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Digital Literacy and Technology Programs

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Game Makers

Commencing Mondays 10 May,

3.45pm - 5pm

Ages: 8 - 12 years

Learn all about game design and create some of the most common forms of games in this six week course. Perfect for anyone who loves playing video games and wants to get started making their own.

Skill level required: Some experience with block based coding.

Cost: $30 for 6 weeks. Bookings essential.

Register here.

Game Masters

Commencing Wednesday 12 May (6 weeks)

3.45pm to 5pm

Ages: 8 - 13 years

Making retro style video games is a great way to engage young people in coding, physics, maths, art and design. In this program we will show experienced coders how to take their games to the next level. Drawing on examples of classic games, participants will code a number of different game genres and receive tailored assistance in developing their own project.

Please note: This program is only recommended for children who have completed the Game Makers course or who have experience making games with Makecode Arcade. If you are unsure please call: 0466 596 395 for clarification.

Cost: $30 for six weeks. Bookings essential.

Register here.

Tech Try Tuesdays

Every Tuesday (during term)

10am to 11.30am

Tech Try Tuesdays is a series of talks and workshops aimed at exploring existing and emerging technologies. Bookings essential. Register here.

30 March: Making Games with Code

Come and learn how code influences so much of what we do. And then make your own retro video game with code! 

4 May: Get Started with Video Editing

Learn the basics of linear video editing and produce a short video using free video editing software.

11 May: NBN and the Connected Home

Cassandra Norton from NBN Co will take you through some of the useful internet connected devices that you can use in the home.

18 May: Get Started with 3D Printing

Come along to learn all about 3D printing, and then make your very first 3D design! You'll discover some of the practical uses of 3D printing, see how a printer works and then do a simple design of your own keyring which you can take home.

25 May: Learn all about your Apple Devices

Come along to discover some useful tips and tricks for your Mac, iPhone or iPad. We'll also explore Apple accounts and how you can use iCloud to keep organised across your devices. (Please note that no loan devices will be available, bring your own Apple devices).

1 June: Master your Web Browser

With so much content now online, the web browser is one of the most important applications on your device. In this session we explore the options when it comes to browsers, and show you how to organise your browser so it helps you master the web.

8 June: Staying Connected with Video Calling

Explore some of the popular and useful platforms available to help you stay connected via video calling. This session will also explore security and privacy issues and touch on some useful messaging apps.

15 June: Organise Your Online Life with Cloud

You've probably heard about "the cloud", but do you know what it is? In this session we'll explain what it is, how to use it and how you might make the most of the cloud to make your life more organised.

You can register for a session here.

Digital basics

Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

9am, 10am and 11am sessions available

Do you need some pointers when it comes to using your computer, smartphone or tablet? Sit side-by-side with our volunteer mentor who can walk you through the basics.

Bring your own device and choose from our list of topics below to see how we can help you be more confident with technology.

  • Basic computer skills
  • Internet basics
  • Email basics
  • Windows basics
  • Android phone and tablet basics
  • iPhone and iPad basics
  • Microsoft office basics
  • Understanding your Google account
  • Understanding your Microsoft account
  • Understanding your AppleID
  • How to use Google Maps
  • Taking and sharing photos on your device
  • Facebook basics
  • How to watch videos with YouTube

Please note: Help outside of these topics may not be available from our volunteer team. However, they will be able to help you find information on other websites or through doing an internet search What to bring: Your own digital device Pen and paper for taking notes Knowledge of any of your passwords.

Register for a session here.

Accessing Online Resources

Come along to this introductory session to see the range of free online services available with your library card. You’ll receive assistance in getting started with digital magazines, books, videos and much more. Bring your library card or sign up before the session.

Friday 9 April 1pm - 2.30pm

Friday 7 May 1pm -2.30pm

Friday 4 June 1pm - 2.30pm

Friday 2 July 1pm - 2.30pm

Salisbury Community Hub

Register here.