Education

MAGIC provides training courses for members and nonmembers. The courses are be aimed at different levels of competence and experience. The facilities have adequate outlets for computers (students are encouraged to bring computers) as well as projector and screen facilities for the teachers. Each school will have multiple teachers so that the students with problems can be addressed without disturbing the lectures.

Classes will be limited to 15-20 people so that each student gets sufficient individual attention and problem solving help.

Classes include:



Macintosh Essential Training

In Macintosh Essential Training, we examine the use of Macintoshes in everyday life at home or small business. We will look at all the elements of the user interface and how to control it and personalize it. Then we will cover the applications and utilities that come with the operating system including the Mail, Browser, Address Book, Calendar etc and how to integrate them for maximum efficiency in running your daily needs. We will cover the details of keeping your Mac backed up and properly maintained. This class is designed for people who are new and not-so-new to the Mac or who are the newer operating systems.

The next classes begin May 3rd, 2018. For more Details and an application, go to the Macintosh Essential Class page.


Macintosh Beyond Basics Training

In Macintosh Beyond Basics Training we take students to the next step from Macintosh Essential Training. This class is designed for people who have mastered the basics and are looking for ways to use their Macs more efficiently.


iMovie

As part of a Mac purchase, the iMovie application is included at no extra cost. In this set of classes, the student will explore the many capabilities of the Application. Some exercises and data will be provided but the students are also encouraged to bring movie clips. This class is designed for those who have a working knowledge of the operating system. The classes will concentrate on the Mac version of the application but much of the material will be pertinent to the iPad, iPhone, and iPod-Touch versions.

The next classes begin May 7th, 2018. For more Details and an application, go to the iMovie Class page.


Pages and Numbers

The pages application is available for Macintosh computers, iPads, and iPhones, and iPod-Touches

In these sessions, the student will explore The capabilities of the latest versions. The classes will be primarily for the Macs but much of the material will be pertinent for the iDevices. The classes will include exercises from which the student can practice and learn more. This class is designed for those who have a working knowledge of the operating system and want to better understand and work with the many capabilities of the Pages application including: word processing; desktop publishing; creating posters, newsletters, business cards, etc.

The next classes will be held at the Pacific Rim Institute on November 6, 7, and 8, 2018.

For details and an application, go to this page.


Building Websites

In these sessions, the students will learn the basics of programing in HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language), CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and Javascript. As these skills are developed the students will construct working websites ready to be put on the web. The knowledge gained will enable each student to develop their own websites in the future. No additional software will be needed - all the classes will use a browser, such as Safari, and a text editor such as the freeware TextWrangler.


iPhone and iPad

In these sessions that run over two consecutive afternoons, the students will learn how to set up an iPad/iPhone, synchronize it to a computer, add music, add movies, add pictures, and add applications (apps). Also learn how to use it for emails, web browsing and use many practical and entertaining applications. These session will be for new and nearly new iPhone and iPad users.