The Masonic Angel Foundation recently donated ten Android tablets to Nauset Regional Middle School in Orleans. The seven-inch, quad-core tablets run Android 4.4 Kit Kat.
Nauset Middle School principal Dr. Maxine Minkoff told Cape Cod Today how the devices would be used:
"The use of tablets in the classroom has been an exciting addition for the 2014 school year. Students are using the latest technology in a variety of different ways. No longer are students having to carry around a textbook for information; the textbook can be accessed via the internet. With a few taps of the tablet, students can upload the information in minutes, as well as have the text read aloud if needed. Additionally, students are using the internet to access the latest information that cannot be found in the textbook, pertaining to topics such plate tectonics or Alfred Wegner. In English class, kids are creating digital stories as a way of sharing what they have learned. The tablets offer an alternative to the traditional paper and pencil method of sharing information. Whether working cooperatively with others, or independently, children are engaged with learning and excited to share what they know. We will continue to explore new and innovative ways that the tablets can be used in the classroom."
The Masons’ purchase of the ten tablets was made possible by a grant from a private foundation in New York. The same donor also enabled the Masonic Angels to underwrite tuition for three students at Nauset’s Summer Science and Technology Institute.
Staples in Orleans provided the laptops to the Masonic Angels at a special price.
Donate Your Laptop or Android Tablet
Since 2010, the Masonic Angel Foundation’s Laptops for KidZ project has placed 994 laptops, netbooks, tablets and desktops with schools across the Cape and eastern Massachusetts.
Laptops for KidZ accepts donations of Windows laptops and Android tablets. LFK also accepts select Windows desktops but does not accept Apple products. Donations to the 501(c)(3) Masonic Angel Foundation, Inc. are tax deductible.
For more information about the Laptops for KidZ program visit www.laptopsforkidZ.org.