What's New

.: TRAVEL THE IRISH TIMELINE
.: GO BACK IN TIME IN AMERICAN HISTORY

Classes

.: FEATURED CLASSES OF THE MONTH
.: NEW CLASSES

Did You Know?

.: DATABASE OF THE MONTH
.: TAKE KNOW FOR AN ANSWER
.: GET AN A IN FCAT!


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March 1, 2008

Volume 3 Issue 9



Welcome to the Technology @ OCLS March 2008 Newsletter. This month, use the Library’s resources to learn about Women’s History and Irish-American Heritage and to view the many resources available for the FCAT. In addition, take advantage of the opportunity to attend computer classes at any of our Library locations or virtually from your home or office computer.

What's New

.: Travel the Irish Timeline

Most people have heard of Saint Patrick’s Day, but did you know that the entire month of March is Irish American Heritage Month? Navigate the virtual timeline and learn about the Irish migration to America. Visit the Irish-American Heritage Virtual Gallery for additional resources.

.:Go Back in Time in American History

Follow the timeline and learn about the role of women who made a difference in American History. The Women’s History Month Virtual Gallery also includes Library online resources and materials, Web sites, and short biographies of women.

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Classes

     Featured Classes of the Month

.: Tune In @ Your Library

Tune In @ Your Library is the theme for Teen Tech Week, a national initiative that encourages teens to take advantage of the Library's music and media resources. Tune in this month by attending the classes listed below.

Ringtones for Teens
Listen to ringtones on the Internet and create your own by using the software Audacity. Recommended Prerequisite: Audacity for Teens

Podcasting for Teens
Learn how to subscribe, create, and listen to your own podcast. Recommended Prerequisite: Knowledge of the Internet

Windows Media Player for Kids and Teens
Learn how to save music on your computer, create playlists, and download music files to an MP3 player. Recommended Prerequisite: Knowledge of the Internet

Edit Digital Audio Using Audacity for Teens
Learn how to record, edit, and save digital audio files on your computer by using this free open source audio editing program. Recommended Prerequisite: Computer Basics Level I

.: Online Classes

Take a live virtual computer class from your home or office computer. Get on board and register today!

Online Class: An Introduction to QuickBooks
Learn the basic features of QuickBooks to get you started in organizing your personal or business finances. This is an online class. Recommended Prerequisite: Excel Balance Sheets

Online Class: An Introduction to Photoshop
Learn graphic concepts and terminology. Become familiar with the basic tools required to edit and retouch digital images. Recommended Prerequisite: Computer Basics

Curso en Línea: Una Introducción a QuickBooks
Aprenda las características básicas de QuickBooks que le ayudarán a comenzar a organizar las finanzas de su negocio o sus finanzas personales. Esta es una clase en línea. Recomendad Prerrequisito: Excel Balance Sheets

Klas sou Entènèt: Ekri Rezime-CV
Aprenda las características básicas de QuickBooks que le ayudarán a comenzar a organizar las finanzas de su negocio o sus finanzas personales. Esta es una clase en línea. Recomendad Prerrequisito: Excel Balance Sheets

.: Microsoft Office Week

During March 9th through the 14th you can attend the Microsoft training series in Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook. Space is limited, so register today!

Microsoft Publisher Series – March 9
This two-class series introduces the basic to advanced features for creating professional publications such as newsletters, calendars, and business cards.

Microsoft Word Series - March 10
This six-class series introduces the basic to advanced features for creating professional documents, including inserting and formatting tables, as well as mail merge.

Microsoft PowerPoint Series – March 11
This four-class series introduces the basic to advanced features for creating professional slide shows with animations and slide transitions.

Microsoft Excel Series - March 12
This six-class series introduces the basic to advanced features for creating professional spreadsheets that include formulas, charts, and pivot tables.

Microsoft Access Series - March 13
This five-class series introduces the basic to advanced features for creating a database to track and present data with tables, queries, forms, and reports.

Microsoft Outlook Series - March 14
This four-class series introduces the basic to advanced features for creating e-mails, appointments, contact lists, folders, and tasks assignments.

For more information or to sign up for classes at any of our locations call 407.835.7323 or visit our website.

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     New Classes

The Library will be offering three new classes in March! Below you’ll find the class title and description. Click on the class title for additional information.

Introducción al Web 2.0
Aprenda como usted puede colaborar y compartir información con otros en línea usando varias aplicaciones Web. 2.0 Prerrequisito Recomendado: Principios de Computadora

Open Office.org Impress
Learn how to create simple presentations with this free presentation building software. Impress is similar to and is compatible with Microsoft® PowerPoint. Recommended Prerequisite: Computer Basics Level 1

Introduction to Mac Computers
Learn how to navigate within the Mac operating system environment. Recommended Prerequisite: None

For registration information, visit our online calendar or call 407.835.7323.

 

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Did You Know?

.: Featured Database of the Month

.: World Book Online

World Book Encyclopedia has set the standard for providing accuracy, objectivity, and reliability in research materials for both children and adults. World Book presents a universe of information available at your fingertips.

.: Take Know for an Answer

When you “Take Know for an Answer,” you’re saying YES to live musical performances, cultural art exhibits, an endless DVD and CD collection, and much more all FREE of charge!  See how your neighbors “Took Know for an Answer.”

.:Get an A in FCAT!

Visit the FCAT Virtual Gallery and get connected to the FCAT Tutorial to enhance your skills in math, science, and English. Take practice tests, find other helpful Web sites, receive online tutoring or take an FCAT class at a Library closest to you.


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