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Work Packages 2 - Booklet with intergenerational activities including best practices applied in partner countries

Digital Tools

User-friendly digital tools – examples of digital tools which can be used during the activities with seniors and youth. In the descriptions, we delve deep into their application during activities, basic instructions, and both advantages and possible disadvantages;

Actionbound
Actionbound
DESCRIPTION:
what the tool is for/ when it can be used, etc.
Actionbound is an app for playing digitally interactive hunts to lead the learner on a path of discovery. These multimedia based hunts are called ‘Bounds’.
Actionbound is a versatile and valuable application for creating and participating in interactive experiences, whether for educational, recreational, or team-building purposes. Creating your own Bound in Actionbound allows you to design and customize an interactive experience for others to enjoy.
INSTRUCTIONS on how to use the digital tool1. Go to https://en.actionbound.com.
2. Register or log in.
3. Tap on “”Create Bound”” button to start the creation process.
4. Add a title and description to help users understand the purpose and content of your interactive Bound.
5. Customize the Bound: Choose the design and appearance of your Bound by selecting a template or customizing the colors, fonts, and background images.
6. Add tasks and challenges: Begin adding tasks and challenges to your Bound. These can include quizzes, riddles, photo tasks, or any other interactive element you want participants to engage with. Tap on the “”Add Task”” button to include a new task.
7. Configure task details: For each task, provide the necessary details such as the question, instructions, answer options.
8. Customize the route for participants to follow: Add waypoints by specifying the location on the map and providing descriptions or additional information about each point.
9. Test and review your Bound: Use the “”Test Bound”” feature within the app to go through the tour yourself and make any necessary adjustments.
10. Publish and share your Bound.
11. Participants can now access and enjoy the interactive game you’ve designed.
BASIC uses of this tool for seniors / youth / educatorsTeachers can create Bounds (app-based game in the form of tour) to engage students in interactive and educational experiences to reinforce learning. The application will quite literally augment reality by enhancing participants’ real-life interaction whilst using their smartphones or tablets. With the use of GPS coordinates and pre-placed items it enables to take participants on real-world hunt and guided walk. You can add elements and tools like directions, maps, GPS locations, compass, pictures, videos, quizzes, missions, tournaments, QR codes to create fun and exciting mobile app-based adventure.
Actionbound can be used to design activities that stimulate memory, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills for seniors. It allows seniors to participate in group activities, challenges, or scavenger hunts, promoting social interaction, teamwork, and a sense of community.
It provides possibilities for digital storytelling, enables to create their own interactive stories or narratives, incorporating multimedia elements and decision-making tasks that allow for personalized and immersive experiences.
EXTRA paid functions of the tool + costWhile Actionbound offers several paid functions for enhanced functionality, here are some of the most important paid features that an average user might find valuable:
– Premium Bound Creation – access to advanced features for creating Bounds, including the ability to add more tasks, challenges, and multimedia content to make the experience richer and more engaging,
– Custom branding,
– Analytics and data tracking,
– Team collaboration,
– Premium templates and designs,
– Priority support,
– Increased storage capacity,
– Advanced quizzing and assessment,
– Export and Offline Sharing.
These paid functions provide additional features and benefits that can enhance the overall experience of creating and participating in interactive Bounds.
PRO for business use for team-building events, presentations, trainings, and company tours, and more. Price: €350/year.
EDU for educational use for campus tours, school trips, and museum and library tours, for example. Price: €59/year for teacher license.
ADVANTAGES of the tool and POSSIBLE DISADVANTAGESAdvantages:
– Interactive and engaging experiences – Actionbound provides a platform for creating and participating in interactive scavenger hunts and guided tours, making the learning or exploration process more engaging and enjoyable.
– Users can create their own Bounds with customized content, allowing for tailored experiences that match specific educational objectives,
– Versatility in application – flexibility in designing experiences for different purposes,
– Easy creation process with a user-friendly interface,
– Users to download Bounds for offline use,
– Gamification elements like quizzes, challenges, and leaderboards,
– Media-rich content – users can include images, videos, audio clips, and text, to enhance the content and provide a multi-sensory learning experience,
– Location-based activities which allow users to explore their surroundings,
– Users can collaborate on the creation of Bounds, share them with others, and compete with friends fostering social interaction,
– A valuable tool for educators offering a dynamic and interactive way to deliver educational content, promote critical thinking, and facilitate experiential learning.
Possible disadvantages:
– participants need to have a smartphone (one for a group),
– participants need to download the application,
– available only in English and German,
– account creation is required,
– some features are paid,
– might be challenging in use.
LINK (if applicable)https://en.actionbound.com
Adobe Scan
Adobe Scan
DESCRIPTION:
what the tool is for/ when it can be used, etc.
Adobe Scan is a mobile scanning application designed for capturing and digitizing physical documents using your smartphone or tablet’s camera. It can be used in various contexts, including scanning leaves in the forest for scientific research, as well as for scanning documents, receipts, business cards, and other printed materials. Adobe Scan helps convert these physical items into digital formats, making it a useful tool for archiving, sharing, and organizing information.
INSTRUCTIONS on how to use the digital tool1: Install Adobe Scan
If you don’t already have Adobe Scan installed on your mobile device, download and install it from your device’s app store (e.g., Google Play Store for Android or Apple App Store for iOS).
2: Open Adobe Scan
Launch the Adobe Scan app on your device.
3: Position Your Device
As for example, find a well-lit area in the forest with good lighting and place the tree or plant leaf you want to scan on a flat surface. Ensure there are no shadows on the leaf.
4: Capture the Leaf
Hold your device’s camera over the leaf, making sure it’s in focus within the camera viewfinder.
5: Auto Capture (Optional)
Adobe Scan may automatically detect the leaf and capture the image when it’s in focus. If not, you can tap the capture button (usually a round icon) to take the picture.
6: Adjust the Crop
After capturing the image, Adobe Scan will typically present an editable preview of the scan. You can adjust the crop by dragging the corners or edges of the highlighted area to include only the leaf and exclude any unwanted background.
7: Enhance the Scan (Optional)
Adobe Scan may offer options to enhance the scan, such as adjusting brightness or contrast. You can make these adjustments if needed to improve the scan quality.
8: Save the Scan
Once you’re satisfied with the scan, tap the “Save” or “Done” button to save the scanned leaf as a digital image.
9: Name and Organize
Adobe Scan will often prompt you to name and organize the scan. Give it a meaningful name related to the leaf or plant species, and choose where you want to save it on your device.
10: Share or Export (Optional)
If you need to share or export the scanned leaf, you can use Adobe Scan’s sharing features to send it via email, save it to cloud storage, or share it with others as needed.
11: Repeat for Multiple Leaves
If you want to scan multiple leaves, repeat the process starting from Step 3 for each leaf.
By following these steps, you can use Adobe Scan to digitize tree and plant leaves in a forest environment for research or documentation purposes. The app’s scanning and editing features will help you capture high-quality images of the leaves.
BASIC uses of this tool for seniors / youth / educatorsSeniors:
Nature Exploration: Seniors can use Adobe Scan to capture and document leaves and other nature elements they find during walks, fostering a deeper connection to the environment.
Memory Preservation: Scanning physical items and saving them as digital images can serve as a visual record and memory preservation tool for seniors interested in items identification and various outdoor experiences.
Sharing with Grandchildren: Seniors can share their collections and knowledge with grandchildren by easily sending scanned images via email or social media.

Youth:
Educational Projects: Adobe Scan can be used by students for school projects related to various topics and science by scanning items and documents, and creating digital presentations.
Learning Tool: Youth can use scanned items to learn about its identification and classification, and even create digital guides.
Citizen Science: Adobe Scan can be part of youth involvement in citizen science projects, where they contribute to research by scanning and sharing data.

Educators:
Teaching Materials: Educators can use Adobe Scan to create teaching materials for their classes, such as worksheets, presentations, or quizzes using scanned images.
Student Assignments: Assignments that require students to scan and identify various items can be easily managed using Adobe Scan, fostering practical knowledge and skills.
Research Documentation: For educators involved in research or studies, Adobe Scan can help document and digitize samples for analysis and publication.
EXTRA paid functions of the tool + costAdobe Scan Plus Features:
1. Advanced OCR (Optical Character Recognition): Adobe Scan Plus provides more robust OCR capabilities, allowing to convert scanned text into editable, searchable, and selectable content. This is particularly useful for business and professional users who need to work with scanned text.
2. File Conversion: Adobe Scan Plus allows to convert scanned documents and images into various file formats, such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. This feature is valuable for users who need to edit and manipulate scanned content in other applications.
3. File Organization and Management: The paid version offers enhanced file organization features, including the ability to create folders and custom tags to better manage your scanned documents.
4. Unlimited Scans: While the free version may have limitations on the number of scans one can perform, Adobe Scan Plus offers unlimited scans, which can be beneficial for heavy users.
ADVANTAGES of the tool and POSSIBLE DISADVANTAGESAdvantages:
– Convenience: Adobe Scan provides a convenient way to digitize items using a smartphone or tablet. It eliminates the need for specialized scanning equipment, making it accessible and easy to use in various environments, including outdoor settings.
– High-Quality Scans: The app offers features to enhance scan quality, ensuring that the scanned items are captured in high resolution and clarity. This is crucial for detailed analysis, research, or educational purposes.
– Portability: Adobe Scan allows users to scan items on the go. Researchers, educators, and enthusiasts can capture specimens in the field, enabling real-time documentation without the need to transport physical samples.
– Integration with Adobe Tools: Scanned images can be seamlessly integrated with other Adobe tools and software, allowing for further editing, annotation, or incorporation into presentations and documents.
– Organization and Searchability: Adobe Scan provides options for organizing scanned files into folders and adding metadata. This facilitates easy categorization and retrieval of scans, making it efficient for research and educational projects.
– Shareability: Scanned items can be easily shared with colleagues, students, or fellow enthusiasts. The app enables quick sharing via email, messaging apps, or cloud storage platforms, enhancing collaboration and knowledge exchange.

