Posts Tagged ‘#usetech4good’

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…

Read More

Learning Together: DigCitKids & Cyber Seniors

We at @DigCitUtah LOVE seeing kids learning and acting positively with technology. Proudly, we share this blog post from the 10-year old changemaker and creator of DigCitKids, Curran Dee. He shares with us a concrete example of how to connect with the seniors in your life. Plus, we see how fun it is to introduce technology to…

Read More

Using Technology for Good | Lesson for Kids

Use Technology for Good Is technology good or bad? We vote that it is neither. Yet, how we treat technology and what we do with it can be good or bad. Read here about Digital Citizenship and how to use technology for good. Just as good citizenship is more than not breaking the law, digital citizenship is more…

Read More

Students praising students on Instagram and Facebook

Every student has a chance to make a difference digitally (meaning on instagram, facebook, etc.). This can be through simple, kind comments on someone’s post or through more elaborate projects to make the internet more positive. Kids have an innate desire to help and uplift others. Yesterday, I was raking the leaves in my front yard…

Read More

What’s the big deal about Digital Citizenship?

I keep hearing about Digital Citizenship! What is the big deal and why should I pay any attention to it? One of my biggest goals as a parent is for my child to become a nice, thoughtful human being. Forty years ago, that would involve teaching them good character habits. We would strive to be a good example,…

Read More

Seniors get connected! *Youth visit Senior Center*

The divide between digital natives today and seniors who grew up without technology has only grown as technology continues to advance. Connecting Seniors A group of inspiring teens at Magna Library decided to use their digital literacy skills to help close this digital divide. This group of students found a mutual love for technology when they met through the QSA (Queer Straight…

Read More

Cyber-Seniors Student Project

Cyber-Seniors classes pair youth with seniors so the youth can mentor the senior in digital literacy. These classes have been launched for the first time in Utah in Salt Lake City High Rise Center and the Provo Housing Authority and have great success thus far in creating meaningful experiences for youth and seniors. “Youth make…

Read More

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.…

Read More