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Senior Citizen Technology Classes

Senior Citizens Technology Classes Available at NO CHARGE.
Technology skills and smartphone usage have become an important part of daily life for Americans of all ages, including senior citizens.
As a way of saying thanks to our senior citizens, Norwin School District is pleased to offer technology classes at NO COST to residents who are 62 and older. Classes are available for Norwin School District residents who live in Irwin Borough, North Irwin Borough, or North Huntingdon Township. Proof of residency is required.
The classes have been customized specifically for senior citizens. Classes will be taught by Mr. Jared Schultz and Mrs. Laura Swick, who are Norwin technology support teachers. Norwin High School students will help facilitate in order to lend helping hands when needed. This is an easy and casual way for older adults to learn about their technology. 
Please register by submitting the form provided on the following page. Available class seats will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. In the event that a maximum class size is reached, registrants will be placed on a waiting list with the possibility of additional class dates being added. 
All classes will be held at Norwin High School, 251 McMahon Dr., North Huntingdon, PA 15642.
For additional information, please contact Jennifer Fiegel, Guidance Secretary, at 724-861-3002.
Thursday, October 13, 2022  from 3:30-5:30pm
According to the FBI’s 2019 Internet Crime report, 68,013 people over the age of 60 were victims of online fraud in that year alone. In this class, you will learn about current scams and how to protect yourself. Course topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Identifying signs & indicators of fraudulent activity to prevent becoming a victim
  • Recognizing common themes of deception
  • Recognizing uncommon requests for payment/money transfers
  • Becoming aware of how fraudulent activity can happen on common communication platforms and social media sites
  • Learning identity theft prevention measures

The District is partnering with the North Huntingdon Township Police Department to provide this course. A device is not required for this course. 
Thursday, October 27, 2022 from 3:30-5:30pm
This class will teach you useful iPhone features to make life a little easier. Please bring your iPhone to this class. Course topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • iPhone basics including buttons, gestures and typing
  • Finding and installing apps
  • Browsing the internet
  • Setting up accounts and checking email
  • Making video calls
  • Taking photos with the iPhone
  • Configuring settings
Thursday, November 10, 2022 from 3:30-5:30pm
Just in time for the holidays, this class will teach you how to stay safe while shopping online for the holidays. Additionally, you will learn how to connect with loved ones through free online video conference software. A device is not needed for this class; you will use a District computer in the High School computer lab.
This class will teach you:
  • The advantages of having a PayPal account
  • Safe Shopping Techniques
  • The importance of clearing your browsing history
  • How to distinguish good websites from bad websites
  • How to search online safely
Thursday, December 1, 2022 from 3:30-5:30pm
In this class, you will learn how to use free Google products to create documents and store files. Google Docs is free word processing software, and Google Drive provides free online file storage. A device is not needed for this class; you will use a computer in the High School computer lab. Course topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

This class will teach you:
  • Creating and using an account
  • Understanding the concept of cloud storage and organization
  • Learning the toolbars and features of Google Docs
  • Creating word processing documents