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Parkville Living Center
TECH CONNECT

Free Technology Assistance & Internet Access

Check out Parkville’s only internet café! A place to hang out, use a computer, and get some technology or internet help. Resources for all ages and skill levels!

 

Click here to go directly to our class registration page

 

For an appointment, click here to schedule time with Tech Connect

Join us Monday thru Thursday, 8am until 2pm, for free technology assistance and computer access!

 

We at the Parkville Living Center recognize that technology can be complicated. Sometimes we encounter confusion, problems, or challenges that seem a little outside of our abilities. Tech Connect is here for you! Other times we just want to be around others while doing a little computer work… we are here for you too!

Tech Connect Classes

We also offer a full range of classes, all free of charge, to help guide your technology education and awareness. Please Register for any of these classes here. We recommend all class participants bring their laptop or tablet if available. We have a limited number of devices for use if you are unable to bring your own.

Here is our 2022 Calendar. Please contact us if you have any questions, comments of concerns.

February
Computer Basics – 8th, 15th, 22nd – 10:30am-Noon
Zoom – 16th – 1-3pm

March
Internet & Email – 8th, 15th, 22nd – 10am-11:30am
Ergonomics – 16th – 1pm-3pm

April
Computer Basics – 5th, 12th, 19th – 10am-11:30am

May
Internet & Email – 10th, 17th, 24th – 10am-11:30am
Zoom – 12th – 10am-Noon

 

August
Brain & Social Apps – 9th, 16th, 23rd – 10am-11:30a
Zoom – 11th – 10am-Noon

September
Google Apps – 6th, 13th – 10am-11:30am
Intro to Photo Editing – 8th, 15th, 22nd – 10am-11:30am

October
Intro to Photo Editing – 4th, 11th, 18th – 10am-11:30am

Be sure to register for your desired class here.

February
Computer Basics – 8th, 15th, 22nd – 10:30am-Noon
Zoom – 16th – 1-3pm

March
Internet & Email – 8th, 15th, 22nd – 10am-11:30am
Ergonomics – 16th – 1pm-3pm

April
Computer Basics – 5th, 12th, 19th – 10am-11:30am

May
Internet & Email – 10th, 17th, 24th – 10am-11:30am
Zoom – 12th – 10am-Noon

 

August
Brain & Social Apps – 9th, 16th, 23rd – 10am-11:30a
Zoom – 11th – 10am-Noon

September
Google Apps – 6th, 13th – 10am-11:30am
Intro to Photo Editing – 8th, 15th, 22nd – 10am-11:30am

October
Intro to Photo Editing – 4th, 11th, 18th – 10am-11:30am

Be sure to register for your desired class here.

Class Descriptions

Computer Basics – This class meets 3 times, each for 1.5 hours. We discuss and walk through the basics of computer hardware, software, accessibility, security and backups. This is where we really get to know the computer, its parts and how they all work together to help us do many things. This is an entry level class. We recommend you bring your own device, but have limited shared devices to work with if necessary.

Internet & Email – This class meets 3 times, each for 1.5 hours. We discuss and walk through the basics of internet and email. We will cover whatever topics the participants would like, but focus on web browsing, email, and security. We will talk about portals, stores, passwords, and anything else that could help you use the internet with confidence! We recommend you bring your own device, but have limited shared devices to work with if necessary.

Zoom – This is a 2 hour class that meets just once. In this two hours we will talk briefly about video conferencing in general, but spend more time in the specifics of Zoom. Getting an account, scheduling a meeting, joining a meeting and other features within the meeting will be explained. We recommend you bring your own device, but have limited shared devices to work with if necessary.

Ergonomics – This is a 2 hour class that meets just once. In this two hour class we will talk about how technology is arranged and designed and how our body interacts with technology in terms of positioning, design, comfort, aches, and pains. We will talk about scientific best practices for setting up a workstation, using a laptop and other ways to improve our physical interaction with technology.

Brain & Social Apps – This class meets 3 times, each for 1.5 hours. During this time we will discuss various brain exercising games, websites, and technologies, along with exploring a little about social media platforms and how we can both improve our brain function as well as stay connected to people, through technology. We recommend you bring your own device, but have limited shared devices to work with if necessary.

Google Apps – This class meets 2 times, each for 2 hours. In this time we will explore the suite of applications known as Google Apps. This is all the free services and applications that are at your fingertips when you get a Gmail or YouTube account. Some of the services include Google Drive, Google Meet, Google Docs and then of course Gmail and YouTube. We recommend you bring your own device, but have limited shared devices to work with if necessary.

Intro to Photo Editing – This class meets 3 times, each for 1.5 hours. In this time together we will lay the foundation for photo editing. Learning such things as pixels, resolution, color grading/correction, as well as learn about some free and paid software that allow you to edit or manipulate various aspects of your images. We will be able to explore some of the free software from our limited devices, so please bring your own device if you have specific software you are already using or would like to use.

Please contact marcus@parkvillelivingcenter.org if you would like more information, or have questions or comments regarding any of these free classes.

Register for classes here.

 

We are here for YOU!

We are located at 819 Main Street

 You can enter either through the church doors on Main Street, or through the doors at the south side entrance on Main Street.
Call 816-741-6824 or email marcus@parkvillelivingcenter.org for more information.

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819 Main St. Parkville, MO 64152

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