San Rafael Public Library

All Things Apple! for Beginners with Beryn Hammil

Posted by bonnie on

When:
January 5, 2021 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2021-01-05T14:00:00-08:00
2021-01-05T15:00:00-08:00
Where:
Online via Zoom video conferencing
Cost:
Free
Contact:

Due to the current situation with Covid-19, all face-to-face All Things Apple! classes have been suspended indefinitely, but Beryn has begun teaching via Zoom video conferencing.

If you are new to All Things Apple! and would like more information about classes being conducted on Zoom, or be put on the waiting list for participation, please contact Librarian, Bonnie Groshong at: bonnie.groshong@cityofsanrafael.org

Instructor, Beryn Hammil, will email you a welcome packet and a Zoom meeting link. You must register in advance in Zoom each week for all classes. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

You will receive a full set of invitations to register every Friday morning for the following week’s four (4) classes (two beginner classes and two intermediate/advanced classes). Choose whichever ones you’re interested in attending.

Beginner classes meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:00 pm for one hour.
Intermediate classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:00 pm for one hour.
You must register for each class in advance.

Doors for each class will open 15 minutes prior to that class starting and we will start on time. When the class capacity of 100 participants is reached, those who get “locked out” will be able to view the class by live streaming it on YouTube. This is called “The Balcony Section” because you will not be able to raise your hand to ask questions but can nonetheless learn something new while viewing from there.

At the end of each class participants can stay for up to 15 minutes for a Q&A session about that or any other topic. Because many people leave at the formal end of class, those who are watching the class on YouTube’s live stream will be able to join the live after-class Q&A to have their
questions answered.

A video of each class will be available for you to review for a limited time on YouTube, but you must participate in that class to access it. Instructions for how to do this are given in each class.

If you make a reservation and later find that you cannot attend, please cancel your reservation so there’s space for someone else. The place to cancel is within a link on the confirmation of your reservation that you received when you signed up.

Each topic will cover information for the Mac computer, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Whenever applicable, class topics will be divided into Part 1 and Part 2. Descriptions of each part are shown in the schedule below. You’re welcome to participate in any and all classes, and for some topics you’re encouraged to participate in both parts to maximize the learning experience of that subject.

These class topics were put together based on input from students, and while some of these topics have been taught recently, there’s always something new to learn in each. The content of each topic description will be adhered to, but discussion is not limited to just what’s presented in this schedule as one thing often leads to another.

Doors for each class will open 15 minutes prior to that class starting and we will start on time. When the class capacity of 100 participants is reached, those who get “locked out” will be able to view the class by live streaming it on YouTube. This is called the “Balcony Section.” Those who are registered to participate by half past the hour prior to class starting will receive an email with the link to the live stream. It will be sent out within 15 minutes of the class starting. If you’re viewing the class from the balcony you will not be able to raise your hand to ask questions but can nonetheless learn something new.

At the end of each class participants can stay for up to 15 minutes for a Q&A session about that or any other topic. Because many people leave at the formal end of class, those who are watching the class from the balcony section will be able to join the live after-class Q&A to have their questions answered.

A video of each class will be available so you can review material on YouTube, and you can build your own library of these recap videos, but you must participate in that class to access it. Instructions for how to do this are given in each class.

Pre-registration is a requisite for each class. Invitations to register are sent out each Saturday morning for all of the following week’s classes, and you must register for each class separately.

Time shown for all classes is Pacific Time; please adjust accordingly for where you are.

SCHEDULE:

TUESDAY, JAN 5TH – ORGANIZING OUR COMPUTER, iPHONE & iPAD
We are completely dependent upon our devices. Now let’s organize them so they can do their job properly to support us.

2:00 PM –- PART 1

Learn how to:

  • create files so everything has a place,
  • create a place for your downloads,
  • put things in the files so they’re easy to find later and,
  • how to actually find them.

4:00 PM – PART 2

Continue the lesson with more information about how to:

  • organize your photos into Albums,
  • organize your emails into Mailboxes
  • migrate superfluous items to an external storage device.

THURSDAY, JAN 7TH – WALLET, APPLE PAY & ePAYMENTS
Swiping credit cards at stores’ payment terminals has been replaced with “touchless payment.” Your iPhone or iPad’s Wallet will be how you’ll make payments from now on. Sending money to other people has also taken on a new dimension recently; electronic fund transfer, or “ePayments.”

