U3A Benalla and District members can drop in to this website to access resources related to becoming more 'Tech Savvy'. Teachers and mentors in upcoming courses can also draw upon and add to the resources on this website to help others develop digital literacy.
The resources were originally developed for a room based 'Tech Savvy Drop In' in 2016 and may be added to or linked to in 'hands on' courses being offered at U3A Benalla in 2017.
Tech Savvy Beginners Jenny Sawyer
1st and 3rd Wednesday 1.30 - 3.00 pm W4
Have you been given an iPad, other tablet or mobile phone and don’t know where to start? Would you like to learn about tablets on one of our iPad or Samsung tablets? A fortnightly ‘hands on’ session for beginners keen to develop skills and confidence in using the internet, sending emails, attaching photographs and more. Tech Savvy mentors will help to provide one to one assistance and small group tuition. All welcome!
Tech Savvy Plus Terry Dillon
2nd and 4th Tuesday 1.30 - 3.30 pm W4
A fortnightly ‘hands on’ group for confident internet users who are adept at basic use of their smart devices (Android or Apple) and proficient in the installation of apps. Time will be set aside to troubleshoot problems; to consolidate skills in using Cloud based programs such as Google Apps and to explore the connectivity of smart devices.
Tech Savvy Talks Bev Lee & Les Rodgers
2nd Wednesday 10.00 - 12 noon W4
Are you reasonably ‘Tech Savvy’, keen to continue developing your knowledge base and to assist others to develop digital literacy? Then this ‘Tech Savvy’ discussion group may be of interest. Monthly meetings include viewing of topical ‘TED Talks’; sharing of ideas; news of the latest IT developments; presentations on topics of interest by class members or guest speakers and planning time for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Mentors groups. New in 2017! ‘Internet of Things (IoT)’ reading group at a local cafe on the 4th Wednesday at 10.30 am—contact Les on 5762 7600.
Room W4, Benalla Flexible Learning Centre, Barkly Street, Benalla
Small address book for app passwords etc - very important to bring to class/keep with you!
Exercise book for notes
Plastic folders for handouts
Highly Recommended: one or more of
Beginners' Guide to iPad $17.99 BDM's Ultimate Series
Complete iPad for Seniors $17.99 BDM’s Senior Centre
Senior's Edition iPad app $20 The Imagine Smarttouch series
Teach Yourself Visually iPad–Vol 10 Lonzell Watson Visual Read Less-Learn More Wiley
Learning needs questionnaire
When you come to Tech Savvy courses we may ask you to complete, a user friendly set of questions to help us to assist you to meet your learning needs. It includes your name and contact details, then asks the following questions to start your learning 'journey':
Orientation sessions handouts for include:
Treasure Hunt - U3A website
Treasure Hunt - Tech Savvy Drop In Website
U3A Benalla and District's website and this 'Tech Savvy Drop In' website will play an important role in communicating with you during the course. If you don't feel confident using the internet, you can first work with a mentor/s on a 'Treasure Hunt' designed to help you develop skills and confidence in using the U3a website on the internet. A shorter 'Treasure Hunt' has also been developed for this 'Tech Savvy Drop In' website (see handouts above).