August 20, 2014

SCDL Technology Training

Basic Skills Intermediate SkillsJust for Fun Job Skills  Tablets and eReaders  | E-media: Hoopla, Ohio Digital Library, Zinio | Teens' Corner | Library After Hours
Basic Computer Skills: Senior Surfers

The Basic Skills classes focus on the introduction to using a computer.  In this four part series learn about a computer’s hardware; keyboard functions including Enter, space bar, tab and arrow keys; develop mouse skills, as well as the desktop, start menu and more.  All Classes are part of a Seniors Program Series and Regular Classes. 

Basic Skills Part of a Computer: Learn about a Personal Computer's (PC) hardware including the monitor, mouse and keyboard. Learn about the different ports and their uses. Become familiar with power supplies, cables and cords.

Basic Skills Keyboard: Learn the basic keyboard functions; Enter, Space bar, Tab; arrow keys; delete and backspace; Help. 

Basic Skills Mouse: Learn about the different styles of a mouse; maintenance; learn the right and left click and to scroll on a page.

Basic Skills Windows I: Begin with learning to launch a program; save, and close programs, Menu bar, Toolbar, Scrollbars, and Print; create shortcuts; organize files; recycle bin; open or recover files and folders; speakers; recognize extensions types.

Basic Skills Email Creating an Account: Need an email account but don't know how to set up an account?  In this session, create an email account using Gmail. 

Intermediate Computer Skills: Senior Surfers

The Intermediate Skills classes focus on building computer skills, introduction to software and the Internet. In this four part series build on your basic computer skills.  Learn Microsoft Office Word, Windows File Management, Internet Searching and popular e-mail options.  All Classes are part of a Seniors Program Series and Regular classes.

Intermediate Skills Internet: Basic Internet browsers; Navigation; Internet Explore Tools; the URL; copy and paste; print; bookmark; standard and advanced searching. 

Intermediate Skills Using Email: Learn the Web-based email programs; sign up for a Web-based email account; attachments; manage contacts; phishing and spam.

Intermediate Skills Windows II: Learn to create folders in Documents; move and rename folders and files; create shortcuts on the desktop.

Intermediate Skills Word I (Microsoft 2010): Learn to open, close and save; basic skills such as Ribbons and Buttons; cut, copy and paste; basic formatting.

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Just for Fun

Just for Fun classes focus on the development of skills pertaining to computer hardware, computer maintenance basics, software, Internet including specific websites such as photo editing and social networking sites, website and blog creation, as well as mobile devices and cameras. 

Audacity: Learn the basics of editing and recording music using Audacity free recording software.

Blogging: Finding, Using, and Creating Web Logs: Learn how to set up an account through Blogger.com and how to use your blog once it is live.

Brain Teaser: Riddle and Conundrums and Brainteasers, oh my!  Join us for fun as we check out websites filled with challenges, quizzes, trivia, logic problems, and mind puzzles.

Collage.com: Learn to create a collage from your pictures or images using the free, internet site Collage.com.

Computer Running Slowly?: Is your computer running slow?  You know there's something wrong with your computer, but the neighbor kid and tech support talk in a language you don't understand.  This class will focus around the terms Spyware, Malware, Viruses, Hackers and the affects they can have on your computer.  We'll also discover ways to keep your computer protected from these threats and breathe new life into your online exploration.

Cooltext.com: Need to create HTML buttons for a web page or document?  Learn to use Cooltext.com for creating decorative labels.

Creating a Web Page: Basic HTML tags such as: paragraphs, tables, lists, images; saving, accessing, and editing pages; how to change the background color; place a hyperlink on your page.  Then you will learn how to create a second page and link both pages together.

Creating Holiday Cards: Learn how to use Microsoft Word to create and print greeting and holiday cards for friends and family.

Digital Cameras: Parts and Pieces: An introduction to the standard features of a digital camera including: zoom, modes, pixels, power, and storage.

Digital Photo Tools: Learn to transfer photos from a camera to a computer; explore free online tools for adjusting color and contrast, cropping and eliminating red eye. (Skills Needed: Intermediate Level Computer Skills)

eBay: Learn to shop and sell on eBay; navigate through eBay's many layers; and create an account. (This is not an entrepreneur's class)

Excel I (Microsoft 2010):  Learn to open, close, and save a worksheet; ribbons and buttons; cut, copy and paste; learn basic cell formatting skills including merge & center, auto fill and sum.

Excel I (Microsoft 2010):  Learn to open, close, and save a worksheet; ribbons and buttons; cut, copy and paste; learn basic cell formatting skills including merge & center, auto fill and sum.

