Cyber-Seniors : Connecting Generations
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What is Cyber-Seniors : Connecting Generations?
Building on the award-winning film and high school community service project, Cyber-Seniors is a non-profit organization that encourages tech-savvy youth to put their knowledge to good use by mentoring older adults in technology.
The program is comprised of the following two phases.
Phase 1: Mentor Training Program
Students watch 6 interactive video lessons on the Cyber-Seniors web portal, that cover the following themes-
1. Intro to Cyber -Seniors
2. Tips for Working with Older Adults
3. Teaching Technology to Older Adults
4. Why Measure?
5. Staying Safe Online
6. Troubleshooting Technology
After completing each lesson, students take a short online quiz which earns them a Cyber Seniors Mentor Training Certificate and digital badge.
Educators may also lead students through a number of learning activities (provided on the web portal) that help develop a variety of skills that further prepare them for their role as digital mentors.
Phase 2: Volunteer Experience
In this Phase students apply their new skills by volunteering as digital mentors. Over 1200 resources are available on the Cyber-Seniors web portal to assist students in their mentoring role. The system automatically logs the students volunteer time and awards them a Cyber-Seniors Volunteer Service Certificate and digital badge after completing 16 hours.
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