Organize Your Life Using Android Devices

Making Cognitive Connections at Home, School, and Work

Organize Your Life Using Android Devices book cover

List price: $ 69.95

Web site special: $ 62.95

Book Topics

The Android book includes 300 pages of information, step-by-step directions, and images focusing on the following topics:

  • Chapter 1: Making Cognitive Connections
  • Chapter 2: Android Device Basics
  • Chapter 3: More Android Basics
  • Chapter 4: The Clock App
  • Chapter 5: The Calendar App Overview
  • Chapter 6: The Calendar App
  • Chapter 7: More About the Calendar App
  • Chapter 8: The People/Contacts App
  • Chapter 9: The Tasks App
  • Chapter 10: The Voice Recorder App (ICS Only)
  • Chapter 11: Mail & Messages Apps
  • Chapter 12: Camera & Gallery Apps
  • Chapter 13: Maps & Internet
  • Chapter 14: Weather, News & Weather, Calculator, & YouTube
  • Chapter 15: The Google Play Store
  • Chapter 16: Synchronization
  • Chapter 17: Phone

Why Focus on These Topics?

This book addresses all Android built-in apps. Special emphasis is placed on those apps that reflect the areas with which individuals with cognitive challenges have the most difficulty on a day-to-day basis. Examples of these difficulties include:

  • Missing appointments
  • Double-booking appointments
  • Taking notes and not being able to find them when needed
  • Not remembering homework assignments
  • Not allowing enough time to get where they need to be
  • Not having relevant contact information with them (phone numbers may be stored in a cell phone; however, addresses and relevant names may not be readily available)
  • Forgetting a list of shopping items when going to the market

In fact, individuals with cognitive challenges were consulted regarding both the topics and the depth and breadth of information presented in the book. The overwhelming response was that the book covered just enough information without causing users to be overwhelmed by the amount of information or number of skills being learned.

Book Features

  • Print sized for easy reading
  • Limited text on each page providing extra white space to prevent information overload
  • Clearly designated quick steps showing step-by-step details for each function
  • Images to help orient the reader to the relevant Android screens
  • Making Cognitive Connections exercises in each chapter