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Registration for Fall 2015 Computer and Technology Classes begins Monday, August 10th at 9:00am for all courses. Registration is required for each individual class you wish to attend this fall. Sign-up online through our Event Calendar or by calling 301-739-3250, ext. 300. Seating is limited, so please take a moment to review our Attendance Policy.


Beginner Classes:


Intro to Computers

Skills needed: No previous skills required.

This class will introduce computers to first-time computer users. In the class we discuss basic computer principles including computer hardware and software, how to turn on and operate your computer. Includes instruction and practice using a mouse and keyboard.
Mouse Tutorial
Keyboard Practice


Internet Basics

Skills needed: Participants must be experienced using the mouse and keyboard.

Explore the World Wide Web! In this class, participants will learn the basics of web navigation. Topics include web browsers and navigation, beginner web searching, as well as web safety.


Intro to E-Mail

Skills needed: Participants must be experienced using the mouse and keyboard.

Stay in touch with family and friends! This classes focuses on web-based email services. Learn how to create messages, attach files and organize your email. Participants will also learn about email hazards and safety.


Intermediate Classes:


Find it Online

Skills needed: Participants must be experienced using the mouse, keyboard and Internet.

Explore the World Wide Web! In this class, participants will learn the basics of web navigation. Topics include web browsers and navigation, beginner web searching, as well as web safety


Facebook Basics

Skills needed: Participants must be experienced using the mouse, keyboard and Internet. Participants must have a Facebook account or create one before the day of class. Library staff can assist you if needed.

Ok, you have Facebook. Now how do you use it?! This class will introduce you to the basics of Facebook: basic features, adding friends, liking pages, creating photo albums and privacy. Find out how you can connect more easily with your family and friends through Facebook.


Introduction to Microsoft Word

Skills needed: Participants must be experienced using the mouse and keyboard.

This class will introduce participants to Microsoft Word 2013. Learn about the “ribbon,” how to create and format documents, insert clip art and tables, and save your work.


Microsoft Excel Basics

Skills needed: Participants must be experienced using the mouse and keyboard.

Attendees will learn basic Excel skills that are good for everyday use. This includes Excel terminology, how to navigate around a spreadsheet, learn basic formatting skills, and a few formulas that may be useful for home or work.



Advanced Classes:


Legal Resources Online

Skills needed: Participants must be experienced using the mouse, keyboard and Internet.

The People's Law Library (PLL) is an award winning legal information and self-help website maintained by the Maryland State Law Library. Educators from PLL will be here to show you the ropes on how to find free legal information on their website, including legal forms, preparing for court, and specific case laws.


Craigslist 101

Skills needed: Participants must be experienced using the mouse, keyboard and Internet.Participants must have an email account or create one before the day of class. Library staff can assist you if needed.

Whether you are buying or selling, this class will help you use the largest online classifieds website. We will show you how to navigate the website, post ads, reply to ads and how to ensure safety when using such a public site.


Stuff in Your Attic: Selling on eBay

Skills needed: Participants must be experienced using the mouse, keyboard and Internet.

This class will teach you how to shop using the world’s largest auction website. Learn how to find and bid on items in eBay as well as how to list an item for sale and get it noticed.


Researching Family History Online

Skills needed: Participants must be experienced using the mouse, keyboard and Internet.

Interested in genealogy but you are not sure where to start? Join us as Carol Miller-Schultz from the Washington County Genealogical Society introduces you to the online tools you need to start tracing your roots. This hands-on program will introduce you to both library databases and useful websites to begin your genealogical research.


Workforce Development Classes:


Resume Writing Workshop

Skills needed: Participants must be experienced using the mouse, keyboard and Internet. Participants must have an email account or create one before the day of class. Library staff can assist you if needed.

Need a resume? Join us for a beginners class to create a resume. You must bring information on employment history and educational history.


Finding A Job Online

Skills needed: Participants must be experienced using the mouse, keyboard and Internet.

Need to boost your job search skills? Learn how to navigate the web to find jobs, build a resume and more.


Special Topics Series:


Windows 8

Skills needed: Participants must be experienced using the mouse, keyboard and Internet.

Overwhelmed with the new Windows 8 format on your computer? Then come learn about how to use it with Sprint! Join our class to learn about the new layout and modern interface, charms, apps, Skydrive and more.


Cyberbulling

Skills needed: No previous skills required.

In conjunction with National Bullying Prevention Month, Sprint will present a workshop of Cyberbullying. Touching upon social media, this class will discuss what cyberbullying is, how if affects social media users, what to do if you feel bullied over the internet and more. All ages, children and parents, are welcome to attend.


Managing Money on Your Device

Skills needed: Participants must be experienced using a smartphone or tablet.

Learn how your smartphone can help you budget and maintain your money. Through new apps such as Mint and banking apps, you can learn to better manage your money with the tap of your finger.


Google Drive

Skills needed: Participants must be experienced using the mouse, keyboard and Internet.

This class will introduce you to the basics of using Google Drive and its functions such as saving files online, word processing, and more.


Learning With Podcasts

Skills needed: Participants must be experienced a smartphone or tablet.

Do you want an innovative way to learn new things using technology? Try podcasts! Learn how you can use your smartphone and an app to learn through episodes of online broadcasts such as TED Talks.


Emerging Phone Technologies

Skills needed: Participants must be experienced using a smartphone or tablet.

Interested in the coolest new technologies? So are we! Join us as Sprint updates us on the newest technologies that you can now use with your smartphone! These include smart watches, with Apple Pay and Google Wallet.


Social Media 101

Skills needed: Participants must be experienced using a smartphone or tablet.

There are so many social media networks! Which one is the best for you? Sprint will be here to highlight some of the features of the big three: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Find out what each of those social media networks offer and which one is right for you.


Best App Series:


Skills needed: Participants must be experienced using a smartphone or tablet.

  • Best Apps for Everyday Use
  • Best Apps for Students
  • Best Apps for Parents
  • Best Apps for Work & Business



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