Classes offered by the Claremont Senior Computer Club are paced for seniors, but are open to all adults who are interested. Sign up for classes at the reception desk of the Joslyn Senior Center (660 N. Mountain Avenue) or call for information about class schedules at 909-399-5488.
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS
This is a basic introductory class for those who are new to computers and want to learn about the personal computer and to acquire some basic computer skills. Ownership of a computer is not required. 10 AM Noon and 1 PM 3 PM, one day. [$10, lunch included]
Morning: Basic information on Pixel,
compression, resolution, uses of the various camera modes, and brief
discussion of composition. In the afternoon, everyone takes photos,
downloads them and uses Picasa to do simple editing, printing
photos and make a CD.
This is a survey of the Windows 10 operating system. Participants should have taken the Introduction to Computers class or have previous computer experience. They are expected to own a computer, to review lessons and to practice between classes. Instruction begins at a fundamental level. It follows with familiarization with folders, files, and hard drive layout, as well as uses of the USB thumb drive. Basic word processing skills using Wordpad, essential elements of the Control Panel to customize the look and feel of your computer and hard drive housekeeping (Disk Cleaning, Disk Defragmentation, ScanDisk, etc.) complete the series. Classes convene Monday, Wednesday and Friday, over two weeks 9 AM Noon, six sessions. [$35, book included]
DIGITAL PHOTO CD PICTURE SHOWS & ARCHIVES
(This is not a class on the use of digital cameras.)
This 1-day class covers making CD picture shows with voice narratives on selected photos and background music for TV and computers. The same CD is also an ARCHIVE for all the high resolution image files for printing, e-mail and other shows.
Instruction will include demonstrations and follow-along, hands-on computer exercises. A CD of exercise images used in class and click by click procedures are included.
Digital Photo CD Picture Shows for TV & Archives uses Roxio Easy Media Creator 7 and includes:
1. Converting common music CD files to MP3 for CD Picture show background music.
Authoring at least 2 picture show CDs with voice narratives and
3. Burning at least 2 CDs that contain Picture shows for TV and computers and photo image file archives.
For the Digital Photo CD Picture Show class, students must possess good working skills with Windows, especially the menu systems and saving files in folders and retrieving them. Agility with the mouse is important. Classes meet 10 AM Noon and 1 PM 3 PM. [$15, lunch included]
MICROSOFT WORD 2007
Featured are basic functions, such as: manual
spelling correction, use of spell and grammar checking, editing with
cut, copy, paste, and moving text. Page setup, formatting to select
font, font size and style, and the creation of templates will
be emphasized. Students are expected to be familiar with the
material covered in the clubs Windows 7 class, especially
file management and the use of the mouse.
COMPUTER CLUB CLASSROOM
The Bob Binder Classroom at the Joslyn Center
Annex has many uses. Every Friday afternoon, from 1 PM to 4 PM, it
is open to all members. Several experienced senior members will be
there to assist in the solution of problems related to computer
hardware. You can bring your computer and it will be connected to a
keyboard, mouse and monitor and the trouble-shooting will begin.
The Hughes Center (on Danbury) also has a computer lab with Internet access. A city employee is on hand to supervise and their machines are available throughout the week.
You can sign up for classes at the reception desk of the Joslyn Senior Center (660 N. Mountain Avenue) or call for information about class schedules at 909-399-5488.