SeniorNet Computer classes

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Summer 2010

SeniorNet Computer classes-Hilo

These classes are specially designed for those over age 50.  SeniorNet members receive a $10 discount on all classes. Call 974-7603 to register.

All courses are held at the SeniorNet Lab in Hilo, which is located at the Manono Campus, Bldg 380, Rm 36.

All About Ebay

Learn how to buy and sell on Ebay with tips from an experienced Ebay trader. Instructed by Allan Goodson.

  • July 23, F, 10-12a, 1 class, $22

Basic Photo Editing 1

Learn how to use the popular program Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 to improve your pictures. Marilyn Kamei will teach you how to adjust the color balance, get rid of red-eye, and crop out distracting picture elements. Please bring 2 or 3 of your own pictures to class so that we can scan them into the computer or even better, bring them in digital format on a USB flash drive or media card. Limit 6.

  • July 20,21,22, TWTh 1-3p, 3 classes, $46

Basic Photo Editing 2

This class builds on what you learn in Basic Photo Editing 1. Marilyn Kamei will show you how to use some of the more advanced tools and filters in Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 to create interesting effects with your photos. Please bring 2 or 3 of your own pictures to class so that we can scan them into the computer or even better, bring them in digital format on a USB flash drive or media card. Limit 6.

  • July 27,28,29 TWTh 1-3p, 3 classes, $46

Computer Tune-Up

This class will teach you how to clean up your hard drive to make it work faster and more efficiently with fewer crashes. Instructor Glenn Grace will cover Disk Cleanup, Disk Defragmentation, spyware detection and removal, free firewall and virus checker programs and setting your computer to automatically install Windows updates. Limit 2-10 students.

  • August 3,5, TTh 10-12a, 2 classes, $34

Digital Camera Basics

Are your photos trapped in your digital camera? June Kawashima will show you how to easily load the pictures into your computer, save them,print them,and copy them onto a CD. She will also demonstrate how to connect your camera to your TV andview/delete your pictures on the big screen! We will also go onto the internet and order photos from a professional processor. Please bring your camera, cables, and owner’s manual to class. Limit 6.

  • Sec. 1 May 24,26,27, MWTh, 1-3p, 3 classes, $46
  • Sec. 2 July 5,6,7 MTW, 1-3p, 3 classes, $46

Excel Spreadsheet

You will learn how to use the “new” 2007 version of Microsoft Excel to crunch numbers, write formulas and create a simple database for Christmas card lists, golf scores, CD/book inventories. Lucy Maloney will show you how Excel makes it possible to do “math without tears”!

  • June 1,2,3, TWTh, 1-3p, 3 classes, $46

File Management

Lucy Maloney will cover the basics of how to save your picture, music or text files in your computer and FIND them again! We will also cover how to save files to removable media such as CDs or jump/flash/thumb//USB drives.

  • August 4,5, WTh, 2 classes, $34

How to Get More Out of Your Cell Phone

Want to do more on your cell phone than send and receive calls? June Kawashima will show you how to save and retrieve your most-used numbers,be reminded of your appointments, and change to a different ring tone. Your manual is anecessity because each phone operates differently. Limit 4.

  • Sec. 1 May 21, F, 10-12a, 1 class, $22
  • Sec. 1 June 16, W, 1-3p, 1 class, $22
  • Sec. 1 Aug. 13, F, 1-3p, 1 class, $22

Laptops

Greg Navarro will show you why laptops are a lot more than just shrunken desktops. He will discuss choosing a laptop, power saving features and battery issues as well as what you need to get on the internet with a wireless connection thru WIFI hotspots and USB modems.

  • June 18, F, 10-12a, 1 class, $22

Mac Basics

Glenn Grace will review such basic operations as reading and writing to a CD/DVD, and creating/saving/ copying a file. We have 5 Macs in the classroom---3 Snow Leopards, 1 Leopard and 1 Tiger (operating systems). Please BYOM (Bring Your Own MacBook) if have one. Limit 10—5 BYOM students and 5 using our lab Macs.

