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Louis Carrier

Sharing his love of technology, teaching, and design has powered Louis Carrier’s career. He is passionate about helping Mainers gain access to digital resources and once climbed a water tower on North Haven to show internet service providers they could bring wireless internet to the island from their towers on the mainland – which they did.

While growing up in Auburn, ME Louis first learned to speak French from his Canadian family, who still spoke it at home. After starting out as an architect, he and his wife Silvia changed course and moved to North Haven when Silvia was hired as a teacher. Louis set up the first Mac Lab at the school, and took on the role of Technology Coordinator and math teacher for the school district- positions he held for 27 years.

As a teacher, Louis focuses on helping students understand the practical applications of technology in everyday life.  “I believe the best way of learning is by doing,” he says.  Last year Lois taught Google Classroom to other teachers and used it with students when he was away for several weeks.  This meant that North Haven was able to pivot seamlessly to online education during the COVID-19 pandemic.

After retiring from teaching, Louis heard from the Island Institute that digital literacy instructors were needed at the National Digital Equity Center.  He now teaches all of the online classes on Apple/Mac OS products such as Iphones/Ipads and Apple Mac computers.  He is also developing new classes for parents & teachers to help them use Google Classroom for the coming school year. Before NDEC moved all classes to an online format due to the pandemic, Louis taught classes in Waldo, Knox, and parts of Sagadahoc County.

In his free time Louis helps Silvia grow “honey berries,” which are similar to blueberries, but elongated and even more flavorful, he says.  He loves all things Italian and is learning the language using the free app DuoLingo.  This has come in handy for his yearly trips to Italy where he and Silvia own a home.

Louis Carrier

Upcoming Classes taught by Louis Carrier

January Tue 11
January 11 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 AM

Online Interactive: Using Email Effectively

Online Interactive

Email is a means of communicating with others, throughout the world, in a fast and efficient manner. This class will cover the terms and techniques necessary to use email in an efficient, safe and organized manner.
Reserve Your Spot 8 spaces left.
January Tue 11
This is a series of 3 sessions.
January 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 AM
January 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 AM
January 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 AM

Caribou, ME: macOS Basics

Caribou Public Library
30 High Street , Caribou ME
http://www.cariboupubliclibrary.org/
(207) 493-4214

This course will cover the basics of how to use Apple’s operating system which work on Apple’s popular line of laptops and desktops. This class starts with the basic functions of the MacOS operating system and how to navigate through folders, files, and menus. Organizing, moving, and saving files will be covered too.
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January Tue 11
This is a series of 3 sessions.
January 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 PM
January 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 PM
January 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 PM

Online Interactive: macOS Basics

Online Interactive

This course will cover the basics of how to use Apple’s operating system which work on Apple’s popular line of laptops and desktops. This class starts with the basic functions of the MacOS operating system and how to navigate through folders, files, and menus. Organizing, moving, and saving files will be covered too.
Reserve Your Spot 10 spaces left.
January Thu 13
January 13 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 AM

Understanding the Internet

The internet has become such a large part of our daily lives that having a basic understanding of its origins is essential. This course introduces the origins of the internet, how it works and what can you do on the internet.
Reserve Your Spot 10 spaces left.
January Tue 18
This is a series of 3 sessions.
January 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 AM
January 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 AM
January 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 AM

Online Interactive: iPad Basics

Online Interactive

This course covers the basics of how to use Apple’s popular iPad. This class starts with the basics of how to log on using multiple methods from passcode to touch id to face recognition technology. Apple’s iCloud service will be discussed as the benefits of this service help secure your data as well as allow your data to be used across multiple Apple devices. The App Store will be covered as a way to find additional applications that may meet your varied interest and needs.
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January Tue 18
This is a series of 3 sessions.
January 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 PM
January 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 PM
January 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 PM

Islesboro, ME: Introduction to Apple Pages

Alice L. Pendleton Library
309 Main Rd, Islesboro ME
https://www.alplibrary.org/
(207) 734-2218

This class covers the basics to get you up and running with Apple’s word processing/desktop publishing application on the Mac. Pages comes preinstalled on all Apple devices and is compatible with Microsoft Word documents so it is a great option for those individuals looking to move away from the Microsoft subscription based applications. Though Apple Pages works on the Mac, iPad and the Web, the Mac will be the primary focus but techniques taught will give insight when using Pages on the iPad and Web interface. Prerequisite: A Mac computer with Pages 09 or above; completion of MacOS Basics class or comfort with using the Mac operating system.
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January Tue 25
January 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 AM

Online Interactive: Understanding the Internet

Online Interactive

The internet has become such a large part of our daily lives that having a basic understanding of its origins is essential. This course introduces the origins of the internet, how it works and what can you do on the internet.
Reserve Your Spot 6 spaces left.
January Tue 25
This is a series of 3 sessions.
January 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 AM
January 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 AM
January 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 AM

macOS Intermediate

This course is the extension of the MacOS Basics class. The intermediate class covers in greater detail how to customize your Mac to better suit your work and personal style. System preferences are covered in greater detail which includes the ability to create user accounts for each member of the family.
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January Tue 25
This is a series of 3 sessions.
January 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 PM
January 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 PM
January 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 PM

Online Interactive: macOS Intermediate

Online Interactive

This course is the extension of the MacOS Basics class. The intermediate class covers in greater detail how to customize your Mac to better suit your work and personal style. System preferences are covered in greater detail which includes the ability to create user accounts for each member of the family.
Reserve Your Spot 8 spaces left.
January Thu 27
January 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 AM

Caribou, ME: Using Email Effectively

Caribou Public Library
30 High Street , Caribou ME
http://www.cariboupubliclibrary.org/
(207) 493-4214

Email is a means of communicating with others, throughout the world, in a fast and efficient manner. This class will cover the terms and techniques necessary to use email in an efficient, safe and organized manner.
Reserve Your Spot 3 spaces left.