Teaching My Silver Surfers! (via Technology Information)

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Is this a touching thing to do? This man obviously values his elders and doesn’t consider the effort wasted. Every life is valuable.

Since I teach computers predominantly to seniors, my “Silver Surfers”, I am in a unique position to observe the challenges they face adjusting to the technology age. I have observed this with their use of cell phones, DVD players, TIVO, but predominantly with computers. In so many ways they are left behind and are running to catch up. They struggle to acquire basic computer skills. Moving and clicking a mouse while trying to assimilate what is ha … Read More

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