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Mindfulness Workshop

 

Mike McCabe, Director of Technical Services at Foote School and Hamden resident, will hold a free Mindfulness Workshop for adults on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 7-8 pm in the Friends Room at Miller Memorial Library on 2901 Dixwell Ave. in Hamden. Mike has been an educational technology leader in Connecticut schools for the past 17 years. In addition to technology skills, Mike has been teaching students and adults Mindfulness in order to help balance the addictive nature of technology with the more important things in life. By attending this free workshop, you will learn what mindfulness is and how it can benefit you. Mike will show you how to reduce stress and take time for what matters. He will offer helpful tips, explain simple exercises, and introduce further reading. You will also have the opportunity to participate in a Mindfulness practice session. Seating is limited. Registration is required. Register online or call 203-287-2680.

Intro to Google Apps - free workshop

Mike McCabe and Joe LaMacchia, members of the Foote School Technology team, will lead a free, two-part workshop entitled “Intro to Google Apps for Small Business, Clubs and Organizations” in the Friends’ Room at Miller Memorial Central Library, 2901 Dixwell Avenue in Hamden, on Tuesday, February 25 and Tuesday, March 4 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Google Apps provides tools that allow you to communicate and work together on documents, spreadsheets and presentations anytime or anywhere. Many businesses and organizations have already taken advantage of tools in the cloud.  If you are curious or have already decided to take advantage of Google Apps, these workshops are for you.   

The first session will help you understand the benefits of Google Apps and the advantages of paid vs. free versions. For those who bring an iPad or laptop, a hands-on workshop will allow you to experience these tools first-hand. The second workshop will review some of the topics covered in the first session, and then go into depth on some of the tools. It will allow everyone an opportunity to share questions and work out solutions.

Topics include:  What is the cloud?  What is Google Apps?  Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Hangouts, Drive, how to set up a free test account, how to share documents, costs, etc.

Because space is limited, registration is required.  You can stop by the library or call the information desk at (203) 287-2680. Feel free to email Mike McCabe (mmccabe@footeschool.org) with any questions.