College-Bound tech series for teens offered at University Branch Library, Sugar Land
This summer, Fort Bend County Libraries’ University Branch Library will present a special College-Bound Student Tech Series for teens aged 15 and up. The classes are designed to help students become more proficient in technology resources that can be useful for upper-level high school and college classes. The classes will begin at 2:00 pm on Thursdays in July, and will take place in the Computer Lab of the library, located at 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, on the UH campus.
The schedule of classes is as follows:
July 10 – College-Bound Student Tech: Research. Learn how to navigate online databases and print resources to find authoritative information. Students will also be taught how to use online citation generators and guides, such as Bibme.org and the Purdue Owl. If a print resource is not available locally, students will find out how Worldcat.org can be used to locate an item at other locations, and how InterLibrary Loan and TexShare can be used to request the materials to be sent to a local library.
July 17 – College-Bound Student Tech: Writing. Learn about different word-processing tools that can be used to build a research paper, including MS Word, the MS Office app on OneDrive, Google Docs, and Open Office. This class will also show students how to create citations as footnotes and on a work-cited page.
July 24 – College-Bound Student Tech: Presentations. Learn how to use MS PowerPoint, the MS Office app on OneDrive, and Prezi to create presentations.
July 31 – College-Bound Student Tech: Website Design. Learn about the different online resources that are available to create a website, such as Google Sites or Weebly Website Builder, and how to create a domain. The class will also shed light on the differences between a website portfolio and an online resumé.
The classes are free and open to the public. Students can choose to attend individual sessions or the whole series.
Seating is limited, and reservations are required. Registration opens two weeks before each class. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “University Branch,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-633-5150, or by visiting the library.
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