Foundational Tech

Foundational Tech

Modern technology enables us to connect with our loved ones more often, more intimately, and at low-to-no cost. More and more essential services have moved online, including job applications, doctors’ appointments—even buying paper towels.

For those of us who struggle with technology—whatever the reason—those connections and services often feel locked away behind a frustrating, scary, insurmountable knowledge gap.

If you’ve ever wished there was a class you could take that would just EXPLAIN it to you once and for all—Join CCTV in our Foundational Technology programs. You’ll be “LOL”ing with the best of ‘em in no time. :)

*note: LOL = “Laughing Out Loud.” 👍

Lessons take place on Mondays from 1-2pm and are held online on Zoom. You can check out our upcoming lessons below.

January 2024 - May 2024 Technology Lessons


Monday, January 1st – CCTV closed for New Year’s Day


Monday, January 8th – How to Use Health Apps and How to Search for Health Information Online 


Monday, January 15th – CCTV Closed for MLK Day


Monday, January 22nd – Getting Some Peace & Quiet: Turning Off Notifications On Your Phone & Using the Do Not Disturb Setting


Monday, January 29th – Resources at CCTV: Create Your Own Podcast, Host Your Own TV Show, Take Free Classes, Take Out Tech & More! 


Monday, February 5th – Layers of Online Security: Two Factor Authentication, Passwords & Back Up Emails 


Monday, February 12th – The Basics of Facebook 


Monday, February 19th – CCTV Closed for Presidents’ Day


Monday, February 26th – What is Google Lens and How to Use It? 


Monday, March 4th – Layers of Online Security: Two Factor Authentication, Passwords & Back Up Emails 


Monday, March 11th –  How to Be Safe When Selling Things Online


Monday, March 18th – Understanding the Difference Between iCloud & Google Cloud 


Monday, March 25th – The Basics of LinkedIn: Connecting with Others


Monday, April 1st –  How to Take Screenshots on Your Device & Send It 


Monday, April 8th – What is Bluetooth & How Do You Use It? 


Monday, April 15th – CCTV Closed for Patriots’ Day 


Monday, April 22nd – Intro to Youtube: Uploading Videos & Staying Safe 


Monday, April 29th – Using Google Reviews, Yelp & Angie’s List 


Monday, May 6th – Recognizing Fake News: What Are the Signs?


Monday, May 13th – Troubleshooting Bad Internet & Checking Your Internet Speed 


Monday, May 20th –  What to Think About When Buying a New Computer 


Monday, May 27th – Memorial Day

To register email or call 617-661-6900.

Have an idea for a future Foundation Tech lesson? Email with your ideas!

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