Technology Classes with Aaron Andrus

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Aaron Andrus teaches a wide variety of technology classes, no matter what your device is. Whether you have an Android or Apple device, these classes will help you get started, build skills and master your devices.

Other class options cover photos, cloud storage and even Craigslist!

Classes are open to all levels and can help even the most device-savvy person learn how to use their computer, tablet or phone the way they want to.

Meet Aaron Andrusportrait of technology instructor aaron andrus

Aaron Andrus is a technology expert who specializes in tech education, optimization and troubleshooting. He has been working professionally in the tech industry for more than 12 years. Before focusing his career on technology, Aaron was a high school teacher. A few years ago he merged these two professions to help seniors learn about and better understand and utilize their computers, mobile devices and other consumer technologies. Aaron has worked with many senior-focused organizations in the area and continues to offer a great line-up of classes and free lectures at Willamalane. He is unique in his ability to simplify complex technology concepts into lay person terms that are easy even for beginners to understand, making all feel welcome and comfortable to learn.

Aaron is the father of two school-age boys. He is an active outdoors and water enthusiast, and an amateur photographer and writer. Aaron graduated from Springfield High School and earned degrees from both the University of Oregon and Willamette University.

Upcoming Technology Classes

Android Smartphones and Tablets

Ages 50+. Instructor: Aaron Andrus. Register in advance.

Android Smartphones: Getting Started

New to smartphones or considering upgrading to a smartphone? This course if for you! Learn the basics, including what all those buttons and ports are for, how to place and answer phone calls, tips for successful interaction with a touch screen, how to send and respond to a text message, how to take a photo and share it with someone you care about, and more! How do I know if I have an Android phone? If it’s not an iPhone (with an Apple logo on the back), it’s surely an Android phone.

Android Smartphones: Building Skills

Know the basics of your phone but want to know more? In this two-part class, learn the ins and outs of your smartphone. Cover topics that include setting up e-mail, sharing photos and video using the cloud and much more!

Android Tablets

With more than 1 billion active devices and one million apps developed, Google’s Android mobile operating system is the most popular in the world. Learn how to purchase and download apps, manage key settings, use gestures to navigate and more.

Location: Alder Room at Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Getting Started: 9/27 Days: Th Time: 1PM-2PM Price: $10.00 IDIn-district / $13.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19328 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Getting Started: 11/28 Days: W Time: 1PM-2PM Price: $10.00 IDIn-district / $13.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19383 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Building Skills: 10/17-10/24 Days: W Time: 1PM-3PM Price: $34.00 IDIn-district / $40.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19348 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Building Skills: 12/3-12/10 Days: M Time: 1PM-3PM Price: $34.00 IDIn-district / $40.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19386 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Tablets: 9/25 Days: Tu Time: 1PM-3PM Price: $17.00 IDIn-district / $20.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19344 Online Registration: Register

Mac Computers

Ages 50+. Please bring your own Mac laptop or desktop to class. Instructor: Aaron Andrus. Register in advance.

Mac Basics: Learn to Use Your Operating System

Learn the ins and outs of Mac computers, including system icons; menus; learning tools and resources; system maintenance and updates; security features; how it’s different from Windows; and much more.

Mac 2: Apps & More

Apple’s Mac computer apps are a variety of tools for organizing your life, and reaching your goals. Learn how to organize and share your photos and documents between your Mac and your iPhone or iPad via the cloud.

Mac Photos

Love all your new photos? This class will give you all the tools you need to maximize your digital photo collection and share it with the people you care about.

Location: Alder Room at Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Mac Basics: 10/17-10/24 Days: W Time: 9:30AM-11:30AM Price: $34.00 IDIn-district / $40.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19358 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Mac 2: 11/13-11/20 Days: Tu Time: 9:30AM-11:30AM Price: $34.00 IDIn-district / $40.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19377 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Mac Photos: 12/4-12/11 Days: Tu Time: 9:30AM-11:30AM Price: $34.00 IDIn-district / $40.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19385 Online Registration: Register

IPad

IPad: Getting Started- 

Ages 50+. Apple’s iPad is an easier-to-use device that can replace your laptop or desktop computer. This class is for anyone who is new to an iPad or who is considering purchasing their first iPad. Participants will learn about all the hardware, buttons and ports; little-known tips for successful interaction with a touch screen; how to open and close apps; how to check email and more. Instructor: Aaron Andrus. Register in advance.

IPad: Building Skills–  Registration  still open for the 12/6 class!

Ages 50+. Know the basics of your iPad but want more? This this two-part class has you covered. Learn how to add and delete apps, access websites, set up email, share photos and more! Instructor: Aaron Andrus. Register in advance.

IPhone/IPad Photos and Camera

Take command of your Apple device’s powerful camera and editing tools! In this 2 part class, we’ll cover how to take better photos and videos; use the camera flash; learn little-known tips and tricks; easily edit photos; share with friends and family; create photo albums and slideshows; import and delete photos; manage your photo library; and much more. Instructor: Aaron Andrus. Register in advance.

Location: Alder Room at Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Getting Started: 9/26 Days: W Time: 9:30AM-10:30AM Price: $10.00 IDIn-district / $13.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: canceled Online Registration: N/A
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Building Skills: 10/9-10/16 Days: Tu Time: 1PM-3PM Price: $34.00 IDIn-district / $40.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: canceled Online Registration: N/A
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Building Skills: 12/6-12/13 Days: Th Time: 1PM-3PM Price: $34.00 IDIn-district / $40.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19384 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Photos & Camera: 10/30-11/6 Days: Tu Time: 9:30AM-11:30AM Price: $34.00 IDIn-district / $40.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19363 Online Registration: Register

Icloud

Ages 50+. This class focuses on how Apple’s iCloud service (available on all modern Apple devices) can be used to keep important files, photos, videos, and other content secure and readily available across all your devices. Instructor: Aaron Andrus

Location: Alder Room at Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 10/23 Days: Tu Time: 1PM-3PM Price: $17.00 IDIn-district / $20.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: canceled Online Registration: N/A
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 12/19 Days: W Time: 1PM-3PM Price: $17.00 IDIn-district / $20.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19359 Online Registration: Register

Drop-in Computer Lab

Practice your skills, email friends and use the Internet. Basic computer skills are necessary. Instruction not provided. See staff for lab access.

*Note: The lab closes 30 minutes before the building closes. Building closure schedule varies.

Location: Adult Activity Center

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