Computer Classes for Beginners

Monday evenings, 6 – 8 pm
See below for dates

FREE. Ages 18+

These four classes will helpbeginners 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.

Special Event: Parent & Student Workshops

Saturday, December 8, 5-7 pm
Free! Pizza dinner included.

Join us for a free event for parents and middle school kids! Parents can take a workshop on helping your kids navigate social media, and students in grades 6-8 will learn how to code a motion-controlled game. Parent and student register and attend together.

TechGirlz TechShop: Artificial Intelligence

Tuesday, January 8, 5-8 pm
Free. For Girls in Grades 6-8.

Have you ever wondered how Alexa or Siri recognizes your voice, or how Facebook is able to automatically recognize your friends in pictures? The answer is Artificial Intelligence (AI), also known as Machine Learning! Students will learn about machine learning techniques such as how artificial neural networks learn from data to answer real-world questions. This event is hosted by Kramden Institute and run by TechGirlz.

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

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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.