FORUM IT HELP SESSIONS

To contact the forum e-mail us at longeaton50plus@yahoo.co.uk

Downloads:

 

For video clip of SUSIT Roundtable Event in 2012 hosted by the forum, click here

 

To view or download Forum Task Cards (for Help with using iPads) click here For a Power Point Presentation about our digital inclusion work, click here

Click here for summary of IT work at Long Eaton

 

Click here for more about our Drop-In Sessions Click here for images of our sessions

For EMLLF Power Point about our IT work, click here

 

Click here for EMLLF recognition of 'good practice' in IT at Long Eaton

To view or download Forum Task Cards (for Help with using iPads) click here

EMLLF is the East Midlands Later Life Forum

 

Start-Up

   

In December 2006 our forum became dis-satisfied with the local education provision for older people. Further Education money seemed to be targeted more and more at correcting the shortcomings of teenagers leaving school so as to ready them for employment.

Roy Smith, our Elecronic Contact Person & Vice-Chair, discovered that 5 computer stations in our local library had free slots while pupils were in school. We now use these for our courses.

The library staff were very helpful and friendly and this makes a big difference. Also the facilities are made available to us free of charge which is great.

Long Eaton Library garden

Monday Sessions

The demand for computer help has now grown to the point where Roy Smith, who started the whole idea, has arranged for us to offer a second weekly session. These run on Monday mornings from 9.00 am again in Long Eaton Library.

There is always a welcome refreshment break half way through the morning.

Roy has a really helpful band of friendly computer buddies including Dorothy, Paul and Geoff to help you with any problems, Do feel free to bring your laptop or tablet but make sure it's fully charged up!

Then from 1.00 to 3.00 pm there is another opportunity to get help with your IT problems, including tablets and smartphones, at Community House, Derby Road. All free of charge and just drop in (and out)

Groups are now using the new forum task cards to help them gain confidence using their tablets

 

Roy Smith, our Vice-Chair, is enthusiastic about getting members up with e-mailing and the internet even when they don't have their own computers.
tablet session
Community House Session
An early session in the new room now available on Monday mornings in the library One of our popular Community House sessions in progress. Members can use the PCs or work on their own laptops and tablets. Task cards are available and a printer for your photos.

IT Guides

There are many free downloadable guides to help you improve your skills with computers. These are constantly being updated. Many of the guides are there to help you get up to date with wonderful new possibilities such as Skype. Others are there to help people with disabilities get more out of their computers or use them more easily.

Also the Helpful Book Company has some excellent booklets on a whole range of topics from startup to more advanced use of laptops, i-Pads and Tablet PCs. Contact details are:

The Helpful Book Company, 13B Devonshire Road Estate, Millom, Cumbria, LA18 4JS

01229 777606

www.helpfulbooks.co.uk

 

FORUM TASK CARDS FOR IPADS hh

Our Chair hasroduced some guides to simple tasks for both ipads and Tablets

Click to open the Task card you wish to look at or download

1
How to open our website click here
2
How to take and check a photo click here
3
How to use the forum website click here
4
How to delete or edit a photo click here
5
How to email a photo click here
6
How to print a photo (using the forum wireless printer ) click here
7
How to set up a wireless printer click here
8
How to personalise your tablet/1 click here
9
How to change your wallpaper! click here
10
How to download an app click here
11 How to check storage click here
12 How to save photos from facebook click here
13 How to save from web pages click here
14 How to save sent images click here
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FORUM TASK CARDS FOR ANDROID TABLETS (GALAXY SAMSUNG) ANDROID

T1 Setting a Lock Screen Passcode ANDROID
T2 Personalise your Tablet ANDROID
T3 How to open forum website ANDROID
T4 How to delete or edit a photo ANDROID
T5 How to email a photo ANDROID
T6 How to email a photo ANDROID
T7 How to print a photo ANDROID
T8 How to download an app ANDROID
T9 How to check your tablet storage ANDROID
T10 How to play music on your tablet ANDROID
     

 

Pete Wearn and Cindy Woolley
Drop In Session
The new room at the library has excellent Wi-Fi facilities and is always very busy
laptops can be tricky. Here Vera is getting to grips with online shopping!
Laptops can be tricky and here Vera is getting to grips with online shopping
main room in library with PCs being used by members
The PCs belonging to the library are also well used during our Monday drop-in sessions
 

Below are some links for you

 

Digital UniteGuides : click here to visit

BBC Accessibility Guides: click here