  • Sec 1: July 12,13,15, MTTh, 10-12a, 3 classes, $46

Mac iLife

In this sequel to Mac Basics, Glenn Grace will show you how to use all those great programs that come factory-installed in your Mac whether you have the Tiger or Leopard operating system. Utilizing the following applications which make up the iLife series you will learn how to use iPhoto to make your good photos great, use GarageBand to create your own virtual band, use iMovie to make movies in minutes and use iDVD to create Hollywood-style DVDs featuring your movies and slideshows. We have 5 Macs in the classroom---3 Snow Leopards, 1 Leopard and 1 Tiger (operating systems). Please BYOM (Bring Your Own MacBook) if have one. Limit 10—5 BYOM students and 5 using our lab Macs.

  • Sec 1: June 7,8,19, MTTh, 10-12a, 3 classes, $46
  • Sec 2: Aug. 9,10,12, MTTh, 10-12a, 3 classes, $46

Make Your Own Greeting Cards

Marilyn Kamei will teach you how to make your own holiday cards and calendars using Hallmark Card Studio. Limit 6.

  • June 22,23,24, TWTh, 1-3p, 3 classes, $46

Skype

SeniorNet has web cams!! Web cams are small camera/microphone combinations that sit on top of your computer monitor and make it easy for you to use your computer like a videophone. In other words you can both talk with and see the other person for free! Greg Navarro will show you how Skype makes it possible for you to do this.

  • June 18, F, 1-3p, 1 class, $22

Transferring Music from LPs to CDs

Dig out those dusty LP records and tape cassettes from the back of your closet and bring them to class. Greg Navarro will show you how to copy your music into the computer and then make a CD that you can play in your car or CD player. Please bring 90 minutes worth of music to class in either LP or cassette format. Blank CDs will be provided. Limit 6.

  • May 20,21, ThF, 1-3 pm, 2 classes, $34, $5 materials fee due instructor at first class.

Spring 2010

SeniorNet Computer classes-Hilo

These classes are specially designed for those over age 50.  SeniorNet members receive a $5 discount on all classes. Call 974-7603 to register.

All courses are held at the SeniorNet Lab in Hilo, which is located at the Manono Campus, Bldg 380, Rm 36.

All About Ebay

Learn how to buy and sell on Ebay with tips from an experienced Ebay trader. Instructed by Allan Goodson.

  • March 19, F, 1-3p, 1 class, $15

All About iPods

Have you ever wondered how to create a playlist or sync your iPod to your computer? Glenn Grace will show you how to get music into your computer and onto your iPod Touch or iPod Nano in a few easy steps.

  • Sec 1: Feb. 2,4, TTh, 10a-12p, 2 classes, $25
  • Sec 2: March 2,4, TTh, 10a-12p, 2 classes, $25

Basic Photo Editing 1

Learn how to use the popular program Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 to improve your pictures. Marilyn Kamei will teach you how to adjust the color balance, get rid of red-eye, and crop out distracting picture elements. Please bring 2 or 3 of your own pictures to class so that we can scan them into the computer or even better, bring them in digital format on a USB flash drive or media card. Limit 6.

  • April 6,7,8, TWTh 1-3p, 3 classes, $35

Basic Photo Editing 2

This class builds on what you learn in Basic Photo Editing 1. Marilyn Kamei will show you how to use some of the more advanced tools and filters in Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 to create interesting effects with your photos. Please bring 2 or 3 of your own pictures to class so that we can scan them into the computer or even better, bring them in digital format on a USB flash drive or media card. Limit 6.

  • Sec 1: Jan. 26,27,28 TWTh 1-3p, 3 classes, $35
  • Sec 2: April 28,29,30 WThF 1-3p, 3 classes, $35

Digital Camera Basics

Are your photos trapped in your digital camera? June Kawashima will show you how to easily load the pictures into your computer, save them,print them,and copy them onto a CD. She will also demonstrate how to connect your camera to your TV andview/delete your pictures on the big screen! We will also go onto the internet and order photos from a professional processor, and take a field trip to learn how to use one of those photo machines in a store. Please bring your camera, cables, and owner’s manual to class. Limit 6.

  • March 29,30,31, MTW, 1-3p, 3 classes, $35

Excel Spreadsheet

You will learn how to use the “new” 2007 version of Microsoft Excel to crunch numbers, write formulas and create a simple database for Christmas card lists, golf scores, CD/book inventories. Lucy Maloney will show you how Excel makes it possible to do “math without tears”!

