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MSAD 11 Gardiner Area Adult & Community Education (adulted@msad11.org) 207-582-3774



Computers & Technology

in Personal Enrichment

Functions, Settings, and Menus-It's Complicated!

$69

with Gary Swinton

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 29, 2021 , runs for 2 weeks

Today's digital cameras have a variety of features. Are you getting the most out of your investment? Are you happy with the results? Let a professional help you figure it all out! You'll be surprised by how much sharper and more interesting your photos are when you learn how to use your digital tools. We'll discuss image size and quality, shooting options, and menu choices that will make a difference in the sharpness of your photos. A Saturday morning "shooting" class is included (4/20), giving everyone a chance for hands-on practice. Leave this course with a solid understanding of your camera and the confidence to start making it work for you. Please bring your camera with you. A manually adjustable camera will work best for the purpose of the class.

Boosting Your Website Traffic
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Boosting Your Website Traffic

$195

with ONLINE Instructor Led LERN®

Calendar Next session starts Oct 4, 2021 , runs for 4 weeks

Acquire the basic skills to boost your web site traffic, including how to analyze your visitor traffic, how to use search engine optimization to get greater visibility and exposure in Google searches, and how to redesign your web site copy to increase your visitors and results.No experience necessary, but if you are at an advanced level, your instructor is an SEO expert and can answer your toughest questions as well.

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Photographing Wildlife

$69

with Gary Swinton

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 20, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Learn to create amazing wildlife photos from a professional. Topics include choosing the right camera gear, isolating subjects, dealing with backgrounds, using natural light to your advantage, how to use zoom functions effectively, choosing exposure techniques that will provide the best images and finding uncommon perspectives. Our 5/4 class will be held at the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray! We’ll talk about animal behavior, habitats and how best to find animals in the wild. Residents include deer, black bear, eagles, owls and more. It will make an excellent location to practice your skills. There will be a fee to gain entrance to the park. This will be an individual or split fee depending on what the class decides. Please bring a bag lunch, or you may purchase a lunch there. Some walking will be required.

Online Advertising
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Online Advertising

$195

with ONLINE Instructor Led LERN®

Calendar Next session starts Nov 1, 2021 , runs for 4 weeks

Get the keys to making online advertising work for you and your organization.  See how pay-per-click advertising with Google AdWords works.  Find out how to test low budget Adword campaigns. Learn how you can target local audiences.  Then discover Facebook advertising and how you can determine the demographics and even numbers of people you want to reach.No experience necessary, but if you are at an advanced level, your instructor is an online ad expert and can answer your toughest questions as well.

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Which Camera Should I Buy?

$20

with Gary Swinton

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 3, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

You only have to go into a retail store or online to get an idea of the sheer number of digital cameras on the market. There are so many brands, types and technologies, each one claiming to be the best, that it's hard to make sense of it all. Join this roundtable discussion to learn what you need to know before purchasing a digital camera. The discussion will range from point and shoot cameras to high-end digital single lens reflex cameras, with the instructor bringing a wide variety of examples to view. Interchangeable lens options (with examples provided by instructor) and purchase resources, both online and locally, will be discussed.

Using Adobe Lightroom

$39

with Gary Swinton

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 10, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Learn how to maximize your digital photographs with Adobe Lightroom Version 5. Lightroom is logical, intuitive, and will take your photos from ordinary to fabulous. It is also a superb tool to organize and catalog digital data files. In this first course you will learn how to import, organize, and backup image files on your computer for effective but easy access, gain an understanding of the lightroom interface, get acquainted with navigation techniques and learn to use the collections feature to best advantage.

Master the iPhone

$30

with Becky Ranks

Calendar Next available session starts Dec 9, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

There are over 90 million Apple iPhones in use in the U.S. Packed with power, this device has the capability to enhance our lives and change the way we do everyday tasks. We’ll talk about the obvious and not-so-obvious features that the Apple iPhone has to offer. Topics will include iCloud, privacy, photos App Store, iTunes, Apple Pay, Health Apps, Siri, Spotlight Search, iBook, and much more. Whether you have the newest version or an older one, you’re sure to pick up valuable information!

Introduction to iPhone Basics

$39

with BoomerTECH Adventures

— It is safe to say that the vast majority of iPhone users rarely use more than a fraction of the features available to them. In this course, students will learn to use their iPhones to the best possible advantage. Here are some of the critical features we'll cover: Apple ID and password; structure of the iPhone (buttons and how they work); best apps to have and how to get them; how to text, phone, FaceTime, and email; using the Control Center; mastering Settings; updating operating systems; using key apps; understanding the apps that come with your iPhone and more.

*Please provide a current working email address when registering for this course. This class is based on iOS devices and Mac computers and the technology requirements for this class are a strong internet connection and a MAC Computer, iPad, iPhone to access videos and articles. This is a fully asynchronous, online course that students complete on your own time and at your own speed. Each course includes a PDF booklet with information about the class, instructions for using the class, and the content of the class. Instructors are available for personalized support for the class via email and/ or online chat.





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