After discovering how little access my son and other students (my friend's son went to the computer lab twice in his entire grade 5 school year) were getting to computers and technology in elementary school, I developed an afterschool technology program. I delivered it at a brand new "21st Century" school but discovered the computers were 4 year old hand me downs from the federal government with no usb ports and very intermittent internet access. Kids ran to the class to get on the "good ones".
The Techmobeel is a mobile learning lab with 15 laptops that delivers educational technology programs to students throughout PEI.
“The world has moved into one of the most profound eras of change in human history. Yet our children, for the most part, are simply not prepared for the new reality. The gap is widening. And we know it.”
Our Children and the Crisis in Education by Stephen R. Covey, author of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
The Techmobeel aims to tighten the gap by bringing fun, educational programs that focus on 21st Century skills: collaboration, communication, critical thinking, confidence, global awareness.
What We Need & What You Get
For $12,000 the Techmobeel can get up and running with 16 laptops and become a mobile computer lab, delivering afterschool technology programs to PEI students.
In return for the sponsoring a laptop, a donor will receive acknowledgement of their contribution on the www.Techmobeel.com website as well as a presentation to your group on social media http://maureenkerr.ca/work-with-me/
The perk for sponsoring a student will be an hour consult with Maureen Kerr, who has presented to over 1000 professionals across PEI on the benefits of using social media for branding, networking and marketing.
Maureen now wants to take her afterschool program to other elementary schools with her own equipment, similar to the concept of the “BookMobile”.
Maureen has been a passionate advocate of educational technology for students on PEI for the past two years (you can read a bit more about the history here) and her “day job” is as an IT trainer for organizations. Maureen has delivered workshops and presentations to over 1000 people throughout PEI.
Other Ways You Can Help
Any contribution will be of great value. Having your support by sharing this campaign will go a long way! Once we get up and going, your support will be tremendous to have in the form of spreading the word, coming into the classrooms, or encouraging comments via Twitter, on our blog or Facebook page. Thank-YOU!!!