Do you need a little help with computer basics, such as Google email, Facebook or organizing digital photos? Paula Palermo, a technology consultant, is partnering with the Norwalk Education Foundation to offer classes to the public. These are tools for everyday life, says Palermo, founder of TechSmart Services . The first of five classes begins Monday, Feb. 14.
Palermo, a foundation board member, previously ran its teacher computer-training program. The program has evolved to more curriculum-based technology on using SMARTboards and clickers. The proceeds from the class will fund the foundation's teacher-training programs. This is one way to keep NEFs teacher-training program alive while providing a service to the community. Palermo added that this is a pilot initiative. Classes will be adapted based on participant feedback. Teachers who attend the classes will receive Continuing Education Unit credits. The two-hour workshops include:
Getting More from Gmail and the Google Tools: Feb. 14
Getting Around in Facebook: Feb. 17
Organizing Your Online Life: Feb. 28
Using Picasa to Organize and Manage Your Digital Photos: March 7
Making the Transition to Office 2007: March 15
All workshops are open to the public and run from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost per workshop is $30.
For more information and to download a registration form, visit: http://www.norwalkeducation.org/
Do you need to take one of these classes? Where do you need online help?
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