Facebook: Learn more about Facebook a social networking site; create an account; post to friends.

FASFA: Learn the step-by-step instructions for filling out a FASFA form online.

Going Wireless:  Tired of all the cables and wires needed to be on the Internet.  Learn the basic setup of how to turn your home into a Wireless environment.  

Internet Searching: Travel: Learn how to navigate internet travel sites such as Priceline, Travelocity and more for booking vacations or other travel needs.

Library after Hours Series: 
  • Learn the SCDL Online Catalog:Basic & advanced search; Book Cart; My History; My Account; Preferred Searches; My List.
    Databases:
    Academic Search Premiere: Prepare yourself for the coming school year by learning how to find authoritative sources for your research through Academic Search Premier, an extensive scholarly database.
    Atomic Training Database Basics: Learn about the Atomic Training Database includes a group of technology based tutorials on software such as Microsoft Office, Google Drive, and Mac.  In this session learn how to create an online account, how to access an account and learn about the different training options available.
    Job and Career Accelerator: Learn how to use this database for computer skills, resume building, as well as other job searching needs.
    Mango: Learn a new language with this free library database.  Mango Complete can help you become conversational in any of over 60 languages.
    NoveList: Learn to navigate this database for locating books, movies, or music for all ages.  It is an exceptional readers' advisory tool.  Especially beneficial for K-7 teachers looking for genre-specific lesson plans, parents with picky, younger readers, or anyone looking for specific advice on what to read next.
    NoveList for Parents and Teachers: Parents and educators: learn how to search for Common Core book discussion guides and lesson plans geared toward specific Lexile ranges.
    SCDL website:  Forms; Navigation; Calendar.

Mac I-IV: Get to know your Mac in this four part class. Learn the basic features, menus, settings, track pad, keyboard, Mac applications (iLife, iWork), iCloud and Time Machine.

Mac: iPhoto: Join us as we present iPhoto, a Mac software that stores photos.  Learn to create albums, basic edits, share and edit prints from an Apple Mac, camera or other camera device.

Mac: Keynote: Learn to use iWork's Keynote presentation software including: Themes; Toolbar; Format Bar, and Inspectors.  Learn to add text, images and slide transitions.

Mac: Numbers: Learn to use iWork's Numbers for creating a spreadsheet.  Learn about the Templates, Toolbar and Inspectors; work with rows, columns and cells; sorting; and quick formulas.

Mac: Pages: Learn to work with Mac's Pages, a word processing software for creating documents. 

Not Your Parents' Library: Learn how to get digital magazines, books, movies and television shows to your computer or mobile device for free from the library.

Online All the Time: Examine the popular social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Blogger.

Photobucket: Learn the basics of Photobucket, a website for editing and storing images and short videos.  Sign up for a free account with a valid email address. (Skills needed: basic skills, email, and internet)

Picasa: Want to edit your photos, try Picasa, a free Google product that lets you clean-up and edit your pictures, as well as create collages and posters.

Pinterest: This service provides a fun way to organize your interests online.  Learn more about social content sharing and how to "pin" images, videos and other links to your "pinboard."

Playlist.com: Do you want to listen to your favorite songs, those golden oldies, classics, or today's modern tunes all while working on a computer? Create an account using Playlist.com; add songs; access and share your music with others.

PowerPoint (Microsoft 2010): Learn the basic features of PowerPoint; create a storyboard; resize, move and delete text boxes; additional menu options; showing your presentation.

Prezi: Learn about Prezi a web-based presentation program.  Learn to incorporate text and pictures, videos and other presentation objects. You can create your presentation online and then download the final product so that you don't require an internet connection to display the presentation.

Removing Viruses from a PC: Learn this three step process to removing viruses from a Windows PC using the free software Super Anti Spyware Tech Edition, Malware Bytes, and Combo Fix software. 

Running an Open Source Operating System: Learn how to download and operate your computer using Ubuntu, an open source operating system.

Searching for College Scholarships Online: Learn the basics about finding scholarships online; the keyword searches that get the best results for local, state, and national grants, scholarships, and fellowships; enroll in specialized databases. (Email address required)

Scratch: Free website download for creating digital stories, games and animation.

Shutterfly: Learn how to create an online photo album to share with family and friends or create and purchase a hardbound photo album. 

Skype: Skype is an online communications site.  Patrons will create and learn to use a Skype account; use a webcam while talking to others around the world.

