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Digital Mentoring - over 50s

Fee-Free one-on-one mentoring sessions are now available under the Australian Government’s Be Connected Program, for learners over 50 years of age who fulfill the residency requirements. Choose the topic you are interested in from a wide range of options, including: The Absolute Basics: • What is a computer? • What is a laptop? • What is a tablet? • what is a smartphone? • What is the internet? Getting to know your device: • Using a keyboard • Using a mouse • Using a touchscreen, •... [More]
Digital Mentoring - over 50s

<p>Fee-Free one-on-one mentoring sessions are now available under the Australian Government’s Be Connected Program, for learners over 50 years of age who fulfill the residency requirements. Choose the

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Self paced
Approximately 1.5 hours
2022-09-28 2022-09-28
Online Learning

ONLINE ONE-ON-ONE MENTORING

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Digital Mentoring - over 50s

<p>Fee-Free one-on-one mentoring sessions are now available under the Australian Government’s Be Connected Program, for learners over 50 years of age who fulfill the residency requirements. Choose the

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Self paced
Approximately 1.5 hours
2022-09-28 2022-09-28
Venue TBA

FACE-TO-FACE ONE-ON-ONE MENTORING in Hornsby

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Digital Mentoring - over 50s

<p>Fee-Free one-on-one mentoring sessions are now available under the Australian Government’s Be Connected Program, for learners over 50 years of age who fulfill the residency requirements. Choose the

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Self paced
Approximately 1.5 hours
2022-09-28 2022-09-28
Venue TBA

FACE-TO-FACE ONE-ON-ONE MENTORING in St Ives

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Be Connected

Be Connected training is fully funded by the Australian Government for learners over the age of 50. [More]
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Be Connected

Be Connected training is fully funded by the Australian Government for learners over the age of 50.

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Please bring your own device to class. If you do not have a device, please contact us so we can arrange one for you. Fun things to do with your Photos 1

What you can do with your photos

You’ll learn all about working with photos on your computer. You’ll discover how your computer stores and organises photos, how you can get photos on to your computer, and where you can find photos on the internet.

You’ll also be introduced to how you can edit photos on your computer to improve them and get them ready for printing or sharing.

To get started, we have a short animation to watch including top tips for getting the best out of your photography.

Using a photo editor

We're going to practise using a typical photo editor. We've created our very own Squirrel Editor interactive practice activities so you can hone your editing skills in a safe environment. If you make a mistake, it doesn't matter, you can always have another go! While Squirrel Editor might look a little different to the app on your device, you should still be able to follow along.

The first activity in this course Photo editor basics – describes the key tasks covered in the practice activities.

As there is a lot of detail to see in photo editing, the practice activities themselves are viewable on laptops, desktops and tablets only. Each activity focuses on specific editing options you encounter when editing photos. They include:

  • Selecting and preparing an image
  • Brightening an image
  • Fixing a blemish
  • Optimising an image size and saving your work.

Managing and storing your photos

You’ll learn all about storing and managing photos on your computer, your mobile devices, and in the cloud.

You’ll find out how to get the most from your Windows or Apple computer’s built-in photo storage, and how this can connect to a cloud account to let you see your photos on all your devices, and even someone else’s computer when you visit them.

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Be Connected

Be Connected training is fully funded by the Australian Government for learners over the age of 50.

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Please bring your own device to class. If you do not have a device, please contact us so we can arrange one for you.

Fun Things to do with Photos 2

Using a photo editor

In this course, we're going to practise using a typical photo editor. We've created our very own Squirrel Editor interactive practice activities so you can hone your editing skills in a safe environment. If you make a mistake, it doesn't matter, you can always have another go! While Squirrel Editor might look a little different to the app on your device, you should still be able to follow along.

The first activity in this course Photo editor basics – describes the key tasks covered in the practice activities.

As there is a lot of detail to see in photo editing, the practice activities themselves are viewable on laptops, desktops and tablets only. Each activity focuses on specific editing options you encounter when editing photos. They include:

  • Selecting and preparing an image
  • Brightening an image
  • Fixing a blemish
  • Optimising an image size and saving your work.

Creating a gift from a personal photo

In this course, you’ll follow along with Steve as he turns one of his treasured family photos into a fun jigsaw gift for his sister. He made some minor edits to the photo in the previous course.

Steve won’t have to cut up the original, of course. He’ll be using a website to order a jigsaw printed with the photo on it.

Get ready to see how Steve prepares the photo, uploads it to the site, receives the final product, and is inspired to do more with his photos.  

Managing and storing your photos

In this course, you’ll learn all about storing and managing photos on your computer, your mobile devices, and in the cloud.

You’ll find out how to get the most from your Windows or Apple computer’s built-in photo storage, and how this can connect to a cloud account to let you see your photos on all your devices, and even someone else’s computer when you visit them.

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Be Connected

Be Connected training is fully funded by the Australian Government for learners over the age of 50.

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Games for Smart Devices: Christmas Party

Get into the Christmas spirit with some of our volunteer mentors while learning new skills!

