Technology Instruction Classes
We offer these technology instruction classes for libraries, assisted living facilities, senior centers, adult education centers, and other community organizations and partners invested in helping their clients better navigate technology. Each of our classes is an hour long with extra time for Q&A. Our lesson plans are all original and designed specifically to be broad enough that multiple people can learn and take away useful information. You are always welcome to propose a new class topic for us to build. View full class descriptions here for handy reference. All attendees receive a resource sheet with the concepts covered. We allow sites to record and/or share videos of our classes for up to one week if they wish.
Each class is $250. We are happy to work with smaller justice-driven organizations on more accommodating pricing. Schedule a series of three classes for $650.
Request a Class at Your Site
Our class availability is limited and must be scheduled at least a month in advance. We prefer Tuesday or Wednesday evening classes at 6PM or later but may accommodate other times. Please note that we may request a travel stipend depending on your location. Thank you for working with us and we can't wait to help your clients soar toward digital literacy!
Browse our class offerings below.
iPhone and iPad Basics
Learn the basics of using your mobile Apple device: device navigation, phone calls, voicemails, text messages, photos, and some simple settings. Participants will follow a screencast. This class is designed with beginners in mind.
Computer Navigation Basics
Learn the basics of getting around on your desktop or laptop: managing windows and/or tabs, handling the mouse, uploading & downloading files, and using online forms for common tasks. This class is designed with beginners in mind.
Browse the Web Like a Librarian
Everyone knows they can "Google it" or "Hey Siri?" their way around the internet. But there are plenty of search strategies and tips a librarian can offer to make finding what you're looking for easier and less time-intensive.
An Introduction to "The Cloud"
Not all files go to heaven. Learn what people mean by "The Cloud" and what it has to do with your use of computers and mobile devices. Review commonly used cloud data storage services and functions.
Data Storage, Management & Recovery
Get rid of the pesky pop-up that you've almost used up all your device's data storage. Learn data storage basics, develop a storage maintenance plan, and discover some data backup and recovery tools. We can make this a series depending on your users' needs.
Organizing Digital Photographs
The number of digital photos in the world increases exponentially each year! Take the time to learn some tools and practices of regular photo library maintenance so you can reliably find the photos you want when you need them.
Digitizing Your Photo Collection
Ensure the photos in the attic in 17 shoeboxes can be preserved beyond your lifetime for loved ones. Learn some digitizing options and tools, their pros and cons, and make a plan that considers your needs and resources. We recommend making this a 3-part series. See the full course description for titles & details.
Introduction to Internet Privacy & Security
The digital world allows for easier information sharing than ever before. Unfortunately, that means it can also get into the wrong hands. Learn some basic concepts and practices to protect yourself online: password management, phishing threats, and private data collection. Best scheduled as a 3-part series.
Clean Up Your Email Inbox (for Good!)
We get it. Keeping up with your emails is exhausting. But a tidy inbox means you know where to find records of bills, changed passwords, important meetings, and that one photo in a lengthy email thread. Let's at least get your unread messages into the triple digits!
Using Google Docs for Workplace Collaboration
More workplaces than ever are using Google Suite apps like Docs, Sheets, and Slides for collaborative projects and purposes. This crash course will help you learn the most essential tools and functions. We can cover all three in depth in a series.
Open Technology Lab: Get Your Tech Help Questions Answered!
This 2-hour class offers a combination of open Q&A for a group followed by rotating 1-on-1 instruction for user-specific questions. Site coordinators must manage registrations. We charge $400 for the extra hour of individualized attention instead of $250.
Book three 2-hour open tech labs for $800.
Customized Class Offerings for Your Organization's Clients
Have your clients, visitors, or residents asked for help with a topic that's just too overwhelming to get to on top of everything else your staff does? Not to worry! Reach out to us for help building a lesson plan and class or series for other topics like social media management, simple DIY website building, video editing, and/or graphic design, or something else! We charge $300 instead of $250 for the intellectual labor of building a new lesson plan and class from the ground up.