When was the last time you explored the latest features that are now included in the Chrome browser and Google Apps? If you are “technologically challenged” or just don’t have the time to figure out how to make life more efficient, then this course is for you!
Is your email inbox overflowing?
Could you use help getting better organized so you don’t miss important appointments?
Would it help if you could listen to emails and websites read aloud or talk and have words typed for you?
Are you overwhelmed with all that you need to get done in a day?
Do you have trouble following along with online meetings and video recordings?
Are you easily distracted and in need of help to reduce tempting online sites and stopping intrusions to your workflow?
Have you ever wished you had an important document that you left at home?
Are you curious about how to create online photo albums that you can easily share with others?
Get the friendly, easy-to-follow help you need to leverage the benefits of using Google’s apps and features!
I invite you to take advantage of the strategies and skills that I’ve developed over many years as an online tech coach, licensed and certified speech-language pathologist, and assistive technology specialist! I’m also the mother of four adults and very involved in eldercare. I know what it’s like to be pulled in multiple directions at once and short on time. My mission is to try to help you overcome barriers to success and reduce stress!
Google now offers many free customizable tools that that go way beyond searching for information online. The problem is, most people don’t realize that these resources exist, especially those who need them the most!
Life is busy. I get that! I’ve worked hard to streamline the process for you to get you up and running with confidence. I’ve structured this updated course so you choose to learn in a variety of different ways. There will be opportunities to read new information, watch videos, meet online as a group, and interact with content delivered to your inbox!
As a bonus, you’ll and even receive prioritized scheduling for private 1:1 online coaching sessions for 20% off the brainstorming package. I’ll help you figure out the features and strategies you need most to get you up and running quickly!
This is a unique opportunity for you to finally figure out a system that works for you!
Explore the latest features to support reading and writing when the print is too small or someone you know has a language or communication barrier
Create and share colorful lists of grocery items to purchase, fun things to do, and errands that need to get done using Google Keep and Google Tasks
Get better control over your email inbox with time-saving Gmail tricks! Snooze your emails, skip the inbox with filters, and learn to undo an email you sent by mistake!
Quickly access your favorite websites and Google apps using bookmarks to streamline your daily routines.
Create documents that save every few seconds, can be accessed on any device you use, easily shared and offer many accessibility and productivity features that you probably have never heard about.
Learn more about syncing your calendar, notes, maps and email to streamline your day
Store and password protect helpful files such as your important documents, and medication list that can be accessed at any time in Google Drive
Develop a system using location or time-based reminders so you don't miss events you've been looking forward to
This course is for you if:
You could use help figuring out how to sign into Chrome on a computer.
You are a “digital immigrant” trying to become more tech-savvy.
You are trying to help a student or older adult get more benefit from their personal devices.
You are eager to be shown how to stay organized in order to keep up with everything you need to do.
You realize that you need someone else to streamline this process for you. It’s just too overwhelming and frustrating to move forward alone and you are motivated to invest your time and money to get the results you want.
Here’s what you will get:
Ten well organized and content-filled chapters covering the nuts and bolts, accessibility features, action steps, and implementation strategies.
Carefully guided lessons to help you to strategically start to use ten free Google apps that can streamline your routines and help you overcome challenges. We will cover: Google Keep, Google Calendar, Google Tasks, personal Gmail, Google Maps, Google Chrome, Google Docs, Google Drive, Google Photos, and Google Meet.
Motivating content mailed to your inbox twice a week that will take you to our learning management platform where the information is housed. The relatable stories and scenarios will help you prioritize and implement practical solutions.
Helpful digital downloads with each chapter for future reference.
Two live Zoom sessions (recorded) each week featuring Google apps in action to reinforce learning and answer questions.
The opportunity for prioritized scheduling of two personal strategy sessions during the five- week experience with me (Joan Green) at a 25% discount to help you map out attainable goals and take the next steps in your tech journey.
A Certificate of completion when you finish!
Using a combination of text, recorded videos, digital handouts, personal coaching sessions, group Zoom sessions, and email correspondence, I will guide you to explore a variety of apps and suggested strategies to practice using the tech each day.
Register now and get excited! I can’t wait to help you streamline your experience figuring it all out and jump-start your success. I have worked hard to gather and create resources and implementation suggestions that will make a difference in your life! Go ahead and sign up.
The cost for the online course is $597.00. It will be well worth the investment!
Frequently Asked Questions
What will I learn?
By the end of this course, you will be on your way to using your computer and/or mobile devices (tablet and phone) to help with reading, writing, managing time, and staying organized. You will be much more aware of all that is available to help yourself or someone you know to use features that are potentially appropriate solutions for your situation.
What resources do I need and how tech-savvy should I be to benefit from this course?
You need a fast reliable internet connection to access this course on a computer or mobile device and an average of 4 hours a week. This course is designed for individuals who have a basic knowledge of using a computer, downloading content from the internet, and creating online accounts. You certainly don’t have to be a computer expert. Participants will be asked to create a personal Google account, download the Chrome browser and configure settings of devices and apps in order to explore new resources using visual supports that are provided in the course. The most important requirement for this course is that you have the desire to learn new skills and time to explore.
Why should I take this course when the media is filled with stories on how technology can be harmful?
I agree that much harm can come from unrestricted access to online sites, social media and technology. However, individuals with learning, language and cognitive challenges deserve to be exposed in a thoughtful way to everyday assistive technologies and strategies that have the potential to benefit them in life-changing ways. Although it is not the focus of this course, I will provide some suggestions for promoting safe practices as well as resources for learning more on this topic.
How do I know if this is the right course for me?
I developed this course with adults in mind. It can be taken by anyone who want to learn more about getting more value from your computers, tablets and smartphone to make life easier for yourself or someone you are trying to help. It is appropriate for education and rehabilitation professionals as well as families trying to leverage the many benefits of the devices they already own.
Will I be able to view all of the course at once to just find the resources I want to explore now?
No. Some but not all of the chapters will be available to you when the course launches. Additional content will be released each week. My hope is that you will also attend the Zoom sessions as well as sign up for individual consultations which are included in the cost of the course.
Aren't schools and therapy clinics as well as vocational and rehabilitation centers already doing what is best?
Unfortunately, most individuals who have the potential to benefit the most from assistive technologies are never exposed to the tools that can help maximize independence and success. Funding and training in this area are scarce. This interactive online course is appropriate for family members as well as speech-language pathologists, special educators and other professionals who want help zeroing in quickly on strategies and products that may be used to help accelerate progress toward goals.
What if I can’t afford the registration fee?
Do you offer CEUs or Certificates of Completion?
Who are you?
Hi! I’m Joan. If you want to learn more about me, check out my website , my LinkedIn page, and my Facebook page. I have written several books, speak nationally, and provide a wide variety of unique therapy, coaching and training programs. I am the mother of 4 grown children, owner of a yellow lab and spaniel/ border collie rescue, and an eldercare provider to multiple family members. I have a passion for learning how technology can improve the lives of people young and old with communication, cognitive, literacy and learning challenges.
If you’d like to chat on the phone, please click on the pop-up that appears when you are on my website and pick a time for me to call you! I schedule these sessions up to three days in advance.
Will these tools replace professional consultations?
My books and courses are aimed at making families and professionals aware of the many affordable resources that exist to help improve lives. This course and the books that I have written do not replace the training and judgment of speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, special educators and other related professionals. However, if you sign up for this course, you can receive personal 1:1 online tech advising and coaching sessions at a significant discount.