Current Offerings

TechAge Program Offerings – April – June 2024

Process to register for TechAge classes:

All TechAge classes are listed on our website, roctechage.org. Click the Register link below the desired class.
You are transferred to the Registration system for the class selected. The class description is displayed together with a calendar. Click the date highlighted in the calendar. Click the down arrow under either JCC member or Non-member and select “1”. Add tickets to cart.
To register for additional classes, click “Browse for other shows”. This directs you to a listing of all JCC events. Scroll down to find the class you want and click “See This Event”. Repeat the above process to register. Add tickets to cart and checkout.

Questions? Visit roctechage.org, leave a voicemail for TechAge at 585.461.2000 ext. 463, or send us an email at techage@jccrochester.org.

General Technology Classes

Cut the Cable Cord – Stream TV Shows & Movies

SeminarMax In Person registrants: 45
Tuesday, May 7, 1:00pm – 3:00pm; Auditorium C
The Best TV is NOT on cable! Are your friends talking about TV shows you can’t find? Do you feel left out? Tired of paying those high prices to the cable company for channels you never use? How do I decide which streaming services to use? This class will present the various types of streaming services and outline the steps to actually “Cut the Cable Cord” or just augment a basic cable plan!
Prerequisite: None
JCC Member: FREE
Non-Member: FREE
Register

Borrow Electronic Materials from the Library Using the Libby app.

1 lesson. Hands on/Demo IN PERSON class. Max registrants: 10
Tuesday, June 18, 12:45 pm –3:00pm; TechAge Room
This class will show you how to use the Libby app to find, place holds, and borrow digital ebooks, audiobooks and magazines. See how to read or listen to your borrowed materials within the Libby app on your iPad or iPhone. Downloading your ebook to a Kindle device will also be shown. Course taught using a device updated to Apple’s newest operating system but applicable to devices on different operating systems. Concepts applicable to other devices.
Prerequisite: Libby app installed on your mobile device and initialized with your current library card.
JCC Member: FREE
Non-Member: FREE
Register

iPhone/iPad Mobile Device Classes

iPhone/iPad – Basics

2 lessons. Hands on IN PERSON class. Max registrants: 10|
Fridays, April 12 & 19, 12:45pm – 3:00pm; TechAge Room
Get comfortable using your iPhone or iPad. In this 2-lesson course, you will learn iPhone and iPad basics: understand the physical device, practice several finger gestures, join a wireless network, be introduced to “widgets”, practice using your Phone app, and much more. After this class you will also be able to update your device’s operating system, monitor how much storage is being used, and backup your device. Course taught using a device updated to Apple’s newest operating system, but most material is applicable to devices on older operating systems.
Prerequisite: iPhone or iPad
JCC Member: $8
Non-Member: $10
Register

iPhone/iPad – Manage Your Apps

***DATE CHANGE***
1 lesson. Hands on
IN PERSON class. Max registrants: 10
Tuesday, April 30, 12:45 pm –3:00pm; TechAge Room
Learn how to install and manage apps on your device. This will include using the standard App Store app, rearranging your app icons on Home Screens and Dock, grouping app icons, deleting/offloading apps, and more. Course taught using a device updated to Apple’s newest operating system, but applicable to older operating systems.
Prerequisite: Using your iPhone/iPad – Basics or equivalent.
JCC Member: $5
Non-Member: $7
Register

iPhone/iPad – Get Organized: Contacts

1 lesson. Hands on IN PERSON class. Max registrants: 10
Tuesday, June 4, 12:45 pm –3:00pm; TechAge Room
Learn how to manage contact data. This includes, phone numbers, email addresses, home address, etc. Learn how to create/manage custom contact lists and how to identify “Favorite” contacts for quick phone access in your Phone app. Course taught using a device updated to Apple’s newest operating system, but applicable to older operating systems.
Prerequisite: Using your iPhone/iPad – Basics or equivalent.
JCC Member: $5
Non-Member: $7
Register

iPhone/iPad – Get Organized: Calendar

1 lesson. Hands on IN PERSON class. Max registrants: 10
Tuesday, June 25, 12:45 pm –3:00pm; TechAge Room
Learn how maintain a calendar electronically. Add and edit “events”, get alerted about upcoming birthdays, and more. Course taught using an iPhone updated to Apple’s newest operating system, but applicable to older operating systems. Some “look and feel” differences on the iPad will also be addressed.
Prerequisite: Using your iPhone/iPad – Basics or equivalent.
JCC Member: $5
Non-Member: $7
Register

