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      • Guiding your hand while creating long documents: a workshop - Friday 19 February 2016 - 10.00 am to 12.00 noon.
        • 5 Feb 2016
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When:  Friday 19 February 2016 - 10.00 am to 12.00 noon. Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2, 138 - 140 Wakefield Street, Wellington. What: A poster board presentation of the issues and desirable actions to create readable extended texts, such as family, club, company histories, memoirs, reports and similar large projects. Subjects covered include basic approach, page formats, managing files, the look of the text, dealing with illustrations, tips and sanity saving options to encourage completing the project. All demonstration material will be available to the participants on the Web. Please register your interest with Lindsay Rollo at lrollo@paradise.net.nz. If the date does not suit, register anyway but advise. Numbers are limited to the first 12 applicants. Please wear a name tag. Cost: $5 each, payable on arrival. Please bring the correct change.

      • Kiss your computer goodbye unless you adopt a KISS approach to backing up and restoring your computer – come to the workshop - Thursday 18 February 2016 - 10.00 am to 12.00 noon.
        • 4 Feb 2016
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When:  Thursday 18 February 2016 - 10.00 am to 12.00 noon. Where:  Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2, 138 - 140 Wakefield Street, Wellington. What:  We all know we are meant to back up material on our computers in case of some sort of disaster, but how many of us know what to do or do it? Tony Doogue will provide you with a simple explanation of what is involved, what to do to back up your computer, or restore it in case of a disaster.  The emphasis will be on basic backing up and restoring, but links will be given to sources of more detailed information for both Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac operating systems. If you are confused about backing up or restoring or are having difficulties with one or the other why not see if he can help you. Please register your interest with Tony Doogue at tonydoogue@xtra.co.nz, at the same time mentioning any particular topic you would like covered. Some of the content of the Workshop is readily accessible through the SeniorNet web site at www.seniornetwgtn.blogspot.com.  Go to Workshop Notes and click  Backing Up and Restoring Simplified to see it. Numbers are limited to the first 25 applicants. Please wear a name tag. Cost: $5 each, payable on arrival. Please bring the correct change.

      • Workshop – Online scams, fraud, suspicious emails, etc – Tuesday 16 February 2016, 10.00 am – 12 Noon
        • 2 Feb 2016
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Tuesday 16 February 2016, 10.00 am – 12 Noon Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2 What: Learn to be aware of, and what you can do when confronted with online scams, fraud, suspicious or unsolicited emails, spam etc. Pick up some tips on responsible use of technologies. Lee Chisholm, Operations Manager, Netsafe will lead the workshop with a presentation. Questions will be welcome. Visit the Netsafe website http://www.netsafe.org.nz. If you have a specific issue please advise when registering. Please register with Colin Archer at ColinArcher@xtra.co.nz. As places are limited first come, first served! Investment $5 payable at the door - correct change would be appreciated.

      • RealMe Government Logon Short Course, Wednesday February 17, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
        • 1 Feb 2016
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Wednesday February 17, 10:00 am-12:00 pm Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Rooms 11 What: RealMe has been set up by the Department of Internal Affairs and New Zealand Post to make it easier for New Zealanders to get things done online. RealMe is free for consumers. You can use it to prove who you are when you’re online, and to access the online services of a number of NZ Government departments and banks. For example, you will need a RealMe account if you want to order a passport online. This will be a hands-on short course in which you will be able to set up a RealMe account.  You will learn what services you can access using your account and what to do if you lose or can’t remember an account that you have previously set up. The course is presented by Julie Woods from the Department of Internal Affairs. The cost of this 2 hour course is $10 payable at the door. Contact Maureen Pratchett at maureen.pratchett@paradise.net.nz to register.

      • Computer Owners Group (COG) Special Learning Group (SLG), Wednesday 10 February, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm
        • 1 Feb 2016
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: COG SLG Wednesday, 10 February, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2 What: This is your meeting, so please bring your questions and comments. These will range widely. For starters you can expect questions about Windows 10, replacing broken Android phone screens, and many other hot topics. Michael Munro will facilitate. Special Learning Groups (SLG) are free to all SeniorNet Wellington members.

