Then, as Dewey recollected, “In 2013 after purchasing my first Android system smart phone, I asked our computer club President if we would be having any classes on smartphones. He said that none were planned, but looked me in the eye and said, ‘you’re going to start one.’ Consequently, I began an Android Smart Phone SIG–Special Interest Group–and led it for six years.” He added, “My involvement with SCTC — the ‘T’ for technology was added perhaps a decade ago–has gotten ever stronger in these 20 years, as has my love for helping my fellow seniors to learn about and embrace technology.”
That love of tech and teaching led Dewey to be invited to join the staff of a weekly Zoom meeting called Tech for Seniors. TFS was begun by SCTC’s program director Ron Brown at the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020. Other staff are tech specialists from Florida, New Mexico and Arizona. Here’s Dewey’s summary:
“Tech for Seniors continues weekly and turns out to be way more successful than we ever thought possible. We had our 65th episode in June. We now live stream simultaneously on YouTube and typically, more than 2000 people view our episodes each week. My weekly sessions are called “Dewey’s TechTalk,” and are also now posted separate from the program at….
“There are 36 individual presentations at this website, with the 36th being the one I presented in mid-June. Ron started posting all of my presentations at that URL several months ago and about 1/3 of the 36 are my most recent ones.”
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