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#UseTech4Good challenges youth and adults to find and create the GOOD online. It replaces the fear with positive, deliberate, constructive ways youth and adults can work together with technology.

The sky is the limit. You (youth and adults together) create, share, uplift and we feature your stories here. #UseTech4Good

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Remembering Dad’s Voice

January 20, 2022

Nearly 20 years ago, a man made a video recording of his dad singing Christmas songs around the piano while his mom accompanied. His dad had a rich baritone voice and a deep love for singing songs that reflected his faith. Over time, the father of this family was affected by age and disease, and…

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#UseText4Good

December 11, 2021

Anna* (not her real name) was sad to wake up to the news that her friend’s mom had passed away. Anna wrestled and wondered what she could do to help her friend during this hard time. She texted a friend, and they decided to send messages to their friends to come to school dressed in…

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A 1980s version of #UseTech4Good

August 20, 2021

When I was in high school, about the coolest technology we had was called a Sony Walkman. I can still remember what it felt like to put those foam headphones on for the first time and play Neil Diamond’s “America” from the movie The Jazz Singer. I’d never experienced anything like it. Suddenly the music…

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A New Way for Kids to Learn How to Code

May 10, 2019

Theo, an 8-year-old student, was trying to learn how to code and was becoming frustrated with the process. He happens to be visually impaired, and the standard tools intended to encourage kids to code depend mostly on visual elements. However, in the course of the most recent year, he’s been a beta tester for something…

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What Parents Need to Know about Safety on School-provided Technology

February 6, 2019

Digital learning is becoming more of the norm as technology becomes cheaper and easier to access. Kids are being exposed to more technology in school and some of it is starting to come home with them. Without proper guidance and monitoring these devices can carry the dangers of the internet with them but with a…

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8 Tips for Parenting Tech-Savvy Kids

January 30, 2019

Almost every parent struggles to keep up with technology while kids seem to know all the latest gadgets and apps on the market. Keeping track of all the new developments can seem like a daunting task, especially when your kids are young and are using tech in ways their parents never thought of. Staying ahead…

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Meet the 13-year-old Tech Wiz with His Own Software Development Company

January 23, 2019

Being an entrepreneur comes with a unique set of challenges that can be difficult to overcome but that didn’t stop 13 year old Aadithyan Rajesh from doing it anyway. The 7th grader is a year into the launch of his software development company named Trinet Solutions and already has 3 employees, his 11th and 12th…

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What is Digital Citizenship? Why Does it Matter? 

January 17, 2019

What is Digital Citizenship anyway? The term Digital Citizenship has exploded in recent education discussions in the recent pushes to have it taught to students from Elementary to High School. Some Districts require Digital Citizenship to be taught as a core to student development. So, what does this term even mean and why is it…

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New Technology Means Less Pain for Kids in the Hospital

December 26, 2018

No one likes getting jabbed by a needle while visiting the doctor, or worse having one inserted during a hospital stay. It’s even more difficult and stressful when the patient is a kid. Healthcare workers have a hard time with the veins of young patients which results in multiple tries, more crying and the need…

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Kids are Terrified of Medical Treatments- VR to the Rescue!

December 17, 2018

For kids, medical treatments can be horrible. The root of their fear seems to come from uncertainty and from the expectation of pain. Several tech organizations have thought of approaches to help. How Virtual Reality (VR) relieves children’s fear of the needle Getting vaccinated saves lives, yet kids fear the needle. One project started using…

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Featured Stories

Serve Uplift Inspire Help

It's time for a culture shift in the digital world. How can we raise our kids to be deliberate contributors, creators, and changemakers?

Youth Teach Seniors Tech

A group of inspiring teens at Magna Library used their digital literacy skill to help get seniors connected online.

Sit With Us App

16-Year Old creates an app so no one ever has to sit alone at lunch.

 

Students Bond with "Eagle Eyes"

Jordan High uses technology to bond with classmates who cannot verbally communicate.

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Tweeting Compliments

In the age of online bullying, Maesar Prep students are tweeting compliments instead.

Students share on Flipgrid

10-year-old Curran hosts his first Flipgrid asking "What does #bethatKINDofkid mean?" Check out how these students and adults answered.

Channel Kindness

Youth reporters, ages 16 to 24, feature stories of kindness, generosity, compassion, and acceptance around the U.S.

Digital Portfolios for Students

This process allows students to self-evaluate and graphically organize their strengths and successes.

*Videography and editing done by high school students.

 

It's as simple as creating an instagram account

and posting something kind

One of our favorite stories is so simple anyone can imitate it, or use it as a starting point to create something new. Maybe you will be our next featured story.

This valedictorian anonymously complimented his fellow classmates on Instagram for a year.

"Tell me and I forget,

teach me and I may remember,

involve me and I learn."

~Benjamin Franklin

Featured Videos

High School students in Anaheim, CA randomly choose someone everyday to feature on Instagram and Facebook. #iCanHelp

The Speaking Exchange Project connects CNA students in Brazil with Americans living in retirement homes.

The Born Friends Family Portrait -

a unique friendship brought together by Skype.

Rethink

Teen creates app to stop cyberbullying

4th Grader

gets over 2,000 signatures on her petition

Teen Competition

Youth creating storyboards, videos, and rap lyrics to get adults online

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