Learn how to use WordPress to create your own blog or basic website. Learn all about the WP Admin Dashboard and how to make new posts; add photos, links, and videos; manage comments; and customize your site's appearance with themes. Please sign up for a free account at wordpress.com before coming to class.
Get introduced to Microsoft Word and its most common uses and applications. Topics include basic editing and copying, cutting, and pasting. Knowledge of computer basics is required.
Do you use social media for professional networking? Learn how to select the best photo for your profiles, including LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook. During this workshop, you can have your profile photos reviewed and have a sample headshot taken. An email address and knowledge of computer basics are required.
Learn how to make your photos look great by using Pixlr Express, an online photo editing service. We will cover how to apply effects, filters, and stickers to make any photo beautiful.
Let's keep the party going! Our first GEMS Coding Party in November was so fun that we're having another! We will again be creating art, music, and dancing graphics with Google's Made with Code. The room will be open by 3:45 pm for snacks and mingling. For girls in grades 5-8. Registration necessary; no experience or previous GEMS attendance required.
Learn the basics to get connected to the Internet. We will cover how to use a browser to access the Internet, and how to use Google to find information. Knowledge of computer basics is required.
In this workshop, we will cover three top resources, Coursera, Udemy, and Lynda, that can help you learn a new skill such as graphic design, coding, or a new language. We will cover how to create an account and how to sign up for classes or add tutorials to your account. This workshop requires that you have an email address and an Oak Park Public Library card (for access to Lynda.com).
This workshop introduces attendees to Microsoft PowerPoint and its most common uses and applications. Topics include basic navigation and slide creation/editing. Knowledge of computer basics is required.
Learn the basics to get started using computers and practice using a mouse. No previous computer experience required.
This workshop explores some of the more advanced features of Microsoft Excel. Topics include sorting, simple formulas, and formatting. Previous knowledge of Microsoft Excel is required.