Examples of Applications & Lessons for Seniors:

Devices:

  • Setting up or review of computers - Mac or PC

  • General review of iPad/iPhone 

  • Set-Up and Use of phones, tablets, computers (connecting to WiFi, Downloading Apps, Touchscreen Basics) 

  • Enlarge On Screen Pages (ex: Big Names and Magnifying Glass) 

  • Magnifying App for Off Screen Pages (ex: EyeReader) 

  • Password Management Software (ex: LastPass)

 

Communications: Ways to stay in contact with family and friends.

  • Email - (ex: Gmail, Outlook)

  • Messaging - (ex: iChat)

  • Video Communications (ex: Skype, FaceTime) 

  • Blogging 

  • Document Creation - (ex: Google Docs, Microsoft Word)

  • Calendar - keeping track of appointments 

 

Memories: 

  • Photography (+ Videos) - Both how to generate photos/videos, how to share them 

  • Photo Book Creation 

Shopping:  The sources for shopping and how to use them.

  • Amazon Shopping 

  • Google Shopping 

 

Entertainment: Occupying your spare time for fun and learning.

  • Ancestry.com - research 

  • Kindle - books 

  • iBooks - books 

  • Audible - audio books 

  • Radio (ex: Pandora) 

  • Netflix - movies and TV 

  • Amazon Prime - books, movies and TV 

  • Old Time Radio Programs (ex: Yesterday USA) 

Socializing Applications:

  • Facebook 

  • Contacts - online address book 

  • Twitter 

 

Learning Applications:

  • Browsing - Google Search 

  • Dictionary/Thesaurus apps 

  • Weather app 

 

Safety Applications:

  • Security of Device (Password Protected) 

  • Red Panic Button 

  • Prime Alert 

  • Virus protection (ex: Norton Anti Virus)

 

Health Applications:

  • Medisafe 

  • Well Being Plus 

  • MedWatcher 

  • WebMD 

 

Games:

  • Game app search and download overview 

  • Luminosity Brain Trainer 

  • Words with Friends 

  • Sudoku 

  • Crossword Puzzles 

  • Yahtzee 

  • Solitaire 

 

News Applications:

  • Prismatic 

  • Flipboard 

  • Newspapers/TV Stations 

  • Drudge Report 

 

Hobbies: 

  • General discussion of Internet sources of information for your favorite hobbies. 

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