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Lifelong Learning Chesterfield


Computers, Technology, Math and Science - Spring 2017  

Lifelong Learning Institute in Chesterfield                             

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Neurobiology of Aging: Focus on Tau Protein                                    

Tuesday                                              CO171068           

9:30-11:00                          

Jan 3

Instructor(s): Karen Bell

This introduction to the neurobiology of aging will focus on a discussion of the latest scientific information related to the protein tau, involved in many neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's Disease. This is an advanced lecture that encourages audience members to have a minimum understanding of current biological principles, as it will focus on the genetic and molecular mechanisms related to neurodegenerative disease.

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Introduction to 3D Printing A                                    

Thursday                                            CO171073           

10:30-11:30                        

Jan 5

Instructor(s): Ben Strohm

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. Have you heard about 3D printing but not had the opportunity to really learn about it yet? 3D Printing is a process for making a physical object from a three-dimensional digital model, typically by laying down many successive thin layers of a material. Come see a 3D printer in action and learn about the science of 3D printing, how it works, what scientists, engineers and regular folks are using it for, and how you can get started designing your own objects. There will be ample time for questions and answers!

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iPhone Basics A                                               

Tuesday                                              CO171058           

9:30-11:00                          

Jan 10, 17, 24

Instructor(s): Mark A. Grubbs

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. Are you the proud owner of an iPhone? Not only is the iPhone a great gadget, it's also a very useful tool. You're going to enjoy it! You may be asking yourself, though, where to begin. Even if you've had an iPod or iPad, setting up and using the iPhone is a bit different. This course will help bring smiles instead of stress when you’re using your iPhone. There's a lot more to learn, of course, but this class will provide helpful tips and tricks that you'll likely need to know in the early days of having an iPhone.  The course will cover iPhone setup, Using the Built-in Apps, Getting and Using Other Apps, Enjoying Music At Home and On the Go, Troubleshooting and Help, and even more Tips and Tricks.  Students should own an iPhone to take this course.

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Android Basics                                 

Thursday                                            CO171060           

9:30-11:00                          

Jan 12, 19

Instructor(s): Mel Kauffman

Are you the proud owner of an Android smart phone? Smart Phones are useful tools for making phone calls, sending text messages and so much more! You may be asking yourself, though, where to begin. This course will help bring smiles instead of stress when you’re using your Android smart phone. There's a lot to learn as technology is constantly changing and advancing, but this class will provide helpful tips and tricks that you'll likely need to know in the early days of having an Android smart phone.  The course will cover setup, Using the Built-in Apps, Getting and Using Other Apps, Enjoying Music At Home and On the Go, Troubleshooting and Help, and even more Tips and Tricks.  Students should own an Android smart phone or tablet to take this course.

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Selling on eBay                                

Thursday                                            CO171081           

12:30-2:30                          

Jan 12, 19, 26, Feb 2

Instructor(s): Mary Lou Paulett

Have you been holding onto items of value you hate to give away but don't know how to sell? Have you thought of selling something on eBay but don't know how? In the first class, we'll discuss the steps involved; I'll show or tell you what you'll need to do before the next class so that we can spend the second class preparing to list an object for sale. Depending on the speed with which the class progresses, we may be able to list an item and see it through to its conclusion before the end of the last class. On the first day you will need to know how to take a picture with one of the following devices: a digital camera, a cell phone or tablet with camera; how to put it onto your computer; and how to find it when necessary.  You will also need an object to list and a computer, preferably a laptop that can be brought to class. Please borrow a laptop from the office if you don’t have one to bring.  Basic computer familiarity is necessary; eBay purchasing experience will be helpful but is not mandatory.  If you need help learning how to take a picture and upload it to your computer, please make use of the free one-on-one tech coaching available through LLI prior to the first class.

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Intermediate iPhone A                                

Friday                                  CO171092           

11:00-12:30                        

Jan 13, 20, 27

Instructor(s): Mark A. Grubbs

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. Students registering for this class should already feel familiar with the basic operations of their iPhone, such as the lock screen, home screen, and the Find iPhone app, as well as basic downloading, opening and closing apps. The instructor will present on the iPhone beyond the basic level and will go into more detail on setting up an iPhone, setting up and using email accounts, advanced text messaging, and use of social media (like Facebook). The class will explore the use of some of the lesser known features of the iPhone that can be very useful. New features of the iPhone 6 or 7 will also be explored, using iOS 10. All students should have at least an iPhone 4 (but preferably 5 or later). This class will focus on the iPhone 6 and 7 with iOS 9 and 10. The class will be adjusted to the level of the majority of the class.

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Solar Eclipses and the Big One This Summer!                                    

Wednesday                                      CO171085           

11:30-12:30                        

Jan 25

Instructor(s): James Calpin

This course will enlighten and expand our knowledge of eclipses, from the types we can see to how they help astronomers to discover planets outside our solar system. We will also cover the total solar eclipse coming this summer and how to prepare for viewing it.

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iPad Basics A                                     

Tuesday                                              CO171046           

9:30-11:00                          

Feb 7, 14, 21

Instructor(s): Mark A. Grubbs

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. Are you the proud owner of an iPad? Are you getting the most out of your iPad or do you know how to turn it on yet? This class will include an overview of the basics to include setup, e-mail, photos, apps and more! With generous Q & A time and email communication with the instructor, students will learn short cuts, tricks and how to make their iPads their own. Students should own an iPad 2 or newer to take this course.

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Computer Security and Internet Scams A                                            

Thursday                                            CO171090           

9:30-11:00                          

Feb 9, 16

Instructor(s): Mel Kauffman

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. This course provides will provide students with specific tips to maintain security on personal computers. Students will learn techniques to protect their online identities, avoid phishing and safeguard against viruses, adware, worms and other forms of malware.

