Magazine article Technology & Learning

Family Computing Workshops Are the Latest Rage

Magazine article Technology & Learning

Family Computing Workshops Are the Latest Rage

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Recognizing the strong connection between learning (and buying) patterns in schools and homes, two major players in the computer world are, independently, offering school-based computer learning events for families this fall.

Microsoft's Family Technology Nights, now in their third year, are being offered in partnership with Family PC magazine and Gateway 2000, a reseller of PC-compatible computer systems. Free one-hour seminars will be offered in 30 metropolitan areas during the 1995-96 school year. The seminars, organized by the schools' parent-teacher organizations and led by local technology experts, include an introduction to computer technology, information about current technology trends in schools, and tips for selecting hardware and software.

The evenings also feature software demonstrations, hands-on opportunities, and Microsoft software offered for sale at discount prices. Participating schools earn free software based on sales. For more information, call (800) 203-5520 or check the Microsoft home page on the World Wide Web (http:// www. …

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