All Things Apple! March 2021 Schedule of Classes

Our Popular All Things Apple! Class is Online

Join Beryn Hammil on Zoom and learn how to get the most out of your Apple devices. You’ll discover how to set up each device to be more efficient and effective in all aspects of your life.

Pre-registration is required for each class.  Invitations to register will be emailed each Saturday morning for the following week’s classes, and you must register for each class individually. New students, please email Shereen at sash@marincounty.org to get started.

The Beginners Class Meets on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2-3 pm.  It is designed to focus on getting students who are less familiar or comfortable with technology up and running on the basic functions of their devices and their apps. We’ll go a bit slower and your questions will be answered.

The Intermediate Class Meets on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4-5 pm.  It will cover material that might already familiar to students. We’ll go into greater depth on a specific topic and there will be time for questions.

      • Choose whichever level you think will benefit you the most or attend both!
      • Each topic is relevant for the Apple iPhone, iPad, and Mac computer.
      • Classes start on time!  The “doors” open 15 minutes prior to starting.
      • When the class capacity of 100 participants is reached, the class will be live streamed on YouTube for registered students.
      • Topics for these classes were put together based on requests from students, and while some of these topics have been taught recently, there’s always something new to learn.

MARCH 2021 CLASS SCHEDULE

TUESDAY, MARCH 2nd

It’s amazing what these devices can do for you when they’re set up properly for your needs. You are encouraged to participate in both sessions to get the most out of this topic

2:00 PM   SETTINGS: Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

Learn the basic settings of each of your devices, and what each can do for you.

4:00 PM   CONTROL CENTER, NOTIFICATIONS & WIDGETS

Between these three functions, you’ll be able to navigate your devices easily and have a variety of functions at your fingertips

        • Set up each function
        • Access each function as well as your most needed information easily

THURSDAY, MARCH 4th   FUNCTIONALITY

There are a lot of other functions that make things easy to do and convenient on your Apple devices. Let’s cover a few of them today.

2:00 PM –- PART 1

        • Air Drop – how to send things to another person who’s nearby via the air!
        • Hot Spot – what it is and how to use it
        • Find My– an invaluable tool to locate people and missing devices

 4:00 PM – PART 2

        • Disk Utility – when things go a bit wonky on a Mac computer, this can help... sometimes
        • Force Quit – when you get the beach ball icon, this function will save your sanity
        • Various maintenance and organizing tips for your mobile devices

TUESDAY, MARCH 9th – TYPING AND EDITING DOCUMENTS

2:00 PM – PART 1 - TYPE AND FORMAT WRITTEN DOCUMENTS

Learn the basic typing and formatting skills that are standard across a wide variety of writing apps on both the computer and the mobile devices. Learn some tips and tricks so you can function more effectively on each.

4:00 PM – PART 2 - PREVIEW APP TO EDIT PDF DOCUMENTS AND MORE

This markup tool is really powerful if you know how to use it on PDF documents as well as photos and screen shots.

        • Highlight words, sentences and paragraphs with different colors
        • Add your signature to a document
        • Add symbols, arrows
        • Add comments in a variety of text fonts and colors

THURSDAY, MARCH 11th – NOTES          

This is, without doubt, my favorite and most utilized app of them all! Once you learn how to effectively use it, you’ll understand why and thank me.

2:00 PM – PART 1

        • Create a note
        • Organize your Notes with folders and sub-folders
        • Format the text in your Note
        • Share your Note with someone else. They can even work on that Note with you. Or not.

4:00 PM – PART 2

        • Add photos and web links from any of your devices
        • Scan documents into a Note
        • Mark up your Note
        • Create a chart in a Note

TUESDAY, MARCH 16th – SECURITY AND ONLINE SAFETY

The bad guys are getting more and more clever about how to separate us from our identity, and ultimately, our money.

2:00 PM –- PART 1 

        • Recognize a fake email when you receive one, and what to do about or with it
        • Safely search the internet and avoid using fake websites
        • Use Safari as your web browser to prevent websites from sharing your search information
        • Know why and when to clear the cookies and cache on your devices

4:00 PM – PART 2

Learn about 3rd party software that can help protect you when you’re online and keep your devices safe.

THURSDAY, MARCH 18th – PODCASTS

Podcasts are an entire universe of useful information and entertainment to help keep us better informed, educated, and amused on a wide range of topics.

2:00 PM – PART 1

        • Where to find podcasts, including 3rd party apps
        • How to listen to a podcast by either by streaming or downloading it depending on when and where you want to listen to it

4:00 PM – PART 2

        • Share a podcast
        • Organize your podcasts
        • Subscribe to your favorite podcasts so you don’t miss the next episode

TUESDAY, MARCH 23rd

2:00 PM –- TIPS & TRICKS

Back by popular demand! There are so many little things that can enhance your experience on each of your devices. We’ll run through a list so you’ll be more efficient and feel more accomplished.

4:00 PM – PERSONALIZE THE LOOK OF YOUR DEVICE SCREENS

        • Create wallpapers on your mobile devices
        • Create a Lock Screen message
        • Access dark mode on each of your devices
        • How to set up night mode on your devices
        • Create desktop screens on your computer

THURSDAY, MARCH 25th – MAPS

2:00 PM – APPLE MAPS

        • get around using Maps
        • use this app for finding what you need
        • create a route that includes multiple stops

4:00 PM – 3RD PARTY MAP APPS, including Google, and others.

TUESDAY, MARCH 30th– CATCH ALL & OPEN DISCUSSION

2:00 PM until?

There will be only one class, starting at 2:00 PM (Pacific Time), and it will last for however long you want it to last.

Content of today’s class will be determined by whatever you want to learn and discuss. You’ll learn how I find answers to some of your tougher questions and how I teach myself new things, not just on Apple’s website, but via other sites on the internet as well.


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