Getting to Know Your Mac with Tanya Robinson
This essential three-hour course is the introductory class for anybody looking to take extensive coursework in the school’s digital lab. It’s also perfect for students learning to use a Mac for the very first time, transitioning from PC to Mac, or even experienced users looking to have a refresher or learn something new. Emphasis will be placed on navigating the Mac OS X operating system, specifically proper techniques for filing and saving, while staying clear of hardware and software issues.
Topics to be covered will include:
• Basic understanding of parts of a computer such as RAM, Processor, Hard Drive, Display and Ports.
• Basic understanding of the Finder and File structure – the computer as a massive filing cabinet – files inside of folders inside of folders inside of folders.
• Navigation of the computer using Finder (column view only) as well as the Open/Save dialogue box (same structure, different view).
• The difference between single clicking (to select) and double clicking (to open).
• File naming using numbers, letters and underscore only.
• How to create and name new folders and how to move, copy and rename folders and files using the File menu.
• Discussion on File Formats (PSD and RAW; JPEG and TIF) and the appropriate way of saving these formats.
• Explanation of Jump Drives and Camera Cards (in a card reader) as hard drives.
The course will begin and end with a “Computer Literacy Test” to measure students’ progress and learning curves.
This course will be taught in JDPW's digital lab. Students will have their own workstation equipped with a 27" iMac computer loaded with Mac OS X Snow Leopard.
Date: Tuesday, June 4, 7-10 pm
Workshop fee: $105
Enrollment limit: 12 students
Skill/Experience level: Beginning