Practice your tech skills at home!

Maybe you're the son or daughter of a parent who has just begun attending classes at the Community Technology Center. Or perhaps you have recently decided you'd like to create Excel spreadsheets or Tweet about your business. Whether you'd like to practice what you learned in class or you are hoping to master something new, there are free online lessons and tutorials that can help you improve your skills!

Goodwill Community Foundation has an outstanding website,, that has self-paced instruction and videos on everything from creating a brochure in Microsoft Publisher to adjusting your privacy settings on Facebook. You can also create an account and register for free online classes, which earn you accredited Continuing Education Units and a Certificate of Completion! Over two million people have expanded their repertoires wtih Give it a try!

If you're the son or daughter of a parent who is just starting to dabble in tech, consider sending them a Tech Support Care Package from Google. Topics include: Change Your Desktop Background; Copy & Paste; and Find Stock Quotes. It's easy! Just check the boxes to indicate who you're sending to, which video(s) your parents would find most useful, and send. Nothing says "I love you Ma" like a Tech Support Care Package.

Of course we still want to see you here in our free computer classes at the Community Technology Center, but it's also a good idea to practice what you've learned and share what you know with others. Have fun and happy online learning!

Written by Melanie on July 7, 2011


Anonymous on July 7, 2011


Didn't know about Google's tech support package for parents. That's awesome! on July 11, 2011


Thanks so much for spreading the word about I hope that you will find it useful and continue to share it with your patrons. We regularly update the content and are always adding new tutorials and lessons, so I hope you will check back often! ^ Jess,

HeidiB on August 4, 2011


This is a great tutorial site!!! I have lots of people I'm thinking of sharing it with...job seekers, parents, keynote speakers....Thanks!

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