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Alex Fairbrook

In addition to being a Digital Literacy Instructor, Alex Fairbrook is pursuing a degree in cyber security at the University of Maine in Augusta.  She enjoys teaching participants about internet safety and helping parents of teens and tweens keep their children safe online.  She also teaches classes on how to use Facebook for individuals and businesses.  Before NDEC moved all classes to an online format due to the pandemic, Alex taught classes in Penobscot and Hancock counties.

As one of our younger instructors, Alex grew up using the internet from an early age and understands the importance of digital literacy.  “It’s been a powerful tool for me to socialize and educate myself. You can’t even apply for a job without going online,” she says, “correcting inequalities (in access) is important to me.”

Alex also tutors participants in the Tablet/Hotspot program offered by the National Digital Equity Center.  The program gives T-Mobile tablet hotspots to Maine residents who are over 70 years of age and who do not have a computer or an internet connection.  The tablet and data are free for the first 90 days then $25/month after that. “For many people this is the first electronic device they have ever had,” says Alex, “it’s been fun seeing people discover the vast amount of information online and helping them figure out what they want to use the internet for.”  Teaching people during a pandemic over the phone and online takes patience, but Alex says everyone figures it out eventually.

Originally from Louisiana, Alex moved to Maine after torrential flooding forced her out of her home there.  She saw snow for the first time in 2014 and still considers shoveling her car out of a snowbank a novelty.  In her free time, she likes to sew, play games, hike and rock climb.

Alex Fairbrook

Upcoming Classes taught by Alex Fairbrook

January Mon 10
This is a series of 2 sessions.
January 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 PM
January 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 PM

Introduction to Google Sheets

Learn to create and edit spreadsheets using Google Sheets, a free, web-based spreadsheet application similar to Microsoft Excel.
Reserve Your Spot 10 spaces left.
January Wed 12
January 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 PM

Online Interactive: Videoconferencing with Family & Friends

Online Interactive

Learn about popular videoconferencing apps and decide which one is right for you.
Reserve Your Spot 8 spaces left.
January Tue 18
January 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 PM

Online Interactive: Online Safety for Parents of Tweens/Teens

Online Interactive

This class covers the spaces online where tweens/teens go (e.g., Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, etc.) what the potential issues are for privacy and safety, and how to best support your tween/teens in using appropriate and safe practices online.
Reserve Your Spot 9 spaces left.
January Wed 19
January 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 PM

Using Software & Devices for Better Health

In this class, we will explore apps, software and devices that help promote and maintain exercise and diet, monitoring blood sugar, blood pressure, weight, medication reminders, using FitBits, Apple Watch, etc., and connecting with Bluetooth.
Reserve Your Spot 10 spaces left.
February Mon 7
February 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 PM

Online Interactive: Using Facebook Securely

Online Interactive

This class is designed to teach current Facebook account holders how to use Facebook more securely, how to understand all privacy options, and how to change privacy options so the information you share on Facebook is only available to those you wish to see it.
Reserve Your Spot 8 spaces left.
February Tue 8
This is a series of 2 sessions.
February 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 PM
February 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 PM

Online Interactive: Introduction to Google Sheets

Online Interactive

Learn to create and edit spreadsheets using Google Sheets, a free, web-based spreadsheet application similar to Microsoft Excel.
Reserve Your Spot 9 spaces left.
February Tue 15
February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 PM

Online Interactive: Videoconferencing with Family & Friends

Online Interactive

Learn about popular videoconferencing apps and decide which one is right for you.
Reserve Your Spot 9 spaces left.
February Wed 16
February 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 PM

Online Interactive: Online Safety for Parents of Tweens/Teens

Online Interactive

This class covers the spaces online where tweens/teens go (e.g., Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, etc.) what the potential issues are for privacy and safety, and how to best support your tween/teens in using appropriate and safe practices online.
Reserve Your Spot 10 spaces left.
March Wed 2
March 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 PM

Online Interactive: Online Safety for Parents of Tweens/Teens

Online Interactive

This class covers the spaces online where tweens/teens go (e.g., Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, etc.) what the potential issues are for privacy and safety, and how to best support your tween/teens in using appropriate and safe practices online.
Reserve Your Spot 10 spaces left.
March Thu 3
This is a series of 2 sessions.
March 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 PM
March 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 PM

Online Interactive: Introduction to Google Sheets

Online Interactive

Learn to create and edit spreadsheets using Google Sheets, a free, web-based spreadsheet application similar to Microsoft Excel.
Reserve Your Spot 10 spaces left.