Teaching & Learning Resources

Course materials to help you teach digital skills & digital security

Gluu Essentials for Apple iPad and Samsung Tablets are complete courses, lesson plans & support to help volunteers teach essential digital skills and digital security to older adults. Here’s an overview. 

Gluu Essentials for Apple iPad & Samsung Tablets

Modules to Master the Essentials

Gluu Essentials courses are designed to be completed in 5-10 virtual, online, or in-person classes, depending on student skill level. Content includes:

  • How to get started with an iPad or Samsung Tablet 
  • Using the Camera app
  • Setting up the Contacts app
  • Searching and browsing securely
  • Safely managing passwords
  • Getting started with apps
  • Secure email management
  • Facebook basics
  • Zoom basics
  • Digital security basics

Resources for Trainers

Trainer time is valuable & teaching digital skills is challenging. Our resources make it easy. Here are some of the resources we have for your trainers:

Teaching Resources

Teaching resources designed by Gluu make learning digital skills easy, engaging & fun.

  • 8-10 learning modules with activities that engage learners of all skill levels.
  • Lesson plans to make each module easy to teach. Modules are designed to be completed in 5-10 virtual or in-person classes depending on student skill level.
  • Teaching guides and equipment lists to facilitate teaching older adults in virtual or in-person environments
  • Secure online Student Journey Tracker to keep track of each student’s progress
  • Course Completion certificates for graduating students (digital format ready for personalization and printing)

Trainer Support in our Slack Workspace

A place for your trainers to get answers to their questions.

  • Invitation to the Gluu Slack workspace to learn how to use our teaching & course materials
  • Access to new & updated resources
  • Get answers to student questions
  • Join the conversation with other Digital Coaches.
  • Student Journey Trackers easily keep track of student progress

Resources for Students

Older adults can take our Gluu Essentials Courses online (Fall 2022), use our printed Course Workbooks (available now) to study on their own or with the help of your organization. Here is a brief look at what’s covered:

Student Resources

Here is some of what we have for your students.

  • Printed Student workbooks that complement all courses. 96-pages with full colour images. Coil-bound with matte paper is perfect for note taking. Price: $25 per copy (plus shipping & taxes). Talk to us about minimum orders and how your organization can make money selling our Course Workbooks.
  • Free Online Courses with video tutorials and detailed step-by-step instructions for students of all skill levels
  • Courses include 10 learning modules with tips and useful ways to integrate new skills into daily routines
  • 70+ easy-to-follow lessons with detailed step-by-step instructions
  • Student Learning Checklists to track progress
  • Glossary of terms

Resources for Organizations

We are here to make it easy for your organization to teach digital skills.

Organization Support

Here is some of what we can offer to smooth the marketing side of things:

  • Social Media, website & email marketing assets (course descriptions, tips, fact sheets, blog posts, etc.)
  • Fillable Posters to promote courses (printable & digital)
  • Scheduling support to help teach virtual classes with multiple volunteers
  • Info on equipment, class layout, scheduling
  • CRC record check processing, if required ($30/check)

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What is Gluu?

It’s an easy-to-remember word that starts a conversation.

Gluu makes digital skills stick. And, we stick with older adults as they learn to use technology. You get the idea.

Candian nonprofit Organization

We are a social purpose nonprofit working to provide digital skills learning resources to older Canadians and the people & organizations that support them.

Free for all Older Adults

Our Board works hard to secure funding and partnerships that allow us to provide cost-free, ad-free digital skills education and learning resources to older adults and seniors' organizations.

Proudly Helping Seniors' Organizations

Our national network of seniors' organizations using Gluu digital skills learning resources to support their members is growing fast. Together we are empowering volunteers to share their digital skills knowledge and giving older adults expertly created and fun digital skills training.

What people are saying about Gluu
The classes are just what I needed to learn how to navigate the world of technology I find myself living in. The step by step instructions and clear directions are wonderful.
Rhonda L.
67 • iPhone & Apple Computer
Linda and Gluu have changed my life! My confidence level when handling my iPhone and iPad has soared, and I feel my personal data is much more secure. During these COVID times, anything which reduces anxiety is a godsend!
Mary S.
71• iPhone and iPad user
The Gluu crew have turned a timid Luddite into a confident Apple user! The live events are relaxed and unintimidating. Linda uses plain English to explain concepts. I have learned so much. I am so grateful to Gluu!
Alex F.
81, iPad & PC user
There are no mere words that can convey the appreciation we have for your timely and informative classes. If we had it our way, Gluu would be declared an essential service.
Kevin P.
68 • Samsung Tablet & PC user

Some of the amazing organziations we work with

Gluu is on a mission to help Canadian seniors become the most digitally literate in the world—one tap at a time.
Gluu Technology Society founder Linda Fawcus
Linda Fawcus
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