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Mobile Technology Lab (MTL)

 

The Mobile Technology Lab (MTL) supports Operation: Military Kids by helping to facilitate connections between deployed soldiers and their kids. The MTL laptops contain software and programs for children and youth to send personal messages and pictures to their deployed family members.

 

The MTL is also utilized by OMK partner organizations such as UNL Cooperative Extension, The National Guard, The American Legion, 4-H clubs, and after school programs who request the lab for events that involve or support military kids. The MTL can be used for events that have a combination of military and non-military youth.

 

Possible Uses of the MTL

Bringing military and non-military kids together to create a DVD about issues that affect military kids

Doing special projects with an OMK theme in after-school programs

Taking digital pictures at events and making a slide show

Having military kids from OMK youth events send messages, cards, pictures, etc. to deployed family members

 

MTL Contents*

10 laptops

2 wireless routers

2 Canon Digital Cameras

10 headsets

2 Photosmart Printers       

2 Sony Camcorders

2 web cams

*All contents come with the necessary software, power cords, and batteries.

 

MTL Software

KidPix

Hallmark Card Maker      

Zoom Album          

Encarta

BGCA Digital Arts Suite

MS Publisher

DVD/CDROM burning software

 

Requesting the MTL

To make it more accessible, Nebraska OMK has divided their MTL into two parts (5 laptops/1 printer/1 camcorder/1 camera).  One part is located in Lincoln & the second part is located in Omaha.  To request the MTL please contact Beth Kaiser either by phone or email.  An MTL application will be sent for you to complete and return.

 

OMK Contact Information

 

Beth Kaiser

Nebraska OMK Coordinator

5830 Randolph Street

Lincoln, NE 68510

(402) 440-9580

bkaiser2@unl.edu

 
To view information about the MTL in adobe format, please click here.

 


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