Possible Disadvantages :
– Limited Field of View: The camera’s field of view on a smartphone or tablet may be limited, making it challenging to capture large items without multiple scans and subsequent stitching, which can be time-consuming.
– Environmental Factors: Outdoor conditions such as wind, glare, or insufficient lighting might affect the quality of scans. Ensuring stable conditions while scanning items, even outdoor. is essential for accurate results.
– Dependency on Device Quality: The quality of the scanned images heavily depends on the camera specifications of the device used. Lower-quality cameras may result in scans with reduced detail and accuracy.
– Subscription Cost for Advanced Features: While the basic scanning features are available for free, advanced functionalities, such as enhanced OCR and file conversions, require a subscription to Adobe Scan Plus, incurring additional costs.
– Learning Curve: Although Adobe Scan is user-friendly, some users, particularly those unfamiliar with mobile scanning apps, might face a learning curve when trying to utilize all the app’s features effectively.
LINK (if applicable)https://www.adobe.com/acrobat/mobile/scanner-app.html
Canva
Canva
DESCRIPTION:
what the tool is for/ when it can be used, etc.
Canva is a graphic design platform based in Australia that allows users to create social media graphics, presentations, posters, documents, and other visual content, even a website. It is a great platform for preparing information campaign on social media with infographics, leaflets, posters or videos.
INSTRUCTIONS on how to use the digital tool1. Go to www.canva.com.
2. Register or log in – Sign up for a free account if you do not have it yet.
3. Search for what you need to start your campaign design project (e.g. ecological poster, Facebook post, etc.).
4. Choose one of free templates from Canva’s collection to match your campaign idea or topic. Alternatively, create a graphic design from blank template.
5. Add your slogan, change fonts and colors.
6. Customize your design – Choose from elements like text blocks, graphics, illustrations, videos or your own photos. Use the drag-and-drop editor to add and edit text, images, shapes, icons, and other design elements. Canva provides a vast library of stock photos, illustrations, and icons that you can use.
7. Customize the layout: Adjust the size, position, and alignment of elements on your project. Canva allows you to resize, rotate, and layer objects to create the desired composition.
8. Customize the colors and fonts: Choose from a variety of pre-selected color palettes or create your own. Canva offers a wide selection of fonts to suit different styles and moods.
9. Add effects and filters (optional): Enhance your design with effects like shadows, gradients, and filters to give it a unique look.
10. Preview and finalize: Once you’re satisfied with your design, preview it to ensure everything looks as intended. Make any necessary adjustments and save your final project.
11. Download or share: Download your work in the preferred format (JPEG, PNG, PDF) or share it directly on social media platforms, via email, or by generating a shareable link.
12 Publish your information campaign on social media and share it with your friends.
BASIC uses of this tool for seniors / youth / educatorsCanva is a very appropriate tool for someone with no previous experience in designing as it is user-friendly and suitable for project’s target group.
Educators, students and seniors can use Canva to create posters, social media posts and infographics, but also they can use it to create family photo albums or other private content. A drag and drop interface makes customizing thousands of templates simple and easy. Canva’s wide array of features allow them to edit photos without extensive photo editing knowledge.”
Canva is a very appropriate tool for someone with no previous experience in designing as it is user-friendly and suitable for project’s target group.
Educators, students and seniors can use Canva to create posters, social media posts and infographics, but also they can use it to create family photo albums or other private content. A drag and drop interface makes customizing thousands of templates simple and easy. Canva’s wide array of features allow them to edit photos without extensive photo editing knowledge.

1. Seniors: Seniors can use Canva’s poster design feature to create personalized posters for family gatherings, birthdays, anniversaries, or community events. They can also use it to showcase their hobbies, share inspirational messages, or create visual reminders.
2. Youth: Canva’s poster design feature is ideal for youth to create posters for school projects, club activities, talent shows, fundraisers, or social media campaigns. They can experiment with different design elements, colors, and fonts to express their creativity.
3. Educators: Teachers can leverage Canva’s poster design feature to create engaging and informative posters for classrooms, presentations, workshops, or school events. They can incorporate visual aids, diagrams, and illustrations to enhance learning materials.
EXTRA paid functions of the tool + costThe free version of Canva is great for you if you just want to use it to create simple designs and you love the features and content it already has. Canva’s free plan is most likely for all students and seniors who want to create simple posters or other graphics. Users receive 250 000 templates, over 1 million pictures and 5 GB of cloud storage.
On the other hand, the pro version of Canva is great for you if you want to get access to some of the world’s best design templates, features, and more functionalities. It offers over 100 millions photos, videos, audio, graphics and more, and 1 TB of cloud storage

Canva Pro is $119.99 when paid annually or $12.99 paid monthly. It offers loads of free images, extra organizing features and options, and team participation.
ADVANTAGES of the tool and POSSIBLE DISADVANTAGESAdvantages:
1. It has completely functional free version with no strings attached.
2. Multiple templates and extensive font library (e.g. hundreds of templates with excellent graphic design to choose from).
3. Access to photos, videos, icons, shapes, stickers and animate images.
4. No skills or experience required.
5. Ease of use with user-friendly interface and drag-and-drop editor.
6. Endless possibilities – Canva has every digital design possibility covered from social media posts to e-book covers, infographics to animations, videos and websites.
7. Various effects to improve photos and images.
8. Possibility to create a team.
9. Possibility to publish to social media or schedule and content planner.
10. Available in many languages.

Possible disadvantages:
1. Some very good features are paid.
2. The mobile app has less than half the features of the desktop version.
3. Account creation is required.
LINK (if applicable)https://canva.com
Comic Strip It!
Comic Strip It!
DESCRIPTION:
what the tool is for/ when it can be used, etc.
Comic Strip It! storytelling is an app allowing fora creative activity that involves using digital tools to create visual narratives in the form of comic strips. It is a popular and engaging way to tell stories, convey ideas, or express emotions through a combination of images and text. This activity can be enjoyed by seniors, youth, and educators alike.
INSTRUCTIONS on how to use the digital toolInstructions on how to use Comic Strip It! for storytelling:
1. Choose a digital tool: There are several online platforms and applications available for creating comic strips. Some popular options include Pixton, ToonDoo, and Bitstrips. Select a tool that suits your preferences and skill level.
2. Sign up or log in: Create an account on the chosen platform or log in if you already have one.
3. Select a template or create a blank canvas: Most comic strip tools offer pre-designed templates with panels and speech bubbles. Alternatively, you can start with a blank canvas and design your own layout.
4. Design your comic strip: Use the tools provided to create characters, backgrounds, and objects. Customize the appearance of characters, add facial expressions, and choose appropriate backgrounds to set the scene. You can also add text in speech bubbles or captions to convey dialogue or narrative.
5. Arrange panels and sequence the story: Organize the panels in the desired order to create a flow of storytelling. Consider the pacing, transitions, and continuity of the narrative.
6. Save or export: Once your comic strip is complete, save your work or export it in a suitable format (e.g., JPEG or PDF) for sharing or printing.
BASIC uses of this tool for seniors / youth / educatorsApplicable to all. Basic uses of Comic Strip It! storytelling for different user groups:
1. Youth and seniors: Comic Strip It! storytelling can be a fun and creative activity to share their life experiences, create fictional stories, or document memories. It encourages self-expression and can be done individually or collaboratively.
2. Educators: Teachers can utilize Comic Strip It! storytelling as an educational tool. It can be used to enhance literacy skills, explore historical events or scientific concepts, or encourage critical thinking and communication.
EXTRA paid functions of the tool + costThe availability of paid functions and their associated costs can vary depending on the chosen platform or application for creating comic strips.
ADVANTAGES of the tool and POSSIBLE DISADVANTAGESAdvantages:
1. Creativity and self-expression: Comic Strip It! storytelling allows individuals to unleash their creativity and express ideas, emotions, or stories visually.
2. Visual storytelling: Comic strips combine images and text, making them visually engaging and effective in conveying narratives or messages.
3. Storytelling skills: Engaging in Comic Strip It! storytelling can help develop storytelling skills, such as plot development, character creation, and sequential thinking.
4. Multimodal learning: Comic strips provide a multimodal approach to learning, combining visual and textual elements to enhance comprehension and engagement.

Disadvantages:
1. Limited features: Comic Strip It! may not have as many features as other graphic design software or comic creation tools. This limitation can restrict the complexity and creativity of your comic strips.
2. In-App purchases: Some features or resources in the app may be locked behind in-app purchases, which means you might need to spend money to access certain elements or functions.
3. Limited export options: The app may offer limited options for exporting your comic strips. You might be restricted in terms of file formats or image quality.
4. Device compatibility: Comic Strip It! is a mobile app, and it may not be as versatile or compatible with all devices as desktop applications.
LINK (if applicable)Apple Store:
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/comic-strip-comic-maker/id1227190400 Google Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.roundwoodstudios.comicstripit&hl=es&gl=US
Duolingo
Duolingo
DESCRIPTION:
what the tool is for/ when it can be used, etc.
Duolingo is a free language learning app that provides a fun and engaging platform for people of all ages to learn a new language. It offers courses in many different languages, including Spanish, French, German, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, and more, making it a versatile tool for intergenerational dialogue and language exchange.

One of the key features of Duolingo is its use of gamification, which makes language learning feel more like a game than a chore. Users can earn points, badges, and rewards as they complete language learning tasks and progress through levels. This makes the app more engaging and motivating for learners of all ages, including seniors who may be less familiar with digital tools and language learning.

