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Merrymeeting Adult Education



Computers & Technology

Cell Phone Apps to Save Money

$35

with Deb Arter

Calendar Nov 1, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Cell phones are much more than phones - they are navigation devices, flashlights, calculators, photo albums, filming devices, banks, computers, datebooks, maps, alarm clocks, fitness tool, encyclopedia, translator, stop watches, and A SHOPPING AID! Let Debra show you how she saved $926 over two years on groceries and supplied her whole family with gift cards through use of her iPhone. Debra will cover the apps that deal with consumption, investments, and shopping of all sorts but not focus on games. Bring your fully charged Android or iPhone with you to class. No discounts.

Composition Tips Using Your Smart Phone Camera

$45

with Jill Spencer

Calendar Dec 10, 2018 at 1 pm, runs for 2 weeks

The newer smart phones (Androids & iPhones) have pretty sophisticated cameras that take sharp images. Improve your pictures even more by employing a variety of composition strategies. Topics include: taking portraits, night shooting, using reflections for unique perspectives, adding interest to your landscape shots, ways to capture flora and fauna in a distinctive manner, and more. This two-week class will allow us to explore some strategies, practice them during the week, and then share our best efforts plus investigate several additional approaches. Please bring your fully charged smart phone (Android or iPhone). No discounts.

Do You Know a Bot from a Troll from a Data-Miner? Are You Safe From Them When Online?
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Do You Know a Bot from a Troll from a Data-Miner? Are You Safe From Them When Online?

$30

with Jill Spencer

Calendar Oct 22, 2018 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Are we being manipulated through social media and other media to sway our opinions and actions? Good question! In the last year, we’ve seen articles about bots and trolls—what are they really? Are there ways to identify them when we are online? We will define these terms, look at ways to identify them in our own web lives, and explore strategies to avoid or at least not get sucked into the pitfalls of online manipulation. With the fall election season upon us, it is imperative we be savvy consumers of all the different sources of web-based information. No discounts.

Do You Know a Bot from a Troll from a Data-Miner? Are You Safe From Them When Online?
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Do You Know a Bot from a Troll from a Data-Miner? Are You Safe From Them When Online?

$30

with Jill Spencer

Calendar Oct 22, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Are we being manipulated through social media and other media to sway our opinions and actions? Good question! In the last year, we’ve seen articles about bots and trolls—what are they really? Are there ways to identify them when we are online? We will define these terms, look at ways to identify them in our own web lives, and explore strategies to avoid or at least not get sucked into the pitfalls of online manipulation. With the fall election season upon us, it is imperative we be savvy consumers of all the different sources of web-based information. No discounts.

Easy to Learn Web-based Tools for Community Organization Officers and Members

$30

with Jill Spencer

Calendar Nov 7, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Are you and/or your committee responsible for newsletters? Flyers? Program covers? Brochures? Tools like MailChimp, PicMonkey, and Canva will help you deliver snazzy and professional looking communications that will make your organization proud! They are pretty easy to learn if you have some familiarity with digital devices. Bring your digital device—laptops and/or tablets—to this hands-on session. You can use a PC in the computer lab here if necessary. No discounts.

Google Photos

$30

with Jill Spencer

Calendar Nov 5, 2018 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

DATE CHANGE TO 11/5/18 Google Photos advertises free, unlimited space to store your pictures. Are there any catches? What are the advantages? Disadvantages? What can you do at Google Photos besides store your pictures? (Lots!) You do need a Google account; if you use Gmail, you already have one. Bring your smart phone (Android or iPhone), your tablet (Android or iPad) or your laptop. If you are using a phone or tablet, you might download the free app before you come to class. If not, make sure you know your Apple ID/password or Amazon account info (username & password) so you can download the app in class. No discounts. DATE CHANGE TO 11/5/18

Ordinary Photos Into Stunning Images Through Editing Apps

$30

with Jill Spencer

Calendar Nov 19, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Have fun transforming your ordinary photographs into stunning or fantastical images using free editing apps you can download to your smart phone or tablet. We will explore Snapseed, Percolator, Adobe Photoshop Express, and Canva. You might want to check out these apps before class and download the ones that appeal to you. These apps can be used on both Apple and Android devices. Please bring your fully charged device to class. You can also use these apps on a laptop. No discounts.

Ordinary Photos Into Stunning Images Through Editing Apps DAYTIME

$30

with Jill Spencer

Calendar Nov 19, 2018 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Have fun transforming your ordinary photographs into stunning or fantastical images using free editing apps you can download to your smart phone or tablet. We will explore Snapseed, Percolator, Adobe Photoshop Express, and Canva. You might want to check out these apps before class and download the ones that appeal to you. These apps can be used on both Apple and Android devices. Please bring your fully charged device to class. You can also use these apps on a laptop. No discounts.





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