technology

March 1, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Senior Planet Montgomery Hosts Free Online Classes First Week of March

Senior Planet Montgomery will be offering free online wellness classes for senior residents, with a focus on “how to thrive at home” from March 1 through March 5. Senior Planet Montgomery from AARP, is dedicated to helping seniors learn new skills, save money, get in shape, and make new friends. Its focus is to harness technology […]

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February 22, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Senior Planet Montgomery Offers Free Virtual Classes Through Feb. 26

Senior Planet Montgomery, a technology training program designed for residents ages 60 and older, is offering free online classes from Feb. 22 to Feb. 26. The courses will focus on ways to thrive at home and enhance individuals’ life skills, according to a press release. Examples of courses include Make Your Home Comfortable and Digital […]

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August 31, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

First Day Of Virtual School Comes With New Technology Rules

What to wear? When will the bus be here? Those were not the big questions asked today by students on the first day of school. Instead, Montgomery County Public Schools’ decision to teach virtually elicited questions far different from the ones we are all used to. Internet privacy issues, absenteeism and use of the chat […]

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July 13, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Senior Planet Montgomery Offering New Classes This Week

Senior Planet Montgomery is offering classes on streaming, Smart TVs, how to initiate a Zoom meeting, podcasts, and more on July 13 through 17. The technology training program for those 60 and older offers free classes live over video conference. According to a press release, two classes this week, Internet of Things and Home Internet […]

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April 6, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Seniors Can Take Free Online Classes About Zoom, Telemedicine and More

Seniors in Montgomery County can take free online classes to learn how to use technology to help themselves through Senior Planet Montgomery.  Senior Planet Montgomery is a technology training program for people over 60. They usually offer lectures and courses at county facilities, but have moved online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The classes are […]

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March 18, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Maryland Ranked 4th Most Innovative State

Maryland ranked fourth in a study that looked at innovation in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The finance website, WalletHub.com, ranked Washington state (#2),  the District of Columbia (#3), and Colorado (#5), in the top five most innovative states. The number one ranked state on the list is Massachusetts. Maryland also ranked […]

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November 30, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

KID Museum Launches New Program to Spark Students’ Interest in STEM (VIDEO)

The KID Museum and Montgomery County Public Schools has teamed up to increase students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math by launching the “Invent the Future Challenge.” This new challenge creates a hands-on learning experience for students to help foster innovation while building problem solving skills. “I feel this is an urgent issue in […]

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October 4, 2017 | Nick Rhule

Norman Augustine Speaks to Montgomery College Students (VIDEO)

Norman Augustine, the former CEO of Lockheed Martin, spoke to Montgomery College students recently about the importance of careers in STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — as well as the importance of diversity in those fields. This MyMCMedia Extra is an interview after his speech:

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September 25, 2017 | Staff Writer

KID Museum and MCPS Partnering to Increase STEM Opportunities for Students

The KID Museum announced during its annual “Kidfest” event that the organization is partnering with Montgomery County Public Schools to increase opportunities for students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Starting this school year, middle school students will have the chance to work in teams to find a solution to a community problem by […]

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April 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

MCPL Expands Educational Go! Kits to All County Libraries for Children

As part of its “All Children Excel Initiative,” Montgomery County Public Libraries will now offer its Go! Kits in all 21 library branches. MCPL introduced Go! Kits back in 2014 as an innovative way to introduce children to a variety of  concepts in science, technology, engineering and math. Each kit includes two books about a […]

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