More Spring Workshops

April 17, 2017


Open (free!) Drop-in Hours

April 17 (Monday)
10:30 a.m. – noon
5028 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 100 – Offices of Hera Hub

Have a quick tech question? Want to learn more about our services? Drop by!
Free and open to the public.

Fundamentals of Social and Digital Media Literacy

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Thursdays at lunchtime: 11:30 – 1:30 p.m.
April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 2017

5028 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 100 – Offices of Hera Hub

Digital Literacy has become critical in our professional and personal lives. In this course, you will learn skills to manage your digital world in a way that is mindful, builds confidence and expands overall potential in online communication. Digital literacy means gaining a solid framework around basic concepts that allows you to navigate social media, digital tools as well as security and privacy issues with confidence.

We will focus on sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to establish a compelling online presence for promoting job skills, business ventures and/or social causes. Social and digital media is also necessary to gather information for business, publishing, updates on news stories and for research projects. This course will also cover tools for blogs and websites for building businesses and brands, as well as other digital platforms for direct email communication such as Mailchimp.

Workshop: iPhone Camera – Taking, editing and sharing great photos
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April 21 (Friday) 10 a.m. – noon
5028 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 100 – Offices of Hera Hub

Learn tips and tricks to take, edit and share great photos from your iPhone Camera.

Class topics include, adjusting focus focus, zoom, using the timer (so you can be in that large group shot!), how to change the lighting right from the viewfinder, tips for a taking a good “selfie”, and editing options that can be used for artistry or to simply to improve the color or clarity.  We will also learn how to use additional camera options such as video, slow motion, time lapse, panorama.  And last but not least, we will cover the many ways you can share photos with family and friends via social media, email, etc.

Community Talk: Social Media for the non-Tweeter

April 25 (Tuesday)
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Tenley-Friendship Library
4450 Wisconsin Avenue, Washington DC
Free and open to the public

Have you been hearing about “Hashtags,” “Tweets,” and wondering what all the fuss is about? Take a tour of the most popular social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. Learn how these sites are being used to conduct business, promote the arts, connect with friends and promote political views. We will also discuss how social media is changing views on privacy.

Workshop: Facebook for the Hesitant
Register Here You can enroll in Part I, Part II or Both.

Part I April 28 (Friday) 10 am – 12 pm
Part II May 5 (Friday) 10 am – 12 pm
5028 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 100 – Offices of Hera Hub

Part I (April 28) Settings, Privacy, and Security

  • Account security settings that will make your Facebook account less likely to be hacked, and what to do when you or a Friend believe your account has been compromised.
  • Privacy settings so you will have more control over who can see your posts, likes and comments
  • Deciding what information to include (or exclude) on your “About” page
  • Additional settings such as notifications.
  • Facebook etiquette

Part II (May 5) Posting, Friends and Facebook Tools

  • All about posting, including updates, sharing photos, links and responding to your friends’ posts.
  • Finding “Friends’ and how to help old friends find you (or not!)
  • Using Facebook tools such as Groups, Pages, and Messenger.



Open (free!) Drop-in Hours

May 1 (Monday)
10:30 a.m. – noon
5028 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 100 – Offices of Hera Hub
Have a quick tech question? Want to learn more about our services? Drop by!
Free and open to the public.

Workshop: Facebook for the Hesitant – Part II
Register Here

Part II May 5 (Friday) 10 am – 12 pm
See above under April for course description.

Workshop: Twitter (…from the beginning)   
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May 17 (Wednesday) 10 a.m. – noon
5028 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 100 – Offices of Hera Hub

Even if you don’t plan to Tweet much, having a Twitter account can be very useful as a way to follow breaking news, research on a multitude of topics, and communicate directly with journalists, elected officials and to get customer service from a reluctant company.

In this workshop we will:

  • Help you set up a Twitter account
  • Show you how to make adjustments to  your security and privacy settings.
  • Review how to Tweet, including using the #Hashtag
  • Teach search skills on Twitter to find the information you are looking for
  • Review how to Tweet directly to another user (e.g., corporation, journalist, etc…)

Both iPhone and Android users welcome!

Community Talk: Holiday Park Senior Center

May 18 (Thursday) 1-2pm
3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton MD
Holiday Park

Topic TBD

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