Duolingo also provides a range of interactive exercises and activities that are designed to help learners practice their language skills in a fun and engaging way. These exercises include listening and speaking activities, vocabulary drills, and reading and writing exercises, all of which are designed to help learners build their language skills gradually over time.
INSTRUCTIONS on how to use the digital toolFor seniors looking to learn a new language with Duolingo, here’s a concise guide to get started:
1. Install the App: Download Duolingo from your smartphone’s app store or use the website on a computer.
2. Sign Up: Create a free account with your email or a social media account.
3. Choose a Language: Select from the wide variety of languages available.
4. Set Daily Goals: Choose a manageable daily learning goal.
5. Start Lessons: Begin with basic lessons, progressing at your own pace through interactive exercises covering listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
6. Practice Daily: Dedicate time each day to practice for consistent progress.
7. Engage with the Community: Join Duolingo clubs or forums for extra practice and support.
8. Review and Strengthen: Use the practice feature to reinforce learning.
9. Explore More: Check out additional resources like stories and podcasts for enhanced learning.
10. Track Progress: Monitor your achievements and stay motivated.
BASIC uses of this tool for seniors / youth / educatorsFor Seniors:
– Learn a new language and stay mentally active,
– Connect with people from other cultures and practice language skills in a fun and engaging way,
– Explore different cultures and gain a greater appreciation for diversity and global perspectives.

For Youth:
– Develop language skills and literacy in a fun and interactive way,
– Build cultural awareness and understanding through exposure to different languages and cultures,
– Practice language skills for school, travel, or personal enrichment.

For Educators:
– Incorporate Duolingo into language learning curriculum to supplement classroom instruction,
– Use Duolingo to track student progress and provide targeted feedback,
– Encourage students to use Duolingo for self-directed language learning and skill development.
EXTRA paid functions of the tool + costThe application is free of charge.
ADVANTAGES of the tool and POSSIBLE DISADVANTAGESAdvantages:
1. Fun and engaging
2. Free
3. Wide range of languages
4. Self-paced learning
5. Personalized learning

Disadvantages:
1. Limited conversational practice
2. Overreliance on translation
3. Limited cultural context
4. Limited advanced content
5. Limited support for learners with disabilities.
LINK (if applicable)https://en.duolingo.com/
Facebook
Facebook
DESCRIPTION:
what the tool is for/ when it can be used, etc.
Facebook is a social networking site that makes it easy for you to connect and share with family and friends online. Facebook is the world’s largest social network, with more than 1 billion users worldwide.
INSTRUCTIONS on how to use the digital tool1. Go to https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.facebook.katana&hl=en&gl=US.
2. Download and install on your laptop or phone.
3. Register and log in.
4. Add your FB friends by clicking on the “Find friends: icon.
5. Go on the “Whats on your mind” and write a post or share a picture.
6. Then choose between the various reactions of someone else’s photo to react on their picture.
BASIC uses of this tool for seniors / youth / educatorsConnect with friends and family, find local events, find local and national news, share information on profile, chat with friends and invited them to join various groups and events
EXTRA paid functions of the tool + costFree
ADVANTAGES of the tool and POSSIBLE DISADVANTAGESAdvantages:
1. Useful for educational purposes
2. Keep people connected
3. Easy to find people with similar interests and preferences
Disadvantages:
1. Privacy concerns
2. High risk of scams
3. Can cause distraction of daily tasks and sleep
4. Can lead to insecurities and feelings of jealousness
LINK (if applicable)https://www.facebook.com/facebook/
Google fit
Google fit
DESCRIPTION:
what the tool is for/ when it can be used, etc.
Google Fit is a free health-tracking mobile app that helps you monitor and improve your health and wellbeing. The app is available for Android and iOS devices. It is a single set of APIs (application programming interface) that blends data from multiple apps and devices. Google Fit uses sensors in a user’s activity tracker or mobile device to record physical fitness activities (such as walking, cycling, etc.), which are measured against the user’s fitness goals to provide a comprehensive view of their fitness.
INSTRUCTIONS on how to use the digital tool1. On your phone, open the Google Fit app.
2. Tap Add Track workout.
3. To select the activity you’re about to start, tap the Down arrow.
4. Tap Start workout.
5. If you’re riding a bike, carry your phone in your pocket. Tracking will be more accurate than if your phone is mounted or in a backpack.
6. You’ll see stats like time, steps, calories, distance, elevation, and more.

The app works on smartphones but you can also connect it to your SmartWatch, fitness band and other device for even more accurate data measurement.
BASIC uses of this tool for seniors / youth / educatorsThe app can be used during any kind of physical activity, e.g. walking, running, cycling and exercising. It tracks your activities, and monitors your health and wellbeing. You can set goals and get health and wellbeing tips to help you achieve your goals.
EXTRA paid functions of the tool + costNo extras
ADVANTAGES of the tool and POSSIBLE DISADVANTAGESAdvantages of this app is that its quite easy to use, also it takes information from other similar apps to record the physical activities and show the user if they made progress.Thedisatvantages are that its not counting steps, so in case of lighter training it might not work well, also it’s not estimating calorie burn in case user is interested in that.
LINK (if applicable)Apple Store:
https://apps.apple.com/app/id1433864494Google Store:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.fitness&pli=1
Google Maps
Google maps
DESCRIPTION:
what the tool is for/ when it can be used, etc.
Google Maps is a web service that provides detailed information about geographical regions and sites worldwide. It is used for navigation. This App is a GPS and map tool, that shows the directions and find the best way to reach the destination
INSTRUCTIONS on how to use the digital tool1. On your iOS/Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app OR Go to https://www.google.com/maps.
2. Search for a place (Enter the name of the location you would like to visit) or tap it on the map.
3. At the bottom left, tap Directions button to see the route you have to take. If you touch and hold the button instead, you’ll start navigation and can skip steps 4 through 6. Try to add more destinations if you need it.
4. Choose the transportation mean by which you would travel, by choosing the appropriate icon.
5. If other routes are available, they’ll show in gray on the map. To follow an alternate route, tap the gray line.
6. To start navigation, tap Start. If you see “Searching for GPS,” your phone is trying to get a GPS signal. For example, you might be in or near a tunnel, parking garage, or other location where there’s no GPS signal.
7. To stop or cancel navigation, go to the bottom left and tap Close.
BASIC uses of this tool for seniors / youth / educatorsGoogle maps pulls up the fastest route and will warn for road closures, speed traps, and obstacles. It can also remind users where they have parked by tapping on the blue dot that shows one’s location and saving it as their parking spot. The application can be used during city games, field games both in people’s places of residence or in terrain that is new to them.
EXTRA paid functions of the tool + costFree of charge
ADVANTAGES of the tool and POSSIBLE DISADVANTAGESAdvantages:
1. It offers a wealth of information like location of cities, restaurant reviews, satellite images, layouts of roads etc.
2. You can share maps with anyone.
3. It shows the fastest or best way possible, depending on your needs.
4. It offers multiple transportation modes like bus, cars, metro, tram, taxi and feet.
5. It also offers public transport information like their stops, prices and stop numbers.
Disadvantages:
1. Information on Google maps may have errors.
2. Not all places on the map might be up to date as new routes could be built.
3. It might not show all walking paths in woods and mountains.
4. It can be a quite useful tool for criminals like thieves (as a result of the ‘Street View’ images they can spot belongings exposed via windows or open doors.
LINK (if applicable)https://maps.google.com
https://www.google.com/maps
Healthy Recipes Applications
Healthy Recipes Applications
DESCRIPTION:
what the tool is for/ when it can be used, etc.
These kind of digital tools (applications) can help you with creating a healthier lifestyle through getting inspirations for healthy recipes. You can get tips and search for recipes depending on what you like or ingredients you have. You can also get (in some apps) offline recipe access and videos. Also, there are descriptions of the servings and nutritional value, calories, duration for cooking, tips and much more.
INSTRUCTIONS on how to use the digital tool1. Download and Install the App: On your phone access AppStore to download the Healthy Recipe Book: FitMe application. Alternatively the Recipe book: Healthy recipes in the Google store.
2. Create an Account: Once you install the application, you will be asked to sign up for an account.
3. Set Up Your Profile: Enter your dietary preferences, any allergies, and health goals if the app asks for this information. This helps in customizing your recipe recommendations.
4. Explore Recipes: Navigate to the recipe section to browse through the available recipes. Use filters or search functions to find specific types of recipes (e.g., vegan, gluten-free, low-carb).
5. Save Your Favourites: When you find recipes you like, save them to your favourites or a custom list for easy access later.
6. Create Shopping Lists: Take advantage of features that allow you to create shopping lists based on the recipes you’ve chosen to make.
7. Start Cooking: Select a recipe to view detailed instructions and ingredients. Follow the steps to prepare your healthy meal.
8. Adjust Settings as Needed: Customize notifications, dietary preferences, and other settings in the app to suit your needs over time.
BASIC uses of this tool for seniors / youth / educatorsThese applications are available to be used from people aged 12 and above. They are freely available to download in many countries and can be used in multiple languages (12 or more!). There are many resources on the applications which can be seen as inspirational and a lot of free content that users can make use of. One offers a BMI calculator or Health Tips, while the other also has a recipe finder based on what you have in your fridge.
EXTRA paid functions of the tool + costHealthy Recipe Book: FitMe has a paid option which is the ‘Premium’ version of the app at a cost of 4 EUR per month. It stops the advertisements from appearing in the application.
The Recipe book: Healthy recipes in-app purchases vary from 1 EUR to 29 EUR per subscription type.
ADVANTAGES of the tool and POSSIBLE DISADVANTAGESAdvantages:
-The Healthy Recipe Book: FitMe is available in 12 languages and the Recipe book: Healthy recipes is available in 13 languages which makes the applications very accessible.
-You can make a grocery list, search for step by step instructions, use the apps offline, and both give recommendations based on the ingredients you have at home, which helps with the budget but also with sustainability.
-Both applications also provides a global search feature where you can find recipes you looking for or discover new recipes!
-The apps are simple to navigate and also have tutorials available on how to use them.
Disadvantages:
The drawbacks are that there are advertisements in both applications which may disturb you while using them.
LINK (if applicable)Healthy Recipe Book: FitMe (Apple Store): https://apps.apple.com/us/app/healthy-recipe-book-fitme/id1131174924
Recipe book : Healthy recipes (Google Store):
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cookware.recipebook&hl=en&gl=US
iEatWell: Healthy Food Diary
iEatWell: Healthy Food Diary
DESCRIPTION:
what the tool is for/ when it can be used, etc.
This digital tool (application) can allow you to be tracking your food intake and give you food insights. It provides an overview of the users eating habits. It allows users to put in their own recipes and track how they feel after their meal. Also can be used for weight management and monitoring. You can also share the information on the application with friends and family on other media apps (e.g. WhatsApp, Facebook). It also serves as a journalling tool.
INSTRUCTIONS on how to use the digital tool1. On your phone access AppStore or Google Play Store to download this application.
2. After downloading you will be asked to fill in information about yourself such as your weight.
3. The application will ask you if you would like to receive notifications from it.
4. You can take a photo of your food and put in what you made for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
5. You can also rate how you feel after eating this meal. This will enable you to make a collection of the meals that made you feel good.
6. You can also share with friends on all social media you use – Facebook, Messanger, What’s app, etc.
7. You are also able to note down your ‘healthy choices’ and ‘unhealthy choices’, helping you see how balanced you think your nutrition is.
BASIC uses of this tool for seniors / youth / educatorsThis application is available to all age ranges and can be used by both seniors, youth and educators. The recommendation of the provider is to be used from people aged 12 and above. It is available to download in all countries and can be used in multiple languages. In addition, it could also be used to monitor statistics on how good the nutrition of someone is (from very good to bad).
EXTRA paid functions of the tool + costThere is iEatWell Premium in-app purchase. The costs are 2 EUR per month. The premium version removes the advertisements that are present in the app.
ADVANTAGES of the tool and POSSIBLE DISADVANTAGESThere are many advantages to using such an application.
-the app is very easy to use and simple to manoeuvre around,
-it is an assistant to help you eat healthy by recording what you eat and how your meals affect your wellbeing,
-it also can help you evaluate what you have consumed at your own discretion, using a scoring system or consulting with friends and family,
-it also allows you to share what you like with your network which may be motivating to some.

