Technology Classes

First, find out what a blog is and see examples of popular and local blogs.  Then learn how start your own blog using Word Press or Tumblr.  Whether you want to read or write (or both), you'll learn it here!

Need to fix the red eyes in a favorite photo? Want to add some balloons and text to a birthday pic? Want to give your photos a vintage look? Learn how to do all that and more using free, online photo editing services like Pixlr and Photoshop Express!

In this quick class, learn about ways you can store your photos online - both free and paid. We'll explore Google Drive, Flickr, and other options that let you back up your photos and have access to them from anywhere!

Learn about several options for entertaining yourself for FREE (and legally) online, including streaming TV shows and movies, music sites and more.

Are you interested in learning how to create or customize a website? Learning HTML and CSS will let you build pages from scratch and customize platforms like WordPress. This is a four part class. 

HTML and CSS I: Learn what HTML is and how to format text, insert images, and create links in HTML. Must have an email account and intermediate internet skills to attend this class.

HTML and CSS II: Learn what CSS is, how it relates to HTML, and start styling backgrounds, text, and fonts. Must have an email account and intermediate internet skills to attend this class.

HTML and CSS III: Concentrate on webpage layout with the box model. Must have an email account and intermediate internet skills to attend this class.

HTML and CSS IV: Tie together all we've learned of CSS and HTML and discuss website planning and hosting. Must have an email account and intermediate internet skills to attend this class.

Expand your knowledge of the the Gnu Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) by learning how to use layers to create complex compositions.

Javascript is a programming language that allows you to add interactive elements your web page.

Javascript I

In the first class we'll cover variables, expressions, and functions. Students need to have intermediate computer skills and some understanding of HTML and CSS to attend.

Javascript II

In class two of the series, we'll cover loops and arrays. No previous programming experience required, but you need to have intermediate computer skills and a basic understanding of HTML and CSS to attend.

Javascript III

In class three of the series, we'll talk about objects in JavaScript and how to interact with the DOM. No previous programming experience required, but you need to have intermediate computer skills and a basic understanding of HTML and CSS to attend.

Javascript IV

In our final class, we'll cover events and animation using JavaScript. No previous programming experience required, but you need to have intermediate computer skills and a basic understanding of HTML and CSS to attend.

Always wanted to make your own techno song or your own beats? LMMS (Linux Multimedia Studio) is a free cross-platform alternative to commercial programs like FL Studio®, which allows you to produce music with your computer. This includes the creation of melodies and beats, the synthesis and mixing of sounds, and arranging of samples. Come learn the basics and leave with your first song!

From greeting cards to banners to newsletters, desktop publishing can be easy with Publisher. Start by learning how to use a template to create a business card easily; then learn how to edit and arrange text, images, fonts, and colors as we create a flyer with Publisher 2007.

Learn how to use Microsoft Word 2007 to find, use and manipulate images in your documents. Students must have basic Word skills to attend this class.

The Gnu Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) is a free alternative to Photoshop. Come learn the basics of the GIMP - color correction, fixing exposure, and other fixes, and take the first steps to making your photos look great!

Learn how to use WordPress.com to create your own blog. We will cover making new posts, adding photos, links, and videos, managing comments, changing your site’s appearance with themes, and using tags and categories. You must have an email address to attend. Please sign up for a free account at wordpress.com before coming to class.

Building on the skills learned in Wordpress I, students will learn how to customize their Wordpress blog more or use WordPress to create a more robust website. We will explore creating pages, static homepages, custom menus, and integrating social media with your WordPress site. You must have a Wordpress account to attend and attending the Wordpress.com I class first is highly recommended.