  • May 11,12,13, TWTh, 1-3p, 3 classes, $35

How to Get More Out of Your Cell Phone

Want to do more on your cell phone than send and receive calls? June Kawashima will show you how to save and retrieve your most-used numbers,be reminded of your appointments, and change to a different ring tone. Your manual is anecessity because each phone operates differently. Limit 4.

  • Feb. 24, W, 10a-12p, 1 class, $15

Laptops

Greg Navarro will show you why laptops are a lot more than just shrunken desktops. He will discuss choosing a laptop, power saving features and battery issues as well as what you need to get on the internet with a wireless connection thru WIFI hotspots and USB modems.

  • April 30, F, 10a-12p, 1 class, $15

Mac Basics

Glenn Grace will review such basic operations as reading and writing to a CD/DVD, and creating/saving/ copying a file. We have 5 Macs in the classroom---3 Snow Leopards, 1 Leopard and 1 Tiger (operating systems). Please BYOM (Bring Your Own MacBook) if have one. Limit 10—5 BYOM students and 5 using our lab Macs.

  • Sec 1: March 8,9,11, MTTh, 10a-12p, 3 classes, $35
  • Sec 2: May 10,11,13, MTTh, 10a-12p, 3 classes, $35

Mac iLife

In this sequel to Mac Basics, Glenn Grace will show you how to use all those great programs that come factory-installed in your Mac whether you have the Tiger or Leopard operating system. Utilizing the following applications which make up the iLife series you will learn how to use iPhoto to make your good photos great, use GarageBand to create your own virtual band, use iMovie to make movies in minutes and use iDVD to create Hollywood-style DVDs featuring your movies and slideshows. We have 5 Macs in the classroom---3 Snow Leopards, 1 Leopard and 1 Tiger (operating systems). Please BYOM (Bring Your Own MacBook) if have one. Limit 10—5 BYOM students and 5 using our lab Macs.

  • Sec 1: Feb. 8,9,11, MTTh, 10a-12p, 3 classes, $35
  • Sec 2: April 12,13,15, MTTh, 10a-12p, 3 classes, $35

Make Your Own Greeting Cards

Marilyn Kamei will teach you how to make your own holiday cards and calendars using Hallmark Card Studio — just in time for Valentine’s Day! Limit 6.

  • Feb. 9,10,11, TWTh, 1-3p, 3 classes, $35

Make Your Own Recipe Book

Marilyn Kamei will demonstrate how you can take a pile of recipes you have cut out of magazines or handwritten on index cards and turn them into a beautiful 40-page spiral bound book complete with pictures! No special program to buy, you do it all with Microsoft Word! Limit 6.

  • May 4,5,6, TWTh, 1-3p, 3 classes, $35 plus $5 materials fee payable to instructor on the first day of class.

Quicken

Learn how to use the computer to organize your finances. Quicken makes it easy to balance your checkbook and shows you where you money goes by category. It will print out instant reports, charts and graphs based on your spending patterns making it very easy to itemize your deductions at tax time. Instructor is Roberta Jones Ph.D., CPA, UHH Asst. Accounting Professor. Limit 6.

  • April 9,16,23, F, 1-3p, 3 classes, $35

Transferring Music from LPs to CDs

Dig out those dusty LP records and tape cassettes from the back of your closet and bring them to class. Greg Navarro will show you how to copy your music into the computer and then make a CD that you can play in your car or CD player. Please bring 90 minutes worth of music to class in either LP or cassette format. Blank CDs will be provided. Limit 6.

  • Feb. 18,19, ThF, 1-3 pm, 2 classes, $25, $5 materials fee due instructor at first class.

Troubleshooting: When Good Computers Go Bad

Too bad computers aren’t like toasters—which work perfectly until they die and then you just throw them out and buy another! Unfortunately computers are a little more expensive than toasters and much less reliable. Glenn Grace will teach you what to do when trouble strikes so that you don’t have that awful helpless feeling. He will also make some suggestions on what you can do to prevent problems before they appear.

  • May 4,6, TTh, 10a-12p, 2 classes, $25

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