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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.
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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…Read More
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…Read More
Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) isn’t the realm of just boys any longer. According to girlswhocode.com 74% of middle school girls express an interest in engineering, science, and math. Dozens of Northern Utah businesses were encouraging all kids to explore STEM subjects as they hosted several busloads of sixth and seventh graders on November…Read More
Technology is helping children with chronic conditions to express their emotions and handle their treatments better. Robo-Duck For instance, US-based Sproutel has built a robo-duck that lets kids undergoing cancer treatment to tap a “feeling card” on the duck’s chest which relates to a specific feeling. The duck expresses that emotion for the child. “This…Read More
The rise of digital technology causes conflict between parents and teens, according to a new study. Surprisingly, both sides claim the other spends too much time on their devices. With many teens and parents admitting to arguing daily over cell phone use, it leaves one to wonder what can be done? The Study A study…Read More
Gen Z and Social Media Generation Z or the “iGen” is a unique generation of kids that came after the Millennials, born in 1997–Present (0–21 years old). The main difference between the two, besides age, is that unlike most Millennials, Gen Z had smartphones in early childhood. They grew up with iPhones in their hands…Read More
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…Read More
From hackathons to competitions, opportunities for students abound to use technology to solve everyday problems. When put to the test, many students not only boost their resumes, but create apps or other solutions to pressing problems. Medha, who at age 16 developed an app called “Safe Travel,” thought nothing of a competition when she sat…Read More
When life gets tough or complicated, many people find inspiration and motivation in a simple quote. Inspirational thoughts shared with others help bring light and positivity into their day. A quote as simple as, “I have not failed, I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison can encourage those who feel like…Read More
Thanks to Sydney Alexander for bragging about her friends to us! This short, but sweet post shows how simply starting off the day sharing something positive can make a difference. How do you start your day? Sydney sent this in, “My friends Megan and Missy use technology for good every day! Every morning when they…Read More
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.
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.
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