#UseTech4Good

Highlighting positive uses of tech by youth!

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…

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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…

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It’s time for a culture shift in the digital world #UseTech4Good

There is no question that the digital world needs some revamping. The fear, the harsh words, the negativity is not the digital world we should be living in. We know…

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What is an iCitizen {Digital Citizen}?

Do you consider yourself a Digital Citizen (also called an iCitizen)? Have you ever read anything online? Posted a photo, a quip, an opinion? Commented on someone else’s post? This…

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Student Voice

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…

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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…

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Join in World Read Aloud Day on Skype for K-12

World Read Aloud Day World Read Aloud Day {WRAD} is an exciting, interactive day where everyone all over the world reads aloud to promote education and access to books and…

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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…

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  We at DigCitUtah are excited to welcome the new year! 2016 was filled with opportunities to connect, learn, and expand our collaborative efforts. We have been overwhelmed…

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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.…

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Free CRAP Test Download – Your students will love this!

Is it C.R.A.P? Teach your students how to critically analyze what they are reading online. They won’t be able to read anything, ever again, without thinking about the CRAP test.  “C.R.A.P.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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DigCit Events Coming Up

Some events coming up – we just want to keep our readers in the loop! HACKATHON There is a hackathon this September! Details will be forthcoming. DIGITAL INCLUSION UNCONFERENCE The…

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Talk Kids Technology

Why I’m thrilled I talked to my kids about technology

Technology can be so helpful and convenient in the fast pace world we live in. As a part-time working adult and parent, I appreciate the opportunity technology gives me to…

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Canyons District's Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship Plan

In an increasingly digital age, Internet safety and digital citizenship have become hot topics. They should be a part of conversations happening at school, at home, and in the community.…

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Washington state models new legislation after Utah's HB213

Media Literacy Now is a national nonprofit with a mission educate about media literacy and, more specifically, to collaborate with state partners to highlight and advance legislative action supporting media…

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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…

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Top Digital Threats for 2015

The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security has released a report about the top 15 cyber threats (threats to technology, such as with malware). Kids may not need…

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Star Wars, meet Digital Citizenship

A creative middle school teacher is leveraging the energy around Star Wars to get her kids thinking about how to be smart with digital tools. (And kudos to her for…

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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…

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Helping youth be "Light, Bright, and Polite" online

Josh Ochs helps middle and high school students with a simple, three-word checklist for social media. He invites them to be “Light” (not heavy, positive), “Bright” (articulate, smart, shows thinking…

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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…

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FREE Utah County Hackathon December 12

  One of the ways kids can be digital citizens is to have specific training and skills in digital tools and processes. Hackathons provide a good opportunity for kids to…

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Technology is a magnifier

We love to share insights from collaborative partners who are passionate about kids and technology. In an EPIK community meeting about digital citizenship, Shannon Babb from Utah County 4H STEM said something simple…

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Empowered

Editor’s note: This post was written by John L., who was one of the six youth who attended the DigCitUtah Positives Pilot Launch on November 10, 2015. The purpose of this…

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