With the challenge of online learning for local elementary through high school age students, Piedmont Community College’s (PCC) Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society students are finding a way to help with a free Chromebook online training seminar scheduled for Thursday, January 28 at 7 p.m.

This event is open to all Caswell County students, as well as their families, and offers an opportunity to speak to a PCC student about various tip and tricks when it comes to online learning and using a Chromebook to the best of its ability.

Families can join the meeting through Google Meets at https://meet.google.com/orx-acgi-mbi.

During the online seminar, PTK members will offer a presentation overviewing the basics of using a Chromebook. The PCC students will go in depth about:

  • Logging in to Caswell County School sites
  • Using various functions on the keyboard
  • Creating an avatar
  • Changing backgrounds on screen

The first 100 families to login to the January 28 training will also be given a free flash drive (one per household), and instructions on how to use this device most effectively.

PTK member Jacob Famer shares, “With a heightened set of skills, students will be able to use the flash drives to do schoolwork and be able to easily upload the work they did at home if they find themselves in a public library or have access to a computer with internet access at any point.”

PTK members identified the need for online training for Caswell County students because of information they learned from David Useche, Chief Technology Coordinator at Caswell County Schools. Useche indicated that students in his district often had difficulty using the Chromebook laptops that were administered from the school system.

“The training scheduled will spell out what students can do to be successful in the classroom,” comments Don Miller, distance learning dean and PTK advisor at PCC. “Not only will it assist with current classes, but also in future online courses, whether in K-12 or as they continue their education.”

About PTK

Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor and service society that encourages scholastic effort and reward academic merit, to stand for and promote worthy character and high ideals, and to foster, disseminate and improve education through service projects.

Members are encouraged to plan service projects in their communities and members from PCC’s chapter have done so through a 2020 Food Lion Feeds campaign, where over 335 canned food items were collected for Caswell County residents, and through this new initiative of online training for K-12 grade students. Learn more at www.piedmontcc.edu/student-life/clubs-organizations/.

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