Disadvantage is that it seems like it is only available in around 12 languages, so may not be available in your native language. In addition there are in app advertisements.
LINK (if applicable)Apple Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ieatwell-healthy-eating-diary/id1233820014

Google Store:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.overseasolutions.ieatwell.app&hl=en&gl=US&pli=1
Mentimeter
Mentimeter
DESCRIPTION:
what the tool is for/ when it can be used, etc.
Mentimeter is an interactive presentation and polling tool that allows presenters to engage their audience in real-time. It can be used in various settings, including classrooms, conferences, meetings, and events. Mentimeter enables participants to provide feedback, answer questions, and vote on different topics using their smartphones or other devices.
It is an audience engagement platform with features making workshops more dynamic. It allows to keep participants engaged, create a more inclusive environment and kickstart discussions.
Mentimeter’s main features:
– Live Word Clouds,
– Interactive Live Polling,
– Interactive Quizzes,
– Live Q&A sessions,
– Interactive Surveys.
INSTRUCTIONS on how to use the digital tool1. Go to www.mentimeter.com.
2. Register or log in.
3. Go to “”My presentations””.
4. Create new presentation – Click on “”+New presentation”” and write a title.
5. Choose a blank template (or one of provided templates).
6. Choose “Word Cloud” from Popular question types.
7. Write your question (in this case “”What sources of greenhouse gases do you know?””).
8. Establish number of entries per participant.
9. When everything is ready press “”Present”” button and show it on a projector.
10. Ask participants to go to www.menti.com and to use the code provided by the tool.
11. Enjoy your dynamic live Word Cloud.
Alternatively, you may also:
6. Choose the type of interactive slide you want to add, such as multiple-choice questions, word clouds, quizzes, or open-ended questions.
7. Customize the slides: Customize each slide by adding your questions or prompts and adjusting the design, colors, and background to match your preferences.
8. Present and engage: Start your presentation and display the unique presentation code on the screen. Participants can join your presentation by visiting menti.com and entering the code.
9. View live results: As participants respond to your questions, the results will be displayed in real-time, providing valuable insights and sparking discussions.
BASIC uses of this tool for seniors / youth / educators– Word Clouds (also known as wordle, word collage, or tag cloud) – visual representations of words that give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently. When using the Mentimeter word cloud generator, the words that are added most frequently by audience members will increase in size dynamically. This type of visualization can help educators quickly collect data from their audience, highlight the most common answers and present the data in a way that everyone can understand.
– Live Polling: Mentimeter enables presenters to create polls with multiple-choice questions, open-ended questions, or quizzes. The audience can respond to these polls in real-time using their smartphones or other devices. This is an effective way to gather audience opinions and feedback.
– Q&A sessions: Presenters can set up question-and-answer sessions where the audience can submit questions, and the most popular questions can be upvoted for priority.
– Surveys and feedback: Mentimeter allows presenters to create surveys or feedback forms for the audience. This can be valuable for collecting data and opinions on various topics.
– Interactive Quizzes: It can be used to create interactive quizzes for training sessions, workshops, or educational purposes. Participants can answer questions and receive immediate feedback.
– Presentation enhancements: Embedding Mentimeter slides into presentations can add interactivity and engagement to presenter’s talks, making them more memorable and participatory.
– Brainstorming: It can be used for brainstorming sessions. Participants can submit ideas or suggestions, and the results can be displayed in real-time for discussion.
– Icebreakers: Mentimeter can be used for icebreaker activities in meetings or workshops, helping participants get to know each other or break the ice in a fun and engaging way.
EXTRA paid functions of the tool + costFree version includes:
– Unlimited audience,
– Unlimited presentations,
– Up to 2 question slides,
– Up to 5 quiz slides.
Mentimeter offers additional features through its paid subscription:
“”Basic”” for $11.99 per presenter/month includes all free features, plus:
– Unlimited questions,
– Create a team,
– Import presentations,
– Export results to Excel.
“”Pro”” for $24.99 per presenter/month includes all “”Basic”” features, plus:
– Edit with people outside of your team,
– Add your own branding,
– Create team templates.
ADVANTAGES of the tool and POSSIBLE DISADVANTAGESAdvantages:
– all basic functions and features are free,
– works in a browser, you don’t need to download anything,
– interactive, live and dynamic,
– engaging,
– easy to use, provides a simple and intuitive interface for both presenters and participants, requiring minimal technical knowledge,
– has a lot of tools, options to improve your work and ready-to-use templates,
– runs in the cloud, so you have access to it from anywhere,
– promotes active participation and engagement from the audience, making presentations more dynamic and inclusive,
– presenters can receive instant feedback, allowing them to adapt their content or address any questions or concerns,
– offers visually appealing charts and graphs, making it easy to understand and analyze the responses and results
Possible disadvantages:
– participants need to have a smartphone and Internet connection,
– available only in English, German, Portuguese (Brazil) and Spanish,
– account creation is required,
– not all audience members may be willing to participate in interactive activities, leading to uneven engagement levels,
– the presenter has limited control over how the audience responds to questions. It’s possible for audience members to submit inappropriate or irrelevant content,
– as with an technology, Mentimeter may experience technical glitches, which can disrupt the flow of the presentation.
LINK (if applicable)https://www.mentimeter.com
My Fitness Pal
My Fitness Pal
DESCRIPTION:
what the tool is for/ when it can be used, etc.
This digital tool (application) can help you on a daily basis. From the moment you register and fill in your weight, activity and goal, you get a recommendation on how many calories you should take per day in order to reach your goal. Additionally, it can be used for weight management and monitoring. You can also share the information on the application with friends and family on other media apps (e.g. WhatsApp, Facebook). It also serves as a journalling tool.
INSTRUCTIONS on how to use the digital tool1. On your phone access AppStore or Google Play Store to download this application.
2. After downloading you will be asked to fill in information about yourself such as your weight, your height, level of your activity (from very active to non active), your goal (to lose weight, maintain physical activity, gain weight).
3. You will then be asked to create your account.
4. Then you will receive a recommendation on how many calories you should intake per day.
5. In the Dashboard menu, you will be able to find a general overview of your calories, your food intake and exercise.
6. You will also be able to see your weight in the last 90 days (and log a change there by clicking on the plus).
7. Furthermore, below is also the ‘Discover function’, where you can find recipes and workouts, and a community for inspiration. The recipe’s section for example gives all the information about the recipe including how to make it, what products are needed and how many calorie each serving has.
8. The Diary section is where you are able to log your food daily.
9. The newsfeed section is a general section with news in the app, which looks like a blog.
10. The Plans section is the area where you can view content relevant to you such as nutrition plans or workouts.
BASIC uses of this tool for seniors / youth / educatorsThis application is available to be used from people aged 17 and above. It is available to download in many countries and can be used in multiple languages. There are many resources on the application and its main functionalities are free. The advertisements are not preventing you from continuing to make use of the application.
EXTRA paid functions of the tool + costPremium is a paid feature of My Fitness Pal. The costs are around 10 EUR per month. The advantages of having the premium version is that there are no advertisements, you can get nutrition insights and custom macro tracking. There is a discount on a yearly payment. There is a free trial for one month.
ADVANTAGES of the tool and POSSIBLE DISADVANTAGESAdvantages:
– user-friendliness,
– availability in different languages.
– big database of food and meals (more than 14 million food items), which you can find by scanning a barcode of your product or by searching (also in different languages),
– various range of measurements (including fluid milliliters, grams, tablespoons/cups, and specific serving sizes of foods (e.g. three squares of a dark chocolate).
Of course, there are also disadvantages such as that it could be that your calories are under or overestimated. It is due to the fact that it is based on an algorithm rather than a dietitian. In addition, the database of food is largely user-generated which may be prawn to errors.
LINK (if applicable)Apple Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/myfitnesspal-calorie-counter/id341232718

Google Store:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=MyFitnessPal,+Inc.&hl=en&gl=US
Nike Training Club: Fitness
Nike Training Club: Fitness
DESCRIPTION:
what the tool is for/ when it can be used, etc.
This digital tool (application) can help you with creating a healthier lifestyle through exercising. It offers tools, motivation, and accountability to help you reach your goals related to being fit.
INSTRUCTIONS on how to use the digital tool1. On your phone access AppStore or Google Play Store to download this application.
2. After downloading you will be asked to create an account by using your email address. You will receive an 8-digit code on your email which you have to enter in the application. Afterwards you will be logged in.
3. You can view the different workouts available, read more guidance on nutrition and healthy habits (in a form of a coaching) and view tips in terms of movement, nutrition, rest and mindfulness.
4. You can save videos of workouts which you can complete at a time convenient for you.
5. You can take the basic quiz which asks you questions such as what kind of workouts you like to do, how many times you like to work out in a week, which are based on which you will receive suggestions.
BASIC uses of this tool for seniors / youth / educatorsThis application is available to be used from people aged 4 and above. It is available to download in many countries and can be used in multiple languages. There are many resources on the application and its all functionalities are free.
EXTRA paid functions of the tool + costThere are no paid functions, all resources are free to all users.
ADVANTAGES of the tool and POSSIBLE DISADVANTAGESAdvantages:
– The app queues up programmes which it recommends you to try based on your preferences.
– While you can select any workout you like, if you select a specific programme you will notice that the workouts build on each other.
– You can also customize the pace of the programme. Each stage in a programme has around 5 workouts in it, but you can move each week faster or slower depending on what you prefer.
– You can receive push notifications to remind you to work out, which might be helpful for some.
– The app has also good tracking and keeps you motivated.

