Everyone’s talking about them – and millions of people are listening to them – but what actually is a podcast? Think of a podcast as a radio program on the Internet. There are podcasts on every imaginable subject and interest. But perhaps the best thing about them is that you don’t have to be near a radio at a certain time to hear them, making podcasts a wonderful commute, travel, fitness, or around-the-house companion.

Explore the new version of Office 2013. Learn to utilize features of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. Through instruction and hands-on practice, this course explores the powerful software tools available in the Office 2013 Suite. Students gain practical knowledge to skillfully navigate the Office environment at work or home.

Whether you’re using Windows for the first time, or upgrading from an older version, Essential Skills will show you what you need to know. Learn about using the new interface, the Charms Bar, and working with Tile Apps. Work with programs and files, use the web and social media, manage music and photos, and much more.

Used in practically all industries from furniture design to construction, computer aided design software is an important tool and requirement for any type of modern design work. This course will teach the fundamentals of using Autodesk AutoCAD, the most widely used CAD software in the world.

Chances are you’ve already been on the World Wide Web using a browser. This class will teach you how to become a more effective web surfer using Safari, Apple’s fast and elegant web browser.

You have a new iPhone or iPad and want to make the most of it. Bring your iDevices to this class and learn how to be more productive, never forget an appointment, take and edit photos like a pro, communicate with your friends and relatives, learn about podcasts, and keep all your data in sync.

Need skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook or Access, but cannot commit to attending lengthy class sessions?

Are you keyboarding at a proficient level but want to increase your speed and accuracy? This course is for the student who has a knowledge of the alphabetic and numerical keyboard at 40 w.p.m. or has taken the Beginning Keyboarding class but wants additional practice hours.

Are you frustrated with using the “hunt and peck” method to type on your computer? Need to improve your employment skills? In this self-paced computerized course, students will learn alphabetic and numeric keyboarding by touch. Lessons extend from beginning to proficient levels.

iPad is a marvelous product that provides the best way to experience the web, email, and pictures. And on top of all that, it’s a fantastic book reader, outstanding video player, and there are more than a million apps (including more than 500,000 just for the iPad) available for it.

Sometimes the worst thing that can happen to you is when your best friend changes her phone number. You have to remember to change it on your iPhone, your computer, maybe even your iPad. Or you schedule a lunch date and you have to update your calendar on all your digital devices. No more.

The CVUSD Board of Education is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from discrimination based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Violations of this policy should be reported immediately to the site administrator(s) at District Schools. Inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of Student Services, 4400 Alma Avenue, Castro Valley CA 94546, 510-537-3000 x 1257