OBHS Students Host Tech Camp in Community
Senior citizens throughout the Oyster Bay-East Norwich community are better prepared to tackle today’s technology, thanks to a Tech Camp hosted by Oyster Bay High School students in the Business and Marketing Honor Society at the Life Enrichment Center.
The event consisted of six sessions that seniors signed up for in advance: Google Docs, G-Mail, Facebook, iPhone/iPad, Amazon Prime, and Google Photos.
“Teams of students prepared follow-along instructions for each of the sessions with the hopes of providing the senior citizens with valuable and useful information,” said honor society advisor Ms. Tara Beal. “As the senior citizens arrived, the Honor Society members got right to work explaining processes, apps, devices, and answering any questions posed.”
When a Life Enrichment Center member came in and said, “I signed up for iPhone apps but I really just want to know how to use Waze,” Business and Marketing Honor Society President Michael McGee jumped right in and said, “I can help you with that.”
Juniors Aavi Gupta and Kristian Ingebrigtsen taught their student how to set up and utilize the features of G-Mail. Sophomore Faith Cammarata and junior Julia Singer had the largest group of senior citizens looking to optimize the use of their iPhones. Senior Rachel Maldonado taught her student how to use Google Docs and senior Malachy Golon explored Google Photos with his students. Senior Michael McGee helped his students explore the numerous options available as a member of Amazon Prime.
Upon completion of the training, Oyster Bay High School students were invited to have lunch in the senior center and were publicly acknowledged and thanked for providing this helpful opportunity to the members of the center.
“This will definitely be something that we continue to do in the years to come,’ Ms. Beal said. “It was a great first year that provided us with the necessary data to modify the Tech Camp to better suit the needs of the ‘students’. With the tremendous amount of positive feedback from the senior citizens, the center staff, and our students, we all walked away with a sense of accomplishment.”
Oyster Bay High School seniors Michael McGee and Malachy Golon help a senior citizen explore iPhone features during a Tech Camp at the Life Enrichment Center of Oyster Bay.
Juniors Aavi Gupta and Kristian Ingebrigtsen teach their student how to set up and utilize G-Mail.
Students Faith Cammarata, Rachel Maldonado and Julia Singer explain some of the features of Google Docs.