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Top 3 Reasons To Bring Your Mom to DWC

Bring your momIn today’s fast-paced and ultra-connected world, technology is what holds us together. It drives our commerce, supports our social lives, and is the tool we use to create our futures. The amazing thing is that computers haven’t even been around that long- it wasn’t until the late 1980’s that most families owned their own desktop, and it would be almost another two decades before smart phones became a thing.

If you’re under the age of 30, chances are you’re extremely comfortable with technology and can traverse the digital terrain with no problems. But many older people are just now entering the personal computing market, or have been struggling to catch up with their now-outdated technologies. Some of our parents and grandparents may be feeling lost or left out in the data-driven modern life, but luckily there are people and places out there that can help.

At Digital Workshop Center, we offer several classes that can help our community elders master the latest and greatest smart phones, tablets, and computers. Here are just 3 Reasons To Bring Your Mom to DWC!

  1. They can harness their email with Computer 101

There are few places that still offer the most basic of computer classes, which is a shame considering how many people could still benefit from them. In our Computer 101 course, we can teach anyone how to be comfortable with the day-to-day functions of their laptop or desktop including, but not limited to:

  • Organizing files and folders
  • Browsing the internet and saving bookmarks
  • Composing and filing emails
  • Sending and receiving photos and videos

We have courses in both Mac and PC applications, taught by our resident computer gurus, which are perfect for anyone who is new to computing or simply making a transition from one system to the other.

  1. They can stop sending embarrassing texts with iPhone/iPad 101

Many of us may find humor in reading the latest “texts from my mom” memes that are floating around the internet, but secretly we hope that will never happen to our own parents. Help them avoid a technology gaffe by bringing them and their new iPhone or iPad into Digital Workshop Center for our intro class. In only 3 hours, this course can help anyone master their shiny new Apple product by teaching things like:

  • Downloading, deleting, and using apps
  • Checking weather, email, and news
  • Finding files, music, and photos
  • Navigating the internet browser
  • Sending text messages or photos

Whether you’re 60 and you got a new iPad for your birthday or you’re 30 and just switched from an Android to an Apple phone, this is the class for you! Learning the ins and outs of any piece of technology is a worthwhile investment, as it will save you time and effort the more you use it. And not to mention, save you from any embarrassing fumbles.

  1. They can capture memories with Digital Photography Classes

3 Reasons To Bring Your Mom to DWCDigital cameras are everywhere these days, but many people still struggle with understanding all the complicated settings and gizmos that make them work. Everyone can appreciate the importance of photography, especially when it comes to preserving family memories and exploring new hobbies. People over 50 are one of the fastest growing groups purchasing new digital cameras, and we’re here to help them get started taking photos painlessly. Just a few of the things we can teach them include:

  • Using both auto and manual shooting
  • Settings for shutter speed, aperture, and ISO
  • Basic composition
  • Importing image files onto a computer

We offer basic courses in getting to know either your digital SLR (DSLR) or point and shoot camera, as well as classes on beginning nature and portrait photography. And that’s something that people of all ages and backgrounds can enjoy!

If your parent or grandparent has expressed frustration with their place in the technology-saturated world, consider signing them up for a class or two at Digital Workshop Center. We can help them feel more confident and at-ease with their computer, smart phone, and camera, making their lives a little bit easier and saving you the time trying to teach them yourself. Let our experts teach what they know best, and we can all enjoy building a more tech-savvy community for years into the future!

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