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Lifelong Learning Chesterfield


Computers, Technology, Math and Science - Summer 2019

Lifelong Learning Institute in Chesterfield                             

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All About Gmail A                                          

Thursday                                            CO192084           

9:30-11:00                          

May 16

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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Mathematical Card Magic and More                                      

Thursday                                            CO192127           

2:00-3:30                             

May 16, 23, 30, June 6

Instructor(s): Wells Iles

The earliest magicians were actually mathematicians. Learn how they made simple tricks with numbers appear magical. This course will focus on math-based card tricks but will also explore magic squares, the number nine, and the secrets of performing mental calculations. Topics will also include binary numbers and ternary numbers. Most of the card tricks will be self-working and, therefore, easy to learn (and perform). Note: This course is new and different from the previously offered math magic class: “Mathemagic.”

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Android Basics A                                             

Friday                                  CO192060           

9:30-11:00                          

May 17, 24

Instructor(s): Mel Kauffman

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. 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 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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iPad Basics                                         

Friday                                  CO192046           

1:30-3:00                             

May 17, 24, 31

Instructor(s): Mark A. Grubbs

Have you recently started using an iPad? Don’t know much about the iPad you have and want to learn to do more with it? This interactive class will help you learn the basics about your physical iPad, the Cloud, iCloud, and basic features in iPad texting, calling, FaceTime and Email. Then you’ll learn how to search for and download apps, how to use Safari to surf the Web, and more, as time allows. All students are encouraged to ask questions anytime. To be ready for class, you’ll need your fully charged iPad 3rd generation or newer (not iPad 2), your Apple ID password, and your Cellular Data Plan. If you don’t know what these are, you’ll find out in class.

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Native American Plants                                               

Tuesday                                              CO192130           

10:00-11:30                        

May 21

Instructor(s): John Clatterbaugh

More than 1500 native plants of North America have been used by over 225 Native American groups. This course will take a look at plants of the eastern United States, with an emphasis on plants used by native Virginians. There will be specimens of foods from local native plants including nuts, seeds, herbs, and other plants. Find out how food from plants was processed and stored. Stone implements that were used for preparing food thousands of years ago will be on display. Learn how the local natives used plants we see today in our communities for food over 400 years ago.

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The ABCs of Flight: It Goes Up and then Down                                  

Monday                                              CO192125           

11:30-1:00                          

June 3, 10, 17, 24

Instructor(s): Danny Arkin

Of Leonardo da Vinci's many areas of study, perhaps this Renaissance man's favorite was aviation. Da Vinci seemed truly excited by the possibility of people soaring through the skies like birds. Come and enjoy a lay person's understanding of what makes flight, types of general aviation aircraft, becoming a pilot, and the freedom you feel from above. Come enjoy the adventure possibilities, ask questions, and learn what is already obvious when you think about it. This course will be a fun introduction to something that is breathtaking to imagine. There will be an opportunity after the last class for students to go see it in real life (on the ground of course).

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Social Media: Too Much, Too Little Time, Help Me!                                       

Tuesday                                              CO192124           

2:00-3:30                             

June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16

Instructor(s): Danny Arkin

Some love it, some hate it, but everyone has an opinion on social media's value and impact. Join this course to learn about the background of social media in general as well as some of the more popular apps out there today, such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Messenger, Pinterest, Snapchat, Reddit, Tumbler and more. Discuss the benefits and dangers of social media information sharing. Understand techniques for determining reality vs. false truths. Learn about specific apps in use by your family and friends and suggestions for personal use.

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All About Gmail B                                           

Thursday                                            CO192089           

9:30-11:00                          

June 6

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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Geology of Our National Parks                                 

Friday                                  CO192128           

10:00-11:30                        

June 14, 21, 28

Instructor(s): Bob Ferguson

Could it be interesting and enjoyable to learn a little about a subject like Geology? The instructor sure thinks so! This course will share portions from a "Great Courses" DVD that illustrates basic ideas of Geology by using the beauty of our national parks. Students will learn some of the science behind the wonders of Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons, Hawaii's volcanoes and the Cascade volcanoes like Mount St. Helens. Great color slides and graphics provided by National Geographic will make it easy to get the core ideas of Geology. Remember, there are no homework assignments, no quizzes, and no biting mosquitoes, but there will be plenty of shared learning.

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iPhone Basics                                   

Friday                                  CO192058           

1:30-3:00                             

June 14, 21, 28

Instructor(s): Mark A. Grubbs

Have you recently started using an iPhone? Don’t know much about the iPhone you have and want to learn to do more with it? This interactive class will help you learn the basics about your physical iPhone, the Cloud, iCloud, and basic features in iPhone texting, calling, FaceTime, Email and Apple Pay Cash. Then you’ll learn how to search for and download apps, how to use Safari to surf the Web, and more, as time allows. All students are encouraged to ask questions anytime. To be ready for class, you’ll need your fully charged iPhone 5s or newer, your Apple ID password, and your Cellular Data Plan. If you don’t know what these are, you’ll find out in class.

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Introduction to the Internet                                      

Monday                                              CO192057           

9:30-11:00                          

June 17, 24

Instructor(s): Lewis Levi

This course 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.

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Intermediate iPhone and iPad                                 

Friday                                  CO192092           

1:30-3:00                             

July 12, 19, 26

Instructor(s): Mark A. Grubbs

If you have used your iPhone or iPad a while and are comfortable with it, and you want to learn more about its features, and at a faster pace than the Basics classes, this course is for you. NOTE: After you are bored in either the iPhone Basics or iPad Basics classes, you are ready for this class, too. This interactive class will help you learn about the Cloud, extensive and exhaustive use of iCloud, texting, FaceTime, Email and setting up Apple Wallet. Other secondary Apple apps such as Books, iTunes University, and Photos will also be covered. In the third class, students determine the class content with their questions. All students are encouraged to ask questions anytime. To be ready for class, you’ll need your fully charged iPad 3rd generation or newer (not iPad 2), or your iPhone 5s or newer. You’ll also need your Apple ID password and your Cellular Data Plan.

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All That Technology for Making Your Life Easier                                               

Tuesday                                              CO192126           

2:00-3:30                             

July 23, 30, Aug 6, 13

Instructor(s): Danny Arkin

There is so much technology out there, and it can be quite overwhelming. This course will introduce many applications and tools that can help those of us with more than a few years on our meters. This is not a detailed "how to" teaching course but more of an introduction to items worthy of consideration for your collection of stuff, plus where to get them, including the following concept areas: lists, clouds, photos, health aids, exercise, tasks, calendars, email, entertainment, and just plain being cool. Come have a blast!

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Android Basics B                                             

Friday                                  CO192061           

9:30-11:00                          

Aug 9, 16

Instructor(s): Mel Kauffman

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. 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 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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Advanced iPhone                                           

Friday                                  CO192129           

1:30-3:00                             

Aug 9, 16, 23

Instructor(s): Mark A. Grubbs

This course is for students who have completed and are able to do what is written in the course descriptions for the iPhone Basics and iPhone Intermediate courses. This is a fast-paced, highly interactive course that will stretch into the less common features of the iPhone. Students will need to bring an iPhone 6 or newer, an Apple ID password and have a cellular data plan for each class.

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