      • Writing and Publishing Group First Meeting for 2016, Wednesday 10 February from 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm
        • 1 Feb 2016
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Wednesday 10 February from 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room2,  138 - 140 Wakefield St (opposite The Michael Fowler Centre) What: This meeting is a forum to discuss where members are at with their writing projects to establish what their main needs areto design a programme of topics and events for our monthly meetings this year,  This is so we will be of maximum value to members, and will  best meet their on-going needs. Here is your opportunity to tell us what you need to know and how we can best help. We’ll also demonstrate some of the useful features for writers, available in MS Word.                    

      • Digicam (digital camera) Special Interest Group, Thursday 11th February, 10.00 am - 12.00 noon
        • 30 Jan 2016
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Thursday 11th February, 10.00 am - 12.00 noon Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2 What: My holiday images… Show & Tell about your  recent holiday images and camera behaviour. 1. Select 5 – 10 to 20 (depending on how long you want to speak about each one), store them on mobile storage; USB  flash drive or SD card. Remember the points Russell Finnerty, WPS discussed with us last year?  Tell us how you used OR ignored these points and maybe WHY! See below in parentheses… (What is the subject?  Plan on what you want and why. • Concentrate on the subject, simplify. • Composition, rule of thirds. Breaking this rule! Move people and objects. • Lighting, time of day, infill lighting, flash. Allow for back lighting. • Position yourself and/or move the subject, or both! • Depth of field... and heaps more.) 2. Bring in your camera, and discuss what new features you have explored and developed. OR 3. Tell us about problems you have had with some of the features? Don't forget bring along some images. We look forward to enjoying your company. Free to all members.

      • Clinic Session - weekly on Mondays (except public holidays)
        • 30 Jan 2016
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: 12.30 pm -2.30 pm Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2, 138-140 Wakefield Street What: Get help with your computer -related problems. Bring your laptop, tablet, or phone - and all associated cables, discs,manuals, power connection and so. Don't forget your mouse. Come at 12.30 pm and see if we can help. We don't offer guarantees, but we may be able to assist. If we cannot assist, we may refer you to undertake a relevant SeniorNet course or workshop, or to seek professional assistance. Because the TEC has withdrawn financial support from SeniorNet, we have had to raise our charge for assistance at the Clinic to $10. This is payable on the day. Correct change if possible please.

      • Supervised Practice Sessions - weekly on Mondays (except public holidays)
        • 30 Jan 2016
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • SeniorNet Classrooms 11 & 12 are open every Monday during term (except on Public Holidays) between 12.30pm and 2.30pm, for members to use the SeniorNet machines for practice and revision. Tutors ill be available to help anyone who may have attended a lesson or workshop and feel they need a little more help. We encourage you to bring your own machines if possible. Please remember that some programmes may need a password to open, so bring your passwords. The cost is $5/hour. Although no appointments are necessary, it would be appreciated if you could contact Ngaire Jackson at: ngairej@gmail.com or phone 3892629 in advance, so as to ensure individual attention.

      • Introduction to (Windows) Computers, 1-week starter course, 1 February 2016, 10:00 am -12:00 pm
        • 20 Jan 2016
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: 1 February 2016, 10:00 am-12:00 pm Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 11 What: If you are a new computer user, this course will get you started. The course covers Use of mouse and trackpad, accessing the desktop and menusUsing Windows for everyday tasks (email, browsing the internet, games and applications)Searching and finding files on your computerThe cost for the session is $10 payable on the day. Additional sessions (at a cost of $10 each) may be arranged with the tutor depending on students prior level of knowledge and needs. If you wish to take this course please contact Ngaire Jackson at ngairej@gmail.com. Note that Seniornet runs a separate introduction course focused on MAC computers. SeniorNet also offers a supervised practice session at 12:30 on Mondays for those who want to practise what they have learned under the watchful eye of a tutor.

      • SeniorNet Wellington - First Visitors’ Session, Thursday 28 January 2016
        • 9 Jan 2016
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • SeniorNet WellingtonFirst Visitors’ Session, 2016Thursday 28 January, Level 1, Anvil House, 138 to 140 Wakefield Street Come at 10 am for tea or coffee. Learn how we can help you to understand and manage your computers, devices, and apps, for best results and benefits. We share knowledge, learn together, meet friendly people and have fun. Annual subscriptions and course, tutorial, and workshop fees are modest. For more information and to register please contact either John Nimmo Phone 4768771 email  john.nimmo@xtra.co.nz or Colin Archer, Phone 478 6559   email ColinArcher@xtra.co.nz and check our website www.seniornetwgtn.blogspot.com Regardless of how much you know, there’ll be something here for you.

