Month: August 2017

Chromebooks Are for Everyone

Some of you may have noticed that I have been posting a lot about K-12 schools using Chromebooks. I have started a website called Chromebooks 4 Seniors at where I am featuring articles dedicated to Chromebooks. Grandparents, parents, and businesses are quickly learning that Chromebooks are much easier to use, cheaper to purchase & easier to maintain. My theory is that if K-12 students can use them, why can’t we?

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Being Stylus

Touchscreens are everywhere. I no longer have any of my “toys” without one. My desktop computer has a 23″ Hannspree touch monitor. My Dell 15″ laptop, Microsoft Surface 3 and the 11″ Chromebook have touchscreens. Of course, the iPad, the 2 Android smartphones, and our old iPhones are touch. Like many of my friends & neighbors, my fingers are not as easy to control and precision is not always the norm. I attend a lot of trade shows and local events where businesses have booths where they give away advertising…

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Teaching Technology to Adults

  Most of my presentations are to adults, especially senior citizens. While my training and initial teaching was for elementary and middle school students, I also taught on the college level. I also have been a presenter to computer & technology user groups for 30 plus years. Presenting and teaching to seniors requires a different approach. I found an article by Dr. Liz Hardy, “Effective Teaching Techniques for the Older Adult Learner,” which should help others to present or teach boomers and older. Dr. Hardy talks about 5 Effective Teaching Techniques…

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Chomebooks Roll Out 2017-2018

Chromebooks were the computers of choice in 58% of the k-12 schools last year. It appears that the number will increase and it is predicted that Chromebooks will account for 70% of them in just the next few years. It is my opinion that if school kids, especially at the elementary school level, can easily use these computers, then senior citizens should be able to do so. Those seniors who want to use the technology, but who feel overwhelmed with Windows, Macs, or iPads can feel comfortable quickly.

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