Nine people sat on stools around a wooden table inside the Apple store on Wednesday to learn how to operate their new iPads — including Janice Serote, who got hers for her 70th birthday.
The La Crescenta resident taught keyboarding at Glendale Community College for 38 years before retiring. But the iPad was Serote’s first foray into Macintosh and tablet computers. After buying an “iPad for Dummies” book, she enrolled in Wednesday’s free class at the Apple store in the Galleria.
She said she thought it best to take the class with her husband so he could learn as well. The hands-on workshop is one of several that the store offers weekly.
“I always used to tell my students, ‘If you ever need advice with computers, ask a 12-year-old,” she joked.
Apple store staff members Saro Paparian and Armand Rivers directed the class and referred to a large flat-screen for students to follow along. Rivers began the class by speaking on the anatomy of the iPad.