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Tablets and iPads - East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure Trust

Tablets and iPads

I Haven't a Clue! Sound like you?

Terrified of tablets? No idea about iPads? Have you just bought one or been given one? Maybe you're thinking of getting one?

Using Skype

Come along, learn the lingo among friendly faces and have some hands-on fun.

We have introductory sessions to give you a flavour of what it's all about, 3-week courses to free you from the fear, and one-off sessions on popular topics based on feedback from customers.

Classes are FREE, however, a £2 (non-refundable) admin fee applies for each class or course booked.

Bring your own Android tablet or Apple iPad, or use one of ours. Classes start promptly at the Start Time stated below.

PLEASE NOTE: BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL

 

Forthcoming Classes   
These are just a selection of the classes we do. To find out more about the full range of tablet classes, or other courses using PCs, book a Digital Skills Information Session at your local library to speak to an advisor, or visit the What can I learn page.

To book a class, contact your local library. Booking is essential.

 DateStart TimeLocation

Get Connected: Android tablet sessions

Learn how to connect to East Renfrewshire Libraries' free WiFi and browse the internet on your own Android tablet. 

We can provide a tablet for you if you don't have one. 
NOTE: This is not an iPad class.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL

WATCH THIS SPACE FOR FURTHER DATES
or
Book a Digital Skills Information Session
to find out more and discuss your learning needs with an advisor
  

Get Connected: iPad sessions

Learn how to connect to East Renfrewshire Libraries' free WiFi and browse the internet on your own Apple iPad. 

We can provide an iPad for you if you don't have one. 
NOTE: This is not an Android class.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL

WATCH THIS SPACE FOR FURTHER DATES
or
Book a Digital Skills Information Session
to find out more and discuss your learning needs with an advisor
  

What's on offer?
 

Get Connected: APPLE iPad or android tablets

A 90-minute introductory session for complete beginners to help learners take the first steps in using an Apple iPad or Android tablet.  Learn how to connect to East Renfrewshire Libraries' free WiFi and browse the internet on your own tablet. 

Bring your own device or use one provided for the session.

NOTE: This session is a pre-requisite for doing the more detailed 3-week Getting Started with Tablets course.

Getting Started with Tablets (APPLE iPad or Android)

A 3-week course for complete beginners to help you learn the basics of using an Apple iPad or an Android tablet, from switching it on and off to searching the internet and downloading apps.

Bring your own device or use one provided at each session.

OTHER FUN CLASSES

We listen to you! In response to feedback from customers, we run short, one-off sessions on popular computing topics from time to time throughout the year, as well as the regular computer and tablet classes.

Here are some examples.  Remember it's all free!

Try B4 U BUY

Not sure which type of tablet to choose or what the difference is between them all? In this class, you will learn about the main types of tablets and key specifications. We have Apple iPad and Android tablets for you to try, plus valuable advice on important things to consider prior to purchasing. Be in-the-know before you buy. Come along, have a go and see for yourself. (2 hours)

Tap 'n' Talk: Skype

Want to use a tablet to keep in touch, face-to-face, with family and friends who may be far away? Then come along with your device and have fun learning how to download, register and use the Skype app to make and receive video calls. Please note that an understanding of how your device works is required for this session. (2 hours)

Bring your own tablet (Android, Apple iPad, other).

Digital Magazines

Save your pennies and read your favourite UK magazines for free on your tablet.  Learn how to download, access and explore an exciting range of popular magazines.  Current issues and back issues are available at your fingertips. (1½ hours)

Bring your own tablet (Android, Apple iPad, other).

e-Books and e-audiobooks

Learn how to download eBooks and eAudiobooks to enjoy on your tablet.  Preview, read or listen to your choice of fabulous items from the comfort of your own home, on the move - wherever.  Manage your account online too: borrow, renew, extend your loan and fines will be a thing of the past. (1½ hours)

Bring your own tablet (Android, Apple iPad, other).

Snap 'n' Share

Learn how to snap photos with your tablet and share them online with family and friends via email. (1½ hours)

Bring your own tablet (Android, Apple iPad, other).

The Street Where I Lived

Travel back in time and explore places from your past. Using a PC or tablet, we'll help you discover the online tools and maps of the National Library of Scotland, Google Street View and Google Earth. Visit old streets, cities and countries from your childhood and years gone by.

Bring your own Apple iPad or Android tablet to the class, or use a library computer on the day.

Where are the classes?

Libraries that have tablet classes
Barrhead Foundry Library0141 580 1174
Clarkston Library0141 577 4972
Giffnock Library0141 577 4976
Mearns Library0141 577 4979

Find out more

If you would like more information about the classes, please contact your local library and ask to book a meeting with a learning advisor at a Digital Skills Information Session.

Computer classes

I can now get library books on the tablet, look for Android help, and there's no limit to the apps you can use - Frances, Adult Learner

 

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