      • Seniors on holiday - opportunity for learning
        • 3 Jan 2016
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • It is said that once you retire you don't get a holiday (officially that is). However, as family and friends are often away over the Xmas and New Year, you have a great learning opportunity - no interruptions and plenty of free material on the Internet - and especially on our web site. Take this opportunity to look in the mass of tutorials on our website by bringing up the Workshop Notes Page  (in the left column of our SeniorNet Wellington website). Despite the 'holidays' our busy (and ageing) elves will be adding learning material to the site in this quiet period. Below is the first edition The Only Google Drive Guide You’ll Ever Need to Read http://bit.ly/22EqO9i The service is to allow its users to store files in the cloud, thus enabling them to access them from any Internet-connected computer or mobile device in the world. Since late 2012 it has also encompassed Google’s free office productivity suite – Google Docs (word processing), Google Sheets (spreadsheets), and Google Slides (presentations). Two of its most important and standout features are the ability to share documents with non-Google Drive users, and the ability to collaborate on documents in real-time. Shared files can be either shared publicly (to anyone with the link), or privately (to specific email addresses and/or users), though it’s important to note that files can only be shared privately with Google account holders. Collaborated documents are updated live – thus enabling the other users to see what changes are being made as they work. 14 Online learning sites GCFLearnFree http://www.gcflearnfree.org/ Massive Open Online Course (MOOCS) https://www.mooc-list.com/ Alison https://alison.com/ Lynda (at the Wellington Library online) http://bit.ly/1lahIQa Digital Citizen http://www.digitalcitizen.life/ The Open University http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ Coursea https://www.coursera.org/ Open Culture http://www.openculture.com/freeonlinecourses Open2Study https://www.open2study.com/ a consortium with Masssey University and Open Universities Australia Pty Ltd. Khan Academy https://www.khanacademy.org/ Windows Forums http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/ 27 Fantastic Learning Websites http://bit.ly/1HhCirC TedEd http://ed.ted.com/lessons  with 147,00 lessons James Clear’s 2015 Annual Review If you are into New Year's resolutions - this site is a must http://bit.ly/22Es24n Each year, he conducts an Annual Review and share it publicly. He answers 3 questions in his 2015 Annual Review: • What went well this year? • What didn’t go so well this year? • What he is working toward? The good stuff is in Part I, the bad stuff is in Part II, and the future is Part III. I hope you find it useful and interesting.

      • SENIORNET WELLINGTON – Office Holiday Hours
        • 10 Dec 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • The SeniorNet Wellington Office closed on Friday, 11 December 2015 for the holiday season. It will re-open at 10.00 am on Tuesday, 26 January 2016. Most activities for 2016 will commence from February except that a visitor day will be held at Anvil House on Thursday, 28 January 2016. More details and information about other activities for 2016 will be posted on this site as scheduled dates draw near.

      • Supervised Upgrade to Windows 10 Short Course, Friday 18 December 2015, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm
        • 6 Dec 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Friday 18 December 2015, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 11 What: If you have a laptop that is currently running windows 8.1 or Windows 7 and is capable of running Windows 10, this course will help you do the upgrade to Windows 10. You must be able to bring your own laptop to the course. During the course the Windows 10 software will be downloaded to your computer and you will be guided through the upgrade. The cost of the course is $10 payable at the door. Please register with Maureen Pratchett at maureen.pratchett@paradise.net.nz.

      • Android Devices Meeting, Tuesday 24 November 2015: 10.00 am – 12.00 pm
        • 17 Nov 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Tuesday 24 November 2015: 10.00 am – 12.00 pm Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2 What: Q & A format. Facilitator: Graeme Munro Are you having problems with your Android device or just interested in learning more about it? If so, you are welcome to come along & ask questions. Don't be shy. These sessions are specifically designed to help the beginner. Come and ask your questions so that we can help you get the most out of your phone or tablet. Even if you don’t have any questions yourself, still please come along as you may have the answer to someone else’s question. Some of the topics discussed at our last meeting were: • Smartphone volume adjustments • Deleting the signature on messages • Lynda.com – online tutorials • Keepod – Android OS on flash drive • Getting Android Marshmallow features without updating If there is time, we may be able to give you individual help with your Android device. These sessions are free for members. No registration is required.

