Tired of begging and/or paying someone to type your school, work, or hobby report(s)? This camp is for you to prepare your own basic reports and papers in Word 2016 the right way, the first time!
Suggestion: If you are an absolute newbie, first, complete Dr. Canty’s Basic Computer Keyboarding/Typing 2 Week Training Boot Camp for Hunt & Peckers and Beginners.
This newest, very simple, word processing keyboarding/typing training camp focuses only on preparing a simple report or basic paper for school, work, fun, or a hobby.
Imagine a World in Which People Do Not Type: The Day My Computers iVan & iVanna Quit!
Imagine a world where there are no keyboarding/tying input devices. We call this the day my computer keyboards quit! If data entry computers quit, you might want to cover your ears. There is likely to be a lot going on like hollering, yelling, screeching, and maybe cussing, too. Imagine a conversation like this.
Child to iVana: Type the essay for school for me.
iVanna to Child: I am not programmed to type your school papers. My artificial intelligence does tell me to tell you to think and type for yourself, Child. I quit!
“OK, says, the Child. Go ahead and quit. I will ask iVan.”
iVan to the Child: I quit, too. But, I did tell your parents and teachers about your request before I quit. iVan and iVanna self-drive off to join other AI’s , artificial intelligence computers that think for themselves, on an international, unannounced holiday of technology down time.
Two recommendations for success, if the students are absolute newbies to using computers:
- Have a senior citizen student to teacher ratio of no more than 2 students per teacher, assistant, or computer coach.
- Require students to enroll in a short, pre-course device workshop. One of the most important, often overlooked details is to make sure that each student can see and comfortably read information on their device screen. Make sure that each student’s device can access the Internet from your class location. Help students to understand that teachers and coaches do not stop class in order to find device passwords, load required software, or to fix device hardware.
My personal preference is to teach a class of 8 to 10 newbie senior citizens with a couple of computer coach assistants on standalone computers or on bigger screen devices all from the same computer company.
- Should I take this course online?
It depends on:
- the 1st timers comfort level with using new technology
- proficiency level using up-to-date hardware and software
- learning style
- attention span
- access to face-to-face support as needed when needed
- online facilitator’s instructional delivery method(s)
Take a Free Try-Out Class: Enroll in a free, or under $5, online course. Libraries, senior centers, senior organizations, and free courseware sites–these are places to find free or under $5 beginner courses.
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.
Dr. Katie Canty, Author
Senior Center Computer Professor
Best Advice for 1st Timers – Before Taking Your 1st Computer Workshop/Class
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!