Accessibility

There has been quite a few opportunities to share about the accessibility features which are come in-built in iOS devices and there are many useful functions for seniors.

Thank you Ageless Online for the mention.

In the past month, we had two of such engagements. If you would like to know more, do reach out to us at pauseability@gmail.com.

Wonderful assistance from these medical students at the Eye Care event.
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Joy of Learning

Recently, I was able to conduct a one-day Joy of Learning workshop with preschool teachers, in collaboration with The Learning Caravan. It was conducted in Mandarin.

We enjoyed learning together as we experientially explored TIM-BUG-Tool alongside Multiple Intelligences and the Reggio Emilia’s Approach, ending the day with Reflective Practice.

The best moment is seeing the delight on the faces of the participants and the hope is that they bring back this same joy of learning with them into their interactions with their young ones. This is what learning and teaching creatively about.

Contact us at pauseability@gmail.com to find out more.

Silver Digital Creators

As part of the Silver IT Roadshow this weekend at Toa Payoh HDB Hub, Moses will be sharing at a session for each of the day.

There will also be a booth at which anyone above 50 years old can have a preview of the Silver Digital Creators course that is starting in September.

It Happened – A Place in Our Hearts

On Saturday, 21 July, a community event planned by Moses took place: A Place in Our Hearts – Toa Payoh. Teams spent the morning exploring Toa Payoh and making an ebook with the iPads provided.

In this morning of smiles and much kindness, generous helping, and meaningful time spent together, a total of 14 ebooks were made. These are available at https://aplaceinourhearts.weebly.com/the-books.html for viewing.

This was Moses’ personal project, and he is grateful to get the support of volunteers and partners and the HDB’s Friendly Faces Lively Places fund to be able to bring the joy of creating with technology to more people and encouraging the spending time to pause and explore possibilities.

Learn to Code – for Seniors at CCs

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Between Dec 2017 to March 2018, there will be 10 Basic Coding in Swift classes for Seniors (anyone 50 years and older) at 10 Community Clubs/Centres.

It is a 3-hour class and iPads will be available during the class for your use, and the class is at $10 only.

You will need to register directly with the Community Club/Centre. Click on the names below for the CC’s contact information.

Date Time CC
3 Dec 17 Dec (Sun) 9.30 am to 12.30 2 pm to 5 pm Sembawang *Class not held at CC
10 Dec 7 Jan (Sun) 1 pm to 4 pm Teck Ghee
16 Dec 20 Jan (Sat) 10 am to 1 pm 2 to 5 pm Nee Soon South
4 Jan (Thu) 2 to 5 pm Clementi
6 Jan (Sat) 10 am to 1 pm Boon Lay
11 Jan (Thu) 10 am to 1 pm Pasir Ris East
14 Jan (Sun) 2 to 5 pm Potong Pasir
17 Jan (Wed) 2 to 5 pm Bishan
7 24 Feb (Wed Sat) 7 to 10 pm Bukit Panjang
3 Mar (Sat) 2.30 to 5.30 pm Aljunied

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Learning to Code – Hour of Code

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As mentioned in the earlier post, there will be Hour of Code events for seniors (those 50 years and above) at 16 libraries on 28 Oct from 11 am to 12 noon.

Below is the listing of the libraries and when you find a library near you, click on that link to find registration details. Registration is required.

This event will be available at the following libraries:

  1. Ang Mo Kio Public Library, Programme Zone (L1)
  2. Bedok Public Library, Programme Room 1 (L3)
  3. Bishan Public Library, Programme Zone (L2)
  4. Bukit Merah Public Library, Radin Mas Hall (L3)
  5. Clementi Public Library, Programme Zone
  6. Geylang East Public Library, Merpati Hall (L3)
  7. Jurong Regional Library, Programme Zone (L1)
  8. Jurong West Public Library, Programme Zone (L1)
  9. Marine Parade Public Library, Programme Zone (L2)
  10. Pasir Ris Public Library, Programme Zone
  11. Queenstown Public Library, Programme Zone (L1)
  12. Sengkang Public Library, Programme Zone
  13. Tampines Regional Library, Our Tampines Gallery
  14. Toa Payoh Public Library, Programme Zone (L3)
  15. Woodlands Regional Library, Everest Room (L4)
  16. library@Chinatown, Programme Zone

iPads will be available for your use during these sessions.

This hour of fun is designed for those aged 50 and above. Receive a goodie bag when you join this event! (F&B voucher inside).

(Moses will be facilitating the only Mandarin session, 编程一小时, held at library@Chinatown.)

 

Learning to Code

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Learning to Code using Swift Playgrounds on the iPad is a fun introductory class for learning what coding is and trying your hands at coding.

Here are some heads-up for you:

On Saturday, 28 Oct, there is a nationwide Hour of Code event for seniors running at 16 NLB libraries. More details will be posted here as they become available.

Currently, we are also working out possible classes with People’s Association (PA) and so a CC or RC near you might just be offering this class soon. Keep an eye out for the schedule on this website.


Create Possibilities with your iPad with these Learning to Code and also our Game Enough to Learn classes.