Connaught Heights Elementary School

In April our Tech for Kids program donated 30 computers to Connaught Elementary School in New Westminster for their 180 students. These kids are amazing and will use the computers for coding and designing their own images to print on their 3D printers. HOW COOL!

To date, Tech for Kids has donated over 100 computers to local schools in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.  We work with our vendors, partners, and clients, to acquire equipment donations which we refurbish and donate to schools, computer labs, families, and other associations that need technology equipment for the purpose of educating youth. To learn more about the Tech for Kids program and how you can get your school or business involved, please visit or email us at

Above: Ben is one of our Support Specialist’s and has 2 children that attend Connaught Heights.

Below: Rich is our Account Executive and coordinates the Tech 4 Kids Deliveries

Above : Team Nucleus; Rich, Lindsey & Ben

Enjoy the computers kids!!

Porter Street Elementary School Donation

Last week we made our 4th Tech for Kids donation to Porter Street Elementary. We donated 15 Dell computers to be used throughout the school.

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Renfrew Elementary School Donation

Back in April we had the pleasure of donating used Dell computers to Renfrew Elementary School in Vancouver. These Dell computers replaced old Dell computers in their computer lab. The school also invited us back the following week to participate in an assembly. Our donation to Renfrew Elementary marked out third Tech for Kids donation in the Lower Mainland.

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Strawberry Hill Elementary School Donation

Back in February we made our second donation to Strawberry Hill Elementary School in Surrey, BC.

Strawberry Hill Elementary, an elementary school of approximately 450+ students only had 3 computers in the library for students to use. We worked with Curtis, their Teacher-Librarian to donate enough computers to build a proper computer lab. We had the opportunity to visit the school, talk to teachers and kids who would be using the computers. We were excited to provide a donation of 15 Dell computers which will make up their computer lab!

Lord Roberts Elementary School Donation

Late last year, we made out first Tech for Kids donation to Lord Roberts Elementary, an elementary school of approximately 600 students, required six computers to complete their computer lab. We had the opportunity to visit the school, talk to teachers, parents, and kids who would be using the computers. We were excited to provide our first Tech for Kids donation of 6 Dell computers!

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Tech for Kids featured on Vancitybuzz

We were recently featured on Vancitybuzz, a well-known local blog/media portal based in Vancouver. Since this feature, we’ve received numerous inquiries about receiving equipment donations. We recently made donations to Lord Roberts Elementary School downtown Vancouver and Strawberry Hill Elementary School in Surrey which will be post about soon. In the meantime, if you’re a school, community center, or youth facility in the lower mainland looking for computers, send us a message!

Tablet for Kids

Samsung will debut a tablet for kids in November called the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids. It looks like the perfect tablet for the young ones and is at an affordable price point compared to the iPad.

Samsung is betting that the market for such a tablet does exist for children, and today announced plans to launch a new Galaxy Tab 3 Kids  device sporting the aforementioned color scheme. It seems like a smart move for the company since the number of children watching video and playing educational games on tablets has continuously risen — as has the number of apprehensive parents who are probably reluctant to hand over their $200 – $500 device to them.

The Kids Tablet itself has a 7-inch screen, 1024×600 screen, 1.2Ghz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB. It costs $230, which is a bit more than the regular Galaxy Tab 3 of the same size. However, this version allows you to toggle better a kids mode that provides only child-safe settings and an a full version of Android — meaning its built for use by many people. Another key gem that the Galaxy Tab Kids is also a bit studier and can withstand some dropping, banging, and other rough play via a specialized case, which will come in handy for kids who don’t really understand how fragile a tablet can be.

With a recent study being released that 75% of kids under the age of 8 use mobile devices, will you be getting a tablet for your kid(s) this holiday season?

How to choose a kids tablet

With all the tablets and touchpads out there, which is the best for your child?  Here’s a good article talking about two options:

My kids and I spent the last few days with both theLeapster LeapPad2 and the Fuhu Nabi2. This post intends to review them. However, if you follow me on Forbes, you know that I rarely review anything in a straightforward way. I’m not interested in writing about what tablet you should buy. Instead, as the prior paragraphs suggest, I’m interested in pointing to larger questions about the social implications of tech for kids.

What are your thoughts?

50 best apps for children

It’s becoming more and more common to see iPads and other touch-enabled devices in the hands of kids these days, a recent article outlines the 50 best children’s apps for ipads tablets:

When Apple unveiled its iPad in January 2010, the idea of handing over a touchscreen gadget costing at least £429 to a sticky-fingered child seemed ridiculous. Two years later, tablets – and smartphones – are now well established as pass-on devices, with an increasing number of apps available for children of all ages.

Get ready for iPad texbooks

We all knew this was coming, and it makes a lot of sense! The Miami Herald posted an article about this, here’s an excerpt:

The new $100 XO-3.0 has been ruggedized for the rough handling a kid is likely to give it, and includes a wraparound cover that seems inspired by the iPad2’s Smart Cover. In a stroke of genius, the removable cover has a built in solar panel and battery so you can leave it outside to charge whileThe education market is as fragmented as they come. There are federal policies, state certifications and local controls. Will textbook committees endorse an electronic physics book in which students can experience Newton’s Laws like no static printed diagram could ever hope to replicate?  Expect Apple to make it economically easy for school districts with tight budgets to enter the age of i-education.continuing to use the tablet indoors