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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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Taking STEM to the next level for Northern Utah Kids

December 10, 2018

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…

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Robots – Kid-Friendly Innovation Coming to a Children’s Hospital Near You

December 3, 2018

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…

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Study Shows Technology Causes Conflict Between Parents and Teens, But it Can Be Avoided

November 29, 2018

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…

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Gen Z Shares How to Use Social Media for Good

August 13, 2018

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…

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Teenager creates an app to make it safer to walk alone

November 8, 2018

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…

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Inspirational Thoughts with Technology

October 30, 2018

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…

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Uplifting Quotes on Snapchat

October 8, 2018

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…

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Student creates app to save water

September 27, 2018

Student creates app to save water I had so much fun interviewing this amazing 12-year-old, who just so happens to live down the street from me! Mollie loves to play competitive soccer, sew, and do creative projects. She also happens to be developing an app to save water. A Young Entrepreneur Learning about a field trip…

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Why do you hire your iPhone for the day? {Jobs to be Done theory}

August 31, 2018

Everything you buy serves a purpose in your life. When you buy things, you buy them to make your life easier, to entertain you, to feed you, etc. What does your iPhone or Smartphone do for you? Did you buy it for entertainment, for connection, for status? Does it actually help you connect with people,…

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Be Kind Online – One Student Uses Twitter for Good

August 24, 2018

Be Kind Online “I’d like to start out with a little known fact that it costs exactly $0 to be kind.”  What has started this movement of youth using technology for good? Well, Hayden says, “Why not?” Senior, Hayden Webb, shares how easy it is to be kind online and uplift others from the comfort…

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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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