      • Question & Answers Meeting, (Q&A.) Thursday 26 November, 2015, 10.00 am -- 12.00 pm, Last Meeting for 2015
        • 17 Nov 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: 10.00am -- 12.00 pm.  Last Meeting for 2015     Where:  Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room  2 What: This is an opportunity to learn and share and everyone is welcome,  especially new SeniorNet members so don’t be shy come along and also meet up with other members. No question is too outlandish or too elementary, any one could lead to an answer.  The only 'silly' question is the one that is not asked. This is also an opportunity to share with other Seniornet members any hints or tips that can make computing easier and/or more interesting. Lionel looks forward to meeting and greeting you all.

      • Apple Mac Computer User Group Meeting – Monday 23 November 2015, 10.00 am – 12 noon
        • 16 Nov 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Monday 23 November, 10.00 am – 12 noon Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2 What: This month we will be looking at Facetime and IMessage. Share your knowledge and experiences with other Apple Mac Computer users. Ask questions, help with answers, exchange experiences and listen to or provide some helpful hints. Are you new to Mac? Thinking of purchasing an Apple Mac?  Come along observe and even ask questions. It is an opportunity to learn, to expand your knowledge and skills on Apple Mac by sharing the know-how of other members. This meeting is free to all members.

      • Digicam (Digital Camera) Tutorial, Wednesday 18 November, 10.00 am – 12.00 noon
        • 15 Nov 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Wednesday 18 November, 10.00 am – 12.00 noon Where: Anvil House, Level One, Room 2 What: A question and answer session. It will be an opportunity to ask any question regarding anything to do with digital cameras. Questions about ‘photo enhancement’, what went wrong with my image’, ‘filing and recording my photos’ ‘some inbuilt modes such as panorama photos with your smart phone’, etc. Bring your camera or mobile device with you. If you have your camera user guide handy bring that too. As this is the last Digicam  session for 2015 it’s a great opportunity to ask questions about some of the niggly problems you may be experiencing before you launch into taking photo shots during Christmas and the New Year. Don’t forget you may also be able to help provide answers and share what knowledge you have.

      • Hands-on Course using an Android tablet (not phone), Thursdays, November 19th & 26th, 12.30 pm -2.30 pm
        • 9 Nov 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When:  Thursdays, November 19th & 26th, 12.30-2.30 Where:  Room 11, 1st Floor, Anvil House, 138-143 Wakefield Street What:  The purpose of this course is to set up and learn the basic functions of an Android Tablet The course covers two days and the investment is $20 payable on the first day. Learning objectives 1.  Read and set up Home Screens. 2.  Explore Settings and setup a WiFi connection. 3.  Setup and use Email, use the Internet and add Bookmarks 4.  Setup contacts. 5.  Use the App Store and download User Manuals 6.  Use the camera and take screen shots 7.  Security and privacy. 8.  Connect to a computer. The course will be limited to 5.   As there is a variety of tablets on the market, it would be appreciated if you could advise what type of machine you are using. Contact:  Ngaire Jackson,  email: ngairej@gmail.com,  phone: 389-2629.

      • RealMe Government Logon Short Course, Thursday 26 November, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
        • 8 Nov 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When:           Thursday 26 November, 10:00 am-12:00 pm Where:          Anvil House, Level 1, Rooms 11 What:  RealMe has been set up by the Department of Internal Affairs and New Zealand Post to make it easier for New Zealanders to get things done online. RealMe is free for consumers. You can use it to prove who you are when you’re onlne, and to access the online services of a number of NZ Government departments and banks. This will be a hands-on short course in which you will be able to set up a RealMe account.  You will learn what services you can access using your account, and what to do if you lose or can’t remember an account that you have previously set up. The cost of this 2 hour course is $10 payable at the door. Contact Maureen Pratchett at  maureen.pratchett@paradise.net.nz to register.

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