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Seniors Learn Technology from Juniors at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Local senior citizens learned how to make better use of their cell phones and tablets at a free technology training session conducted by juniors at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School.

The high school students, in the third of a three-part IT training, last week helped senior citizens navigate apps and emails on their mobile devices.

"There's an app for everything," SPFHS principal Dr. David Heisey explained in his welcoming remarks.

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 Among the useful applications suggested to the seniors were: video chatting, NJ Transit and NYC subway apps, navigation system WAZE, Uber, Fandango, ordering food online, and games.

"We reviewed different apps and calendars. The girls, Madison and Josephine, were really great," said senior Emily Brown.

On May 24, Alessandra Makris, Ally Vuono, Elizabeth DePaola, Jessica Riporti, and Taylor Diggs gave advice on how to conduct a Google search. Additionally, Josephine Catuogno, Madison Goldberg, and Mikaela Tajo explained how to set up a Gmail account. The students also walked the seniors through purchasing items online via Amazon.

Dr. Heisey said that the program had proven popular and that if the interest remains, he would institute the classes for seniors next year. Student participants this year included:  Taylor Diggs, Mikaela Tajo, Madison Goldberg, Ryan Midwinter, Laura Ducran, Josephine Catuogno, Elizabeth DePaola, Alexandra Vuono, and Alessandra Makris.

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