Technology Workshops

Basic Computer Skills

These workshops are intended for absolute beginners who want to be able to perform basic tasks on computers, like finding files, opening programs, and navigating the interface. We offer workshops for Windows Basics, along with specific workshops for specific versions if needed.


Objectives:

  • To be able to use a mouse effectively
  • To become familiar with the way computers work
  • To be able to navigate a PC computer interface

General Outcomes:

  • Learners will be able to effectively manipulate a mouse.
  • Learners will have a basic understanding of how computers work.
  • Learners will know how to navigate a PC computer interface.

Basic Computer Skills Workshops

Mouse Workshop

Computer Basics
Operating System Workshops


Our current operating system workshops include Windows Basics, along with workshops for specific versions (Windows 10, 8.1, 8, and 7). You'll want to choose the operating system workshop that matches the operating system your students will be using.

Introduction to Computers

These workshops are intended for beginners with very little experience with computers and the Internet but who want to know more.


Objectives:

  • To become familiar with the way computers work
  • To be able to use the Internet to communicate and find information
  • To be able to list computer proficiency on a resume

General Outcomes:

  • Learners will know how to operate a computer.
  • Learners will be able to use the Internet to communicate and find information.
  • Learners will feel safe and comfortable online.

Introduction to Computers Workshops

Computer Basics

Operating System Workshops

Internet Basics

Internet Safety

Browser Workshops


Our current browser workshops include Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. You can choose the browser workshop that would be most relevant to your students.

Connecting Online

These workshops are ideal for learners who may have some experience with computers and are interested in connecting with friends and family over the Internet. An emphasis is placed on communication instead of social networks.


Objectives:

  • To understand what the Internet is and how email and social networks work
  • To know how to use online tools to keep in touch with family and friends
  • To be able to use the Internet independently
  • To feel safe and comfortable online
  • To obtain an email address for work or personal use
  • To obtain a social media account

General Outcomes:

  • Learners will be able to use the Internet to communicate and find information.
  • Learners will have an email account and understand how to use it.
  • Learners will be connected to Facebook and understand its features.

Connecting Online Workshops

Internet Basics

Browser Workshops

Internet Safety

Email Basics

Gmail

Facebook

Getting Started With the Cloud

These workshops are for learners who may not have a computer or Internet at home but who need email and certain online services for professional and personal reasons. Learners should have some basic familiarity with computers and the Internet.


Objectives:

  • To create an email address for work or personal use
  • To be able to use email in a variety of situations, including job searching
  • To be able to maintain an online file-storage account

General Outcomes:

  • Learners will have access to email and be able to use it for a variety of purposes.
  • Learners will understand the concept of online (cloud) storage.
  • Learners will be able to use Google Drive as a personal file-storage system.

Getting Started With the Cloud Workshops

Email Basics
Gmail
Google Drive 

Introduction to Social Media

These workshops are for learners who already feel comfortable with some technology but who are curious about Facebook, Twitter, and other social media tools.


Objectives:

  • To learn about various social networks and how they are used
  • To sign up for Facebook and other social media accounts

General Outcomes:

  • Learners will understand how social media fits into the landscape of the Internet.
  • Learners will have a Facebook account and understand how to use Facebook to connect with others.
  • Learners will have other social media accounts (depending on the chosen curriculum sequence).

Introduction to Social Media Workshops

Email Basics

Internet Safety

Beyond Email

Facebook

Twitter

YouTube

Online Research

These workshops are for learners who do not have much experience using the Internet but who want to be able to find reliable and useful information online (for example, while searching for jobs) and store it in the cloud via Google Drive.


Objectives:

  • To learn to find reliable and useful information online
  • To create a Google account
  • To create and store documents like resumes, reading lists, and school papers in the cloud via Google Drive

General Outcomes:

  • Learners will have a Google account.
  • Learners will be able to create, format, and store word processing documents in Google Drive.
  • Learners will understand how to search for and identify reliable information on the Internet.

Online Research Workshops

Google Account

Google Drive

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