Welcome to Senior Tech Club Live!

Senior Tech Club Live!  is the home of the Senior Tech Club’s  live online training. 

Senior Tech Club LIVE! sessions are easy and casual.  It’s like a group of us sitting around the kitchen table demonstrating features of your smartphones and tablets.  In the sessions Don will present a topic, demonstrate the actions and invite you to explore from your home. 

Each class will last about 45 minutes.  No registration is required.  There are no apps to install. We recommend that you watch the video on a laptop, desktop or tablet allowing you to explore our class topics with your iPhone. 

Just click on topic below to access the live video and class materials. 

We will record each live session allowing you to replay any session you miss. 

 

Upcoming LIVE! Classes

Below are the planned topics and dates for LIVE! online classes.  Our live classes are scheduled for 10:00 AM CDT and last about 45 minutes.  Check back here weekly as we update our plans.

Click on the Title to access the live video link and materials for the class. 

 

TitlePlatformDateSummary
LIVE! #14 – Taking Better iPhone Photos – Part 1 Camera BasicsLIVE!05/28/2020

Even if you have taken hundreds of photos with your iPhone or iPad, you might not know the many ways to launch the camera app and press the shutter. And we will also explore flash, zoom, burst photos and how to use the timer to take a family picture. We’ll explore Camera Basics in this LIVE! online session!

LIVE! #15 – Taking Better iPhone Photos – Part 2 Beyond Point & ClickLIVE!06/01/2020

In Part 2 of our Taking Better iPhone pictures series, we will get beyond the basics and explore functions that make your iPhone camera a powerhouse in your pocket.    We will explore the Rule of Thirds , HDR, Live Photos and cover two camera modes including Video and Pano.  

LIVE! #16 – Taking Better iPhone Photos – Part 3 Get Creative with Advanced ModesLIVE!06/04/2020

In Part 3 of our Taking Better iPhone Pictures series, we will get explore advanced modes for creative pictures.  Plan to review Portrait, Slo Mo and Time Lapse modes and add these powerhouse functions to your  iPhone photography arsenal.  

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Our Archive of Previous LIVE! Classes

Below are the previous LIVE! sessions.   Click on the Title to access the recorded video and materials for the class. 

 

TitlePlatformDateSummary
Live #1 Texting and Messaging with your iPhone and iPadLIVE!04/09/2020

Texting with your phone has become essential in order to communicate with families and friends. In addition to basic communication, we are now seeing all kinds of services offered via text or text-like services. This includes text banking, numerous payment services, delivery notifications, restaurant reservations and more.

Live #3 Make a Family Conference Call with your iPhoneLIVE!04/16/2020

If you are a family event organizer, you might occasionally need to make a conference call that includes family members or some combination of friends, family and colleagues. The iPhone allows you to make conference calls. It only requires a two-step recipe. It’s easy!

Live #2 Making Video Calls with FacetimeLIVE!04/12/2020

Texting with your phone has become essential in order to communicate with families and friends. In addition to basic communication, we are now seeing all kinds of services offered via text or text-like services. This includes text banking, numerous payment services, delivery notifications, restaurant reservations and more.

LIVE! #4 Advanced Email TipsLIVE!04/20/2020

Many iPhone users are comfortable with the basic steps for sending and receiving email.  However some of the more advanced actions are somewhat hidden and certainly more unfamiliar. We will explore topics like Managing your Inbox, Organizing your Email with Folders & Flags and Attaching Photos or Documents to your Email.

LIVE! #5 Reading FREE Books with LibbyLIVE!04/23/2020

Use the Libby app to borrow FREE sbooks from your local library. We will discuss and demonstrate the process.

LIVE! #6 You Can Learn Anything on YouTubeLIVE!04/27/2020

On YouTube you can find videos that entertain, teach and inform. We would place learning on the top of the list. This is what makes the site essential.
In this LIVE! session we will teach you how to find and view videos on YouTube.

LIVE! #7 How to Listen to Podcasts on the iPhoneLIVE!04/30/2020

Podcasts are audio programs that are made available on the internet. They are downloaded to your computer or phone for playing anywhere or anytime.

The Apple Podcasts app is the built-in tool for managing your search, subscription and playback of the podcasts that you choose.

LIVE! #8 How to Attend a Zoom MeetingLIVE!05/04/2020

Zoom is a popular platform for conducting video meetings and classes.  It is used by schools, organizations and organizations of all types.  For friends and family, Zoom can be used to have virtual meals, play games or even virtual happy hours.

In this LIVE! session you will learn the basics of attending a Zoom meeting.  

LIVE! #9 Reading Books and More with the Books AppLIVE!05/07/2020

If you are thinking about reading eBooks on your iPad or iPhone, the Books app comes with your device and may be the first reading app that you want to explore. This LIVE! session provides tips and the basics for using your device as an eBook reader.

LIVE! #10 Scheduling and Hosting a Zoom MeetingLIVE!05/11/2020

In LIVE# 8 we explored attending a Zoom meeting that someone else has set up. In this LIVE! session, we will also discuss Zoom accounts (FREE or paid,) identify what you need and explore the steps to set up and schedule a Zoom video meeting.

LIVE! #11 Using and Customizing the iPhone/iPad Control CenterLIVE!05/14/2020

We are fans of the iPhone Control Center.  It has changed in the recent versions of IOS and now offers more options for shortcuts to control your device and launch apps and functions.  

LIVE! #12 – Getting to Know SiriLIVE!05/18/2020

If you use an iPhone or iPad you can get many things done faster and more easily using Siri.  Siri comes with many great functions. You can ask Siri questions, get directions, send text messages and emails, set timers and alarms, get recommendations and more. Best of all is is simple and only takes a little practice to master it.  

In this LIVE! session you will get to know Siri and some of her capabilities.  

LIVE! #13 – Shortcuts & Widgets & Nuggets, Oh My!LIVE!05/21/2020

In this LIVE! session we will explore a few of our favorite nuggets that are often undiscovered by older adults.  You will learn how to scan a QR code, how to use the magnifier and how to find your lost iPhone.  We will pull out some of our best tips.

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