Is your mind swirling with tasks, ideas and overwhelm? Has technology been a source of distraction, frustration and conflict?
Let’s transform your relationship with your computer, tablet and phone. These tools are essential in today’s society, yet most of us are unaware of many helpful tech features that exist. Learn to leverage the benefits of your devices to make life easier and minimize stress!
Get the friendly, easy-to-follow guidance you need to get started building your tech-savvy skills. I’ve created mini-lessons with an eye toward helping you get up and running quickly. It’s too hard to figure this all out on your own. Start implementing small changes to make your days more productive and fun. Proceed at your own pace. Free up time so you actually have time to connect with others and pursue activities you enjoy!
I invite you to learn from my 34+ years of experience as a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist, tech-entrepreneur, assistive technology specialist, and mother of four. I am always on the lookout for affordable solutions to help everyone- especially individuals who have attention, learning, literacy and communication challenges. I’ve taken what I have found to be the best apps, tips and tricks and have woven together an effective system for integrating them into your daily routines and life.
Everyone is unique with different strengths, weaknesses, situations and interests. Together we will figure out what works for you or brainstorm potential solutions as you help others. I highly encourage you to find a buddy or enlist family members to take on this 30-day tech-savvy challenge with you. If that’ not possible, go ahead and learn on your own, then try to show others what you’ve figured out that can improve their life!
Google, Apple and Microsoft now offer many free customizable tools that go way beyond searching for information online, typing a document or playing games. There are many new features and tools that are built into products you most likely already use. I’m eager to help you get started learning about them! Unfortunately, most people don’t realize that these resources exist, especially those who need them the most!
Explore the latest features to support reading. Customize the view so text is easier to see. Listen to text read aloud on all your devices for free!
Create, prioritize, and share colorful lists of grocery items to purchase, fun things to do, and errands that need to get done!
Get better control over your email inbox with time-saving productivity tricks!
Quickly access your favorite websites on any computer using bookmarks and shortcuts
Create text by talking using dictation that is a feature already included on your devices!
Learn more about syncing your calendar, maps, to-do list and email to streamline your day
Store and password protect helpful files such as your important documents and medication list that can be accessed online at any time.
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:
mentalYou’ve know Google, Apple and Microsoft offer helpful features but haven’t figured out how to take advantage of them.
You are a “digital immigrant” trying to become more tech-savvy yourself or 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 be more efficient and stay organized in order to keep up with everything you need to do.
You are looking for ways to exercise your mind, gain mental clarity or help someone else offset cognitive decline by tackling unfamiliar tasks!
You will take advantage of the resources and plan to do your best to implement suggestions and reach out for help as needed when you hit stumbling blocks along the way.
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:
New content each week to help you prioritize and implement practical learning objectives.
Many tips and tricks to help you create a growth mindset so you can practice new skills and gain confidence at your own pace at a time and place you choose.
An online Q & A group session each week to discuss the content of the class, brainstorm solutions and advance your tech skills to the next level.
Suggestions for how to take a deeper dive into specific skills-sets of interest to you.
The opportunity to schedule personal online strategy sessions with me (Joan Green) at a discounted rate to help you map out attainable goals and take the next steps in your tech journey.
A certificate of completion!
You will learn something new every day of this Challenge! Using a combination of email correspondence, step-by-step recorded videos, digital handouts, live online group video meetings, and personal coaching calls (optional), I will guide you to explore something new each day. You will get a glimpse of many free technologies you may not have heard about. Lessons will gradually build on each other and each will end with actionable steps to put into effect immediately. Before you know it, you will be in control of our devices with effective strategies and and gain confidence in your tech skills.
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 if you can spare an average of 2 hours a week to invest in becoming more tech-savvy!
The cost for the online course is $297.00. Enrollment is limited so that we will have enough time to answer your questions and respond to your needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the course format and schedule?
- Throughout the 30 days, you will receive emails with additional resources and links to watch laser-focused videos and participate in live Q & A sessions to teach specific skills as well as additional interactive content to promote learning.
- All content will be available to view for the duration of the course and up to 6 months afterward.
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 apps and features that are available to help you reduce frustration and stress and streamline your day. At the end of the 30 days, you will have a framework and knowledge of features, strategies, and specific technologies for moving forward.
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.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 configure settings of devices and apps in order to explore new resources using visual supports that are provided in the course. If you don’t feel comfortable with these tasks, we can set up an individual online coaching session for an additional fee so I can help you. Another option is for you to buddy up with someone who is a bit more tech-savvy and can help you get started. 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?
How do I know if this is the right course for me?
Will I be able to view all of the course at once to just find the resources I want to explore now?
Aren't schools and therapy clinics as well as vocational and rehabilitation centers already doing what is best?
What if I can’t afford the registration fee?
The cost for this 30-day tech challenge is approximately $3 a day. If this is out of your reach, I continue to offer free monthly webinars (www.TheyMayNotKnow.com), a free Facebook group in which I offer tech guidance and support (https://www.facebook.com/groups/ISTTechSavvySolutions/), and free mini-phone consultations that can be scheduled from the pop-up that says “Let’s Chat” from my website (www.innovativespeech.com.)