Learn to Code – for Seniors at CCs

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Between Dec 2017 to March 2018, there will be 10 Basic Coding in Swift classes for Seniors (anyone 50 years and older) at 10 Community Clubs/Centres.

It is a 3-hour class and iPads will be available during the class for your use, and the class is at $10 only.

You will need to register directly with the Community Club/Centre. Click on the names below for the CC’s contact information.

Date Time CC
3 Dec 17 Dec (Sun) 9.30 am to 12.30 2 pm to 5 pm Sembawang *Class not held at CC
10 Dec 7 Jan (Sun) 1 pm to 4 pm Teck Ghee
16 Dec 20 Jan (Sat) 10 am to 1 pm 2 to 5 pm Nee Soon South
4 Jan (Thu) 2 to 5 pm Clementi
6 Jan (Sat) 10 am to 1 pm Boon Lay
11 Jan (Thu) 10 am to 1 pm Pasir Ris East
14 Jan (Sun) 2 to 5 pm Potong Pasir
17 Jan (Wed) 2 to 5 pm Bishan
7 24 Feb (Wed Sat) 7 to 10 pm Bukit Panjang
3 Mar (Sat) 2.30 to 5.30 pm Aljunied

Looking forward to seeing you there.

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Learning to Code – Hour of Code

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As mentioned in the earlier post, there will be Hour of Code events for seniors (those 50 years and above) at 16 libraries on 28 Oct from 11 am to 12 noon.

Below is the listing of the libraries and when you find a library near you, click on that link to find registration details. Registration is required.

This event will be available at the following libraries:

  1. Ang Mo Kio Public Library, Programme Zone (L1)
  2. Bedok Public Library, Programme Room 1 (L3)
  3. Bishan Public Library, Programme Zone (L2)
  4. Bukit Merah Public Library, Radin Mas Hall (L3)
  5. Clementi Public Library, Programme Zone
  6. Geylang East Public Library, Merpati Hall (L3)
  7. Jurong Regional Library, Programme Zone (L1)
  8. Jurong West Public Library, Programme Zone (L1)
  9. Marine Parade Public Library, Programme Zone (L2)
  10. Pasir Ris Public Library, Programme Zone
  11. Queenstown Public Library, Programme Zone (L1)
  12. Sengkang Public Library, Programme Zone
  13. Tampines Regional Library, Our Tampines Gallery
  14. Toa Payoh Public Library, Programme Zone (L3)
  15. Woodlands Regional Library, Everest Room (L4)
  16. library@Chinatown, Programme Zone

iPads will be available for your use during these sessions.

This hour of fun is designed for those aged 50 and above. Receive a goodie bag when you join this event! (F&B voucher inside).

(Moses will be facilitating the only Mandarin session, 编程一小时, held at library@Chinatown.)

 

Learning to Code

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Learning to Code using Swift Playgrounds on the iPad is a fun introductory class for learning what coding is and trying your hands at coding.

Here are some heads-up for you:

On Saturday, 28 Oct, there is a nationwide Hour of Code event for seniors running at 16 NLB libraries. More details will be posted here as they become available.

Currently, we are also working out possible classes with People’s Association (PA) and so a CC or RC near you might just be offering this class soon. Keep an eye out for the schedule on this website.


Create Possibilities with your iPad with these Learning to Code and also our Game Enough to Learn classes.

ePix Creation Workshop on 7 Oct – Register Now

UPDATE (20 Sep): The course has been cancelled as there has not been an registration thus far. Keep a look out for our next TinyTap class.

UPDATE (6 Sep): Course fee has been reduced. It is now $50 only. Sign up soon!

In conjunction with Academy of Literary Arts & Publishing Singapore, we are pleased to present a Create Your Own ePix Books workshop on 7 Oct 2017.

Register here: http://alap.bookcouncil.sg/courses/detail/creating-your-own-epix-books

An ePix book is an electronic Picture Book which you can make easily and independently. You can use it and view it online or even have it printed into a professional looking book. A good ePix Book features a magical combination of multimedia and interactive elements which add to the storytelling and reading experience. In this workshop, participants will use a free app named TinyTap to create the ePix book. Pick up tips from the creator of ePix books and write and illustrate your very own ePix Book!
Together, we will …
– explore elements of storytelling
– use the free app TinyTap to write, illustrate and create an ePix Book (please bring your iPad or Android tablet for this workshop)
– have plenty of fun stretching your imagination and creativity
– experience the joy of publishing your first ePix Book!

Gateway Festival Market

Gateway, a new theatre venue in Bukit Merah, is opening and we will be there at the Festival Market with our art themed games. The Festival runs from 7 to 9 July and Pauseability will be selling on Saturday, 8 July and Sunday 9 July from the afternoon onwards. 

Support our other friends who will be running stalls too. More details here:

https://theatre.gateway.sg/events/festival-market
See you there!

Silver IT Fest

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We are going to be part of the Silver IT Fest this weekend which has many exciting activities for seniors to learn IT skills and to pick up useful tech tips and tricks.

As part of the “Digital Content for Entertainment” seminars, we will be talking on “Share Your Creativity with Your Phone”.  Pre-registration for these seminars are required and you can find out more here.

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Looking forward to good sessions of sharing and learning.

Update 11 Jun 2017: Content of talk can now be found here: https://pausetolearn.wordpress.com/2017/06/11/express-your-creativity/

This June: Write & Draw an ePix Book

For the eagle eyed, that’s not a spelling error of “epic” but this promises to be an epic learning experience nonetheless. An ePix book is an electronic Picture Book.

Pick up tips and know-how to write and illustrate your very own ePix Book! We will  …

– explore elements of storytelling

– use the free apps Paper53 and TinyTap to write, draw and create an ePix Book (so you will need an iPad for this)

– have plenty of fun stretching your imagination and creativity

– experience the joy of publishing your first ePix Book!

Here are the details:

Open to anyone 8 years old and above

Minimum 2 pax to start the class and maximum of 6 pax

9.30 am to 3.30 pm on 1 and 2 June

$150 per pax; special price for parent-child pair at $200 per pair (iPad and lunch not be provided)

At 199 Toa Payoh North, near Braddell MRT

Facilitated by Moses.

Sign up via email at pauseability@gmail.com.

Tell a Story using TinyTap

Photo 12-8-16, 1 10 44 PMWe will be running a free workshop for seniors on Tuesday, 23 May, about telling good stories using TinyTap. Click on the link for details and to register.

https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/may-sharing-session-storytelling-entertainmentconnectionmotivation-tickets-34456422086?

Look out for more updates and photos after the workshop.

Update [23 May 2017]

The workshop went well with the over 20 participants, and they enjoyed the hands-on segment made possible with the kind loan of iPads.

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A Delightful Decade

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pauseability was registered with ACRA on 1 May 2007. So, today marks the 10 year milestone.

A good juncture for some reflections, thanksgiving and celebrations. Happy 10th birthday pauseability!

Truly grateful to God for the journey. And to my family, friends, partners and clients, thank you for the wonderful support in all these years.

Looking forward to even more pauseability in the days ahead.

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Giveaway: Monogram

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Would you like a monogram like this?

We are giving away 12 monograms this week. Email us the letter you would like at pauseability@gmail.com and we will create one for you. The background, font and colour will be similar to the one shown, in jpeg format, and just one monogram per person.

If you have any other needs for illustrations or design, do contact us to explore too.