When was the last time you expored 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 and easier with the apps that you already use, this course is for you!
- Is your email inbox overflowing?
- Would it help if online information could be read out loud to you?
- Could you use help getting better organized so you don’t miss important appointments?
- 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?
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 young 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. Google products can be used to help students and adults in school, at home, at work and out in the community. The problem is, most people don’t realize that these resources exist, especially those who need them the most! Even if you do already use some of the Google apps, you may benefit from learning how others have creatively used them and learn about wonderful new updates.
Life is busy. I get that! I’ve worked hard to streamline the process for you to get you up and running with confidence using Google apps on your computer, your phone and other mobile devices. Each chapter starts with a summary download which is followed by a combination of text and video lessons. All the videos and content will remain available for until the end of 2021.
Explore the latest features to support reading when the print is too small or someone you know has a reading or language 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
Get better control over your email inbox with time-saving Gmail tricks! Snooze your emails and learn to undo an email you sent by mistake!
Quickly access your favorite websites on any computer with Google Chrome’s bookmarks and learn how to save interesting articles for later when you have more time to take a look at them.
Create text by typing or dictating using Google Docs and it will automatically save every few seconds
Learn more about syncing your calendar, 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 leverage the benefits of technology.
You are eager to be shown how your digital devices can make it easier to get things done and 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:
Eight well organized and content- filled chapters covering the nuts and bolts, implementation strategies, accessibility features, and so much more for using Google Chrome, Google Keep, Google Calendar, Google Drive, Google Docs, Gmail, Google Maps, and Google Maps.
Multiple lessons for each chapter include information to learn and suggested action steps to help you prioritize and implement practical solutions.
One or two page summary downloads for each chapter.
The opportunity to schedule 30 minute online personal strategy sessions with me (Joan Green) (at a discounted price) 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, step-by-step recorded videos, digital handouts, optional personal coaching 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 $189.00.
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 3 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 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 out of 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?
Yes. You will be able to view all of the chapters once the course launches and you are registered.
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, feel free to click this link and I will call you on the day at the time you choose:) http://bit.ly/PickADayAndTime.
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.