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All About Gmail A                                          

Tuesday                                              CO171084           

1:30-3:00                             

Feb 14

Instructor(s): Linda Lyles

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. This course will cover how to set up a free Gmail account. If you have wanted to start sending and receiving e-mails with friends and family or if you're tired of your other e-mail provider, register for this class! Students are encouraged to bring their own laptop or other internet-capable device; however, a limited number of laptops will be available for students without a device. The class will be informal, and there will be plenty of time for questions.

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iPhone Basics B                                               

Friday                                  CO171059           

10:30-12:00                        

Feb 17, 24, March 3

Instructor(s): Mark A. Grubbs

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. Are you the proud owner of an iPhone? Not only is the iPhone a great gadget, it's also a very useful tool. You're going to enjoy it! You may be asking yourself, though, where to begin. Even if you've had an iPod or iPad, setting up and using the iPhone is a bit different. This course will help bring smiles instead of stress when you’re using your iPhone. There's a lot more to learn, of course, but this class will provide helpful tips and tricks that you'll likely need to know in the early days of having an iPhone.  The course will cover iPhone setup, Using the Built-in Apps, Getting and Using Other Apps, Enjoying Music At Home and On the Go, Troubleshooting and Help, and even more Tips and Tricks.  Students should own an iPhone to take this course.

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Exploring the Internet                                  

Wednesday                                      CO171057           

1:30-3:00                             

March 1, 8, 15

Instructor(s): Lewis Levi

This class aims to answer the following questions: “What is the Internet and how does it work?”, “How can I better use my web browser (Internet Explorer or Chrome) to surf or explore the Internet?”, “What are the benefits of using the Internet in my everyday life?”, and “How can I do this safely?”. Students are welcome to bring their own laptops or other internet-capable device; however, all students will benefit from the information presented in this class.

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Introduction to 3D Printing B                                     

Tuesday                                              CO171074           

11:30-12:30                        

March 7

Instructor(s): Ben Strohm

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. Have you heard about 3D printing but not had the opportunity to really learn about it yet? 3D Printing is a process for making a physical object from a three-dimensional digital model, typically by laying down many successive thin layers of a material. Come see a 3D printer in action and learn about the science of 3D printing, how it works, what scientists, engineers and regular folks are using it for, and how you can get started designing your own objects. There will be ample time for questions and answers!

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Celestial Navigation                                      

Thursday                                            CO171080           

1:30-3:00                             

March 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 20

Instructor(s): Mark Swearengen

The class will examine basic methods for keeping track of one’s position when at sea, using the sun, moon, planets and stars. A fellow LLI Member and student of navigation will lead this class. It is not intended to train students to be qualified navigators and will not explore astrology or astronomy. Students will not be required to purchase text material or navigation equipment.

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iPad Basics B                                     

Friday                                  CO171047           

12:00-1:30                          

March 10, 17, 24

Instructor(s): Mark A. Grubbs

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. Are you the proud owner of an iPad? Are you getting the most out of your iPad or do you know how to turn it on yet? This class will include an overview of the basics to include setup, e-mail, photos, apps and more! With generous Q & A time and email communication with the instructor, students will learn short cuts, tricks and how to make their iPads their own. Students should own an iPad 2 or newer to take this course.

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Intermediate iPhone B                                

Tuesday                                              CO171093           

11:30-1:00                          

March 14, 21, 28

Instructor(s): Mark A. Grubbs

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. Students registering for this class should already feel familiar with the basic operations of their iPhone, such as the lock screen, home screen, and the Find iPhone app, as well as basic downloading, opening and closing apps. The instructor will present on the iPhone beyond the basic level and will go into more detail on setting up an iPhone, setting up and using email accounts, advanced text messaging, and use of social media (like Facebook). The class will explore the use of some of the lesser known features of the iPhone that can be very useful. New features of the iPhone 6 or 7 will also be explored, using iOS 10. All students should have at least an iPhone 4 (but preferably 5 or later). This class will focus on the iPhone 6 and 7 with iOS 9 and 10. The class will be adjusted to the level of the majority of the class.

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Computer Security and Internet Scams B                                             

Friday                                  CO171091           

9:30-11:00                          

March 17, 24

Instructor(s): Mel Kauffman

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. This course provides will provide students with specific tips to maintain security on personal computers. Students will learn techniques to protect their online identities, avoid phishing and safeguard against viruses, adware, worms and other forms of malware.

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All About Gmail B                                           

Wednesday                                      CO171089           

1:30-3:00                             

March 22

Instructor(s): Linda Lyles

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. This course will cover how to set up a free Gmail account. If you have wanted to start sending and receiving e-mails with friends and family or if you're tired of your other e-mail provider, register for this class! Students are encouraged to bring their own laptop or other internet-capable device; however, a limited number of laptops will be available for students without a device. The class will be informal, and there will be plenty of time for questions.

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Microsoft PowerPoint Basics                                    

Monday                                              CO171070           

9:30-11:00                          

March 27, April 3, 17

Instructor(s): Joanna Lurie

This class will introduce the program, Microsoft PowerPoint, which allows users to develop graphic presentations. Learn how to create and edit slides, insert pictures, add timings and sound, work with different views, practice with your presentation, and finally run the slide show. The class is targeted at beginners and is informal with plenty of time for questions. A limited number of laptops will be available for students without laptops.

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Windows 10 Basics                                        

Friday                                  CO171067           

9:30-11:00                          

April 21, 28

Instructor(s): Mel Kauffman

Have you upgraded your computer to Windows 10?  This course will focus on what you need to know AFTER you've upgraded with an emphasis on what’s changed and how to find things in the new environment.  If you have a laptop with Windows 10, you can bring it along but it is not necessary to have it on hand for the course.  The course is casual with lots of times for questions.

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