Through a series of four interactive workshops, students will get to meet the U-M faculty or alumni who work in the STEM related fields every day. They are also given tools to help them take charge of their educational future and given assistance in setting realistic goals to get them into STEM fields in college.
The program begins with a U-M campus visit in Ann Arbor for each student and one caregiver. A bus will leave from Canton Public Library at 9 AM on Saturday, April 26. After a visit to a working science lab, campus tour, lunch with faculty and students and presentations by U-M admissions staff, the bus will return to the library around 3:00 PM.
The program continues for 3 more workshops at the Canton Public Library on the days and times listed below. Space is limited. Registration for the bus ride to Ann Arbor also registers each student for the remaining workshop sesssions at the library.
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This second class will teach participants how to use Google Search. Participants will learn how to search for information and images on the website www.google.com. In addition they will learn how to use advance search which would make the searching process less time consuming and more specific. Finally they will learn how to navigate and use Google maps. This class will take place on Saturday, March 8th from 10:00-11:30 AM. Space is limited and registration begins on February 20. This class is designed for Internet users aged 13 and up.
There will also be a free, drop in session the following week on Saturday, April 5th from 10:00-11:30 AM to get answers to all of your Google use questions.
This program will take place on Wednesday, February 19 from 7:00-8:30 PM.
In the first class, YouTube, participants will learn how to create a YouTube account, upload videos, and share videos with friends and family. They will also learn how to like and favorite a video and even create a playlist so you can view all your favorite videos with just the click of a button. So come in and learn about how to use YouTube as a social media and video storage tool. Program takes place on Saturday, February 22 from 10:00-11:30 AM. Space is limited and registration begins on January 20. This class is designed for Internet users aged 13 and up.
There will also be a drop in session the following week on Saturday, March 1 from 10:00-11:30 AM for additional one-on-one assistance.
CommonSenseMedia : The website that reviews children's movies, games, books and TV shows also does apps. If you are concerned about content like violence or consumerism, you'll like this website which highlights this information in the "What Parents Need to Know" section.
Best Apps for Kids: This website, developed by a mom, lets you look for apps by age, device, category or education. And they highlight free apps on Friday.
Best Kids Apps: Another site where the reviews are written by moms, this site covers the fun and games as well as the educational. You can narrow your results by platform on this site, which significantly sharpens your search at the start. There's also a link at the home page highlighting the currently popular apps.
The iMums: This is a global review site, with review from moms from all over the world. Reviews of apps for Moms and Dads and for those with Special Needs make this one unique.
Child with Apple iPad by Intel Free Press (CC BY-SA 2.0)
10 buildings that changed America by Window to the World Communications ; produced and written by Dan Protess
History of the Eagles [videodisc]: the story of an American band by Monhegan Films ; director, Alison Ellwood ; producer, Alex Gibney
History of the world in two hours [videodisc] by produced by Sam Dolan ; directed by Douglas J. Cohen
Country school [videodisc]: one room - one nation by produced, written, and directed by Kelly Rundle
Genius of Britain [videodisc]: the scientists who changed the world by an IWC Media production for Channel 4