TechAge

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TechAge

TechAge is an all-volunteer program of the JCC of Greater Rochester and offers technology classes for adults, taught by adults.

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Windows 10 Basics Book Only

Instructor: TechAge Volunteer

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Monday Apr 15 - Saturday Aug 31
12am

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12am
Apr 15 - Aug 31

Android Book Only

Monday Apr 15 - Saturday Aug 31
12am

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12am
Apr 15 - Aug 31

360-Enhance Photos

Learn to use a powerful, free photo editor, SNAPSEED, to enhance photos on your smart phone or tablet. For both Apple and non-Apple mobile devices. Students will download the free SNAPSEED app to their mobile device(s) prior to class. You will be working with photos selected by the instructor and your own photos.
Prerequisite: Smart phone or tablet. Basic knowledge of your mobile device.

Instructor: TechAge Volunteer

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Tuesday Apr 23 - Tuesday May 7
2:30-4:30pm

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Tuesday 2:30-4:30pm
Apr 23 - May 7

420 Windows 10 - Tips & Tricks

Go beyond the basics with this Windows 10 class. Learn to customize your computer, use standard apps to manage photo images and play music/video files, keep your computer safe and up-to-date, organize and back up your files. You will be introduced to the new features in the latest version of Windows 10.
Prerequisite: Intermediate computer skills. Includes purchased text.
6 lessons

Instructor: TechAge Volunteer

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Wednesday May 1 - Wednesday Jun 5
9:30-11:30am

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Wednesday 9:30-11:30am
May 1 - Jun 5

440 Android Phone or Tablet - The Basics

Get more comfortable using your Android tablet or phone. In this 4-lesson class you will learn to understand and enjoy your Android tablet or phone. Topics will include tablet/phone basics, customizing your device's screen, downloading apps, surfing the web, e-mail, photography, and video, and more.
Prerequisite: Android Tablet or Phone with OS 4.0 or higher. Includes purchased text.
4 lessons

Instructor: TechAge Volunteer

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Wednesday May 1 - Wednesday May 22
2-4pm

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Wednesday 2-4pm
May 1 - May 22

411 & 111 Windows 10 - The Basics

New to Windows 10 or need a refresher? You'll learn the essential skills you need to get the most from your PC. How to use and customize the Start menu, use free word processing tools, search using Cortana voice search, manage your files, use the Internet, download and use Apps from the App Store, and more.
Prerequisite: Windows PC running Windows 10. Includes purchased text.

4 lessons

Instructor: TechAge Volunteer

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Thursday May 2 - Thursday May 23
9:30-11:30am

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Thursday Jul 11 - Thursday Aug 1
9:30-11:30am

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Thursday 9:30-11:30am
May 2 - May 23
Jul 11 - Aug 1

421 Get Organized - File Management

Learn to organize your PC's "electronic filing cabinet", create an efficient filing system and save files and folders so you can find them later. You will also learn how to create, move, search for, delete and protect your files and folders and to organize your e-mails and Internet "Favorites". Course taught with Windows 10 but applicable to both Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Prerequisite: Basic computer skills.
3 lessons

Instructor: TechAge Volunteer

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Monday May 6 - Monday May 20
2:30-4:30pm

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Monday 2:30-4:30pm
May 6 - May 20

430 & 131 Gmail and Google Apps

Experts say that Gmail is the best free email service. In this class, you will find out why Gmail is for you, how to switch to it, set up your account and use it. Already using Gmail, you'll learn how to take advantage of its many useful features. You will also learn to use many of the free Google Apps that come along with your Gmail account. Course taught on a Windows computer, but applicable to any computer.
Prerequisite: Basic computer skills.
2 lessons

Sec. 430, Tuesdays, 5/7, 5/14, 9:30 - 11:30 am
Sec. 131, Tuesdays, 8/6, 8/13, 9:30 - 11:30 am

Instructor: TechAge Volunteer

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Tuesday May 7 - Tuesday May 14
9:30-11:30am

