How to Read Through the Lines Lies
No alternative facts here! Join us for a nonpartisan, fact-filled session on how to identify fake news and become a keen evaluator of information.
Smarter Smart Phone Photos
What makes a great photo? According to photographylife.com, “A good composition can help make a masterpiece even out of the dullest objects, and subjects in the plainest of environments.” Learn how to create high-quality, interesting photos you’ll be proud to post anywhere! This hands-on introductory workshop covers the basic concepts and rules of photographic composition.
Easy Design with Canva
Beautiful design made simple! Canva is an online graphic design tool that makes it easy to create professional-looking graphics and documents. Offering free templates, graphics, and fonts, the Webby describe Canva as “The easiest-to-use design program in the world.” Join 10 million users worldwide and learn how to create stunning visuals. You won't believe how easy it is!
With online security becoming more and more important everyday, learn how you can manage your passwords, create new ones and be able to access them whenever needed. This session will look at different password management software, and talk about how to create stronger passwords.
Wow, Did You Design That?
Discover BeFunky, a free online tool that puts the power of professional-quality graphic design in your hands. With templates created by pros, and a simple interface, this web-based graphics creator lets you make brochures, business cards, Facebook banners, event invites, and much more!
Basic Home Networking
Learn the basics of setting up your home network securely. Learn about networking terms and what they really mean. You’ll also some basic troubleshooting skills.
Intro to Paint.net
Have you ever wanted to be able to edit your pictures like a pro, but did not want to shell out hundreds of dollars to purchase a decent editing program? Welcome to Paint.net. Paint.net is a picture and graphics editing program similar to more expensive programs, but it's available for FREE. Discover the Paint.net environment and many of its useful tools.
Please be sure to bring your digital camera. Don’t forget to bring a charged battery and the memory card!
Onion Photography Hacks:
DIY Tricks for Your DSLR
Discover fun photography techniques using everyday household items! Get professional results without the cost! Learn how to simulate professional lighting, create dark or beautifully blurred backgrounds, and how to paint with light.
BYO DSLR camera
Tiny computers are trending! The craze introduced the Onion Omega2 last year. Discover the world's smallest Linux server with built-in Wi-Fi. Building for the Internet of Things doesn't get easier than this! The Onion Omega2 offers a variety of options and features that can be used for many tasks in the IoT.
& Community for any Group
Learn ways to use the free Google suite like Google+, Google Forms, Google Drive to encourage positive interactions among group members and facilitate a sense of belonging. These online resources are easily accessible by all 24/7. Discover how Leeward faculty leverage the free resources to encourages interaction and build a stronger community within the classroom.
Build Your Own App with App Inventor
App Inventor is a cloud-based tool, which means you can build apps right in your web browser. This web app offers all of the support that you'll need to learn how to build your own apps. App Inventor gives everyone, regardless of programming experience, the opportunity to control and reshape their communication experience.
Shooting Better Digital Pictures
Are your pictures uninspiring, out of focus, or just plain blah? This hands-on workshop reveals the mysteries of the camera and how to release the photographic genius in you. Bring
your camera, charged batteries, an empty memory card, and an open mind. Learn some tips and tricks to help you take great images instead of just snapshots!
BYO DSLR camera
What’s New in the World of GIS?
Geographic Information Systems are applied in nearly every industry and can be used to help us visualize the problems we are facing in the world today and make better decisions on how to solve those problems. Learn how you can use GIS at home, at work, and at play to enhance your decision making and impress your employers and colleagues
Check out 3D Printing in PS 109
Video Editing at your Finger Tips
Want to transform the pictures and videos you capture on a mobile device into professional looking edited movies? Even if you have no experience with other video editing software, apps like Quik and Magisto enable anyone with media to share like a pro. Make sure to bring your iOS or Android device!
Digital Tools That Make
Party-Planning Fun and Easy
Work Smarter, Not Harder…whether it's sending out invitations or organizing a potluck...life has a way of taking something that's supposed to be easy and making it anything but. At least it used to! Learn how sites like Punchbowl and SignUpGenius are turning (what used to be) chores into easy tasks that produce incredible results. All of the resources that will be highlighted have free options so there's no excuse as to why you shouldn't start exploring NOW!
Creative Coding & 21st Century Skills
for Elementary Students
Hear a 3rd grader explain how she applies 21st century skills through coding. You will be introduced to Scratch, an introductory programming language that enables young children to create their own interactive stories and games. As students code with Scratch, they learn how to create and express themselves with the computer, not just to interact with it. In the process, they learn to solve problems and design projects. And most of all, it’s fun! Bring an iPad, Android tablet or Chromebook device.
For the Photography sessions, participants are asked to bring their own camera.
For the BYOD sessions, participants are asked to bring their own device (smart phone or tablet).
All day in GT 105
stop by anytime throughout the day to view demos of new products, receive one-on-one computer help, check your email or recharge your devices, register for lots of door prizes!
Demos and help with
Lunch will be available from several food vendors on site.