CCCGC Training/Talks
2014


with Dick Evans

Click to view the training blog

Click for most recent information

Subscribe to our mailing list

Download the Windows 8 Start Button

Download FREE Office Suite

Click for details and notes from 2012 classes

Click for details and notes from 2013 classes

Date Topic Training/Talks Notes and Handouts
1-2-2014 Open
Forum

Open Forum:  Toolbars, Facebook, PDF to Word

 Class Notes
 

1-9-2014 Open
Forum

Open Forum:  Facebook, Partitions, Cloud Storage, Backups

Class Notes
 

1-16-2014 Home
Networks

We will be looking at setting up a home network with a couple of computers and a printer so the printer can be shared between both. This will be a live demo.

Class Notes
 

1-23-2014 Slide
Show
Using the free LibreOffice (OpenOffice) we will show how to create a slide show of your pictures.

Class Notes
 

1-30-2014 Blogging and
Uploading things
to Facebook
Some blogging basics including how to make one. Also how to capture things from email or elsewhere and upload them to Facebook for others to see. And how to take something you like on Facebook and send it to a group of friends by email.

Class Notes
 

2-4-2014 Email Plus There are many other features of email other than receiving and sending messages. And that is what this talk is about. Letís look at a few of them you might find useful.

Class Notes
 

2-6-2014 Tablets vs PCs
and Smartphones

This was an open forum for most of the 2 hours. See the class notes for details.

Class Notes
 

2-13-2014 Saving Images
and More

This was an open forum for most of the 2 hours. See the class notes for details.

Class Notes
 

2-20-2014 open forum We talked about copyrighted pictures vs. free ones, disconnected pictures, how to find a file when you do not know where you saved it, and more.

Class Notes
 

2-28-2014 Facebook
Revisit
Some basics on using Facebook and an open forum on anything else.

Class Notes
 

3-6-2014 ?? No class given this week.

 

3-13-2014 Open Forum Club President, Ron filled in for Dick Evans

 

3-20-2014 Open Forum

Started with some basics about personalizing the desktop and then moved into Q&A.

Class Notes
 

3-27-2014 Kindle Will be looking at the Amazon Kindles and discussing Tablets

Class Notes
 

4-10-2014 Open Forum For  notes see the blog entry at:

Class Notes
 

4-17-2014 Open Forum For  notes see the blog entry at:

Class Notes
 

    NO CLASSES UNTIL  MAY 15
5-15-2014 Crash Plan What will we do if our hard drives crashes? Will be panic knowing that all of our documents and pictures are lost forever unless we can somehow get them off of that damaged drive? Or will we be at peace because we had a plan and know nothing is lost?

Class Notes

5-22-2014 Open Forum Discussed a number of different topics. See the notes for details.

Class Notes

5-29-2014 Open Forum

Covered a number of questions from what to do with all the stuff in the Downloads folder to how do I display my pictures on my PC onto my TV set. Check the notes for details.

Class Notes
 

6-5-2014 Files & Folders

Understanding Files and Folders. What is a File and what is a Folder What are they and how can I use them to reorganize my stuff? Can I move them, copy them, rename them, or even delete them? And more...

Class Notes

6-12-2014 Talk About
Pictures
We will be talking about Pictures. How do I upload them from my camera or phone? How do I organize them? How do I edit them or clean them up? How do I print them? And more...

Class Notes

6-19-2014 Using Google
Docs
What is it? What can I store on my G-drive? Does it cost? Can it replace Microsoft Word? Excel? PowerPoint? Where are my documents stored?

Class Notes

6-26-2014 Shortcuts We will talk about some shortcuts that can make using your computer no matter what OS you have, XP, Vista, 7 or 8.

Class Notes

7-1-2014 Office What are the options available for running office program for word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation? Do I have to buy Microsoft?

Class Notes

7-3-2014 YouTube Creating a movie and uploading it to YouTube.

Class Notes

9-11-2014

Browser Basics Will take a look at Internet  Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome and review how to use them and Tabs and some useful shortcuts and more. Second hour we will answer questions on anything.

Class Notes

9-18-2014 Network two
home
computers

We will be looking at setting up a home network with a couple of computers and a printer so the printer can be shared between both. This will be a live demo.

Class Notes

9-25-2014 Open Forum Covered a number of topics including a replacement for XP, how to install your old XP printer to work on your new computer, A look at eBay and PayPal, PDF's reading them and creating them, and using Ninite and ClassicShell.

Class Notes

10-2-2014 EaseUS Thanks to Ron, there was a great hands on demonstration on using EaseUS ToDo backup. Ron backed up an entire hard drive, installed an empty drive replacing the backed up one, and then used the backup file to restore the system to the new drive. This simulated recovering from a hard drive crash.

I was present for the second half where we covered a number of topics brought up by the attendees. See notes for details.

Class Notes

10-7-2014 More on
Pictures
Using Windows 10 we will take a look at the new interface while we explore getting pictures off our cell phones and cameras, organize them, and using a free image editing program to edit them.

Class Notes

10-9-2014 Open Forum Netflix, dBay, PayPal, Chromecast, and more

Class Notes

10-23-2014 Open Forum Wordle, TinyURL, iPrint, Facebook, and more

Class Notes

11-6-2014 Open Forum

Passwords, Backups, Shortcuts, History, Remote Access, and more

Class Notes

11-13-2014 Open Forum

Maintenance programs, backups, Linux, Test Internet speed, Ransack, Macrium, and more

Class Notes

11-20-2014 Open Forum

Dropbox, Classic Shell, shourtcuts, and more

Class Notes

12/4/2014 Open Forum Ransomware, backing up, cryptoprevent, adwcleaner, and more

Class Notes

12/11/2014 Spreadsheets No experience necessary. And you do not need to be a math wiz or an accountant. Find out why a spreadsheet could be useful to you. No need to have Excel on your computer. There are a number free options to obtaining the software needed to take advantage of spreadsheets.

Class Notes

12/18/2014 Desktop and
More
We will spending the first hour on working on the desktop. Will cover things like working with windows and backgrounds and screensavers and colors and icon sizes and themes... The second hour will be another Open Forum.

Class Notes

     
 

For the latest on the Evans Computer Club Classes in Port Charlotte:

Subscribe to our mailing list

Email Address  *
First Name       *
Last Name       *

* indicates required

Email Format

  • html
  • text
  • mobile

 

Library Training | Useful Links | Technical Blog | Writings | Computer | Ministry

  Book by Evans on Kindle