Timetable: Term 2, 2020

Page updated 20 March 2020

Notice to all Members

All classes cancelled until further notice

The committee has decided to cancel all classes for the first half of term 2 – 28th April until 26th May. Class registration day on Tuesday 14th April is also cancelled.

A decision on classes for the second half of term 2 will be taken later.

Term 1 classes currently running will also cease immediately.

 

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: 11:30am – 1:30pm
Dates: 4 and 11 May  OR  18 and 25 May (this course runs twice)
Cost: $25

Gmail

Get started with this popular email app.

Duration: 2 weeks
Time: 9:00am – 11:00am
Dates: 4 and 11 May
Cost: $25

Q & A for Computers

Description to be advised.

Duration: 1 week
Time: 9:00am – 11:00am
Dates: 18 May
Cost: $15

Tuesday

Introduction to Android Smartphones

A smartphone can deal with so much more than speech and texting. It’s a pocket-sized computer too. Learn how to use your phone’s amazing features. Learn how to 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 few of the many functions available on your Smartphone.

Duration: 5 weeks.

Time: 9:30am – 11:30am
Dates: 28 April to 26 May    OR    2 June to 30 June (this course runs twice)
Cost: $60

Introduction to Computers

Computing Skills Levels 1 and 2

The Introduction course will teach you the basics of using your computer and writing documents. The Computer Skills courses use Microsoft Word to extend your range of skills considerably. You also learn how to write and format a wide range of documents and to insert pictures (photos), drawings (shapes) and decorative styles of text.
All three courses run concurrently, but note that Level 2 will finish a week earlier than the others.

Introduction to Computers / Computing Skills Level 1
Duration: 5 weeks 
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Dates: 28 April to 26 May
Cost: $65

Computing Skills Level 2
Duration: 4 weeks 
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Dates: 28 April to 19 May
Cost: $60

Wednesday

Introduction to the iPhone

Learn how to use your 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: 9:30am – 11:30am
Dates: 29 April to 20 May  
Cost: $55

Email and Internet with iPad

These are two of the most common uses for an iPad. Learn how to take full advantage of these facilities.

Duration: 4 weeks   
Time: 9:30am – 11:30am
Dates: 27 May to 17 June
Cost: $50

Introduction to Computers

Computing Skills Levels 1 and 2

The Introduction course will teach you the basics of using your computer and writing documents. The Computer Skills courses use Microsoft Word to extend your range of skills considerably. You also learn how to write and format a wide range of documents and to insert pictures (photos), drawings (shapes) and decorative styles of text.
All three courses run concurrently, but note that Level 2 will finish a week earlier than the others.

Introduction to Computers / Computing Skills Level 1
Duration: 5 weeks 
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Dates: 3 June to 1 July
Cost: $65

Computing Skills Level 2
Duration: 4 weeks 
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Dates: 3 June to 24 June
Cost: $60

Trademe

Getting started with this popular auction and sales site. The course is suitable for users of computers, tablets and mobile phones.

Duration: 2 weeks   
Time: 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Dates: 29 April to 6 May
Cost: $25

Camera and Editing Photos

Description to be advised.

Duration: 2 weeks   
Time: 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Dates: 13 May to 20 May
Cost: $25

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 new and different features. Reasonable competence in one of the earlier Windows versions is required.

Duration: 3 weeks  
Time: 10:00am – 12:00noon
Dates: 30 April to 14 May  
Cost: $35

Internet Banking

Learn to pay bills online, transfer money between your accounts and see your bank balances – all by using your computer, tablet or smartphone. The imminent removal of cheques by some banks makes this course even more necessary than before. 

Note: There are still places left in the Term 1 Internet Banking course to be held on 2 April. Contact SeniorNet asap!

Duration: One lesson
Time: 10:00am – 12:00noon
Dates: 21 May  OR  18 June (this course runs twice)
Cost: $5

File Management for Windows

Learn how to organise your documents, pictures, music and videos into folders on your computer. Finding stuff is a lot easier when it’s arranged in a neat and tidy fashion.

Duration: 3 weeks 
Time: 10:00am – 12noon
Dates: 28 May to 11 June
Cost: $35


Friday

Cloud Computing

Learn how to use Cloud Computing to store documents and pictures “in the cloud”. That enables you to keep backup copies of your files safely in remote storage that is accessed though your internet connection. It also allows you to automatically synchronise information across all your devices. Here’s just one example – you enter an appointment into the Calendar of your mobile phone. It is immediately available on all your other devices – e.g. tablet, desktop or laptop computer.

There are separate one-day courses for the three major cloud providers: Microsoft, Apple and Google.
Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Cost: $15 each
Dates:
Microsoft OneDrive Cloud – 15 May
Apple iCloud – 1 May
Google Drive (Android) Cloud – 8 May

Photo Books and Photos File Management

Description to be advised.

Duration: 3 weeks 
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Dates: 5 June to 19 June
Cost: $35

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, which is held on Fridays from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Cost: $5. No enrolment is required.

Special Interest Groups

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) meet on selected Fridays, usually monthly, during school terms. Currently there are two of these groups operating: an iPhones SIG on the first Friday of each month at 10am and an Android Phones SIG on the second Friday at 10am.
To be eligible to attend either of these you must have completed the relevant course for your device. No enrolment is necessary.
Group members are emailed ahead of the meeting date, with information about the programme for the afternoon. There is usually a demonstration and explanation of some feature of your device followed by a Question and Answer time, general discussion and afternoon tea or coffee.
Bring you own device, fully charged and ready for use.

Cost: $5 per session, payable at the session.


Notes

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 free from trailing power cables.
For the Skills courses, your computer must have Microsoft Word 2007 or newer.
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.
For Internet Banking classes, students can use either their own devices or the club’s desktop computers.