Cyber_Shed

 

CYBER_SHED digital cottage
upper mountains digital inclusion

Cyber_Shed digital cottage is your community-based digital learning & teaching space.
Digital inclusion is our core business. We introduce over-50s novices to the internet one-to-one, with a focus on social media.  Students are offered six, 1-hour classes (at no cost to students) on consecutive Wednesdays or Thursdays during school terms.  Until recently our classes have focused on these mature adult learners, but in 2017 we’re looking forward to starting extracurricular Kids Coding workshops.
It should be an exciting new venture.

Our remote work facility cross-subsidises digital literacy tuition.

Cyber_Shed advocates for community digital inclusion, and teaches digital literacy skills to close the digital divide. We educate & equip people to stay connected with far-flung family, participate in the broader community & stay safe online.

Cyber_Shed operates in parallel with school terms. We close during vacations, but we’re always happy to receive advance booking requests by phone or email.

Silver Surfers SENIORS DIGITAL LITERACY TUITION

We offer six free Silver Surfers digital literacy sessions for any over-50 novice.  Cyber_Shed Silver Surfers tuition is taught one-to-one by volunteer tutors.  Classes by booking only, please call 0458 099 001 or email cyber_shed@banc.org.au to arrange an initial consultation.

 

KIDS CODING coming in 2017

Our co-location with BOOSH places Cyber_Shed in a kid-friendly space.  We have been able to secure seed funding via the local ClubGRANTS scheme to purchase Arduino components & equipment. We will use the Scratch programming language, which has been developed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) specifically to teach children to code.

KIDS CODINNG workshops will run on Saturday mornings at $10 per session per child.
Coming soon phone or email to join our waiting list 0458 099 001 or cyber_shed@banc.org.au

 

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS
Learn about mobile phone bushfire alert apps.  We recommend (& explain how to use) the Fires Near Me NSW app made by NSW Rural Fire Service.  It’s available online for both Apple & Android smart phones & tablets.

To help you with planning ahead for bushfire we also recommend the MyFirePlan app.

Learn to use Twitter to follow emergency authorities (NSW RFS, NSW SES etc.).  Twitter is surprisingly easy to use, & very effective at delivering accurate & timely information in crisis situations.

Also, learn to scan critical documents and photographic keepsakes to keep them safe in an emergency.  We teach how to scan critical documents & precious photos to USB for safekeeping from disasters & provided with written step-by-step instructions in use of our RICOH scanning equipment.
So you can return in your own time to scan all your documents & photos.

Classes by booking only, please call 0458 099 001 or email cyber_shed@banc.org.au to arrange an initial consultation.

 

We’re able to offer assistance with MyGov registration to access your accounts with Medicare, Centrelink, NDIS, MyHealthRecord, and a range of other government services.

And lastly a new specialization… we all know keeping track of passwords can become a nightmare, well have you considered using a password manager, like LastPass or Dashlane, ask us how.

Classes by booking only, please call 0458 099 001 or email cyber_shed@banc.org.au to arrange an initial consultation.

 

SMART & REMOTE WORK
We’re piloting a smart & remote collaborative working service, where you can hire a desk in a professional space, replacing your commute one or two days a week.
Introductory price – $25 / 6-hour day: 9:00AM to 3:00PM

For full details please see http://mtnsmade.com.au/listing/cyber_shed-digital-cottage
Bookings please call 0458 099 001 or email cyber_shed@banc.org.au

 

DONATIONS
Donations to Cyber_Shed play a vital role in realizing our aims, and are tax deductible (as BANC has tax deductible gift recipient status & is a registered charity).  Cyber_Shed is a volunteer-based project & receives only a tiny amount of ongoing funding, so your donation, however small, is most welcome.

 

NEWSLETTER
Cyber_Shed publishes a weekly online newsletter focused on digital literacy & education and the smart work revolution.
Subscribe to our newsletter at www.cybershed.org.au

 

Thank you for your interest, we hope to hear from you soon.

Warm regards,

 

Simon.
Simon Hare
Cyber_Shed co-ordinator & volunteer tutor
0458 099 001  9:00-3:00 Tue|Wed|Thu|Fri
upper mountains digital inclusion www.cybershed.org.au