Bridging the Generations – Students Share iPad Skills

Each Thursday afternoon, three students and a staff member from Braemar College attend the Macedon Ranges Further Education Centre to help a group of  seniors hone their iPad skills.

The young tutors cover a range of topics including Getting to know your iPad, Apps for Leisure, Skype, Social Media, Trouble shooting 101 and Search Engines.  They spend their lunch times preparing the lesson plans.

Group editedThe program was set up by Braemar College staff member Michelle Jones, and she and E Learning Co-Ordinator Christina Taylor attend the sessions.

Course participants, who range from fifty to over seventy years-old enjoy working with the students, and there is a waiting list to take part in the course!

DSC_0028The students are taken from an IT Core Team of twenty-two students from Years 5 to 12 who provide iPad famaliarisation assistance to other students and staff throughout the College. Students are benefitting from the opportunity to develop their teaching and communication skills.

The Macedon Rangers Further Education iPad Course runs for eight weeks and the College has been asked to run the program again next term.

Helping in the community  is an integral part of our College philosophy to foster confidence, independence, a sense of community and mutual respect.

 

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