There has been a lot of debate on this blog about the use of technology in the classroom. But it seems most agree on one great benefit – helping kids with frequent/long absences due to medical problems.
This week, Long Cadillac is holding a fundraising event addressing that issue.
The festivities will include appetizers and wine tasting from Arturo’s Ristorante.
During the reception, Long Cadillac will make a $25 donation (or more) to Furly’s Kids for every CTS test drive.
Furly’s Kids is a charity set up in memory of Richard “Furly” Fusco to donate tablets to children with Cystic Fibrosis:
During the past three years of his life, Richard used his iPad to communicate with his family, stay in touch with friends, watch movies, play games, video conference, read, and watch TV. This device fundamentally enhanced the last few year of Richard’s life. We want to provide this opportunity and technology to CF patients nationally.
The charity seeks to provide tablets to children with CF to help them:
- Keep up at school
This technology can make it easier to keep in touch with teachers and classmates. You can read class assignments and even read and write about their book reports on their iPad.
- Deal with frequent doctor and hospital visits
Playing games, watching movies, reading, or listening to music can help a child through difficult times away from family.
- Stay in touch with their world
Having CF can make you feel isolated from your friends, family, and others. The tablet computer can allow kids, teens, and adults stay in touch with their world.