My parent wants to home school. But, honestly beyond hunting and pecking to send an occasional text, the parent is basically digitally illiterate. How can I help?
One of the best things a home school parent/grandparent can do is to demonstrate digital literacy skills and knowledge that benefit the family. One of the best ways to begin to acquire digital skills is to learn to type well with all 10 fingers on a digital keyboard in an easy short less than 10 lesson course.
You know, Miss Avon, us kids aren’t the only ones who need good digital education skills. Is there an approved, good digital education class going on out there for older grownups like my neighbors and grandparents? They will probably attend if it meets in a physical location most of the time rather than just online.
Answer: Digital citizenship for grownups like grandparents and elderly neighbors may not yet be the title of a course that meets mostly on site. It is a good idea, though.
There are adult technology classes that incorporate digital citizenship skill building lessons. And, yes, the class(es) may have onsite, online, or a hybrid mix of online and onsite availability. Classes are usually available at your local community college, senior center, public library, or university OLLI program.
If you know someone who wants or needs an “exceed expectations” introductory computer keyboarding class text, there is a special workbook/textbook that is continuously updated to meet the tech needs of hunt & peckers and beginners. The book is on Amazon now:
Computer Keyboarding 2-Week Basic Training Camp for Hunt & Peckers and Beginners
Thanks for reading this. I certainly believe, based on 12 years of experience teaching tech classes at senior centers and colleges, that all students and parents will benefit from this very inexpensive text/work book.
from the High-Tech Senior Center Transportation Blog Series
by Dr. Katie Canty, Ed.D. of Senior Tech Academy
“I bought a smart phone to make me smart, but I ain’t got smart too good, yet? But. I did quit smoking that Smart cigarettes cause I likes the Beets Cigs brand better now.”
In the town of Smartville 2118, smart cars drive and fly themselves around with and without passengers. Smart phones do not exist anymore because they did not make purchasers any smarter as shown by the grammar in paragraph one. People talk via tattoo like skin patches to cars, houses, and petnoids. Petnoids is a new term, I just copyrighted meaning a conversational, thinking, robotic, synthetic pet animal usually accompanied by a human or humanoid. Some humans even chat romantically with a humanoid Mr. or Mrs. Right—the newest trophy digital life partner. A humanoid is part human and part machine.
“Chance, let me see what is going on in the children’s play space.” The name of this Nano-house is Chance. The house can only care for its 2 homeowners and up to 2 children. Children can be human, humanoid, and synthetic. I see that this newest Nano-tech housing development is magnificently teched-out with its own artificial intelligence operating systems for everything needed for activities of daily living. Strangely, there are no pharmacies like there used to be on every corner. There are mega-senior centers that look like Disney magic kingdoms and church buildings still around, though. It is enough to make one wonder how we ever survived the prehistoric, non-Nano-tech digital ages!
Self-Driving & Self-Flying cPods—Ready, Get in & Let’s Fly Away More New Senior Center Transportation
by Dr. Katie Canty, Ed.D. of Senior Tech Academy email@example.com
iPod used to be a thing. Now it is going to be the cPod Canty Mobile hover craft car. The cPod looks like a smaller version of a Smart Car, but it is self-driving, and talks to you and to other cPods on the road or in the air.
The cPod Canty Mobile can ride you along on street level. But, when traffic gets too congested, or if you just want to ride the friendly skies, a hover attachment can be summoned to your location. The cPod attachment locks onto your cPod, lifts you out of traffic, and flys you away to your destination much quicker. The only drawback of the cPod Mobile is the fact that the face picture on your driver’s license is what the cPod’s exterior looks like. Image your driver’s license face rolling down the highway or flying the friendly skies! Yes, you have just been introduced to another Professor Canty under construction invention that joins the iVan and iVanna line up of self-drivers and now self-flyers!
Click, Click, ON:No electricity required, no set-up or removal required, enjoy the trees anywhere with or without a wall, indoors or outdoors!!! Dr. Canty’s 40 ornaments 5.5-foot tall Christmas trees and birthday trees emit soft night light glows to radiant brightest starburst beams; indoor or outdoor usage; no assembly required—just subscribe. Go click, click, from you cell phone subscription app, and the tree and ornaments come out and turn themselves on.
Click, Click, OFF:Go click, click OFF from you cell-phone subscription app and the tree with its ornaments remove themselves from sight.
Subscription rates:The 12 days of Christmas subscription price is $300 every 12 days for a non-snowing Christmas tree and $500 every 12 days for a tree that snows. Birthday ornament tree app subscriptions are $100 per 24-hour day for a tree with a person’s name and $85 per day without a name.
Yes, Dr. Canty’s New Clickable, Self- Removing Ornaments Christmas Trees and Birthday Ornament Trees will be coming to online and local retail stores pretty soon, maybe as soon as 2020.
iVan and iVanna might be part of a potentially new series of artificial intelligent vans. The “i” means that the vans are intelligent, smart, nursing assistants, and self-driving. The iVan and iVanna series will be for seniors who do not drive, do not want to drive, or who have limited mobility or transportation situations. The iVan series replaces gas fueled transport vans and the iVanna series replaces wheelchairs.
Neatest iVan and iVanna Features
iVan: There are 4 to 16 seats in the iVans and each seat can detach and roll out to pick you up and take you back to the van. The iVan chair detaches and rolls up to your door, buzzes you, does a facial recognition security scan, helps to seat you, then rides you back to the van, seat belts you, locks back in place, and continues on to the next stop. While in route, you have the option of asking the chair to monitor your vitals and to send a report to you, a caregiver, or family member.
iVanna: Once your destination is reached, iVan reminds you to gather your belongings because iVanna, the super model of artificial intelligence chairs that walk, has been alerted and is waiting to travel with you like a personal assistant companion throughout the day during your 9 AM to 1 PM senior center activity day. Enjoy your day of safe travel a lot more with iVan and iVanna—that is, when these new Dr. Canty inventions become reality!