Social Networking for Book Lovers:  Connect with other book lovers, participate in online book groups, or just keep track of what you've read with Goodreads.  Explore how the site can help you find your next good read right here at the library. (Skills Needed: Internet and E-mail)

Speed Up Your Old PC with Linux: Thinking about replacing an old PC? Rather than spending hundreds on a new one, consider trying Linux: a fast, safe, and completely free open-source operating system that can replace Windows on any PC. Join us for an overview of what Linux is and why you should consider using it, as well as a hands-on demo of how to install it. (Skills Needed: Basic Skills Windows/Os, Basic Skills PC)

Stay Safe from Viruses & Malware: Learn about malware and how to stay safe from viruses, worms and other malicious software that can infect your PC. Antivirus software is discussed, as well as what to do if you've been infected. (Skills Needed: Basic Skills Windows/Os, Basic Skills PC)

Technology Q&A: Have questions about computers or software?  Bring those questions to this special Q&A session with SCDL's Information Technology specialists.

Tune Up Your PC
Learn to keep your computer running fast by performing quick and easy maintenance tasks. Helpful system utilities and beneficial practices that will improve a PC’s performance are introduced. (Skills Needed: Basic Skills Windows/Os, Basic Skills PC)

Twitter: Learn more about Twitter a social networking site for keeping in touch with family, friends as well as keeping up to date on news and information.

What GIFS?: Learn how to color photos or create your own animated GIFs and post them to social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr.

Windows Live Photo Gallery: Learn to upload, edit and store your photos.  Download required.

Windows Media Player: Learn how to navigate through your Microsoft Windows Media Play to listen to music or watch a video.

Windows Movie Maker: Learn to create mini movies using your photos, videos, and music using Microsoft Movie Maker.  Movie Maker is free software found on most PCs that support Microsoft Windows or can be accessed as a free download. 

Word I Basics (Microsoft 2010): Learn to open, close, and save; basic skills such as ribbons and buttons; cut, copy and paste; basic formatting.

Word II (Microsoft 2010): Learn the basics of creating bullets; tabs; headers & footers; columns and tables; hyperlinks; and learn some basic editing.

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Job Skills Series

The Job Skills Series includes Microsoft Office Suite 2010, iWorks for Mac as well as other programs that will assist a job seeker or an individual wanting to improve their computer and technology skills.

Access I, II, & III (Microsoft 2010): In this three part series, learn the basic features of Access by creating your own database.  You will work with the blank database feature as well as templates.

Basics Excel I, II & III (Microsoft 2010): In this three part series learn: Open, close, and save; Ribbons; gain an understanding of the basic navigating and formatting skills; AutoSum; a basic excel formula; sort information and templates.

Basics PowerPoint I & II (Microsoft 2010):  In this two part series learn: open, close, and save; create a storyboard; learn formatting of text boxes; animation; and how to show your presentation.  Build your skills and learn images, graphics, tables and charts; navigation tools; hyperlinks; the Design Template.

Basic Publisher I & II (Microsoft 2010): Learn to open, close, and save; format; images, clipart and graphics; work with auto shapes, lines and tables. Build your skills and learn to add pages; hyperlinks; design features and templates; convert pages to web design.

Basics Word I, II & III (Microsoft 2010): In this three part series learn:Open, close and save; Ribbons; formatting including alignment, font and underline; bullets; tabs; Header and Footers; columns and tables; editing a document. 

Create Your Resume: Learn to use Microsoft Word or Publisher to build your next resume.  Then find out about resume builders found on the Internet.

Intermediate Excel I, II, III (Microsoft 2010): Learn to create formulas; a workspace; use templates; create labels; charts and graphs.  Work with Pivot Charts and Tables; Special Paste and Mail Merge.

Intermediate Word I, II, III (Microsoft 2010): Learn to create mass mailing letters; Page Set up and Special Paste; Hyperlinks.  Learn to create, store, and access a template.

Internet Job Searching: Explore job searching sites including: Linkup, Linkin, Indeed and Twitter Jobs.Job and Career Accelerator: Learn how to use this database for computer skills, resume building, as well as other job searching needs.

Meet the Mac I-IV: Get to know your Mac in this four part series. Learn the basic features, menus, settings, track pad, keyboard, Mac applications (iLife, iWork), iCloud and Time Machine.

Mac: iPhoto: Join us as we present iPhoto, a Mac software that stores photos, create albums, basic edits, share and edits prints from an Apple Mac, camera or other camera device.

Mac: Keynote: Learn to use iWork's Keynote presentation software including: Themes; Toolbar; Format Bar, and Inspectors.  Learn to add text, images and slide transitions.

