This will be an online meeting. A link to the Zoom page will be posted prior to the meeting on Tuesday June 9) and, in case anyone would like to learn to use Zoom before the meeting, there will be a practice session also available the Monday before the meeting (Monday 8th June at 10.00 am). The link to this meeting will also be sent out with the link to the main meeting on Tuesday June 9.

The June meeting will be one in which participants will 'play' with sharing images, video, etc. This will involve useful skills for those who want to be able to communicate with family and friends online, and it will help those who already have the skills, to try something a bit daring (of their own choice). Working together is often about making mistakes from which we can learn. We are not expecting people to be experts but rather to be willing learners - experimenting and making mistakes will be as good as 'getting it right', whatever that means!

Agenda for the Meeting

What3Words

We are going to start by talking about the 'What3words' App. It is a clever technology and perhaps should be known by all of us - see https://what3words.com

How does such a thing come about and why is it clever? How does it work? Why should we use it? All these are good questions and we will share ideas.

Sharing a Screen on Zoom

As we are all trying to live a normal life but doing it on screen, we are often in the position of wanting to show someone something or ask for help and show them our problem. This will be a quick tutorial on how to share a screen or just a part of it, with someone in another location.

Sharing some moments

Now we know how to share our screens, we will invite people to show us an image or two and tell us about them - it is not a photography competition but the aim is to share something interesting, curious, funny, puzzling, beautiful, or whatever. Everyone is asked to choose 2 or 3 photos in anticipation of this event and be ready with a simple story...

In coming months, we plan to take some virtual tours - we will invite members to prepare a series of photos they can share in ten minutes while telling us about a place they have visited. If you don't have the photos you want to use, of course you can search on the Web and collect them from someone else. Remember to write down where you got them from. And we advise you to make a separate folder before you start so your chosen pics don't get lost in thousands of others.

What to watch

Next we will have a focus piece on options for films etc on devices - Stan, Netflix, iView, ...

We will want to hear what you have been watching, what you recommend and what to avoid. There are so many options - perhaps note down a few before the meeting and think what you have to say about them. You can help others a lot by recommending good things. Everyone can contribute even if it is to say you don't watch anything!

We will include a short session on gadgetry - there are lots of connectors available - which ones might you need? What do they do? John Rozbach will guide us through this exercise.

Looking and Learning

Finally we will consider where should you go for accurate information about the pandemic and how should you use the Covid-19 App?