Boomer Tech

Every Thursday

1:30-3pm, Santa Fe Prep, 1101 Camino Cruz Blanca

1:30-2:15pm One on One Help

2:15-3pm Discussions and Q&A

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Villages of Santa Fe Boomer Tech and Tap students would like to welcome the Prep Community, including grandparents and parents to Thursday Boomer Tech. The goal of Boomer Tech TAP Project is helping seniors navigate the world of computers and the internet; teaching them how to use their devices to communicate with their families and friends, how to be safe on the internet, and get the most out of their devices.


Students will help setup on your phone and show you features:

  • Emergency contact info

  • Santa Fe 911

  • Using the flash light

  • Making an emergency call without unlocking phone


Boomer Tech Topics. TAP opens with approximately 55 minutes of individual help with phone, laptops, tablets, and other devices (Alexa, watches, etc.) followed by a 20-30 minute discussion on the topic of the day. Students, Ambrose Farber, and Ann Church (from Villages of Santa Fe) participate in the presentation. Q&A follows. Thursdays, 1:30-3:30, Technology Room 21.

2020 Boomer Tech Schedule of Lectures

1/9/20 Stop Robocalls. Need I say more?

1/16/20 Word Processing and Spreadsheets

1/23/20 Pitch Day! Photos on your phone or tablet

1/30/20 Security on the web. Safe passwords, phishing scams, how to protect your identity

2/6/20 Gadgets for living: Apple Watch, Alexa, Google Home, Ring

2/13/20 E-readers – Download the Kindle reader to almost any devices, access Overdrive. Com and have open access books online from sellers like Amazon and, even better, free from your local library. This includes books and audible books.

2/20/20 How to text: voice commands, google assistant/siri

2/27/20 How to use Google Maps to help someone find you and other uses for your phone

3/5/20 Spring Cleaning - physically and electronically

3/12/20 Spring Break

3/19/20 Spring Break

3/26/20 Pitch Day: Gift buying ideas for your grad (or just because) – what to buy and where to buy it

4/2/20 Sending Money: Paypal etc

4/9/20 Cutting the cord – Are you paying Comcast $200+ per month? Learn how to cut your monthly bill in half

4/16/20 Online Learning: Where to go when you're confused or need tech help!

4/23/20 Daily Text Messages w/ Alexa/Google Home

4/30/20T ablets and Low Cost Computers

5/7/20 Pitch Day

5/14/20 Last day of TAP