iCollege™

Welcome to iCollege! Mr. Franklin summed up our philosophy in one memorable quote. Our goal is simply that when you leave an iCollege workshop you will have learned what you wanted to learn and discovered so much more about how your devices work and how to use them more effectively! So many people have told us that they ‘don’t know what they don’t know.’ That is so true when it comes to technology. Why in the world would anyone expect you to know how to use your mobile devices if there is no one to guide you through all the steps? Why did they do away with instruction manuals anyway? Truth is, manuals exist, online.  But they can only help us some of the time – and are not much help when something goes wrong. iCollege workshops are for us – the baby-boomer and pre-boomer generations. We teach you specifically how to use your iOS Apple Mobile Devices, MAC and Windows computers, home networks, printers and much more. You’ll learn more about taking photos, editing them, creating albums, using calendar, contacts and much more! You’ll leave our workshops knowing so much more or we will refund your tuition if you’re not happy! iCollege courses are taught in small group environments of 15 or fewer students. Smaller class sizes gives students more time to ask questions and interact with the instructor.  It gives you the opportunity to learn what you signed up for and to learn more from the group.  These are hands-on workshops.  As we show and tell you what we are doing, you’ll do the same function on your own device. By watching, asking questions and doing the actions, you will learn faster and retain more. Workshops typically last two hours but often go longer in order to answer questions. All workshops are economically priced at $40 per participant. Tech@home subscribers receive a $15 discount. To register for a workshop, please email Chris at help@AppTechTraining.com or text / call him at 757-535-3236. OR – sign up and pay for the course using the buttons below.   Click on Buy Now and it will take you to a PayPal page.  If you don’t have a PayPal account, just select Pay with Debit or Credit Card.  Then enter in your information.  If you have a PayPal account, you will be directed to login.  If you are a Tech@home subscriber, the cost is $25/course. If you are not a Tech@home subscriber, the cost is $40/course. Workshops currently available for registration include – (see workshop descriptions below the chart)
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Workshop 100  2 August 10a – 12p St James Community Center
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 Workshop 102  16 August  10a – 12p St James Community Center
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 Workshop 104  23 August  10a – 12p St James Community Center
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 Workshop 100  30 August  10a – 12p St James Community Center
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 Workshop 101  6 September  10a – 12p St James Community Center
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 Workshop 106  20 September  10a – 12p St James Community Center
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 Workshop 104  27 September  10a – 12p St James Community Center
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 Workshop 106  4 October  10a – 12p St James Community Center
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 Workshop 101  18 October  10a – 12p St James Community Center
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Available Workshops

Workshop 100 – Useful Features of the Windows 10 Operating System Windows 10 computing is Microsoft at its best. The company produced a user friendly interface for managing email, surfing the internet and managing your information. In this workshop we will dive into understanding the interface, how it differs from previous versions of Windows and how you can manage the settings to get the best experience for you.  We will cover how to change settings, how to transfer information to files and to other devices and much more. Workshop 101 – iPhone Basics – New to iPhone? This Is a Great Place to Begin! When you are new to iPhone technology, it’s always best to start at the beginning, and that is what this course does. This course is ideal for new iPhone users or anyone who wants to increase their understanding of iPhone applications. Get more out of your device… with less frustration! By the end of this workshop you will know your iPhone and its operating system so well that you’ll have less frustration and more fun using your iPhone. This course provides an in-depth overview of buttons and their functions, Apple gestures like swiping, pinching, tapping and shortcuts and substitutes for typing on your devices. You’ll learn how to use iMessage, Calendar, Contacts and more with less effort and more fun. You will be able to make changes and control your devices without consulting your kids! Included in workshop 101 is an overview of
  • The iPhone – Buttons, Controls, Display icons and what their functions
  • Apple Gestures (swiping, pinching, tapping and more)
  • SIRI – What can Siri do for you? How does Siri work? Why doesn’t Siri work?
  • How to use Siri, Dictation and Predictive Spelling
  • Home Screen Organization – Organize by creating folders
  • Shortcuts – How to get things done – quicker, and with fewer mistakes
  • Fixing Problems – How to reset your device, unfreeze screens, improve your battery life and get more done in less time with fewer frustrations.