iPhone/iPad – Advanced Organizing & Editing Photos

***DATE CHANGE***
2 lessons. Hands on
IN PERSON class. Max registrants: 10
Tuesdays, May 14 & 21, 12:45pm – 3:00pm; TechAge Room
Using the standard Photo App, advanced photo organizing tools are covered in this 2-lesson class. This includes detailed instruction for the People (& Pets) album, exploring the For You view with emphasis on Memories, Look Up and Cutout features, Custom Folders, and Shared Albums/Library. You will also learn how to modify the date/time and location associated with images in your Photo Library. As a bonus, you will also learn how to use some of the basic photo editing tools.
Course includes new features in Apple’s latest operating system (iOS 17). Students should update devices prior to class.
Prerequisite: Using your iPhone or iPad – Organizing Photos & Videos or equivalent. JCC Member: $8
Non-Member: $10
Register

iPhone/iPad – Customize the Look of your Lock and Home Screen

1 lesson. Hands on IN PERSON class. Max registrants: 10
Friday, April 26 12:45pm –3:00pm; TechAge Room
Learn how to customize the display of your app icons on your Home Screen for a more decluttered look and easier access. Replace app icons with widgets that provide information at a glance. Understand the usefulness of the App Library. Learn how to customize the display of your Lock Screen with useful information. Course taught using a device updated to Apple’s latest operating system (iOS 17) but applicable to devices on iOS 16.
Prerequisite: Using your iPhone or iPad  – Basics or equivalent.
JCC Member: $5
Non-Member: $7
Register

iPhone/iPad – Texting Using the Messages App

1 lesson. Hands on IN PERSON class. Max registrants: 10
Thursday, May 2, 12:45 pm –3:00pm; TechAge Room
Using the standard Messages App, learn how to text with special effects, insert photos, use emojis and more. You will also learn how to customize your Message conversations display, edit a sent text, undo the send of a text, dictate texts, save photos received in text messages, and much more. Course includes new features in Apple’s latest operating system (iOS 17). Students should update devices prior to class.
Prerequisite: Using your iPhone/iPad – Basics or equivalent.
JCC Member: $5
Non-Member: $7
Register

iPhone/iPad – More Texting Using the Messages App

1 lesson. Hands on IN PERSON class. Max registrants: 10
Thursday, May 9, 12:45 pm –3:00pm; TechAge Room
Using the standard Messages app, learn more advanced tools including how to copy and forward texts, send/receive audio texts, create and then use your own Memoji in texts, create stickers from your photos and use them in texts, manage Group messages, and more.
Course includes new features in Apple’s latest operating system (iOS 17). Students should update devices prior to class.
Prerequisite: Using your iPhone or iPad – Texting Using the Messages App or equivalent.
JCC Member: $5
Non-Member: $7
Register

To Be Scheduled – Stay Tuned

iPhone/iPad – Tips & Tricks

1 lesson. Hands on IN PERSON class. Max registrants: 10
TBD, 12:45 pm –3:00pm; TechAge Room
This course presents useful “tips & tricks” to help you stay safe and more useful to you. Create a Contact Poster, learn how to transfer information wirelessly using an Apple technology called AirDrop, learn how to communicate your location in several ways, keep track of loved ones, set emergency contacts, use QR codes and much more. Course includes new features in Apple’s latest operating system (iOS 17). Students should update devices prior to class.
Prerequisite: Using your iPhone/iPad – Basics or equivalent.
JCC Member: $5
Non-Member: $7

iPhone/iPad – Taking Photos & Videos

1 lesson. Hands on IN PERSON class. Max registrants: 10
TBD, 12:45pm –3:00pm; TechAge Room
Using the standard Camera App, learn how to utilize all the many settings and controls to take better photos and videos
Course taught using a device updated to Apple’s latest operating system but applicable to devices on older operating systems.
Prerequisite: Using your iPhone/iPad – Basics or equivalent.
JCC Member: $5
Non-Member: $7

iPhone/iPad – Organizing Photos & Videos

2 lessons. Hands on IN PERSON class. Max registrants: 10
TBD, 12:45pm – 3:00pm; TechAge Room
In this 2-lesson course, using the standard Photos App, learn how to browse your photos/videos in several ways, enter captions, organize them into albums, search for them, and share them with friends and family. Learn how your photos are automatically organized in multiple ways, e.g. by person/pet in the People/Pet Album, by location in the Places Album. You will also learn options for storing your images, sharing your images, and syncing them across devices. Course includes new features in Apple’s latest operating system (iOS 17). Students should update devices prior to class.
Prerequisite: Using your iPhone/iPad – Basics or equivalent.
JCC Member: $8
Non-Member: $10

iPhone/iPad – Using Podcasts

TBD 12:45 pm –3:00pm; TechAge Room
Learn how to use the standard Podcasts app to find and play free audio programs about science, news, politics, business & finance, entertainment and more. You can also “catch up” on certain shows previously broadcast on TV by listening to “audio only” podcasts of these shows. Course includes new features in Apple’s latest operating system (iOS 17). Students should update devices prior to class.
Prerequisite: Using your iPhone or iPad – Basics or equivalent.
JCC Member: $5
Non-Member: $7