TECH Posture

Computer & Technology Classes

Get familiar with technology and improve your computer skills! Instructor Mike Wilson will walk you through all you need to know. Registered participants will receive an e-mail the day before the class. Click the text in the e-mail and follow a few steps to “enter the classroom”. At the class start time, you will hear your instructor and see his live demonstrations!

Computer Instructor and author Mike Wilson’s passion has been helping 1000’s of adults and seniors learn computers in over 40 cities. He has taught at colleges, workforce and development, community education centers, libraries, and senior centers. Mike’s live sessions are great for students to improve their knowledge of computers and software.

Understanding Browsers, Getting the Most Out of Google & Searching the Web (Virtual Class)

Days: Thursdays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2021
Time: 10:00–11:00 am (virtual class)
Fee: $55 residents, $65 non-residents

Learn the ins and outs of browsers, such as Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome. Set your home page and create favorite websites to easily return to. You will see how to use browser tabs, enlarge web pages, as well as use ‘Read Aloud’. (“Read Aloud” is a feature that will read your text to you.) Do you use Google’s search box to type a website into and think that’s about all there is to it? You will  understand how to use and get the best out of search engines such as Google for looking up information and doing research. Find out how to search for practically anything online! Learn how to limit your searching for more accuracy. Find out about features from your browser and searching that will make your life easier. All these things will be taught in this “adult- and user-friendly” class!

Excel for Those Who Don’t Have a Clue (Virtual Class)

Days: Sundays, January 24, 31, 2021
Time: 1:00–2:15 pm  (virtual class)
Fee: $35 residents, $45 non-residents

Learn to navigate and interface with Excel’s basic features. See how a simple home budget and contact list is created. You will view how to use calculations such as autosum, max and average and see how simple formulas are created. Also learn to use the fill handle, sort existing data, merge and center, move cells and ranges and wrap text. Quick and simple projects will be created to show the everyday practical side of Excel.

Powerpoint for Beginners & Recent Learners (Virtual Class)

Days: Tuesdays, March 2, 9, 16, 2021
Time: 1:00–2:15 pm (virtual class)
Fee: $55 residents, $65 non-residents

You can create eye-catching presentations with PowerPoint! We will explore the PowerPoint interface and create presentations from simple stock designs. Learn to easily apply themes, animate text, and insert images. See how to create text boxes and manipulate slides for printing. We will enhance a presentation by adding animations and transitions. Finally, view the actual presentation as seen by your audience and get a few tips and tricks to design presentations for maximum impact. (not for Apple/Mac users)

I Need Help Creating, Editing, Organizing My Pictures, Files, Folders, and E-Mails (Virtual Class)

Days: Sundays, March 7, 14, 21, 28, 2021
Time: 1:30–2:30 pm (virtual class)
Fee: $55 residents, $65 non-residents

Are your files, digital pictures, emails, and information scattered everywhere on your computer? Instructor Mike Wilson will demonstrate how to create an orderly system with pictures, files, & folders. Discover how to download and copy files and pictures from the Internet. See pictures transferred from a cell phone to a computer and how minor picture editing changes are made. Save files and projects on your computer and flash drives, and easily find them. Learn how to create, copy, move, and relocate pictures, files, and folders. See a demonstration on arranging and deleting e-mails. In addition, search for misplaced pictures, files & e-mails and locate them. (Not for Apple/Mac users.)

Should I Click On That? Computer Safety & Security (Virtual Class)

Days: Saturdays, February 20 & 27, 2021
Time: 12:00–1:15 pm (virtual class)
Fee: $35 residents, $45 non-residents

A 2-hour seminar for adults who are frustrated with strange things that pop-up on their computers! Your friendly instructor Mike Wilson will inform you about what you should and should NOT click on. Computers were made to enjoy and not have the user stuck with unknown and frustrating things that occur. Here is what Mike will define and demonstrate: Online Safety; Scams to Know About; Frustrating and Suspicious Popups; Turning on Popup Blockers; Friendly Windows 10 Notifications; Advertisements; E-mail Ads and Links, Knowing What to Click On; Malware Protection; Do Your Research; Downloading Files, Cookies and Your Browser, Updates, Get Control of Your Device, and The Real from the Counterfeit! (Not for Apple/Mac users, or tablets.)

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