Workshop 102 – iPad Basics – New to iPad? This Is the Best Place To Begin! This is the companion course to workshop 101 and is intended specifically for iPad users. It is ideal for those who are new to iPad or anyone who wants to understand basic functions, buttons and shortcuts. When you are new to iPad technology, it’s always best to start at the beginning, and that is what this course does. By the end of this course you will know your iPad and its operating system so well that you’ll have less frustration and more fun using your iPad. This course provides an in-depth overview of buttons and their functions, Apple gestures like swiping, pinching, tapping and shortcuts and substitutes for typing on your devices. You’ll learn how to use iMessage, Calendar, Contacts and more with less effort and more fun. You will be able to make changes and control your devices without consulting your kids! Included in workshop 102 is an overview of
  • The iPad – Buttons, Controls, Display icons and their functions
  • Apple Gestures (swiping, pinching, tapping and more)
  • SIRI – What can Siri do for you? How does Siri work? Why doesn’t Siri work?
  • The differences and uses of Siri, Dictation and Predictive Spelling
  • Home Screen Organization – Organize your home screens
  • Shortcuts – How to get things done – quicker, and with fewer mistakes
  • Fixing Problems – How to reset your device, unfreeze screens, improve your battery life and get more done in less time with fewer frustrations.
Workshop 103 – Buying and Using Apps & Other Content in iTunes & The App Store One of the most enjoyable features of the iPad and iPhone is using them to play games, streaming music and videos, read books or listen to audio-books. The iTunes and App Store functions are easy to use when you know how to use them or intimidating if you don’t know how.  Don’t worry!  You’ll know how to identify what you want and how to use it. There are more than 1,500,000 apps in the App Store. How do you select the ones that are right for you?  What does “in-app purchases mean?” How much space does an app take up on your device? What permissions are do apps request and should you give apps permissions to access your contacts or other information? How do you send apps back to your cloud? We will also cover how to gift iTunes cards and how to redeem gift cards when you receive one. By the end of this workshop you will be able to use the App Store and iTunes Store effectively for purchasing apps, music, books, movies and other content. You will understand how to change settings for your apps and what permissions to grant them. You will know how to add a gift card into your iTunes account and how to purchase and give iTunes gift cards. Workshop 104 – Photos & Videos – Using Your Camera and Editing Apps and Creating Albums and Slideshows Taking photos or videos is easily one of the most enjoyable things to do with your iPhone or iPad device! By the end of this course you will know how to use the amazing editing features to make your photos and videos come alive! We will cover how to lock the focus, adjust the light, take a panorama picture and trim a video. You’ll learn how to share your images in four different formats – mail, message, Airdrop and iCloud photo sharing. There is an art to taking photos and videos with your iPhone or iPad. Learn how to organize photos and videos into albums, set up a slideshow and share them with your family and friends. We will also cover how iCloud Photo Library and iCloud Photo Sharing work to store, show and share your favorite moments. Workshop 105 – Special Features – Using AirPrint, AirDrop, Hotspots & Family Sharing In this workshop these four fantastic functions that perform very specific functions shall be reviewed. We will discuss what they are, how to set them up and how to use them. The four functions include AirPrint, AirDrop, Hotspots and Family Sharing. You can print from your iPhone and iPad, send content to other nearby Apple users with AirDrop, use your iPhone as a hotspot and set up a Family Share plan! AirDrop is a technology that allows you to share content with other Apple device users without using wi-fi or cellular networks. Using your iPhone as a hotspot turns it into a wireless router for your wi-fi only iPad or computer. Learn how the iCloud Family Sharing program works and how to get your Family network started. By the end of this workshop you’ll understand how each of these functions can make using your devices more convenient and economical and make your time more productive. Workshop 106 – iOS 11, Apple’s latest operating system for iPhone and iPad Apple releases iOS 11 in September 2017 and when it comes out we will hold several special classes on how to use the new Applications like Files, Record and Driver Prevent.