Teaching Tech – Don’t Show Seniors!
Sounds a bit backward from what I always say, right? In this podcast episode, I implore you to TEACH seniors, not just show them. I get so many comments from seniors that say, “My granddaughter took my phone, did xyz, and then handed it back to me and I still don’t understand how to do xyz.”
In this episode, as the owner of OnlineTechLessons.com, I talk about why I teach, how I followed my passion to work with seniors, and tips on how to make it easier for your senior in your life to learn to use technology.
I’m sure many seniors received new tech items for the holidays. This may have been in the form of a new smartphone, a new smart tv, or even this such as Amazon Alexa or Google Home. I’m asking you to not just set up these things for your loved ones and walk away. Set them up for success by teaching them how to properly use these items. Not only will it encourage them to use them more often, but it’ll make your job easier moving forward by reducing the number of questions they have.
Did you know that many seniors won’t ask questions about their tech products because they don’t want to bother you??? Encourage them to ask. We need them using tech in the world these days.
I hope you find the information in this podcast useful and insightful. Let us know in the comments below what you think! Thanks!