Not about them without them

The 3rd Annual Digital Citizenship Summit to be held on Nov. 2 & 3

The 3rd Annual Digital Citizenship Summit seeks to expand the conversation around kids and technology Provo, UT, October 19, 2017: On November 2-3, 2017 EPIK Deliberate Digital will host the third annual Digital Citizenship Summit (DigCitSummit2017.com) in Provo, Utah at the Utah Valley Convention Center. This internationally-reaching summit will also have a decisively local energy,…

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14-Year-Old Katie + Scratch = Invention

When Katie Scheutzow’s 8th grade teacher mentioned nobody had ever done a science fair project with technology before, Katie was inspired. Scratch Doing some initial research she discovered Scratch. Scratch is a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations. Katie previously discovered a love for coding…

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The Power of Student Voice: Student-moderated Twitter chat

Student Voice is empowering students to raise their voices and listening to what they say. Gone are the days of students sitting in rows listening to an hour long lecture from their teacher, before filing into the next classroom for another hour long lecture. Last week, students moderated the #NYEDChat focusing on #StuVoice. This chat not…

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DigCitSummit 2016 Videos

On October 28, 2016 hundreds of individuals, businesses, and educational leaders attended The global Digital Citizenship Summit at the Twitter Headquarters in San Francisco, CA. The focus of the Digital Citizenship Summit is to promote positive and practical solutions towards SAFE, SAVVY, and ETHICAL use. The goal was to enlist the help of diverse stakeholders (including you!) to solve problems regarding social…

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A digital adventure with a curious 10-year-old

At EPIK Deliberate Digital, we look for opportunities to spotlight people who are deliberately involving youth in creating a culture that fosters positive digital citizenship. We were thrilled to interview Marialice B.F.X. Curran, Ph.D., founder and CEO of Digital Citizenship Institute, about her son, Curran, and about a new organization called DigCitKids. Watch for a guest…

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Student Projects to Combat Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is using technological means to intimidate, spread rumors/slander, harass, threaten, or otherwise use digital media to abuse someone mentally, emotionally, or verbally. Cyberbullying has the potential to cause intense harm to others because it can happen anytime, be carried around with a person anywhere, and spread quickly in ways that can never be undone.…

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The power of "Not about them without them"

“Not about them without them” is a mantra in EPIK’s collaborative community change work. Rather than doing things to people or even for people, this principle is about doing work with people, particularly those who are designated beneficiaries of any given effort. It’s about listening, asking, involving, caring. Here’s a great example of “Not about…

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Pieces of the #EdTech (or #TechEd) puzzle

We recently signed up to be part of the ISTE community, and as part of our membership, we receive entrsekt, a journal about “Where learning, technology and community meet.” In the January 2016 issue of entrsekt, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts; the combination of article topics shows how leveraging the…

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Hackathon

The Utah County 4H Hackathon was a success! Dozens of children and youth — ranging from elementary-aged children to high schoolers — attended the event at the Provo City Library. There were three sessions of classes, each lasting an hour and 45 minutes. EPIK Deliberate Digital was one of the sponsors, and we hosted two of…

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