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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

November Tue 8
November 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 AM

Millinocket, ME: Understanding the Internet (Not open to the public)

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 you can do on the internet.

Requirements for this class:

No devices are required; just bring yourself.

Reserve Your Spot 10 spaces left.
November Tue 8
This is a series of 3 sessions.
November 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 PM
November 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 PM
November 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 PM

Introduction to Apple Pages (Not open to the public)

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.
Reserve Your Spot 10 spaces left.
November Tue 8
November 8 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 PM

Using Email Effectively (Not open to the public)

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 10 spaces left.
November Tue 15
This is a series of 3 sessions.
November 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 AM
November 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 AM
November 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 AM

iPad Intermediate (Not open to the public)

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.
Reserve Your Spot 10 spaces left.
November Tue 15
This is a series of 3 sessions.
November 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 PM
November 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 PM
November 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 PM

Falmouth , ME: iPad Basics

Falmouth Memorial Library
5 Lunt Road, Falmouth ME
https://www.falmouthmemoriallibrary.org/
2077812351

This course covers the basics of how to use Apple’s popular iPad. The 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, including how it will help secure your data and allow your
data to be used across multiple Apple devices. The App Store will be covered to find additional
applications that may meet your varied interest and needs.

Requirements for this class:

An iPad connected to the internet.

Note: This class takes place on-site in Falmouth , ME at Falmouth Memorial Library.
Reserve Your Spot 3 spaces left.
November Tue 15
November 15 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 PM

Searsport, ME: Understanding the Internet

Town of Searsport
1 Union Street, Searsport ME
https://searsport.maine.gov/
207-548-6372

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 you can do on the internet.

Requirements for this class:

No devices are required; just bring yourself.

Note: This class takes place on-site in Searsport, ME at Town of Searsport.
Sorry, this class is full.
November Tue 22
November 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 AM

Presque Isle, ME: Understanding the Internet

SAD 1 Adult Education
79 Blake Street, Presque Isle ME
https://msad1.maineadulted.org/
(207) 764-4776

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 you can do on the internet.

Requirements for this class:

No devices are required; just bring yourself.

Note: This class takes place on-site in Presque Isle, ME at SAD 1 Adult Education.
Sorry, this class is full.
November Tue 29
This is a series of 3 sessions.
November 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 AM
November 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 AM
December 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 AM

Online Interactive: iPad Basics

Online Interactive

This course covers the basics of how to use Apple’s popular iPad. The 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, including how it will help secure your data and allow your
data to be used across multiple Apple devices. The App Store will be covered to find additional
applications that may meet your varied interest and needs.

Requirements for this class:

An iPad connected to the internet.

Reserve Your Spot 5 spaces left.
November Tue 29
This is a series of 3 sessions.
November 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 PM
November 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 PM
December 1 @ 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.

Requirements for this class:

A Mac computer with high-speed internet access and Pages 09 or above; completion of MacOS Basics class or comfort with using the Mac operating system.

Reserve Your Spot 10 spaces left.
December Tue 6
This is a series of 3 sessions.
December 6 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 AM
December 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 AM
December 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 AM

Online Interactive: macOS Basics

Online Interactive

This course will cover the basics of how to use Apple’s operating system which works 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.

Requirements for this class:

A MacOS computer connected to the internet.

Reserve Your Spot 10 spaces left.