Computer Room Updates

Things are busy here in the computer room at PALS! If you’ve been by in the last few months you may have noticed a few updates, but the changes just keep rolling in.

Earlier this year we received a donation of new desktop computers for our computer room from Enbridge. Technology is always evolving, so having computers that are up to date is key to ensuring learners have the best chance for success in learning digital literacy skills. These new computers are all running the latest version of Windows (11), have office productivity software, and are ready to be used. We truly appreciate this donation!

Through the Digital Learning Exchange Program (DLEP) grant, we have been able to upgrade the computer room, so the changes don’t stop at new desktop computers.

We have purchased some Chromebooks to use as part of our Chromebooks class. Contact me if you want to learn more.

We assembled new desks for the computer room! These desks match and have space for learners to work with either the computer already here or use a laptop or Chromebook on the desktop. 

We haven’t forgotten the accessories, either.

We have headsets for our desktop computers that allow for amazing sound quality as well as a microphone to make online learning much easier. This should help keep the peace. 

Still to come are new chairs—after all, part of the foundations of using a computer includes knowing how to sit properly at your desk to prevent any injuries!

Computer classes run Mondays through Fridays, but this doesn’t mean that you can’t use the computer room to practice or for tutoring sessions! If there isn’t a class running, then you are more than welcome to drop in and make use of the room to work on your digital literacy skills.

Did You Know?

Digital Literacy Coordinator

Laureen Guldbrandsen
Call: 780-424-5514, press 4

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