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Knowing Technology Course Series Information

Pre-Course Assessment

Post-Course Evaluation

Session I - Knowing Technology I: Your Digital Devices

  • Day: Wendesday
  • Date: 9/8/2021
  • Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM
  • Location: Wheaton Recreation Center
  • Outline: Home computing devices are changing the way we live daily life, work, and play. This course is for home users of computers and digital technology. Get to know what home digital devices can do for you. Get to know how to save money and get the best use of these new technologies to enhance your life. This class is the first class in the Knowing Technology series.

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Session II - Knowing Technology II: Your Digital Networks

  • Day: Wendesday
  • Date: 9/15/2021
  • Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM
  • Location: Wheaton Recreation Center
  • Outline: Home computing networks are changing the way we live daily life, work and play. This course is for home users of digital technology. Discuss how the Internet, the World Wide Web, wireless devices and even the Internet of Things (IoT) are impacting your life. Get to know how to save money and get the best use of these new technologies to enhance your life. This class is the second class in the Knowing Technology series.

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Session III - Knowing Technology III: Your Cloud Storage Services

  • Day: Wendesday
  • Date: 9/22/2021
  • Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM
  • Location: Wheaton Recreation Center
  • Outline: Cloud computing storage is used every day for productivity at home and at work. What are the critical issues concerning cloud storage? Also, cloud computing storage takes many forms and it can get confusing to figure out how to get the most of each service. From One Drive to iCloud, to Google drive, the course covers the critical cloud storage issues. Learn how to determine which apps work best for you, how to find and access them, and how to manage these apps on any device. This class is the third class in the Knowing Technology series. Recommended prerequisites: Knowing Technology I & II or equivalent knowledge.

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Session IV - Knowing Technology IV: Your Cloud Media Services

  • Day: Wendesday
  • Date: 9/29/2021
  • Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM
  • Location: Wheaton Recreation Center
  • Outline: Cloud computing apps are used every day for productivity at home and at work. What are the critical apps? Word processing, spreadsheets, email, file management, video, music, mapping and many more apps are available on all your devices. Also, cloud computing takes many forms and it can get confusing to figure out how to get the most of each service. This course covers the critical productivity and media apps provided by desktops, mobile devices, and the Cloud. Learn how to determine which apps work best for you, how to find and access them, and how to manage these apps on any device. This class is the fourth class in the Knowing Technology series. Recommend Prerequisites: Knowing Technology I, II,& III or equivalent knowledge.

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Session V - Knowing Technology V: Your Digital Security

  • Day: Wendesday
  • Date: 9/29/2021
  • Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM
  • Location: Wheaton Recreation Center
  • Outline: Everyone has created a digital footprint. Whether it's your password, username, SSN, IP address, or home address everyone has a digital identity. Protecting and controlling your digital identity starts with understanding what it is, and how you control its use. This course is designed to provide you with the tools to understand and use the latest digital security measures to secure your digital assets. This class is the fifth class in the Knowing Technology series. Highly recommended prerequisite courses: Knowing Technology I, II, III, and IV or equivalent knowledge..

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Session VI - Knowing Technology VI: Your Digital Privacy

  • Day: Wendesday
  • Date: 10/6/2021
  • Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM
  • Location: Wheaton Recreation Center
  • Outline: Your digital privacy is under attack, every day, every hour. Protecting and controlling your digital identity starts with understanding what it is, and how you control its use. Learn the actions you must take to protect your digital identity and privacy. Learn about the defaults you need to change on your social media apps to minimize your digital data footprint. This course is designed to provide you with the tools to protect your digital identity and privacy today. This class is the sixth class in the Knowing Technology series. Highly recommended prerequisite courses: Knowing Technology I, II, III, IV, and V or equivalent knowledge.

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Session VII - Knowing Technology VI: AI in Your Home (Part I)

  • Day: Wendesday
  • Date: 10/6/2021
  • Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM
  • Location: Wheaton Recreation Center
  • Outline: The course is designed to provide students with an overview of the history and science of Artificial Intelligence (AI). In Part I students will learn the history of artificial intelligence and how machine learning is currently being used to implement AI technologies. The course is designed to provide students with an overview of SmartHome technologies power by Artificial Intelligence (AI). The course is the seventh course in the Knowing Technology series. Highly recommended prerequisites: Knowing Technology I, II, III, IV, V, and VI.

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Session VII - Knowing Technology VI: AI in Your Home (Part II)

  • Day: Wendesday
  • Date: 10/13/2021
  • Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM
  • Location: Wheaton Recreation Center
  • Outline: The course is designed to provide students with an overview of the history and science of Artificial Intelligence (AI). In Part II students will also learn about the current state of technologies used in AI like Voice Recognition, Remote Sensing, Computer Vision and Hearing, and more. Students will learn how artificial intelligence is changing banking, shopping, entertainment, medical assistance, home security, energy conservation, and even the appliances in your home. The course is the seventh course in the Knowing Technology series. Highly recommended prerequisites: Knowing Technology I, II, III, IV, V, and VI.

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Required Textbook & Materials

None

Materials:

Please bring a Flash Drive/Memory Stick 512MB or larger to class which will enable you to save your class work.

Videos

Support Links:

Technical Terms, Jargon, Acronyms, and Abbreviations

Digital Literacy Links

Encryption Products and Services

BitLocker

Encryption Software Tools 2018

Computing Devices Help Links

Cloud Computing Links

Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) Links

Platform as a service (PaaS) Links

Software as a service (SaaS) Links

Cloud Storage

Cloud Office Applications

Cloud Social Media

Cloud Media Services - Music

Cloud Media Services - Video

E-Learning & Discovery

Opt-Out of Information

Secure Email Services

How Browsers Work

Technical Terms, Jargon, Acronyms, and Abbreviations

Digital Literacy Links

Encryption Products and Services

BitLocker

Encryption Software Tools 2018

VPN Services

Device Fingerprint Elimination

De-identification

Implementing DO-NOT-TRACK

Implementing Anonymous Searching

Destroying Tracking Cookies

Disable Third-Party Cookies

Destroying Click-Stream Data

Password Policies

Cyber Insurance

Google Deatomization Tools

Privacy Apps

Secure Email Services

Credit Monitoring and Freeze

Dark Web Scan

PC Magizine "Best of"

Cloud Storage

Robocall Blocker Apps

iOS & Android

iOS

Android


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