Timetable

Term Two 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
First group: 30 April & 7 May.
Second group: 14 May & 21 May.
Cost: $25

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: 1 May to 29 May
Second group: 5 June to 3 July
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: 1 May to 29 May
Second group: 5 June to 3 July
Cost: $60

Computing Skills – Level Two

“Computing Skills – Level 2”  uses 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.

Duration: 4 weeks. Time 2:00 – 4:00
Dates: 1 May to 22 May.  Cost: $50

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: 5 June to 3 July.  Cost: $65

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: 2 May to 23 May.  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: 2:00 – 4:00
Dates: 30  May to 20 June.  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: 2 May to 23 May. Cost: $50

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: 2 May to 30 May.  Cost: $65

Computing Skills – Level One

Duration: 5 weeks. Time: 2:00 – 4:00
Dates: 6 June to 4 July.  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: 3 May to 17 May.  Cost: $35

Internet Banking

Learn to pay bills online, transfer money between your accounts and check your bank balances – all without leaving the comfort of your home.

Duration: One lesson.  Time: 10:00 – 12:00
First group: 24 May
Second group: 5 July.
Cost: $3

Picture Editing – Level One

Learn to improve your pictures by enhancing colours, cropping, reducing file size, rotating pictures, cloning, adding text, renaming pictures and much more. The Level One course uses the free programme “FastStone” to introduce you to these skills.

Duration: 5 weeks.  Time: 1:00 – 3:00
Dates: 7 June to 5 July.  Cost: $60

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: 25 May and 22 June.  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 the Internet Banking classes, students can use either their own devices or the club’s desktop computers.