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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

August Tue 24
August 24 @ 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.
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August Tue 24
This is a series of 3 sessions.
August 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 AM
August 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 AM
August 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 AM

Online Interactive: iPad/iPhone Intermediate

Online Interactive

This course builds on the skills that are acquired in the iPad/iPhone Basics class. The primary focus of the Intermediate class is the exploration of the applications that Apple provides for free as part of the iOS. Applications such as Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Messages, FaceTime, and many others will be covered.
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August Thu 26
August 26 @ 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.
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August Tue 31
August 31 @ 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 10 spaces left.
August Tue 31
This is a series of 3 sessions.
August 31 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 AM
September 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 AM
September 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 AM

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.
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September Thu 2
September 2 @ 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.
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September Tue 7
This is a series of 3 sessions.
September 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 AM
September 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 AM
September 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 AM

Online Interactive: iPad/iPhone Basics

Online Interactive

This course covers the basics of how to use Apple’s popular iPad/iPhone. 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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September Tue 7
This is a series of 3 sessions.
September 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 PM
September 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 PM
September 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 PM

Online Interactive: Introduction to Apple Pages

Online Interactive

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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September Tue 14
September 14 @ 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.
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September Tue 14
September 14 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 AM

Islesboro, ME: Using Email Effectively

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

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.
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