2:00 PM – PART 1

  • Learn how to set up the Wallet app so you won’t fumble around at the checkout counter.
  • While you’re learning how to pay via technology, learn how to set up Apple Pay on your computer and iPhone/iPad so online shopping is easier too.

4:00 PM – PART 2

Learn how to set up the other payment services that exist, i.e.; Venmo, Zelle, PayPal. Learn the difference between Apple Pay, Apple Cash and Apple Credit.

TUESDAY, JAN 12th – MUSIC & iTUNES
This is such a large topic that it will take more than one day in which to learn all that it has to offer.

2:00 PM – PART 1

Learn how to:

  • listen to music on each of your devices,
  • add music to your library and how to listen to it from there,
  • play Apple music radio.

4:00 PM – PART 2 (Your input based on your experience is welcome.)

Continue this topic by learning how to:

  • create music playlists,
  • add or delete music from these playlists.

THURSDAY, JAN 14th – MUSIC & iTUNES

2:00 PM – PART 3 (Your input based on your experience is welcome.)

Learn how to:

  • migrate your music library to Apple music from other sources,
  • import your CD library to Apple music.

4:00 PM – PART 4 (Your input based on your experience is welcome.)

Learn about:

  • Apple’s music subscription service, Apple Music +
  • Other subscription music services.

TUESDAY, JAN 19TH – EMERGENCY SOS, HEALTH & FITNESS
Apple has made a commitment to our health. Let’s learn how to take advantage of their interest in our well-being.

2:00 PM – PART 1

Learn how to;

  • set up the Emergency SOS function that Apple has included in your iPhone and iPad. It could save your life!
  • set up your emergency contact(s) so if something happens to you, they’re quickly notified automatically.

4:00 PM – PART 2

There are so many apps designed to help you keep fit. Let’s review some of them and how they coordinate information with your Apple device(s). No, they will not do the work for you, but will keep track of your efforts so you can be proud of your progress.

THURSDAY, JAN 21ST – iPHONE

It is a phone, after all.

2:00 PM – PART 1

Learn how to:

  • make and receive calls not just from the Phone app, but from your Contacts app,
  • have multiple people on the same call,
  • save contact information from a received call.

4:00 PM – PART 2

Learn how to:

  • respond with a text if you’re not available to talk,
  • make international phone calls using 3rd party calling apps that use WiFi for calling to avoid costly international calling charges

TUESDAY, JAN 26TH – SECURITY, PASSWORDS, & KEYCHAINS

2:00 PM – PART 1

Those scraps of paper with outdated passwords scattered about no longer serve you!

Learn how to:

  • create failsafe passwords and find them later with Beryn’s easy system,
  • manage and store all your passwords so they’re secure and easy to find,

4:00 PM – PART 2

Are you safe online? Learn how to:

  • set up Keychain so all your devices can safely store and retrieve your passwords from one device to another,
  • how to recognize phishing attacks,
  • protect yourself online.

THURSDAY, JAN 28TH – NO CLASSES TODAY…. BERYN NEEDS A SHORT BREAK

 

Comments are closed.

  • Downtown Library

    Curbside Pickup Hours (call ahead)
    Sun: closed
    Mon, Tues, Weds: 10-4
    Thurs: 12-6
    Fri & Sat: 10-4

    Contact
    (415) 485-3323

    Address
    1100 E Street (at 5th Avenue)
    San Rafael, CA 94901

  • Pickleweed Library

    Curbside Pickup Hours
    Sat, Sun & Mon: Closed
    Tues: 10-4
    Weds & Thurs: 12-6
    Fri: 10-4

    Contact
    (415) 485-3483

    Address
    50 Canal Street
    San Rafael, CA 94901

  • Northgate Library

    Pop-In Hours
    Sun, Mon, Tues, Weds: Closed
    Thurs, Fri, Sat: 12-4

    Contact
    (415) 524-2694

    Address
    5800 Northgate Drive
    San Rafael, CA 94903



    ABOUT US
    Contact Us
    About the Library
    City of San Rafael
    Library Board of Trustees
    Library Newsletter

Translate »