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• Since hardware is half the battle for any age. hand me downs are
not a workable option.
• Here is my advice for hardware...
• Write down step-by-step directions to the
challenge the person you are facing.
• Remember, these are all new steps and i...
• As we age, our senses become less acute,
and a senior may have trouble
distinguishing details (hence the writing it
down...
• As we all age, we also process new
information more slowly when we did
when we were younger. Allow plenty
of time for th...
• We all know that there about 20 ways to
do the same thing online. Choose one way
to teach them where to go or how to get...
• It can be helpful its best if the end-user is
not there. I find that most of the time my
clients either want to be taugh...
• Get them excited about the many
connections they could have online.
• Use the tools above to give them a bootcamp
on the computer, speak slowly and write it
down. Show them the exciting stuf...
• Its all in the sales pitch. So, yes, you have to sell
them on it. While your at it, book mark their
favorite sites. Show...
• The wave of the future is video
conferencing. With tools such as Google
Hangouts, Skype, Facebook Chat . . we
have many ...
• This is a good time to teach those shortcuts
as well. CTRL P. CTRL Z. CTRL V.
• Point out what the TAB key can do as wel...
YourConnectedLife.com: The Ultimate guide to Getting Grandma Online
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YourConnectedLife.com: The Ultimate guide to Getting Grandma Online

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This guide gives you insight on getting that new user in your life online and surfing the worldwide web. If your grandma, grandpa, mom, dad, great aunt, neighbor is requesting your help . . . read through this first.

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YourConnectedLife.com: The Ultimate guide to Getting Grandma Online

  1. 1. • Since hardware is half the battle for any age. hand me downs are not a workable option. • Here is my advice for hardware: • Computer: Preferably a desktop. Consider the operating system as well. Telikin offers the worlds easiest computer and having hands on • experience, I highly recommend it. • Mouse: Provide your grownup with a mouse with a trackball. Eyehand coordination is simplest with this kind of mouse. • Keyboard: Equip your grownup with a large font keyboard. The manufacturers of this board take out many of the unnecessary keys, number pad • on the right side and do a great job of improving visibility.
  2. 2. • Write down step-by-step directions to the challenge the person you are facing. • Remember, these are all new steps and it really helps to have a point of reference for this new part of their lives.
  3. 3. • As we age, our senses become less acute, and a senior may have trouble distinguishing details (hence the writing it down part). Use your outdoor voice when your are inside at the computer with a new user.
  4. 4. • As we all age, we also process new information more slowly when we did when we were younger. Allow plenty of time for them to learn and please slow down.
  5. 5. • We all know that there about 20 ways to do the same thing online. Choose one way to teach them where to go or how to get there. Less is more in this situation.
  6. 6. • It can be helpful its best if the end-user is not there. I find that most of the time my clients either want to be taught or just want it to work. Go ahead and setup their email, Facebook and even banking if they are ready to manage their financial accounts online.
  7. 7. • Get them excited about the many connections they could have online.
  8. 8. • Use the tools above to give them a bootcamp on the computer, speak slowly and write it down. Show them the exciting stuff. Ask questions, get them involved in the learning. Why do they want to learn to use the computer? What do they want to do with the computer? This will help you guide them to learn the skills they need.
  9. 9. • Its all in the sales pitch. So, yes, you have to sell them on it. While your at it, book mark their favorite sites. Show them pictures on Facebook. • Baby shower ideas on Pinterest. Compare hard copy v. the potential of soft copy,
  10. 10. • The wave of the future is video conferencing. With tools such as Google Hangouts, Skype, Facebook Chat . . we have many options. Just make sure to get the software downloaded. Setup a memorable account name and password, write those things down on a piece of paper as well.
  11. 11. • This is a good time to teach those shortcuts as well. CTRL P. CTRL Z. CTRL V. • Point out what the TAB key can do as well as CAPS LOCK, Shift, where the brightness is, the (.) aka dot for .com usage.

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