Class List

Class Name

Duration 

 Description

Availability
Introduction to Computers/internet

8 Classes, 2 hours each class

In this workshop series, learners with little or no computer skills will be introduced to the basics of how to use the computer, the mouse, opening programs, and navigating the internet. All students will register for an email account and learn how to send and receive emails.  Available
Community Connector Training

1 class, 6 hours plus follow-up support

This workshop is for individuals who want to create neighborhoods where individuals can age in their own community. It will be both practical and inspirational, exploring the connection between hospitality and social networks, the basic elements of strong social networks, how network analysis can help make durable community connections, and the role of Tyze and other on-line social media in promoting contribution and inclusion. Who are we looking for? People who…
– Have a natural talent for connecting people
– Enjoy extending hospitality
– See the gifts of others
– Believe the relationships are essential for a good life
– Want people who are isolated to have a support network
– Want to be part of a cutting edge team.
 Available
Overview of Social Media 1 class, 2 hours Do these terms mean anything to you? “Facebook”, “Twitter”, “YouTube” “Blog”,”Social Networking”. This entry level classes offers an interactive and fun opportunity to not only learn more about these terms but to see them in action.  Available
Growing Community Through Timebanks 4 sessions, 1 1/2 hours each session Tap into community through a new on-line sharing tool where people help each other, make new friends, and earn hour credits to get services without money. This workshop shows you how to join the Timebank for free, post offers and requests, search the skill bank, and do face-to-face community building with the Timebank. More details at http://timebank.sfbace.org.  Available
Connect with Skype 2 classes, 2 hours each Learn how easy it is to connect with family and friends for FREE through video chats. These connections can be made from all over the world! The class will teach the basics of SKYPE, as well as how easy it is to voice chat, video chat, and message other users with SKYPE.  Available
What’s All the Fuss About Facebook 1 class, 2 hours The numbers of seniors and boomers who have joined Facebook over the past year have grown at an exciting rate as family and co-workers log in to see pictures and events and to learn what others are up to. Interested in checking out Facebook for yourself and deciding if it is right for you? This is the place to start.  Available
Intermediate Facebook 2 classes, 2 hours each class Got a Facebook account but not quite sure what to do with it? This class can show you how to upload pictures, including your profile picture, share items of interest, find groups to join, send private messages, chat and more.  Available
Building the Tyze That Strengthen Community 2 classes, 2 hours each class Tyze provides private, personal, on-line networks that help groups of people connect, care and contribute. These secure networks coordinate involvement, provide a practical service to help families, friends, neighbors and professionals collaborate online to improve health and well-being. Tyze is different from other sites because your information is never disclosed, there is no advertising and your network is only open to people you invite in. Families, friends and professional care providers use their Tyze networks to organize medical appointments, schedule outings, and share private documents. By posting pictures and stories, they can celebrate important occasions and stay connected across the miles. To learn more about Tyze, go tohttps://sfcommunityliving.tyze.com/.  Available
Genealogy/Family History 4 classes, 2 hours each class This workshop series will introduce participants to online genealogy sites and to the basics of genealogy. Participants will create an account and begin creating a family tree. They will also receive tips and advice on how to find ancestors online.  Available
Ultra Keys Typing  TBD Using the computer effectively requires fluent, accurate typing skills. Adults of all ages enjoy the UltraKey learn-to-type software program because it is straightforward, sets personal goals, proceeds at the user’s pace, and treats people as intelligent learners. UltraKey is popular among adults looking to learn on their own and trainers who are responsible for occupational skill programs.  Available
Maps and Directions 1 class, 2 hours Need written directions or maps to help you find where you need to go? Come learn how to use Google maps and MapQuest to easily get directions and help you navigate where you need to go whether by care, bus, or even on foot!  Available
Have a Graphic Experience on the Computer 1 classes, 2 hours each This is the first of a series of classes, where we will show you how to put decorations on flyers, how to send free greeting cards, how to make your own stationary and business cards and more.  Available
Couponing Can Save You Lots of Money 1 class, 2 hours each Whether you are looking for an on-line coupon for something you regularly buy, or are in training for the Extreme Couponing show where you save $100’s per shopping visit, you will find this workshop fun and financially rewarding – free gifts and piles of lots of coupons await you…  Available
Politics and the On-line Media 1 class, 2 hours Linda Post has lived in San Francisco for over 40 years and is a long time political activist, past president of the San Francisco National Women’s Political Caucus, and Chair of the San Francisco Democratic Party. Linda has been a blogger for the past four years, creating the widely read blog – http://www.sanfranciscofyi.blogspot.com which is a calendar of political events in San Francisco. Linda believes that people in San Francisco should be acknowledged for their hard work. “More than ever, we need to pay attention to what is going on – let the people in charge know that we are watching and that we care.”  Available
Explore YouTube 1 class, 2 hours Explore the many uses of YouTube. Want to know how to look up and listen to your old favorite songs? Watch the recent viral videos and political news videos that everyone’s talking about? See “how-to” videos about everything. This class will show you how.  Available
Learn What Craigslist Has To Offer 1 class, 2 hours Craigslist is a rich resource for everything from buying new and used items, from cars, to clothes, to show tickets, and much more. It is also a place where you can find friends, housing, and jobs or even discuss subjects of interest to you. Want to sell something? Put it on Craigslist!  Available
Get the Most Out of Yahoo 1 class, 2 hours Yahoo is a lot more than just a way to search the web or get a free email address. You can use Yahoo to get the latest news alerts, translate greetings into other languages, get driving directions, share pictures, video or documents, find blogs in your favorite areas of interest, even set up your own website in a matter of minutes. Explore the world of Yahoo with Judy.  Available
Get the Most Out of Google 1 classes, 2 hours Google is a lot more than just a way to search the web or get a free email address. You can use Google to get the latest news alerts, translate greetings into other languages, get driving directions, share pictures, video or documents, find blogs in your favorite areas of interest, even set up your own website in a matter of minutes. Explore the world of Google with Maria.  Available
What’s a Blog and How Do I Start One? 2 sessions, 2 hours each session A blog is a personal diary. A daily pulpit. A collaborative space. A political soapbox. A breaking-news outlet. A collection of links. Your own private thoughts. Memos to the world. Your blog is whatever you want it to be. There are millions of them, in all shapes and sizes, and there are no real rules. And they are free! You will learn how to find blogs that interest you, start your own blog, and effectively use blogs to make friends or make money  Coming Soon
Video Editing On-Line for Free 4 classes, 2 hours each class Join this class to learn about a video editing program made easy. Do you have slides and/or video you have shot and want to make a movie or slide show? Learn how to use an on-line video editing program and make your own movie/slide-show. Class will showcase a free, on-line program that is easy to use and easy to learn.  Coming Soon
What’s All the Fuss about Twitter 1 class, 2 hours Twitter is an online social networking service and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based posts of up to 140 characters, known as “tweets”. More and more people are talking about what they are following on Twitter. Learn how Twitter works and decide who you want to follow.  Coming Soon
Simple Family Tree  TBD An informal introductory class that will show you have to create a simple family tree using free on-line software and easy-to-use sites.  Coming Soon
On-line Games and Entertainment  TBD What if you are just looking for a site that will make you laugh, test your skills, or just keep our brain sharp. Or maybe you want to see where to download free TV Shows and movies to wyle away the hours. This class will take you on a tour of sites like YouTube, Hulu and the AARP brain fitness game site.  Coming Soon