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Free Summer Workshops from Microsoft
Your kids, or you, can register for free summer workshops from Microsoft. There are a variety of topics to choose from, including coding, museum tours, virtual travel, and business workshops for adults.
You will need a Microsoft Account, to enroll. Many of you already have a Microsoft Account that you are logged into Windows with. If not, you can get one easily by going to www.microsoft.com and clicking on the icon at the top right that looks like a person. You may also need MS Teams for the workshops. This can be downloaded for free from the same web site. Click on “All Microsoft” and you will see Teams listed under “Software” on the left of the screen.
To view the available workshops and the dates they are available, go to www.microsoft.com, click on “All Microsoft” and on the right side of the screen under “Other” you will see “Virtual Workshops and Training”. You can then select the category you are looking for.
Here are a few workshops you’ll find under Keep Your Student Engaged.
•Beginners Guide to Arcade Games, recommended for ages 8+
•Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Virtual Experience
•Smithsonian Hall of Fossils Tour
There are also Bing Travel workshops where the student can design a Road Tip with three favorite destinations, travel to the Outback or Journey to Africa.
The workshops offer different dates and times through the month of August. Check it out!
Have a great week!
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I’ve lived in the Randle area for the past 20 years, moving here from Kent in 1999 to get out of the city life and never looked back. I have three children, my oldest daughter lives in Seattle and the younger daughter and son live in Randle. I’m blessed with three beautiful grandkids.
I started working with computers in the early 80’s when I worked at the Air Traffic Control Center (FAA) in Auburn, WA. I worked there for 12 years and eventually ended up in the computer lab overseeing new Air Traffic Control students doing their required computer training. From there, I took a job with Boeing in their Computer Based Training department developing the computer training materials that airplane customers receive when they buy Boeing’s planes. Except for a few Boeing layoffs and re-hires, I worked there until 2015 when our department was disolved and the work moved elsewhere to save money.
Since leaving Boeing I have worked at a variety of jobs in the valley. While working at Fischer’s Market I met Robert. After he learned of my computer background he told me he was wanting to retire at some point and was looking for someone to work with him and possibly pass the torch to. For the past 6 months or so I’ve been working as his assistant and learning his business. On March 31, I officially purchased ComputerFAQ from him and am very excited to continue his work.
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