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Vanessa Olson

Digital Skills Instructor & Administrative Support Technician

Vanessa Olson is a Digital Literacy Instructor and an Administrative Assistant with the NDEC, having started as a volunteer tutor in 2020.

Born and raised in California, Vanessa graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a degree in art, and has lived in rural Maine since 2012. She has a background in tutoring, administrating a nonprofit, working at a local radio station, farming, and floristry. She enjoys gardening, creating art, and exploring the beauty of the local trails and waterways.

She’s dedicated to promoting inclusion, equality and empowerment through the NDEC, using technology to expand access, connectivity, and creativity for all participants.

Upcoming Classes taught by Vanessa Olson

May Fri 24
May 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 PM

Augusta, ME: Learning About Devices

UMA Campus-Jewett Hall Room 293
46 University Dr, Augusta ME

Devices connected to the internet have become a part of our everyday life. In this class you will
learn about the wide variety of devices, from the servers that receive, store and transmit our data,
all the way to tablets, smartphones and wearable devices.

 

Requirements for this class:

No devices are required; just bring yourself.

Note: This class takes place on-site in Augusta, ME at UMA Campus-Jewett Hall Room 293.
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May Tue 28
This is a series of 3 sessions.
May 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 PM
May 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 PM
May 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 PM

Online Interactive: Android Intermediate

Online Interactive

Develop a deeper understanding of the Android system and its connection to Google, learn how to
use common apps more effectively, and become comfortable with a wider range of settings.


Requirements for this class:

An Android tablet or phone with Internet access and completion of Android Basics or have equivalent knowledge.

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May Tue 28
This is a series of 3 sessions.
May 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 PM
June 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 PM
June 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 PM

Intermediate MS Word (Not open to the public)

This class will cover the use of objects in Word. We will cover inserting shapes, images, tables,
charts, and hyperlinks. We will talk about how to format and style various objects and how to
arrange them. We will also cover topics such as headers and footers, columns, and breaks.
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June Wed 5
This is a series of 3 sessions.
June 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 AM
June 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 AM
June 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 AM

Online Interactive: Introduction to MS Excel

Online Interactive

Learn about the basics of Microsoft Excel. In this class we will learn about data entry, cell formatting, and the basics of Formulas.

Requirements for this class:

A Windows or Mac computer connected to the internet and MS Excel 2016 or later on your device.

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June Mon 10
This is a series of 2 sessions.
June 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 PM
June 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 PM

Presque Isle, ME: Internet Safety

Mi’kmaq Nation Administration Office
7 Northern Road, Presque Isle ME

Staying safe online is essential in today’s world. This class teaches you how to keep your information and your computer/devices safe.

Requirements for this class:

No devices are required; just bring yourself.

Note: This class takes place on-site in Presque Isle, ME at Mi’kmaq Nation Administration Office.
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June Tue 11
This is a series of 3 sessions.
June 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 PM
June 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 PM
June 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 PM

Online Interactive: Windows 10 PC Basics

Online Interactive

Learn how to get the most out of your Windows 10 computer. In this class you will learn about the
operating system, navigating the desktop and taskbar, the File Explorer, working with files, using
Microsoft Edge and so much more.

Requirements for this class:

A Windows 10 computer with Internet access.

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June Tue 11
This is a series of 3 sessions.
June 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 PM
June 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 PM
June 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 PM

Online Interactive: Introduction to Google Drive & Google Docs

Online Interactive

Two of the great benefits to your Google account are Google Drive and Google Docs. Google Drive is free cloud storage and Google Docs is Google's free alternative to MS Word. In this class you will
learn how to store and manage your files online as well as use the Google Docs platform where you
can create stunning documents.

Requirements for this class:

A device connected to the internet and an active Gmail account.

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June Wed 12
This is a series of 3 sessions.
June 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 AM
June 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 AM
June 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 AM

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.

Requirements for this class:

An Android tablet or phone with Internet access.

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June Thu 13
This is a series of 2 sessions.
June 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 PM
June 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 PM

Online Interactive: Introduction to Google Sheets

Online Interactive

Google Sheets is Google’s free alternative to MS Excel. In this class we will take a look at
everything from formatting your spreadsheets to data entry, cell formatting, and the basics of
formulas.

Requirements for this class:

A Google account and a device connected to high-speed internet access.

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June Tue 25
This is a series of 3 sessions.
June 25 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 PM
June 26 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 PM
June 27 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 PM

Online Interactive: Introduction to MS Word

Online Interactive

Learn how to format text, use paragraph dialog boxes, add indents, work with tables and columns, and do more with your documents.

Requirements for this class:

A Windows or Mac computer connected to the internet and MS Word 2016 or later on your device.

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