Hands-On Technology Camps

See our exciting lineup of summer, intersession, and trackout camps, including drones, digital creativity, game design, and PC building! In Durham and Raleigh. Ages 11-18.

Coders Club - May Meeting

Saturday, April 13, 6-8 pm
$5, dinner included. Grades 6-8.

Lock up a secret message with a password based on movement! We’ll write programs that use the Raspberry Pi and Sense HAT to create a fiendishly tough Puzzle Box. You can program your own message that will only show up if you tilt, shake, and move the computer. Note: This month’s event begins one hour later than usual.

Computer Classes for Beginners

Mondays from May 1 through May 22, 6 pm – 8 pm
FREE. Ages 11+

These four classes will help new computer users learn basic skills and get comfortable using Microsoft Windows, office programs, and the Internet. These classes are great for beginners with little or no computer experience.

  • Computer Basics. Learn how to use Windows, including basic programs, multitasking, saving, copying, and deleting files, organizing folders, and using USB drives.
  • Office Programs. Learn how to use free LibreOffice programs to create simple documents, including text formatting and page layout. Get an introduction to creating spreadsheets and presentations.
  • Internet Basics. Learn how to browse websites, find good info using Google searches, complete forms and send files, and use email.
  • Social Media and Smart Sharing. Learn about social media sites, protecting your privacy, avoiding scams, and enjoying and sharing photos, music, and videos.

Stop Motion Silhouettes - Animation Workshop

Two Saturdays, May 6 & 13, 3:00-5:30 pm
$35. Grades 6-12.

Create handmade silhouette animations using old and new technology! Learn three basic skills in this step by step workshop: visual design, storyboarding, and video editing. Using overhead projectors, cut paper, and found materials, we will bring our ideas to life and share with the world using an online video editor.

Online Job Searching 101

May 1, 8, and 15, 6 – 8 pm
Free. Ages 18+

Learn how to use the Internet to jump start your job search in this 6-hour course (2 hours a week). If you haven’t used online resources yet to help you move your career forward, this course will help you to: assess your skills and set career goals; evaluate jobs and career paths; find resume writing tips and templates; search for openings that match your skills and preferences; create a great application on sites like CareerBuilder and Indeed; maximize the impact of your LinkedIn profile; avoid common pitfalls in your social media presence.

Internet Security and Privacy

Mon, May 22, 6-8 pm
$5. Ages 16+

Browse safe! Learn how to avoid scams and hoaxes. Keep viruses and malware from invading your PC. Find out how to secure your online accounts with strong passwords and prevent hacking and identity theft. Use our tips and tricks to stay safe and secure online.

Our digital literacy and technology training program inspires success by teaching critical computer and Internet skills.

Questions? Contact us at classes@kramden.org.

Scholarships: Many Kramden classes are free. Need-based scholarships are available for other classes. To apply for a scholarship, email us for an application form.

Volunteer as an assistant instructor or even lead a class. Email us to find out how you can help.

Kramden’s classes are taught in the Lenovo Learning Lab at our office in Durham. Get directions.