New! Join us as a variety of facilitators introduce essential skills, useful tools and some of the great new gadgets that take us beyond the Internet.
March 20 ‚ÄĒ The Many Wonders of the iPod Touch. The iPod Touch is like an iPhone without the phone. It is a portable media player, personal digital player, handheld game console and WiFi device. We focus on all that the iPod Touch offers, using WiFi as a mobile connection to the Internet.
June Swanson has degrees in Computer Science and Business Administration. She began working with computers when they were on raised air-conditioned floors and has since progressed to desktop technology and mobile Internet devices.
March 27 ‚ÄĒ Is That How You Do That? We learn and practice some basic computer skills, such as highlighting text in several different ways; using cut, copy and paste functions; attaching files and photos to an email; printing portions from a document; inserting and sizing pictures in Word or email and uninstalling programs from your computer.
Charlotte Cooper is a former teacher of the visually impaired in the public schools.¬† She teaches computer classes at the Norwalk Senior Center and has facilitated a number of LLI courses.
April 10 ‚ÄĒ Gmail.¬† Gmail is one of the most widely used email providers around. This session demonstrates some of the powerful tools that Gmail places at your fingertips: video chat, importing email accounts, modifying settings and making calls.¬† Google Drive and Google calendar are also introduced.
Glenn Newman earned his BA and MA from Fairfield University and has worked for the past 10 years on information¬† and educational¬† technologies at Giant Steps School.¬† He is a computer consultant and a member of the tech team at Westport Public Library.
April 17 ‚ÄĒ Are You Thinking of Buying a Tablet? Can a tablet replace a computer or do you need both?¬† What should you consider when buying a tablet?¬† Size? Operating systems?¬† What are the differences among Apple, Android, and Microsoft‚Äôs Surface?¬† The best tablet for you depends on how you plan to use it.
Charlotte Cooper will lead this module, and Jonathan Brown will present the Apple iPad as one of the tablets available. ¬†Brown was an IT consultant for IBM, Verizon and other corporations.¬† He has taught computer classes at the Norwalk Senior Center and LLI.
April 24 and May 1 ‚ÄĒ Searching the Internet. If you have some Internet experience but want more, these sessions are for you.¬† We begin with tips on using Google and other search engines efficiently, then look at a variety of specialized information resources such as Wikipedia, Refdesk, government sites and more.
Joan Singer is a computer consultant with many years experience teaching computer courses and writing computer documentation on all types of equipment from mainframes to PCs.