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Tech Fitness

Upcoming Activities

A is for Apple: iPad Basics >

Six Mondays from 10 to 11 am starting Monday, January 12, 2015
Now that you own an iPad, it’s time to learn the basic functions like setting up your home screen, customizing your applications, backing up information, setting up email and navigating the internet. Please bring your iPad to each class session.

Android Tablet Tutorial: Getting To Know Your Android Tablet >

Two Mondays from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm beginning January 12, 2015
Let us help you discover the multitude of uses your Android tablet has. With a few simple touches you can access a realm of new applications and programs that improve your knowledge and comfort level when using an Android tablet. Please bring your Android tablet with you to each class session. In order to take full advantage of your Android tablet’s features, you must know your Google account email and password to sign in.

Tech Clinic: How’d You Do That? 1st Class >

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 from 4 to 5:30 pm
Are there things you want to figure out about your phone, tablet, or laptop computer? Like getting the ring tone you want, sending texts, setting up email, etc.? Each participant will be paired with a student from Riverside-Brookfield High School who will help their partner figure out just what they’ve been wanting to about their tech device. Be sure to bring devices with you to class.

Tablet Test Drive: Try the iPad >

Thursday, January 15, 2015 from 1 to 3 pm
Maybe you’ve joined the millions who’ve purchased an iPad and now you want to learn how to use it. Or perhaps you haven’t bought one yet, but would like to test drive one first. This two-hour workshop will show you how to navigate an iPad and find the applications best for you. Bring your own iPad if you have one. If not, we’ll supply you with one to try out during class.

Intro to Social Media >

Two Wednesdays from 2:30 to 4 pm starting January 14, 2015
You have probably heard of Facebook, but there are many other social media sites. This class will introduce you to a few of the most popular social media sites and how they differ from each other. Some of the sites you will learn about are Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr and Instagram. Even if you choose not to join any of these sites when you go home, you will learn enough to be a part of the conversation when others are talking about social media.

Windows Tablet Tutorial: Getting To Know your Windows Tablet >

Two Mondays from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm beginning January 26, 2015
Much like the saying, “eyes are a window to your soul,” a tablet is a window to new experiences. Get to know your Windows tablet by learning the basic functions and how to navigate and access programs and applications that fit your lifestyle. Students should bring their Windows tablet to each class. In order to take full advantage of your Windows tablet’s features, you must know your Microsoft account log-in email and password.

Tech Clinic: How’d You Do That? 2nd Class >

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 from 4 to 5:30 pm
Are there things you want to figure out about your phone, tablet, or laptop computer? Like getting the ring tone you want, sending texts, setting up email, etc.? Each participant will be paired with a student from Riverside-Brookfield High School who will help their partner figure out just what they’ve been wanting to about their tech device. Be sure to bring devices with you to class.

Facebook 55+ >

Two Wednesdays from 2:30 to 4 pm beginning January 28, 2015
The number of people 55+ using Facebook has increased 79 percent in the last two years. You’ll be surprised how many people you know who are using Facebook. Learn how to create a Facebook profile, set and manage privacy settings, connect with other Facebook users and navigate pages. You will also learn how to send private messages to friends and save your favorite Facebook photos. Please bring your own device to each session.

Pinterest: Pin Your Ideas & Interests >

Two Wednesdays from 2:30 to 4 pm beginning February 11, 2015
You have probably heard about Pinterest, but do you know what it is? Pinterest is a virtual cork board where you can create boards for any topic, interest and/or event. Each “pin” on your board is a link to a website or a picture from your computer. Sound complicated? It really isn’t. In this class, you will learn how to create boards and attach “pins”. You will learn how to search and re-pin other user’s pins to your own boards and how to find other boards and follow other Pinterest users. Pinterest is a lot of fun and one of the fastest growing social media sites ever created. Please bring your own device to each session.