Free Social Media Classes for CARP Members – Maple, ON

(UPDATE NOV.12, 2011 – This class is now full.)

Dear CARP Member,

A group of senior students at Maple High School in York Region, (click for map) are preparing a free series of workshops:  “An Introduction to Social Media” geared to novice computer users.

If you, a parent, relative or friend would like to have a better understanding and be able to better use the new communications technologies, this is for you.

The sessions are being set up specifically for CARP members who are interested in getting a better understanding and/or improving their ability to use the range of new social media.

Nov. 30, Dec. 7 and Dec 14 from 9 AM – 11 AM

Three, 2-hour sessions held once a week (Wednesdays) for three weeks at at Maple High School’s computer lab. Two of Maple’s staff teachers will supervise the sessions.

The program will focus on practical sessions in which the “teachers” (Maple High School students) will not only outline the basics, but also provide individual and small group interactive instruction on the following topics:

  • Basics about browsing and getting the most out of the internet and world wide web.
  • Finding reliable information resources: News sites, Government Information, Games, and Reference materials. (Health, Finance, Literature, History, etc…)
  • How to set up Security / Privacy passwords and how to watch out for and prevent Frauds, Scams, Junk mail and Viruses.
  • Using Mobile communications; Texting, Apps, iPods, iPads, Tablets and other wireless devices.
  • Understanding Social Media and Social Networking: Facebook, Twitter, “Blogs”, Skype, Hotmail , etc.
  • Setting up an account.

This type of program was launched by CARP last year at Thornlea Secondary School.  Click here to learn more.

This is a great opportunity to improve your computer and mobile communications skills at the same time the students are applying their skills and earning their Community Service credits for graduation.

If you are interested in attending these free sessions please contact me by email: [email protected]

Space is limited so register early.

You must be a CARP member to attend.  To join or renew your CARP membership, click here.