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Tuesday Aug 6 - Tuesday Aug 13
9:30-11:30am

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Tuesday 9:30-11:30am
May 7 - May 14
Aug 6 - Aug 13

450 iPad OR iPhone - Intro

Get comfortable using your iPad or iPhone. You will learn iPad and iPhone basics, including how to join a wireless network, use the onscreen keyboard, and much more. Access the "App Store" and learn how to find, install, and manage "apps" on your device.
Prerequisite: iPad tablet or iPhone.
2 lessons

Instructor: TechAge Volunteer

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Friday May 17 - Friday May 24
2-4pm

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Friday 2-4pm
May 17 - May 24

432 & 132 Computer and Internet Safety

Hackers want to steal your money and your personal information. In this class, you will learn about the threats on the Internet and in email and learn how to protect yourself. Course taught on a Windows computer, but applicable to any computer.
Prerequisite: Basic computer skills.
1 lesson

Sec. 432, Thursday, 5/23, 2:30 - 4:30 pm
Sec. 132, Thursday, 7/25, 2:30 - 4:30 pm

Instructor: TechAge Volunteer

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Thursday May 23
2:30-4:30pm

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Thursday Jul 25
2:30-4:30pm

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Thursday 2:30-4:30pm
May 23
Jul 25

412 & 112 Windows 10 - The Applications

This class builds on the skills taught in "Get to Know Windows 10- the Basics". You will learn to safely use your PC with popular Apps to access news, information and entertainment, use the Internet and email, work with photos and backup your computer and files.
Prerequisite: "Get to Know Windows 10- The Basics" or equivalent. Optional purchased text.
4 lessons

Instructor: TechAge Volunteer

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Thursday May 30 - Thursday Jun 20
9:30-11:30am

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Thursday Aug 8 - Thursday Aug 29
9:30-11:30am

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Thursday 9:30-11:30am
May 30 - Jun 20
Aug 8 - Aug 29

434 & 133 Backup Your Computer

Hard drives fail, computers get hacked. We now store our family photos and other irreplaceable documents on our PCs. This class will show you how to protect your important files with simple backup techniques. Course taught on a Windows computer, but applicable to any computer.
Prerequisite: Basic computer skills.
1 lesson

Sec. 434, Thursday, 5/30, 2:30 - 4:30 pm
Sec. 133, Thursday, 8/1, 2:30 - 4:30 pm

Instructor: TechAge Volunteer

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Thursday May 30
2:30pm-4:30am

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Thursday Aug 1
2:30pm-4:30am

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Thursday 2:30pm-4:30am
May 30
Aug 1

451 iPad OR iPhone - Daily Life Basics

Integrate your iPad or iPhone into your daily life. "Get Organized" by learning how to manage your contacts and calendar. "Stay in Touch" with family and friends by using both basic and some advanced email techniques and by making video calls.
Prerequisite: Get to Know Your iPad or iPhone - Intro.
3 lessons

Instructor: TechAge Volunteer

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Friday May 31 - Friday Jun 14
2-4pm

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Friday 2-4pm
May 31 - Jun 14

422 Using Microsoft Excel

Learn the basics of creating simple spreadsheets to organize, calculate and display data. These spreadsheets can be used to create and analyze household budgets, financial portfolios, address lists and endless other practical applications. Skills learned apply to all recent versions of Microsoft Excel. Course taught on a Windows computer, but applicable to any computer.
Prerequisite: Basic computer skills. A USB flash drive is required for this class.
4 lessons

Instructor: TechAge Volunteer

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Monday Jun 3 - Monday Jun 24
2:30-4:30pm

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Monday 2:30-4:30pm
Jun 3 - Jun 24

441 Android Phone or Tablet - Beyond the Basics

Get more proficient using your Android tablet or phone. In this 4-lesson class you will learn more advanced skills including texting techniques, use of various maps apps, use of widgets, maintenance and file management, and more.
Prerequisite: Get to Know your Android Phone or Tablet - The Basics. Optional purchased text.
4 lessons

