The aim of Tech Savvy Projects is for members to complete a project of interest using information technology. This proved challenging in our first month when the WiFi modem in our room didn’t cope with the demand, however we’ve made a transition to smaller groups and some one to one sessions so WiFi difficulties have become less of an issue. Members come in with their devices and work quietly away at their chosen project, with support from others in the group. We use the front screen to project and discuss progress on family trees on ancestry.com or examples of other work completed. Some members come to one of the two Tuesday afternoon - Family History and Other Projects - some stay all afternoon, taking time out from other demands to purse their project, whether it is family history, a blog, or a slide show. We have moved to a more relaxed learning environment - we even had Mozart playing quietly in the background through the sound bar at last Thursday’s session!
Family Research is a guided self-help group for members who are already working on their family tree. Sessions commence with report backs on ‘pains and gains’ during research over the previous month accompanied by shared problem solving and lots of encouragement and ideas for next steps. Presentations by group members and guest speakers provide inspiration and suggestions of different approaches and resources. Social distance regulations permitting, ‘hands on’ segments to learn new skills on our devices will be included in 2022. Stories are also shared each month on topics designed to encourage deeper reflection on our research. Topics to begin 2022 include ‘A Sense of Place’, ‘Hunch’ and ‘They were there when…’.
Convenor/s Contact Details
0478 607 838
0403 226 649
0407 266 688
4th Thursday 1 to 4 pm
Apps and Resources
Draft notes on lists and downloads from Trove
Photobooks express help guide
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Photographs - acknowledgment to U3A members; Benalla Art Gallery website;
Weebly 'Free' images;Travel Victoria and
State Library of Victoria