Of course, there are some disadvantages, such as for example that you can only do one programme at a time and that some programs may require some (or a lot) of equipment.
LINK (if applicable)Apple Store:
https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/nike-training-club-wellness/id301521403

Google Store:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nike.ntc&hl=en&gl=US

Pinterest
Pinterest
DESCRIPTION:
what the tool is for/ when it can be used, etc.
Pinterest is a social media platform that allows users to discover, collect, and share images and articles that inspire them. Users can create digital boards to organize and save their favourite content, and follow boards created by others to discover new ideas and perspectives. Pinterest is often used for inspiration, creativity, and planning, and can be a useful tool for organizing and sharing information related to hobbies, interests, and projects.
INSTRUCTIONS on how to use the digital toolFor seniors looking to dive into Pinterest for inspiration and connection, here’s a quick guide:
Setting Up:
1. Sign Up: Visit Pinterest’s website or app, and create an account using email, Facebook, or Google.
2. Customize Profile: Fill in your details and select interests to tailor your feed.

Using Pinterest:
3. Find Ideas: Use the search bar for specific interests or browse your home feed for inspiration.
4. Save Pins: Click “Save” on pins you like to organize them into boards, like “Gardening Tips” or “Family Recipes.”

Sharing and Connecting:
5. Make Pins: Click the “+” icon to upload photos and add them to boards with descriptions.
6. Follow and Engage: Follow users or boards, comment on pins, and like to interact.
7. Share Content: Use the “Share” button on your boards to send them to others via email or social media.

Collaborating:
8. Invite to Boards: Invite friends or family to add pins to your boards for collaborative collection.
BASIC uses of this tool for seniors / youth / educatorsFor Seniors:
– Collecting and organizing information and inspiration for hobbies, crafts, recipes, and other interests
– Discovering new ideas and exploring topics related to their interests
– Sharing their own creations and ideas with others.

For Youth:
– Creating boards and collecting inspiration for projects and activities
– Discovering new interests and exploring topics related to their passions
– Collaborating with classmates and friends on group projects or shared interests.

For Educators:
– Collecting and organizing teaching resources and lesson plans
– Discovering new teaching strategies and innovative ideas for the classroom
– Collaborating with colleagues on shared projects or lesson plans.
EXTRA paid functions of the tool + costThe application is free of charge.
ADVANTAGES of the tool and POSSIBLE DISADVANTAGESAdvantages:
1. Large collection of creative and inspiring content
2. Easy to use and navigate
3. Can organize and categorize information
4. Offers social sharing and collaboration opportunities
5. Accessible on multiple devices.

Possible disadvantages:
1. Time-consuming
2. Information overload
3. Potential for misinformation
4. Copyright and attribution issues
LINK (if applicable)https://www.pinterest.com/
PlantNet
PlantNet
DESCRIPTION:
what the tool is for/ when it can be used, etc.
PlantNet is a many-sided mobile application designed to assist users in identifying and learning about various plant species. This innovative tool utilizes image recognition technology to identify plants based on user-uploaded photos of leaves, flowers, or other plant parts. Whether you’re a passionate gardener, a nature enthusiast, or simply curious about the flora around you, PlantNet empowers you to explore and understand the botanical world. It serves as a valuable resource for plant identification, making it an indispensable companion for outdoor adventures and gardening endeavors.
INSTRUCTIONS on how to use the digital toolSteps for using PlantNet for plant identification:
1.Download and Install the PlantNet App: Visit your device’s app store (Google Play Store for Android or the App Store for iOS) and search for “PlantNet.” Download and install the app on your device.
2.Launch the PlantNet App: Open the PlantNet app by tapping on its icon in your device’s app drawer.
3. Create an Account (Optional): You may be prompted to create an account. While it’s not always necessary, creating an account can allow you to save and track your plant identifications.
4. Start a New Identification: To identify a plant, tap on the option to start a new identification.
5.Take a Photo or Choose an Existing One: Use your device’s camera to take a clear picture of the plant you want to identify. Alternatively, you can choose a photo from your device’s gallery if you’ve already taken one.
6. Select Plant Parts: After uploading the photo, you’ll be asked to select specific parts of the plant in the picture. For example, you can identify leaves, flowers, fruits, or the whole plant. Follow the on-screen instructions to outline the parts accurately.
7. Submit Your Identification Request: Once you’ve selected the plant parts, submit your identification request. PlantNet will analyze the image and compare it to its extensive plant database.
8. View Identification Results: PlantNet will provide a list of possible plant species that match the characteristics in your photo. Review the results to see if any of the suggestions match your plant.
9. Explore Details: Click on each suggested plant species to access more information, including scientific names, common names, and images for reference.
10. Confirm Your Plant: Compare the provided information and images with your plant to confirm the identification. If you’re confident in the match, you can consider it identified.
11. Share or Save the Identification: You can save the identification to your account or share it with others interested in the plant.
12. Repeat for Additional Plants: If you have more plants to identify, you can go back to the main screen and start a new identification.
13. Share Your Discoveries: Share your plant identifications and discoveries with friends or plant enthusiasts on social media or within the PlantNet community.
BASIC uses of this tool for seniors / youth / educatorsPlantNet can be a useful tool for both seniors and youth, providing educational and recreational benefits. Here are some basic uses of the PlantNet tool for these age groups:

For Seniors:
1.Botanical Learning: Seniors can use PlantNet to enhance their knowledge of plants, particularly if they have an interest in gardening or nature. They can identify local flora and learn about their characteristics.
2. Memory and Cognitive Skills: Using PlantNet can be a mental exercise for seniors, helping to improve memory and cognitive skills as they learn to identify different plant species.
3. Gardening Assistance: Seniors who enjoy gardening can use PlantNet to identify plants in their gardens and learn about their care and maintenance.
4. Nature Walks: PlantNet can be a valuable companion for seniors during nature walks or hikes. It allows them to identify and appreciate the diversity of plant life in natural settings.
5. Social Interaction: Seniors can share their plant identifications and discoveries with family members and friends, fostering social interaction and meaningful conversations.

For Youth:
1. Environmental Education: PlantNet can be a fun and educational tool for youth to learn about local plant species, ecosystems, and environmental conservation.
2. Outdoor Exploration: Encourage youth to explore the outdoors and discover plants in their natural habitats. They can use PlantNet to identify plants during hikes or nature outings.
EXTRA paid functions of the tool + costPlantNet offers both a free and a paid premium subscription called “PlantNet+.” The premium subscription provides additional features and benefits for users.
PlantNet+ Premium Subscription Features:
– Unlimited Identifications: With PlantNet+, you can make unlimited plant identifications, whereas the free version has limitations on the number of identifications.
– Offline Mode: PlantNet+ offers an offline mode, allowing you to identify plants even without an internet connection. This can be useful for outdoor activities in areas with limited or no network coverage.
– Ad-Free Experience: The premium subscription removes ads from the app, providing a cleaner and more seamless user experience.
– Priority Support: Subscribers may receive priority customer support, ensuring prompt assistance with any issues or questions.

Cost of PlantNet+ Premium Subscription was approximately:
Monthly Subscription: Around $1.99 per month.
Annual Subscription: Approximately $19.99 per year.
ADVANTAGES of the tool and POSSIBLE DISADVANTAGESAdvantages:
1. Plant Identification: Quickly identify plants by taking a photo, making it a handy tool for nature enthusiasts.
2. Educational: Learn about plant species, their characteristics, and habitats, fostering botanical knowledge.
3. Environmental Awareness: Promote environmental conservation by identifying and understanding local flora.
4. Community Engagement: Contribute to citizen science efforts by documenting and sharing plant observations.
5. Offline Mode: Use the app in areas with no internet access, perfect for outdoor adventures.
6. Ad-Free Experience: Enjoy a distraction-free plant identification process with the premium version.
7. Supports Biodiversity: Encourage the preservation of biodiversity by recognizing and appreciating plant diversity.

