AARP in North Dakota will host a series of free hands-on technology workshops designed to help people 50 and older leverage technology to enrich their lives and maximize the use of their tablets and smartphones.

The TEK (Technology Education & Knowledge) workshops will be held Friday, Sept. 22, at the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck, Monday, Oct. 23, at the Bismarck Events Center; Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the Fargo Library downtown; and Wednesday, Oct. 25 at the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead.

Four different sessions are being offered which will cover everything from taking photos and videos, using the latest apps, and staying safe online. A description of each class is below.

Intro to iPad: Beginner Workshop
Discover the iPad’s capabilities. If you’re new to mobile technology or in need of a refresher, our introductory course is a great starting point.
• Texting – Learn the technique, learn the language
• Photos and Videos – Learn to capture the moment and snap a selfie
• Apps – What they are, how to download them

Beyond the Basics – iPad: Intermediate Workshop
Master your iPad. Meet Siri, fancy up your photos, manage messages and more! If you’ve conquered the basics and want to experience the full capability of the iPad, our intermediate workshop is for you.
• Maps – Never lose your way, this navigation app has you covered
• Voice Dictation – A hands free way to handle typing
• iCloud Photo Albums – Share your photos and access them anywhere

Sharing Safely on Facebook – iPad: Intermediate Workshop
Connect with family and friends, share status updates, and join the conversation — all on the world’s largest social media network. Please bring your Facebook login and password!
• Status Updates – Say hello and share a picture or video
• Sharing Settings – Know who can see your information
• Privacy Policy – Tips for keeping up to date on Facebook’s privacy settings

Online Safety: Tablet Beginner Workshop
Have you ever received a questionable email or pop-up message? Empower yourself with the skills to identify and avoid the most common online scams.
• Password Strategies – Create guess proof passwords
• Avoid “Phishing” Scams – Identify “clickbait” tactics
• Avoid Identity Theft – Safeguard your personal information

AARP TEK will issue each participant an iPad for hands-on training for use during the class. All participants will receive a free touchscreen stylus pen.

The workshops are free, space is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, call toll-free 866-591-8105 or register online by clicking the link to the class or classes you want to attend.

Bismarck Workshop Schedule for Friday, Sept. 22
North Dakota Heritage Center, 612 E. Boulevard Ave.
Intro to iPad (beginner workshop) 10-11:30 a.m. Register
Beyond the Basics (intermediate workshop) 12:30-1:30 p.m. Register
Online Safety (beginner workshop) 2:30-3:30 p.m. Register
Sharing Safely on Facebook (intermediate workshop) 4:30-5:30 p.m. Register

Bismarck Workshop Schedule for Monday, Oct. 23
Bismarck Event Center, 315 S. 5th St.
Intro to iPad (beginner workshop) 9-10:30 a.m. Register
Beyond the Basics (intermediate workshop) 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Register
Sharing Safely on Facebook (intermediate workshop) 1:30-2:30 p.m. Register
Online Safety (beginner workshop) 3:30-4:30 p.m. Register

Fargo Workshop Schedule for Tuesday, Oct. 24
Fargo Main Library, 102 3rd St. N.
Intro to iPad (beginner workshop) at 9-10:30 a.m. Register
Beyond the Basics (intermediate workshop) at 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Register
Sharing Safely on Facebook (intermediate workshop) at 1:30-2:30 p.m. Register
Online Safety (beginner workshop) at 3:30-4:30 p.m. Register

Moorhead Workshop Schedule for Wednesday, Oct. 25
Hjemkomst Center, 202 2nd Ave.
Intro to iPad (beginner workshop) at 9-10 a.m. Register
Beyond the Basics (intermediate workshop) at 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Register
Sharing Safely on Facebook (intermediate workshop) at 1:30-2:30 p.m. Register
Online Safety (beginner workshop) at 3:30-4:30 p.m. Register

 

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