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At our recent Instructor Summit 2019, The Tech Juggernaut unveiled a series of free training courses available during the Fall 2019-Spring 2020 training season. At that time we indicated that more information would follow soon. Today, we are pleased to announce numerous additional details about these awesome upcoming courses. Keep reading for further details.
General Course Info:
The Tech Juggernaut has a team of Five instructors who are either certified Apple Teachers or who have equivelant experience. Each year, we offer courses on using Apple products to any interested participants. While our courses are for anyone, we do include a particularly strong emphasis on the Voiceover screen reader. This year, we have announced four awesome courses (see below for details). Each course wil take place once or twice per week, depending on the course, on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 3:30PM to 5:30PM Eastern Time. Specific dates and course overviews are below.
Course Dates and Overviews:
The following courses are being offered, and enrollment is open now:
Tech 300: iOS At the Next Level:
This course will meet once per week, beginning Monday, September 9 at 3:30 PM Eastern, and concluding on September 30, 2019. Ready to take your Apple products to the next level? Unleash the power of iOS 13 and iPad OS. Since their inception, iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touch devices have offered incredible capabilities for work, play, creativity, learning, and much more. In September 2019, Apple will release iOS 13 and iPad OS – the next major evolutions of their incredible, feature-rich operating systems for these devices. The number of changes and new features is astronomical. Some people are saying that this year will bring the largest number of changes and new features in a single update in the history of the iPhone and iPad. Almost every Apple app has received at least one powerful change or new feature to make you more productive, creative, and overall more thrilled with your favorite devices. Of particular note, the iPad has received major desktop-class features, such as remote SMB support, multitasking within apps, automatic rendering of desktop versions of all websites, and more.
In our course, we will begin by helping you to ensure that your devices are ready for the massive updates. We’ll then begin discussing new features, tips and tricks, Voiceover changes and new features, and generally how to get the most out of the most powerful versions of iOS and iPad OS in history. Sign up For this course today, and find out why installing iOS 13 and iPad OS will make you feel like you’ve gotten entirely new devices!
Tech 301: Living the Connected Digital Life
This course takes place every Monday from October 7 through November 25, 2019, 3:30PM to 5:30 PM Eastern.
What is the Connected Digital Life (CDL)? At TTJ, we define it as:
All your important data and all the digital content that matters to you, available on all your devices, no matter where you go. We’ve redesigned and enhanced this course for 2019. In this awesome course, you’ll learn how to use powerful Apple features like iCloud, Hand Off, Continuity, and more to ensure that all your Calendar events, Reminders, Notes, Messages, music, photos, movies and TV shows, documents, to-do lists, grocery lists, and more, are available automatically and instantly, no matter where you go. Plus, you’ll learn how to answer phone calls on your iPad, Apple Watch, and HomePod. Pay for purchases right from your phone. Wirelessly share large files in an instant. Have your home get ready for your arrival – and much, much more. As if that’s not enough, you’ll learn about cutting the cord and replacing your traditional television services with AppleTV. We’ll even discuss digital phone services, home security, Apple HomeKit and home automation, Apple CarPlay, Apple AirPlay 2, and more. If you want to make the most of your Apple products, learn about new and exciting features that integrate all of your products, and perhaps even enhance your digital life with new products and services, then don’t miss out on this power-packed eight week course.
Tech 302: Learning Voiceover In and Out
This course meets twice per week, every Monday and Wednesday, from January 13 through April 1, 2020, 3:30PM to 5:30PM Eastern time.
Whether you have been a user of Apple’s Voiceover screen reader on the iPhone since it was first introduced in 2009, or whether you are completely new to the iPhone and Voiceover, this course is for you. Voiceover is a powerful, life-changing screen reader that’s built into every Apple product. With Voiceover, you can independently use your Apple devices right out of the box – including initial setup. Join us for this awesome course, no matter what your current skill level. We’ll begin with the basics, including setting up a new device, configuring Touch ID and Face ID, and basic navigation gestures. We’ll then learn about the Voiceover Rotor, how to access Voiceover help, and how to use basic apps like Phone, Messages, Calendar, Contacts, and Notes. Yet it doesn’t stop there. By the end of the course, you will have been shown how to listen to music, watch TV shows and movies, surf the web, send and read email, create stunning word processing and page layout documents, configure your devices, and perform other advanced tasks. We’ll even discuss best practices for exploring new apps, so you will be able to learn new apps and accessibility features for yourself. Plus, many common third-party apps will be discussed and demonstrated. Want to use Voiceover with a Bluetooth keyboard, a Braille display, Braille Screen Input, or handwriting? No problem. Those topics will also be covered in this ground up, soup-to-nuts course. Are you a teacher who works with students who use Voiceover? We’ll also show you tips and tricks that will help you facilitate Voiceover use by your students. We’ll even take you further by offering special lab sessions. There’s something for everyone in this course, so we can’t think of any reason why you shouldn’t sign up today.
Tech 303: iPad For All Computing – Replacing Your Traditional Computer With an iPad
This course meets every Monday and Wednesday from March 6 through May 20, 2020, 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM Eastern Time.
The iPad was introduced as a magical and revolutionary product back in 2010. Since that time, its capabilities and features have grown by leaps and bounds. Today, Apple’s iPads are every bit as powerful as traditional desktop and laptop computers – and equally capable, while being significantly easier to use and more secure. It is truly possible for most people to entirely replace their traditional computer with an iPad. In this course, continually refined since we first taught it, you’ll learn how to do just that – use an iPad for all your computing needs. This course is packed full of awesome topics. Learn basic tasks, like staying organized with Callendar, Notes, Reminders, and more, using Siri, playing music, and watching TV. But then, the fun really begins. You’ll learn how to create beautiful word processing documents, stunning Multimedia presentations, and powerful and informative spreadsheets. Learn how to make awesome audio and music projects, create and edit your own movies, collaborate with others in real time, and how to share your work with the world. We’ll even discuss website creation, creating your own digital books, apps and features great for teachers and students, business features like accepting credit card payments, powerful design features, and much, much more. Learn how to print documents, use external storage, download files, manage and create Zip archives, and more. Plus, learn about great third-party apps, various accessories, and how to interface with projectors, microphones and mixers, and Lots more. Take advantage of our special lab sessions to learn even more. There’s never been a better time to replace your computer with an iPad, and we think there’s never been a better way to learn how, than to sign up for this awesome iPad course!
How to Participate:
Once you register for any of our courses (see below), we’ll be in touch with you with all the information you’ll need to join. We will use several platforms to facilitate these courses. We use the Zoom Cloud Meetings app to offer real-time, live sessions to all our participants over the Internet. We also use the iTunes U app to provide materials, audio and video demos, written guides, web links, assignments, discussions, and more to all participants. Both apps are free, and more information will be provided once you’ve successfully registered.
For now, please be sure that you register below. Also ensure that you follow our blog at TTJ tech.net, as this will be the primary mode of providing additional details as we approach the start of each course.
Registration is open immediately, and is on a first come first served basis. So don’t wait; enroll now! All oF our courses listed above are now accepting students. To register, click Here.
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