At the first March session we all emailed our internet friend Jenny Three. We also tried an alternative method to typing and dictated our message to Siri, who was a bit hard of hearing when lots of people were talking. We then looked at using Google maps for walking, car and public transport directions for getting to places. During our second session we reviewed using the internet by checking out the resources on the Tech Savvy Beginners page on the U3A website. We then added more people to our contacts list; sent them emails, and checked out the camera features of our iPads and iPhones, particularly the front facing camera. We had fun taking selfies before taking photos of the class. Next we’ll move on to the two methods of attaching photos to emails.
March 15 - 'Let's take some selfies and other photos, send some emails, send some photos and check out U3A Benalla on FB'
Getting Started - Please go to the U3A Benalla website at www.u3abenalla.weebly.com and then into the Tech Savvy Beginner's page from the P - Z drop down menu.
'App of the Day' - Find Penguins Travel Blog Jennie's away in Tasmania - she's sending back information to her friends about what she's doing on a 'travel blog' app called Find Penguins .
Review 1 - Adding email contacts to our phones - With the permission of at least one buddy/buddies, add their email address and phone number to your contact lists.
Review 2 - Sending emails Now send them a short email asking them if it's okay if you take some photos of them.
Review 3 - Reply to emails - reply to at least one of the emails you get.
Challenge/Extension activity: If you get time, send the same email to two or more people at once.
Getting to know our phones and iPads #.... - the Camera function
Buddy/Buddies for today
Skill building - Let's take some selfies!
* Open the camera
* Reverse the direction of the camera so it turns to you.
* Take at least two pictures of yourself in different moods.
* Take at least two selfies with your buddy or buddies.
* Check out your Selfies in the Photo Gallery
Break/Self Help Time
Getting to Know your iPad or iPhone - Taking Photographs.
Activity: Walk around the room taking at least three photographs of the class. Then, have a look at the photo gallery - find them. Check out at some of the ways in which it seems photo files can be organised.
Extension: If you would like to read more about Cameras and Photographs - go to http://technologyfueled.com/the-camera-and-photos/
Attaching a photo to an email
Two ways - 1. starting from a photo 2. starting from an email
Task: Email a photo to email@example.com
Challenge/Extension - Check out the different file sizes at which you can send photos in an emal
Something to think about: Facebook. Who is on Facebook already? For this activity, you don't need to be on Facebook. Let's check out our U3A Benalla and District pitlot Facebook site - just go to the little fb logo on the top RH corner above About Tech Savvy Beginners. This is a 'Community' not a personal site - you can have a look at it as an outsider, but need to become a member if you want to see other people's posts; put up photos, like other people's posts etc. If you are on Facebook, feel free to Like and Follow this page and put up comments! If not - just go into it from time to time to get to know the format, check out what is happening at U3A. It's a pilot site for Tech Savvy class practice purposes which contains occasional updates.
Challenge/Extension - Find out more about the way in which photos are organised in the ipad.
Attention all members with portable computing devices, be they smart phones, tablets, iPads or laptops. Benalla's Be Connected* courses are offered to members who would like to broaden their computing knowledge and increase their confidence using their smart phones, tablets, iPads and laptops. Internet access is provided by U3A. If you don't have a suitable device, U3A have a limited number of iPads and tablets for borrowing.
Managing Money On-line - A new course in 2023 from the Be Connected team!
"Not sure about managing money online? Our new 'Be Connected - Managing Money Online' course in Semester 1 2023 uses Be Connected Modules to explore banking online - paying bills, setting up a banking app, using the bank website, checking balances and statements and transferring money. We'll also look at PayPal and making online purchases."
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Seniors Community Centre, 18 Fawckner Drive, U3A Room 1
Be Connected also celebrates 'Get on Line Week' in October - usually at Meet and Mingle and involving lunch on the 'balcony' looking towards the lake.
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