There are lots of different technology teaching tools available to boomers and seniors today, but what's available to you will depend on where you live. Here are some different places and to look for help.
You're going to the DMV and have to take your 4-year-old. The wait could be over an hour, and when the books, crayons and songs run dry, you're likely to hand over your phone. Which app will get you to the front of the line, be safe for your kid and possibly even teach him something?
The global growth of handheld digital devices among younger people is transforming the way consumers are getting their information in general, and financial information in particular. On April 15, the 2015 Financial Literacy Summit brought together international financial literacy experts to discuss how mobile technology can improve financial literacy for today's young adults.
A surprising number of businesses are still using landline phones. In the modern world of the Internet and high-speed data, it is undoubtedly time to make a switch to a more modern communication option -- business VoIP service, or Cloud Hosted Systems.
While we need new models that respond to the compressed clock and calendar, we also need to be mindful that quality content isn't always instantaneous, nor does it rush to the "hot" technology.
So there is mounting hard evidence that children are learning from these educational games on tablets. That said, I still restrict the amount of time my kids are allowed to play each day, as they would play until they become agitated if I didn't.
2,500 year old Babylonian tablets have been discovered in Iraq which provide a glimpse of Jewish life in Babylonian exile. Put simply, the tablets corroborate the Biblical tale.
I took a three-day foray into the belly of the electronic publishing beast, attending the Digital Book World (DBW) Conference 2015. I emerged with a whole new vocabulary ("flowable") and some top line news for readers.
We've been playing with four Microsoft Windows-based devices that run the gamut from vanilla, strictly business computers to feature-rich devices that could possibly replace your old desktop gaming rig.
Next to the long and storied history of the print book, the eBook is still in early infancy, and that is what makes it so fascinating to study. In the coming years, the content and context of eReading are certain to evolve greatly.
I bought my eighty-something-year-old mom her own iPad this year thinking about how much joy it would give her. First task was to get some music. Do you have any idea how many passwords it takes to get a song off the web?
As a techie with an addiction to the latest, greatest tech gadgets, I have put together a short list of the best tech gifts for holiday shoppers this season. These gifts range in price so there's something for everyone.
Technology is a catalyst for change. If you want to disrupt a classroom full of children or young adults, try handing out an iPad or a Chromebook to each of them. You'll see lots of activity and excitement, but without solid planning and expectations, much of that energy will be counter-productive.
I do not think anyone should feel ashamed for not feeling the way all the screens tell us we should feel. If you are sad while we are farthest away from the sun, while everyone else seems to be having a holly jolly Christmas, you are not flawed.
"Each day, more than half the world's adult population read a daily newspaper: 2.5 billion in print and more than 800 million in digital form," according to the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA).
Teachers and students don't want to use slow, outdated, archaic equipment. For technology to be routinely and seamlessly integrated in the learning process, it needs to be on par with the technology used in our homes.