Disadvantages:
1. Limited Accuracy: PlantNet’s identification accuracy depends on the quality of the photo, database, and the user’s ability to select the right plant parts. It may not always provide a correct identification, especially for less common or similar-looking species.
2. Data Connectivity: The app relies on an internet connection to access its extensive plant database. Without a network connection, you may not be able to use PlantNet, even if you have a photo of the plant.
3. Subscription Costs: While PlantNet offers a free version, some of the advanced features and an ad-free experience are available only through the paid PlantNet+ premium subscription. The cost may deter some users from accessing these additional benefits.
LINK (if applicable)https://plantnet.org/en/
Procreate
Procreate
DESCRIPTION:
what the tool is for/ when it can be used, etc.
Procreate is a powerful digital painting and illustration software designed for artists and creatives. This versatile tool is primarily used for creating stunning artworks, illustrations, and designs on digital platforms like iPads. It offers an extensive range of brushes, intuitive drawing tools, and advanced features, making it suitable for both beginners and professional artists. Whether you’re sketching ideas, painting intricate masterpieces, or designing digital graphics, Procreate provides a user-friendly and flexible environment for unleashing your artistic creativity.
INSTRUCTIONS on how to use the digital tool1. Download and Install Procreate: Visit the App Store on your iPad. Search for “Procreate” and download the app. Install the app on your device.
2. Launch Procreate: Tap on the Procreate icon on your iPad’s home screen to open the app.
3. Create a New Canvas: Upon opening Procreate, you’ll see the Gallery. To create a new canvas, tap the “+” sign or “New Artwork”.
4. Customize Canvas Settings: Choose your canvas size and orientation. Adjust other settings like canvas color and resolution according to your preferences.
5. Choose Your Drawing Tools: Procreate offers a wide range of brushes and drawing tools. Tap on the brush icon to access them. Select a brush or tool that suits your project.
6. Start Drawing: Use your finger or an Apple Pencil (if you have one) to start drawing on the canvas.
7. Use Layers: To keep your artwork organized and work on different elements separately, use layers. You can add a new layer by tapping on the layers icon and then the “+” sign.
8. Undo and Redo Actions: If you make a mistake, use the undo button (a curved arrow) to undo your last action. You can also redo actions if needed.
9. Save Your Work: Periodically save your work by tapping the wrench icon, then “Canvas” and “Share” or “Export” to save your artwork.
10. Export and Share: Once your artwork is complete, you can export it in various formats (PNG, PSD, etc.) or share it directly from Procreate.
11. Explore Advanced Features: Procreate offers advanced features like blending modes, masks, and more. Explore these tools to enhance your artwork.
12. Practice and Learn: To become proficient with Procreate, practice regularly and consider taking online tutorials or courses to learn more advanced techniques.
13. Backup and iCloud Sync (Optional): You can enable iCloud sync to back up your artwork and settings across devices, ensuring your work is safe.
14. Updates: Keep your Procreate app updated to access the latest features and improvements.
BASIC uses of this tool for seniors / youth / educatorsCreating art together in an outdoor art class using Procreate can be a wonderful intergenerational activity. Here are some goals that both youth and seniors can work on simultaneously:
1. Collaborative Landscape Painting: Have youth and seniors work together to paint a scenic outdoor landscape. Each participant can focus on a specific element, like the sky, trees, or water, using Procreate’s digital brushes. Combining their efforts, they can create a collaborative masterpiece.
2. Nature Sketching: Encourage participants to observe and sketch the natural elements around them, such as flowers, leaves, or wildlife. They can use Procreate’s sketching tools to capture the intricate details of these outdoor subjects.
3. Digital Nature Journal: Both generations can maintain a digital nature journal using Procreate. They can document their outdoor experiences, sketching and noting observations about the environment, weather, and wildlife they encounter during the art class.
4. Portraits of Each Other: Pair up a senior with a youth, and have them create digital portraits of each other using Procreate. This fosters a sense of connection and allows for creative expression through portraiture.
5. Outdoor Still Life: Arrange a simple still life setup with objects found outdoors, such as rocks, leaves, or flowers. Participants can use Procreate to create digital still life drawings, experimenting with different brushes and styles.
6. Abstract Nature Art: Encourage participants to create abstract art inspired by the shapes, colors, and patterns found in nature. They can use Procreate’s abstract brushes to express their interpretations of the natural world.
7. Storytelling Through Art: Ask both youth and seniors to collaborate on telling a visual story. They can take turns adding elements and scenes to a shared digital canvas, building a narrative artwork together.
EXTRA paid functions of the tool + costProcreate is a popular digital art studio that is exclusively available on the App Store.
It offers a suite of innovative artistic tools, advanced layer system, and the lightning-fast Valkyrie graphics engine, making it a leading creative application for iPad.
One of the most significant advantages of Procreate is its flat, one-time price of $9.99.
There is no account setup, pro upgrade, or subscription to consider, making it an affordable option for artists of all levels.

Here are some common extra paid functions and costs associated with Procreate:
1.Brush Sets: While Procreate comes with a variety of built-in brushes, there are additional brush sets created by artists that you can purchase within the app. Prices for brush sets can vary.
2.Procreate Pocket Brushes: If you use both the iPad and iPhone versions of Procreate, you may want to purchase compatible brush sets for Procreate Pocket.
3.Animation Tools: Procreate offers basic animation tools for free, but there are more advanced animation features available as an in-app purchase. The Animation Assist feature may have an additional cost.
4.Procreate Updates: While not an extra function, Procreate occasionally releases major updates. These updates are typically free for existing users who have already purchased the app.
5.Procreate Handbook: The Procreate Handbook is a comprehensive guide that can be purchased as a digital download from the Procreate website. It provides in-depth tutorials and information on using the app to its fullest potential.
6.Brush Studio: The Brush Studio is a feature that allows you to create custom brushes. It is included with the app but may require a one-time unlock to access for some users.
ADVANTAGES of the tool and POSSIBLE DISADVANTAGESAdvantages:
– Intuitive User Interface: Procreate features an intuitive and user-friendly interface, making it accessible for both beginners and experienced artists. Its minimalistic design allows for a smooth and efficient creative process.
– Extensive Brush Library: Procreate boasts a vast library of customizable brushes, including realistic and specialized options. Artists can find the perfect brush for their specific needs or even create their own brushes, allowing for a wide range of artistic styles.
– High Performance: Procreate is optimized for performance, utilizing the full potential of Apple’s hardware. It runs smoothly even with large canvas sizes and complex artworks, ensuring that artists can work without interruptions.
– Layering and Blending: Procreate offers advanced layering capabilities, enabling artists to experiment with different effects, opacity, and blending modes. This makes it easy to create intricate and multi-dimensional artworks.
– Real-Time Performance: Procreate is optimized for real-time performance, meaning that as you draw or paint, your strokes appear on the canvas instantly without lag. This responsiveness enhances the drawing experience and allows for precise control.
– Animation Capabilities: Procreate includes basic animation tools, allowing users to create frame-by-frame animations and simple GIFs directly within the app. This feature is useful for animators and artists interested in bringing their illustrations to life.
– Export and Sharing Options: Procreate offers various export options, including support for popular file formats like PSD and PNG. Artists can easily share their artwork on social media, export it for printing, or collaborate with others by sharing Procreate files.
– Community and Resources: Procreate has a thriving online community of artists who share their work, tutorials, and resources. This community fosters inspiration, learning, and collaboration, making it a valuable asset for users.

Possible disadvantages:
– Limited Platform Compatibility: Procreate is primarily designed for use on iPads, which means it’s not readily available on other operating systems like Windows or Android. This can be a significant drawback if you prefer or are required to work on different devices or if you don’t own an iPad. Users of non-Apple devices may need to seek alternative software options.
– Resource Intensive: Procreate can be demanding on hardware resources, particularly for complex projects or high-resolution artwork. Older iPad models or those with less processing power may struggle to run Procreate smoothly, leading to lag and reduced performance. This can necessitate investing in a more powerful iPad, which can be costly.
– Learning Curve: While Procreate is known for its user-friendly interface, it still has a learning curve, especially for beginners or those transitioning from traditional art mediums. The wide array of features and tools can be overwhelming, and mastering them may take time and practice. Some artists may find it challenging to adapt to a digital workflow initially.
LINK (if applicable)https://procreate.com
SnapEdit
SnapEdit
DESCRIPTION:
what the tool is for/ when it can be used, etc.
SnapEdit is a user-friendly mobile application designed for seniors to capture and edit photographs using their smartphones or tablets. It provides a simple and intuitive interface, allowing seniors to enhance their photography skills and create beautiful images. Whether for personal enjoyment or sharing with loved ones, SnapEdit offers a convenient way for seniors to engage in photography and unleash their creativity.
INSTRUCTIONS on how to use the digital toolInstructions on how to use SnapEdit:
1. Download and install: Search for “SnapEdit” in your device’s app store and download the application. Follow the installation instructions to set it up on your device.
2. Capture a photo: Open SnapEdit and tap the camera icon to access the camera function. Point your device at the subject you want to capture and tap the capture button to take a photo.
3. Edit your photo: After capturing a photo, you can enhance and edit it using SnapEdit’s editing tools. These tools may include options to adjust brightness, contrast, saturation, crop, apply filters, and add text or stickers to your photo.
4. Save or share: Once you’re satisfied with the edits, tap the save button to store the edited photo in your device’s gallery. You can also share it directly with others through messaging apps, social media platforms, or email.
BASIC uses of this tool for seniors / youth / educatorsBasic editing:
Crop: To remove unwanted parts of the image, use the crop tool to select the area you want to keep and then apply the crop.
Resize: You can change the dimensions (width and height) of the image if needed.
Rotate: Rotate the image if it’s not aligned correctly.
Adjustments: Use tools like brightness, contrast, saturation, and sharpness to enhance your photo.
Add filters and effects: Most online editors offer a variety of filters and effects. Experiment with these to change the mood and style of your photo.
Text and overlays:
Add text: You can insert text onto your image. Typically, you can choose fonts, sizes, and colors.
Overlays: Some editors offer overlays like stickers, shapes, or clipart that you can add to your image.
EXTRA paid functions of the tool + costSnapEdit offers additional features, new templates, through its premium subscription, called SnapEdit Pro. The cost of the subscription may vary based on user’s location and the pricing structure set by the app developer.
ADVANTAGES of the tool and POSSIBLE DISADVANTAGESAdvantages:
1. User-friendly interface:SnapEdit offers a simple and intuitive interface, making it accessible to seniors with varying levels of technical proficiency.
2. Photo editing capabilities: The app provides a range of editing tools, allowing users to enhance their photos by adjusting various parameters and applying creative effects.
3. Convenience:SnapEdit is a mobile app, enabling seniors to capture and edit photos directly on their smartphones or tablets, eliminating the need for additional equipment or software.
4. Social sharing:SnapEdit allows users to easily share their edited photos with friends and family through various communication platforms, fostering social connections.

