Computer Classes for Beginners

Monday evenings, 6 – 8 pm (unless noted)
Choose dates below

FREE. Ages 18+

This four-class series helps beginners with little or no computer experience learn basic skills. Free computer offer! Attend all four classes to receive a free refurbished desktop computer system (one per household). Sponsored by MetLife.

  • 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.

Your First Webpage: Intro to HTML Workshop

Saturday, August 24, 1:00-3:00 pm
$10. Ages 14+

Create your first webpage with easy-to-understand steps and hands-on practice. You’ll learn the HTML code to make a simple page with text and images and then customize its appearance using basic CSS styles. Led by Mario Riff, full stack developer and system administrator.

TechGirlz: Computer Programming with C++ Workshop

Thursday, August 29, 5:00-8:00 pm
Free. For girls in grades 6-8.

Have you ever wanted to know how people create games, utilities, and apps? Well, it all begins with programming. In this workshop you will learn the basics of how to write your very own program using a language called C++! This is a great first language to learn because so many other languages are based off of it.

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 camps & classes. Apply for a scholarship here.

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.