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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

August Tue 31
August 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 PM

Online Interactive: Creating a Community Facebook Group

Online Interactive

Do you have a Facebook account and wish to know more about how you can create a “Group” for a community, family, or business use? In this Webinar, learn about how to create a Facebook group and adjust the settings so that it meets your needs.
Reserve Your Spot 7 spaces left.
September Tue 7
This is a series of 3 sessions.
September 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 PM
September 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 PM
September 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 PM

Online Interactive: Android Basics

Online Interactive

Get started with your Android device, learn how to use essential applications like email, contacts, camera, and Chrome, and manage your settings.
Reserve Your Spot 9 spaces left.
September Wed 8
September 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 PM

Online Interactive: Creating a Community Facebook Group

Online Interactive

Do you have a Facebook account and wish to know more about how you can create a “Group” for a community, family, or business use? In this Webinar, learn about how to create a Facebook group and adjust the settings so that it meets your needs.
Reserve Your Spot 10 spaces left.
September Mon 13
This is a series of 3 sessions.
September 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 PM
September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 PM
September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 PM

Online Interactive: Android Basics

Online Interactive

Get started with your Android device, learn how to use essential applications like email, contacts, camera, and Chrome, and manage your settings.
Reserve Your Spot 7 spaces left.
September Wed 15
September 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 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 10 spaces left.
September Wed 22
September 22 @ 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 10 spaces left.
September Tue 28
This is a series of 2 sessions.
September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 PM
September 29 @ 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 9 spaces left.
September Tue 28
September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 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.
October Mon 4
This is a series of 2 sessions.
October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 PM
October 5 @ 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.
October Mon 4
October 4 @ 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 10 spaces left.