Disadvantages:
1. Privacy and security: Uploading images to online editors may raise privacy and security concerns. You’re sharing your images with a third-party service, which may not be suitable for sensitive or confidential content.
2. Export quality: The export quality of edited images may not be as high as you can achieve with desktop software. You might lose image quality during the editing and saving process.
LINK (if applicable)https://snapedit.app/
Spotify
Spotify
DESCRIPTION:
what the tool is for/ when it can be used, etc.
The music app, where user can get various songs, playlists and podcasts, useful for exercising and relaxation.
INSTRUCTIONS on how to use the digital tool1. Get the app. Spotify is available on desktop, mobile, tablet, TVs, cars, watches and more!
2. Create your account. Just choose SIGN UP from the login screen in the app. Enter the required details or link Spotify to your Facebook or Google account.
3. Start playing. Explore and discover!

Searching for songs:
*Phone and tablet
1. Use the Search function to find what you want to play.
2. Tap Play randomly.
3. Songs will play in random order.

With Premium, you can play songs in any order. Just touch the song you want to listen to.
*Computer and Internet player
1. Use the Search function to find what you want to play.
2. Play in one of the following ways:
– Click Play
– Hover over a song title and click Play on computer
– Click twice on what you want to play.
BASIC uses of this tool for seniors / youth / educatorsThe app has many ready-made playlists with songs arranged by type of music, years of creation or by mood. For breathing exercises, choose playlists from the relaxation genre.
EXTRA paid functions of the tool + costIn case user don’t want to have adds and be able to listen to music offline, the subscribtion needs to be bought. The price of Spotify Premium is 10.99 EUR/month.
ADVANTAGES of the tool and POSSIBLE DISADVANTAGESThe biggest advantage is that it is very easy to use and contains a great catalogue of music that can be used during exercises, and each time, user can put another set of music. The biggest disadvantage is that free version contains adds, which in case of relaxation exercises can be disturbing.
LINK (if applicable)https://open.spotify.com/
Step Counter - Pedometer/Pedometer ++
Step Counter – Pedometer/Pedometer ++
DESCRIPTION:
what the tool is for/ when it can be used, etc.
The pedometer uses the built-in sensor to count steps. It also tracks burned calories, walking distance and time, etc. All this information are clearly displayed in graphs.
INSTRUCTIONS on how to use the digital tool1. Tap the start button.
2. It will start counting your steps.
3. Whether your phone is in your hand, bag, pocket or armband, it can auto-record your steps even if your screen is locked.
BASIC uses of this tool for seniors / youth / educatorsThe app can be used during various excursions, such as to the forest, to the mountains, or during simple walks in the park.
EXTRA paid functions of the tool + costThe Pedometer ++ for Apple have optional premium subscription
ADVANTAGES of the tool and POSSIBLE DISADVANTAGESThe biggest advantage is that those apps are very easy to use, and gives insights regarding burnt calories and other useful statistics. The disadvantage might be fact that’s it doesn’t have many features, so it cannot be use as proper fitness app, also for Android and Apple there is not the same app.
LINK (if applicable)Apple Store:
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pedometer/id712286167

GoogleStore:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=pedometer.steptracker.calorieburner.stepcounter&hl=en_US
Storyboard That
Storyboard That
DESCRIPTION:
what the tool is for/ when it can be used, etc.
Storyboard That is an online platform that empowers users to effortlessly craft digital storyboards for diverse purposes. With an intuitive drag-and-drop interface, users can choose from a rich library of characters, scenes, and objects to create visually compelling narratives. Ideal for both educational and creative endeavors, Storyboard That offers customization options for characters and scenes, collaborative features, and templates tailored to various themes. The platform supports the creation of not only traditional storyboards but also engaging comic strips, making it versatile for users of all ages. Its accessibility from any device, sharing capabilities, and export options enhance its utility for collaborative projects, educational materials, and imaginative storytelling.
INSTRUCTIONS on how to use the digital toolHere’s a basic guide on how to use Storyboard That:
1. Accessing the Platform:
Visit the Storyboard That website (https://www.storyboardthat.com/).
If you don’t have an account, you may need to sign up. Some basic features might be available without an account, but creating one allows you to save and access your work later.
2. Creating a New Storyboard:
Once you’re logged in, you can start a new storyboard by clicking on the “Create” or “Start” button.
3. Choosing a Template:
Storyboard That offers various templates for different purposes (e.g., classic, timeline, T-charts, etc.). Select the template that suits your needs, or start with a blank storyboard.
4. Adding Scenes and Characters:
Use the left-hand panel to add scenes, characters, and other elements to your storyboard. Drag and drop elements onto the cells in your storyboard to populate them.
5. Customizing Elements:
Click on characters, objects, or scenes to customize them. You can change their expressions, poses, and even add text or speech bubbles.
6. Adding Text:
To add text, click on a cell, then click on the “Text” option. You can add title text, dialogue, or descriptions.
7. Adjusting Cell Layout:
Use the options on the right-hand panel to adjust the layout of your cells. You can change the cell’s aspect ratio, background color, and more.
8. Navigating Between Cells:
Use the navigation arrows to move between cells in your storyboard. This is helpful when working on a sequence of scenes.
9. Saving and Previewing:
Save your work frequently by clicking the “Save” button. You may need to name your storyboard. Preview your storyboard to see how it will look when exported or shared.
10. Exporting and Sharing.

BASIC uses of this tool for seniors / youth / educatorsStoryboard That offers a wide range of applications for users of different age groups, including seniors, youth, and educators.

For seniors, the tool can serve as a means of memory sharing, allowing them to create visual stories that capture and share their life experiences. It becomes a meaningful platform for documenting personal memories, events, and family history. Additionally, Storyboard That provides a creative outlet for seniors, enabling them to engage in imaginative activities such as storytelling and comic strip creation. Group activities facilitated through the platform foster social interaction, promoting a sense of community among seniors.

In educational settings for youth, Storyboard That proves value for a multitude of purposes. Students can utilize the tool for educational projects across subjects, creating visual representations of historical events, literature summaries, or scientific processes. The platform enhances language arts activities by allowing students to develop storyboards for storytelling, vocabulary illustration, and character exploration. Furthermore, Storyboard That serves as a platform for digital storytelling, aiding students in developing multimedia presentations that incorporate images, text, and characters to convey narratives.

For educators, Storyboard That becomes an essential tool for lesson planning, visual aid creation, and the design of engaging activities that involve visual storytelling. The platform serves as an effective assessment tool, enabling educators to evaluate students’ understanding of concepts through visually represented knowledge. Classroom discussions are enhanced through visual prompts, encouraging students to express thoughts and ideas creatively. Collaborative projects become more accessible, as educators can assign group activities that foster teamwork, communication, and the integration of diverse perspectives. Storyboard That also contributes to digital literacy lessons, guiding students in utilizing the platform and enhancing their proficiency in digital tools and visual communication.
EXTRA paid functions of the tool + costPremium users often have the ability to download their storyboards and comic strips in high-resolution formats, which can be useful for printing. In addition, it provides access to an extended library of scenes, characters, and objects, offering more options for customization and storytelling.
ADVANTAGES of the tool and POSSIBLE DISADVANTAGESAdvantages:
– offers a user-friendly interface that caters to individuals with varying technical skills, making it accessible and easy to navigate,
– boasts an extensive library of customizable characters, scenes, and objects, providing users with a diverse range of options for creating visually engaging storyboards,
– its versatility spans across different industries, finding applications in education, business, filmmaking, and more, allowing users to tailor their visual narratives to specific purposes.

Especially notable in educational settings, Storyboard That is praised for its ability to create visual aids, timelines, and interactive lessons.
– the collaborative features enhance group projects and allow for interactive storytelling, fostering a collaborative environment.
– It is recognized for its time and cost efficiency, streamlining the process of creating visual content and eliminating the need for physical materials.

Additionally, Storyboard That offers various export options, allowing users to download their storyboards in different formats such as PDF or image files. This feature facilitates easy sharing and incorporation of creations into presentations.
Finally, the tool encourages creative expression by providing a platform for users to visually convey their ideas, stories, or concepts, making it suitable for a wide range of creative projects, from storytelling to comic strip creation.

Disadvantages:
– The free version may have limitations in terms of features and customization options, and users may need to subscribe to access advanced functionalities.
– The tool’s dependency on a stable internet connection could be a limitation in environments with restricted or no internet access.
LINK (if applicable)https://www.storyboardthat.com/
WhatsApp
WhatsApp
DESCRIPTION:
what the tool is for/ when it can be used, etc.
WhatsApp is a free, multiplatform messaging app that lets you make video and voice calls, send text messages, and more — all with just a Wi-Fi connection.
INSTRUCTIONS on how to use the digital tool1. Go to www.whatsapp.com.
2. Download and install it on your phone or laptop.
3. Register or Log in.
4. Tap on the chat button to and choose the person you would like to send a message.
5. Type a message and press the send button.
6. Tap on the phone icon to phonecall that person.
7. Tap on the chat cloud icon to send a message to that person.
8. Tap on the camera icon to take a photo and send it to that person.
BASIC uses of this tool for seniors / youth / educatorsText, call, videocall, share photos and videos, make group chats, send or receive documents, share live location.
EXTRA paid functions of the tool + costFree
ADVANTAGES of the tool and POSSIBLE DISADVANTAGESAdvantages:
1. Has high protection and confidentiality of private data
2.Facilitates global connection
3. Very good at sharing and accessing information
4. It is cost free
5. It has no advertisements and it is very user friendly
Disadvantages:
1. No content censorship
2. Profile picture visible to anyone who has your number
3. Not possible to send messages into normal inbox of the mobile phone
LINK (if applicable)https://www.whatsapp.com/
YouTube
YouTube
DESCRIPTION:
what the tool is for/ when it can be used, etc.
YouTube is a treasure trove of “how-to” and tutorial videos. This digital tool can provide anyone exercises and show them demonstration on how to do it. Youth and seniors can find step-by-step guides and demonstrations on subjects like cooking, DIY projects, or even coding.
There are documentaries and informative content on YouTube that cover a wide range of topics. This content can provide in-depth insights into various subjects. Additonally,
people can use YouTube to enhance their skills in areas such as photography, graphic design, playing musical instruments, or learning a new language.
INSTRUCTIONS on how to use the digital toolUsing YouTube is straightforward, but here’s a basic guide to get you started:

Step 1: Create an account (optional)
You can browse and watch videos on YouTube without an account, but having one allows you to subscribe to channels, create playlists, and interact with the community. To create an account, go to the YouTube website and click “Sign In” to sign up.
Step 2: Search for videos
Use the search bar at the top of the YouTube homepage to find videos. You can search by keywords, video titles, or channel names.
Step 3: Watch videos
Click on a video thumbnail to start watching. You can adjust video quality, turn on captions, and control playback using the video player’s controls.
Step 4: Interact with content
You can like, share, comment on, and save videos to playlists. If you enjoy a channel, you can subscribe to receive updates when new content is uploaded.