  • Become familiar with the Be Connected Games Centre
  • Test your tapping, swiping and zooming skills with some fun games, designed for use on a smart phone or tablet
  • Each game is different, and some have multiple levels or difficulty

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Introduction to computers

This workshop will walk you first through the basics of what a computer is, what its components are and how it’s operated. We’ll teach you how to use a mouse and keyboard. Then we’ll put those skills to good use to create your first document on the computer, and perhaps do a little web surfing along the way. Note this class is for seniors aged over 60. Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai Community College has received funding to run these low-fee courses under the Tech Savvy Seniors Program – a... [More]
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Introduction to computers

<p>This workshop will walk you first through the basics

of what a computer is, what its components are and

how it’s operated. We’ll teach you how to use a mouse

and keyboard. Then we’ll put those

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Get Online Week Event

Get Online Week is a digital inclusion campaign organised by Good Things Foundation. [More]
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Get Online Week Event

Get Online Week is a digital inclusion campaign organised by Good Things Foundation.

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CUPCAKE DECORATING, FOLLOWING A PINTEREST TUTORIAL!

In this fun-filled workshop you will learn about the photo-based social media platform Pinterest that can provide you with inspiration for anything from recipes and arts and craft to model trains and classic cars. You will then utilise your Pinterest knowledge and follow a pre-selected tutorial on cupcake decoration techniques, under the guidance of our cake decorating tutor Leonie Merheb.

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Introduction to Online Shopping and Banking - Part I

SHOPPING AND BANKING ON THE WEB You no longer need to head to the bank branch to perform every transaction, and you can buy just about anything you need online without ever stepping outside your door. You can transfer money, pay bills, buy groceries and other goods, and even make all your travel arrangements online. WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR? You know that you can shop, bank and pay bills online, and are interested to learn more and try it yourself. You want to know how to find... [More]
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Introduction to Online Shopping and Banking - Part I

<p><em>SHOPPING AND BANKING ON THE WEB</em>

You no longer need to head to the bank branch to perform every transaction, and you can buy just about anything you need online without ever stepping

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Introduction to cyber safety: how to stay safe online

You want to get onto the internet, but are worried that it’s not safe. You want to understand and recognise the threats the internet might present, the measures you can take to avoid them, and the tools available to protect you and your computer. What you'll need: An internet-connected laptop or desktop computer What you'll learn: This workshop covers the basics of internet security: the things that can potentially go wrong and the simple steps you can take to avoid them. Note:... [More]
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Introduction to cyber safety: how to stay safe online

<p>You want to get onto the internet, but are worried that it’s not safe. You want to understand and recognise the threats the internet might present, the measures you can take to avoid them, and the

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Introduction to Email Part 1

Email is one of the fundamental internet technologies, a tool used by nearly every person with an internet connection. It allows you to –at no cost – send a letter of unlimited length to one person, or many people at once. It arrives almost instantly, and they can reply straight away. Setting up your own email account will allow you to communicate with people you know in ways you never thought possible. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN This workshop covers the basic steps you need to help keep in... [More]
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Introduction to Email Part 1

<p>Email is one of the fundamental internet technologies,<br/>a tool used by nearly every person with an internet<br/>connection. It allows you to –at no cost – send a letter<br/>of unlimited length

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Introduction to Video Calling

Video calling (using Zoom and Skype) **OVERVIEW ** Video calling is an additional way to connect with friends and family as well as participate in activities, events and appointments from a distance. The aim of this workshop is to teach people how to use common video calling applications in safe and appropriate ways. WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR? Seniors who would like to learn how to use video calling and test it out in a safe environment. HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE This training guide... [More]
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Introduction to Video Calling

<p><strong>Video calling (using Zoom and Skype)</strong></p>

<p>**OVERVIEW **

Video calling is an additional way to connect with friends and family as well as

participate in activities, events and

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Introduction to Social Media - Part 1

WHAT TO USE AND WHEN The internet helps you stay in touch with friends and loved ones. Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter let you see what’s happening in the lives of friends, and allows you to let them know what’s going on in yours. Other tools like YouTube and Flickr allow you to share videos and photos with them (and the world). Finally, there are tools like Skype that let you know when people are online and talk to them in an instant – and for free. WHO IS THIS... [More]
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Introduction to Social Media - Part 1

<p><strong>WHAT TO USE AND WHEN</strong>

The internet helps you stay in touch with friends and

loved ones. Social media sites like Facebook and

Twitter let you see what’s happening in the lives of

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Introduction to the Internet - Part 1

WELCOME TO THE INTERNET! INTRODUCTION THE INTERNET - PART 1 For people who didn’t grow up with computers, the internet can seem like a scary place. There is a world of unfamiliar jargon and new ways of communicating to contend with, and sometimes it can seem overwhelming. The truth is, however, that the internet has become quite user-friendly in recent years, and anybody is capable of accessing millions of websites, sending emails, shopping and banking online, and much more. WHO IS... [More]

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