must bring them to lessons with batteries fully charged. This is a safety issue – keeping the classroom as free as possible from trailing cables.
  2. For the “Skills” courses, your computer must have “Microsoft Word 2007” or newer.
  3. The “Windows 10 – New Features” course is for students who are already competent in “Windows” basics and who have upgraded to a Windows 10 computer.
  4. For Internet Banking classes, students can use either their own devices or the club’s desktop computers.