Welcome to Technology

Welcome to Technology

Classes are Mondays at 9:30am and 11:00am

Date

Class                                         Description
1/10/11
Topics:Part I: Computer Basics Need:ü  Laptop You Will Learn About:ü  Accessories (defragment & disk cleanup)ü  Desktop & C Driveü  Install & uninstall programsü  Create desktop shortcuts for favorite programsü  Antivirus & Firewall
 1/17/11No ClassDr. Maritn Luther King Holiday 
1/24/11
Topics:Part II: Computer Basics Need:ü  Laptop You Will Learn About:ü  Common keyboard shortcutsü  Organize documents with foldersü  Connect to a networkü  Screen capturesü  pdf files
1/31/11
Topics:Internet Search Engines Need:ü  Laptop You Will Learn About:ü  Overview of various search enginesü  Focus on Googleo    Shopping, Mapping, etc.
2/7/11
Topics:Email Need:ü  Laptop  You Will Learn About:ü  Email Programsü  Organizing your emailü  Attachments
2/14/11Topics:Microsoft Outlook Need:ü  Laptopü  Microsoft Outlook  You Will Learn About:ü  Setting up Microsoft Office with any email accountü  Organizing your emailü  Attachmentsü  Use the calendarü  Contacts
2/21/11Topics:Online Orange Beach &  the Virtual LibraryNeed:ü  Laptopü  Virtual Library Card You Will Learn About:ü  Orange Beach library online resourcesü  Virtual Library
2/28/11
Topics:MP3 PlayersNeed:ü  Laptopü  MP3 Player and cablesYou Will Learn About:ü  MP3 Player Basicsü  Connecting the MP3 Player to a speaker systemü  Purchase and download music (iTunes, Rhapsody, etc)
 3/7/11No ClassMardi Gras Holiday 
3/14/11
Topics:eBooks Need:ü  Laptopü  MP3 Player and cables You Will Learn About:ü  CamelliaNet to download free eBooks
3/21/11
 
Topics:Digital CameraNeed:ü  Laptopü  Digital Camera You Will Learn About:ü  Download pictures from a digital camera to your computerü  Organize pictures into photo albums ü  Email pictures as attachments (jpeg, gif, etc.)
3/28/11 Topics:Kodak Photo GalleryPicasaNeed:ü  Laptopü  Digital CameraYou Will Learn About:ü  Organize pictures into photo albums for sharing on the Internet 
4/4/11
 
Topics:PhotoStory 3 Need:ü  Laptopü  Pictures on your computerYou Will Learn About:ü  Microsft PhotoStory 3 (free software) 
PhotoStory 3Create slideshows using your photos. With a single click, you can touch-up, crop, or rotate pictures. Add stunning special effects, soundtracks, and your own voice narration to your photo stories. Personalize them with titles and captions.
4/11/11
 
Topics:VideoNeed:ü  Laptopü  Video Camera (digital)o    some digital cameras take videoYou Will Learn About:ü  Download video from it’s sourceü  Save videoü  Send video as an attachment  
 4/18/11No ClassEaster Week 
4/25/11 Topics:FacebookNeed:ü  Laptop You Will Learn About:ü  Facebookü  Creating an accountü  Locate and add friendsü  Uploading pictures and vide0
 5/2/11 Topics:SkypeVideoCam Need:ü  Laptopü  Videocam that can be connected to your laptop if your laptop does not have one built inü  Microphone if you do not have one built inü  Download Skype to your laptop You Will Learn About:ü  Use a videocam and Skype software to video conference with friends and family.  
SkypeTalk face-to-face with friends, family and colleagues. Share a smile, blow a kiss, explain an idea – free video calls with Skype are the next best thing to being there.
5/9/11 Topics:ü  Microsoft MovieMaker Need:ü  Laptopü  MovieMaker 2.1ü  Video cameraYou Will Learn About:ü  Create, edit, and share your home movies right on your computer. Build your movie with a few simple drag-and-drops. Delete bad shots and include only the best scenes. Then share your movie via the Web, e-mail, or CD.
5/16/11 Topics:ü  Microsoft WordNeed:ü  Laptopü  Microsoft WordYou Will Learn About:ü  Word processing basicsü  Create, edit, save, and open an existing document
5/23/11 Topics:ü  Microsoft PowerPointNeed:ü  Laptopü  Microsoft Office Power PointYou Will Learn About:ü  Power point basicsü  Create, edit, save, and open an existing document
5/30/11 Topics:ü  Microsoft Excel Need:ü  Laptopü  Microsoft Office ExcelYou Will Learn About:ü  Spreadsheet basicsü  Create, use formulas, edit, save, and open an existing document