Step 5: Explore and discover
Use the YouTube homepage and suggested videos to explore new content. You can also find videos by browsing channels and categories.
Step 6: Create playlists (optional)
Organize videos by creating playlists. You can add your favorite videos to playlists based on themes or topics.
Step 7: Customize your experience
In your YouTube account settings, you can customize your experience by adjusting notifications, privacy settings, and more.
BASIC uses of this tool for seniors / youth / educatorsSome of the application’s basic uses are the following:

Reviews and analysis:
YouTube also offers reviews and analysis of books, movies, products, and various cultural phenomena, providing opportunities for critical thinking and exploration.
Interactive learning:
Some YouTube channels offer interactive learning experiences through quizzes, challenges, or Q&A sessions.
Live streams and webinars:
Some educational platforms conduct live streams and webinars on YouTube, allowing users to engage in real-time learning and ask questions.
Personalized learning:
YouTube allows for personalized learning experiences. Users can explore content at their own pace and revisit videos as needed.
Community and discussion:
The YouTube platform often encourages discussion through comments. Users can engage in conversations, share ideas, and learn from others with similar interests.
EXTRA paid functions of the tool + costYouTube is a free app, however there are advertisements when you are playing a video. If you would like to remove the advertisements you can make use of the paid version, which costs around 12 Euros per month. This is called ‘YouTube Premium’. The functionality of having the premium version also allows you to download content you may want to watch offline (without internet connection).
ADVANTAGES of the tool and POSSIBLE DISADVANTAGESAdvantages of using YouTube:
Access to diverse content: YouTube hosts a vast library of content, including educational tutorials, entertainment, news, and more.
Free learning: Users can learn about various subjects, from language learning to DIY projects, without paying for courses.
Accessibility: YouTube is accessible on various devices, making it easy to watch videos on computers, smartphones, and smart TVs.
Interactive learning: Some channels and educators offer interactive quizzes and live sessions for an engaging learning experience.
Global community: YouTube fosters a community of creators and viewers who share knowledge, insights, and interests.
Versatility: Users can find almost any type of exercise, information or topics on this tool.

Disadvantages of using YouTube:
Quality control: Not all content is accurate or reliable. Users must critically evaluate sources.
Distractions: YouTube’s algorithm can lead to distractions, as it suggests more videos based on your watching history.
Copyright and piracy: Users should be aware of copyright issues and avoid uploading or downloading copyrighted content without permission.
Privacy concerns: YouTube collects user data, and the platform may display personalized ads based on one’s activity.
Inappropriate content: Inappropriate or offensive content can sometimes appear on the platform.
LINK (if applicable)https://www.youtube.com
Zoom
Zoom
DESCRIPTION:
what the tool is for/ when it can be used, etc.
Zoom is a versatile video conferencing and online communication tool that facilitates seamless virtual meetings, webinars, and collaboration. It enables users to connect from anywhere in the world, making it ideal for remote work, virtual team meetings, educational webinars, and social gatherings. With features like screen sharing, breakout rooms, and recording capabilities, Zoom enhances productivity and engagement. Its intuitive interface and cross-platform compatibility make it a popular choice for individuals and organizations seeking efficient and interactive online communication.
INSTRUCTIONS on how to use the digital toolAs an example how to use Zoom, we will give steps for using it for a Virtual Museum Tour:
1. Sign in to Zoom: Go to the Zoom website (www.zoom.us) and sign in to your Zoom account. If you don’t have an account, you can create one for free.
2. Schedule a Meeting: Once logged in, schedule a Zoom meeting by clicking on “Schedule a New Meeting” or “Schedule a Meeting” in your Zoom dashboard.
3. Set Meeting Details: Fill out the meeting details, including the date, time, and duration of your virtual museum tour.
4. Configure Meeting Options: Adjust the meeting settings to your preferences. For example, you can enable video, audio, and screen sharing for both the host and participants.
5. Generate a Meeting Link: After setting up the meeting, Zoom will provide you with a unique meeting link or ID.
6. Prepare Your Museum Tour: Before the scheduled meeting time, ensure that you have all your museum tour materials, such as images or videos, ready on your computer.
7. Start the Zoom Meeting: At the scheduled time, log in to your Zoom account and click on the scheduled meeting to start it.
8. Share Your Screen: During the meeting, use the “Share Screen” option in Zoom to display your museum tour materials to the participants. You can share images, videos, or even use a virtual tour platform if available.
9. Engage Participants: As you guide participants through the virtual museum tour, you can provide commentary, explanations, and answer questions using Zoom’s audio and chat features.
10. Interact and Conclude: Encourage participants to ask questions or provide feedback through Zoom’s chat or Q&A features. Once the tour is complete, thank participants for joining and end the meeting.
BASIC uses of this tool for seniors / youth / educatorsFor Seniors:
– Connect with family and friends remotely through video calls
– Participate in virtual workshops, events, and meetings
– Access online resources and learning opportunities
– Join online support groups and communities.
For Youth:
– Participate in virtual classes and meetings with teachers and peers
– Connect with family and friends remotely through video calls
– Access online resources and learning opportunities
– Join online clubs and communities.
For Educators:
– Conduct virtual classes and meetings with students and colleagues
– Deliver remote learning and training sessions
– Access online teaching resources and materials
– Collaborate and communicate with colleagues and students remotely.
Examples of intergenerational activities:
– Dance Workshops: Learn and share dances across generations.
– Cooking Classes: Exchange traditional and modern recipes.
– Art Exhibits: Showcase and explore diverse art styles.
– Book Clubs: Discuss literature and share perspectives.
– Discussion Groups: Exchange insights on social and cultural topics.
EXTRA paid functions of the tool + costThe free version of Zoom includes:
1. Host Up to 100 Participants: You could host meetings or webinars with up to 100 participants.
2. Unlimited One-on-One Meetings: You could have unlimited one-on-one meetings with other Zoom users.
3. Group Meetings with a 40-Minute Time Limit: Group meetings with three or more participants were limited to a maximum duration of 40 minutes in the free plan. After this time limit, the meeting would automatically end, but you could start a new one if needed.
4. Screen Sharing: You could share your screen with participants during a meeting, making it useful for presentations and collaborative work.
5. Virtual Backgrounds: The free version allowed you to use virtual backgrounds during your meetings, which can be fun and practical for maintaining privacy.
6. Breakout Rooms: You could use the breakout rooms feature to split your meeting into smaller groups for discussions or activities.
7. Recording: You could record your meetings and save them to your local device. However, cloud storage for recorded meetings was not available in the free version.
8. Calendar Integration: You could integrate Zoom with your calendar app to schedule and join meetings directly from your calendar.
9. Chat: Zoom’s chat feature was available for text-based communication with participants during meetings.
10. Participant Controls: You had basic participant management controls, such as muting and unmuting participants, managing participants’ video feeds, and more.

The paid versions of Zoom:
1. Pro Plan:
• Cost: Approximately $14.99/month/user
• Features: 24-hour meeting limit on group meetings, user management, reporting, and 1GB of cloud recording per license.
2. Business Plan:
• Cost: Starting at $19.99/month/user (minimum of 10 licenses)
• Features: Up to 300 participants, single sign-on (SSO), company branding, and managed domains.
3. Enterprise Plan:
• Cost: Pricing varies (contact Zoom for a quote)
• Features: Up to 500 participants (or 1,000 with Enterprise Plus), unlimited cloud storage, a dedicated customer success manager, and transcript recording.
ADVANTAGES of the tool and POSSIBLE DISADVANTAGESAdvantages
1. Enhanced Accessibility: Zoom allows for seamless integration of closed captioning and sign language interpretation, making online communication more accessible to individuals with hearing impairments. This inclusivity promotes a more diverse and engaged audience.
2. Interactive Engagement: Zoom’s features, such as chat and Q&A, enable real-time interaction between participants and lecturers, mentors, educators, tour guides, etc. Listeners can ask questions, share thoughts, and engage in meaningful discussions, enhancing their overall experience.
3. Scalability: Zoom offers scalability, accommodating both small and large audiences. Meetings or webinars can reach a broader global audience without geographical constraints, making it a cost-effective and efficient platform for virtual collaboration.
4. Recordability: Zoom allows for the recording of meetings or webinars, making it possible for participants to revisit the experience at their convenience. This feature can be particularly useful for educators and students who can use the recordings for future reference and learning purposes.
5. Global Reach: Webinars on Zoom have the potential to reach a worldwide audience. They can attract listeners from different corners of the globe, fostering a more diverse and inclusive audience and promoting knowledge exchange on a global scale.

Disadvantages
1. Technical Challenges: Zoom meetings may be hindered by technical issues such as poor internet connectivity, audio/video glitches, or device compatibility problems. These disruptions can detract from the overall experience and frustrate listeners.
2. Limited Immersion: Zoom cannot replicate the full sensory experience of visiting a physical place or face-2-face discussion. Listeners miss out on some aspects of connection, potentially limiting the depth of their engagement.
3. Distractions: In a virtual environment, listeners may face distractions from their surroundings, including household noises, notifications, or multitasking. These distractions can reduce the level of focus and immersion during the meeting.
LINK (if applicable)https://zoom.us
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