Mac: Numbers: Learn to use iWork's Numbers for creating a spreadsheet.  Learn about the Templates, Toolbar and Inspectors; work with rows, columns and cells; sorting; and quick formulas.

Mac: Pages: Learn to work with Mac's Pages, a word processing software for creating documents. 

Skype: Skype is an online communications site.  Patrons will create and learn to use a Skype account; use a webcam while talking to others around the world.

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Tablets and eReaders

Android Tablet Basics: Join us and learn more about the basic features of an Android tablet such as a Samsung Galaxy.

iPad Basics: Join us and learn more about the basic features of an iPad.

iPad Intermediate: Build your iPad skills and learn about Settings, Mail and Photos.

iPad: Facetime: Learn the basics of using the online video chat app on your iPad, iPod or iPhone.

Kindle Fire (HD) as a Tablet: Join us and learn more about the basic features of a Kindle Fire HD.

Nook (HD) as a Tablet: Join us and learn more about the basic features of a Nook HD.

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E-media

eBooks @ the Library: OverDrive App: Learn the basics of locating, downloading and reading a digital library book on your mobile device or computer using the OverDrive app. (Requirements: Library card, Overdrive app and Adobe ID.)

eBooks @ the Library: Kindle App: Learn the basics of locating, downloading and reading a digital library book on your mobile device or computer using the Kindle app. (Requirements: Library card, Kindle or Kindle app and Amazon account.)

eMagazines @ the Library: Zinio App: Learn the basics of locating, downloading and reading a digital library magazine on your mobile device or computer. (Requirements: Library card and Zinio account.)

eReaders and Digital Devices Clinic: Have questions on how to use your ereader or digital device to download library materials from the Ohio Digital Library? Join us for this clinic to get your questions answered on how to use some of the top selling ereaders or digital devices and ODL.

Free eBooks: Learn about websites offering free ebooks, such as Book Depository and Project Gutenberg, and how to download the ebooks to your ereader, computer, or other device.

Holiday Sampler: Wanting to buy an eReader but don't know which one is right for you? Sample the most popular devices such as Kindle and Nook eReaders, as well as Sony Wi-Fi, Android Iconia, iPad and iPod. Get hands-on learning using eReaders and the Ohio Digital Library for downloading library digital materials.

Hoopla:

Movies, Music and OEP: Step by step instructions on how to use the OverDrive Media Console to download music and movie to a device.

Zinio (Digital Magazines) I Basics: Learn the basics of Zinio. Join us and set up an account, browse, download, view, and organize your magazines on a computer.

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Teens' Corner

Audacity: Learn the basics of editing and recording music using Audacity free recording software.

Brain Teaser: Riddle and Conundrums and Brainteasers, oh my!  Join us for fun as we check out websites filled with challenges, quizzes, trivia, logic problems, and mind puzzles.

Collage.com: Learn to create a collage from your pictures or images using the free, internet site Collage.com.

Cooltext.com: Need to create HTML buttons for a web page or document?  Learn to use Cooltext.com for creating decorative labels.

Effective Research Techniques: Calling all college and high school students: want to impress your teachers? Come learn how to find reputable sources for your research with Academic Search Premier.

Kid's App Time: Join us and have fun learning about kids' apps on an iPad including Educreations, Era of Dino and Draw 'N' Go: Awesomeness.

Garage Band

Not Your Parents' Library: Learn how to get digital magazines, books, movies and television shows to your computer or mobile device for free from the library.

Searching for College Scholarships Online: Learn the basics about finding scholarships online; the keyword searches that get the best results for local, state, and national grants, scholarships, and fellowships; enroll in specialized databases. (Email address required)

Scratch: Free website software download for creating digital stories, games and animation.

Shutterfly: Learn how to create an online photo album to share with family and friends or create and purchase a hardbound photo album. 

Teen Gadget Gallery: Learn about the latest in technology at the Library's Gadget Gallery for Teens. Browse, watch demonstrations and get hands-on experience with popular gadgets like iPads, Kindles, Nooks and more. (Ages: 13 to 18.  Adults must be accompanied by a teen.)

Teen Tech Series: This series includes:PowerPoint, Wiki, Blogging, Searching for Scholarships Online, Online All the Time Social Networking.

What GIFS?: Learn how to color photos or create your own animated GIFs and post them to social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr.

Windows Movie Maker: Learn to create mini movies using your photos, videos, and music using Microsoft Movie Maker.  Movie Maker is free software found on most PCs that support Microsoft Windows or can be accessed as a free download. 

Wordle: Learn to create word art using www.wordle.net.