Mastering Your iPad

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Spring/Summer 2017 iPhone & iPad Classes at Craven Community College

More classes have been added to the schedule at Craven Community College/Adult Enrichment Program.  To register, go to and scroll down to view my classes.

Mastering Your iPad meets for 2 weeks on Tuesday & Thursday, 9-11 am beginning May 16. The class is held in the Business Technology building (BIT) on the New Bern campus. The cost is $80.  Are you making the most of this amazing device? If you are using your iPad just to play games, share picture with family and check your email, you are missing an exciting world of learning, organizing your life, connecting with others, monitoring your health and just having fun. Under the guidance of iPad master Susan Braaten, in four short classes you will learn the basics of getting your settings right, master the “native” apps – camera, calendar, contacts, FaceTime, iBooks, iTunes, maps, messages, music, notes, photos reminders and more. Learn how to master apps to organize your life, make wise choices and explore the other 999,000 apps!

Mastering Your iPhone  meets for 3 weeks on Wednesdays June 7, 14, and 21 from 10 am -12 noon.  The cost is $60. Learn the basics of the Apple iPhone plus tips & tricks to use it to its maximum potential. Covers settings, calling, texting, native apps, the App store, managing your photos, the iCloud, and accessories including the Apple Watch.

Attendees need to bring their device fully charged and know their Apple ID and password. If you do not know the ID/password, you can email Mrs. Braaten before class for help at or view this blog entry.

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Presentation slides for Working with iPads, April 30 – May 9, 2013 – Session I, II, III

Follow the link below to open the slides from the 4/30/13 class. The file is in PDF format so everyone should be able to open it. All of the video links are live, so you can just click on them to replay the class videos.

I have a new iPad! CCC I – 4 day format – April 30, 2013

I have a new iPad! CCC Part II May 2013

I have a new iPad! CCC Part III May 2013



Apps Suggested in Class

For Session IV, I always ask participants to bring their favorite apps to share with the class. The last 2 classes have brought some wonderful suggestions which I have listed below. Feel free to comment on this post with your own favorites and I may include them for the next class.

  • Boating apps – Not being a boater, I didn’t think about this category. Upon exploration, I found some really wonderful apps if you are interested in anything having to do with boats. For example, apps on purchasing a boat, equipping a boat, navigation, GPS, magazines for boaters, tides, docks and marinas, fishing, state and national and International guides for boaters and sailers, and much more. Just search Boating or Sailing in the app store.
  •  Jesus Life Together: Prayer Journal, Christian Books and Free Music – Free and with good reviews. Includes writings, full CDs, videos, inspirational pictures and more.
  • White Noise Box (FREE) and White Noise (($1.99) – both have hiigh ratings and reviews and features to help you sleep with white noise background. White Noise appears to have more features. Read the review and decide!
  • Shop Savvy (FREE) – This is a barcode and QR code scanner that checks prices, finds the best, give retailer information, directions, finds deals, and you can save and share. Good ratings and review.
  • CSR Racing (FREE) – Race your dream car in the ultimate test: a drag race along deserted city streets! Great ratings and reviews. Additional app add-ins are available for purchase inside the game.