Instructor: TechAge Volunteer

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Wednesday Jun 5 - Wednesday Jun 26
2-4pm

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Wednesday 2-4pm
Jun 5 - Jun 26

431 Gmail and Google Apps

Experts say that Gmail is the best free email service. In this class, you will find out why Gmail is for you, how to switch to it, set up your account and use it. Already using Gmail, you'll learn how to take advantage of its many useful features. You will also learn to use many of the free Google Apps that come along with your Gmail account. Course taught on a Windows computer, but applicable to any computer.
Prerequisite: Basic computer skills.
2 lessons

Sec. 431, Thursdays, 6/6, 6/13, 2:30 - 4:30 pm

Instructor: TechAge Volunteer

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Thursday Jun 6 - Thursday Jun 13
2:30-4:30pm

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Thursday 2:30-4:30pm
Jun 6 - Jun 13

452 iPad or iPhone- Using Safari

This course introduces you to many of the features included in Safari, Apple's standard web browser. Learn how to search for and navigate to websites, manage multiple tabs, bookmarks, and more.
Prerequisite: Using your iPad or iPhone - Intro.
2 lessons

Instructor: TechAge Volunteer

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Friday Jun 21 - Friday Jun 28
2-4pm

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Friday 2-4pm
Jun 21 - Jun 28

435 Backup Your Computer

Hard drives fail, computers get hacked. We now store our family photos and other irreplaceable documents on our PCs. This class will show you how to protect your important files with simple backup techniques. Course taught on a Windows computer, but applicable to any computer.
Prerequisite: Basic computer skills.
1 lesson

Instructor: TechAge Volunteer

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Tuesday Jun 25
9:30-11:30am

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Tuesday 9:30-11:30am
Jun 25

130 - Gmail and Google Apps

Experts say that Gmail is the best free email service. In this class, you will find out why Gmail is for you, how to switch to it, set up your account and use it. Already using Gmail, you'll learn how to take advantage of its many useful features. You will also learn to use many of the free Google Apps that come along with your Gmail account. Course taught on a Windows computer, but applicable to any computer.
Prerequisite: Basic computer skills.
2 lessons

Sec. 130, Tuesdays, 7/9, 7/16, 2:30 - 4:30 pm

Instructor: TechAge Volunteer

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Tuesday Jul 9 - Tuesday Jul 16
2:30-4:30pm

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Tuesday 2:30-4:30pm
Jul 9 - Jul 16

141 iPad or iPhone - Messages

This course introduces you to many of the features included in Messages, Apple's standard texting tool. Learn how to text with special effects, photos, emojis, images and much more.
Prerequisite: Get to Know Your iPad or iPhone - Intro.
2 lessons

Instructor: TechAge Volunteer

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Wednesday Jul 10 - Wednesday Jul 17
2-4pm

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Wednesday 2-4pm
Jul 10 - Jul 17

142 iPad or iPhone - Tips & Tricks

This course presents useful "tips & tricks" to make your device easier to use and more useful to you. Learn about several cool features and shortcuts you didn't know existed.
Prerequisite: Get to Know your iPhone or iPad - Intro.
1 lesson

Instructor: TechAge Volunteer

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Wednesday Jul 24
2-4pm

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Wednesday 2-4pm
Jul 24

140 iPad OR iPhone - Intro

Get comfortable using your iPad or iPhone. You will learn iPad and iPhone basics, including how to join a wireless network, use the onscreen keyboard, and much more. Access the "App Store" and learn how to find, install, and manage "apps" on your device.
Prerequisite: iPad tablet or iPhone.
2 lessons

Instructor: TechAge Volunteer

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Wednesday Aug 14 - Wednesday Aug 21
2-4pm

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Wednesday 2-4pm
Aug 14 - Aug 21