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#UseTech4Good invites 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) create, share, uplift using technology.

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Learn a new skill using the Internet

May 22, 2018

Gabe L. uses the internet to not only learn a new skill, but also to get ahead in school. How to learn a new skill Gabe, a sophomore in high school, watched his brother juggle and couldn’t wait to try it out himself. His brother tried to teach him, but it’s a complicated skill to…

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Student-founded nonprofit connects low-income students to scholarships

May 15, 2018

Scholarships are hard to find. With an expected 3.6 million students to graduate from high school this year, students search high and low for scholarships to help them through college. The National Center for Education Statistics reports there are 750,000 scholarships available for qualified students. Often, students from low-income and first-generation homes lack the resources needed to find…

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Online Learning is Revolutionizing the Rules of Education

April 26, 2018

Instead of watching movies or updating social media accounts, Mary chooses to deliberately spend time online learning. My Teacher Quit Shockingly, two months before school was out, one of Mary’s teachers quit. The sub assigned to that class seemed unmotivated to prepare lessons. So, during that hour, the class sat back and enjoyed a movie…

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Music can change the world

April 17, 2018

The intertwining relationship between culture and music is undeniable. Culture and music flow together. Ludwig van Beethoven said, “Music can change the world.” Over the years, popular music mirrors the society listening to it or does the culture mirror the music? Culture & Music Regardless of which one influences the other, there is a clear…

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Eagle Eyes – the technology allowing those paralyzed and unable to speak to communicate

April 12, 2018

Faced with the burden of not being able to communicate verbally or even physically leaves children feeling helpless and often, alone. Many only being able to nod a simple yes or no in response to questions asked. Eagle Eyes is the revolutionary technology allowing these children to communicate for the first time in their lives.…

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I was terrified of giving my child an iPod, but now I’m glad I did

March 27, 2018

Your child’s birthday is coming up soon, you want to give your child an iPod. They have been begging for one. You feel excited about surprising them by giving your child an iPod or iPhone, yet anxious that they are not quite old enough. What do you do?    Erin hesitantly bought her child an…

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Using Tech to Serve – A simple web search leads to serving people across the world

March 22, 2018

Have you ever used technology to serve others? You probably have used tech to serve, even if you didn’t directly recognize it. Technology has opened up the world to us. We can help people we never would have known about without technology. The simplest form may be texting, calling, or posting something kind or uplifting…

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The Piano Gal – Uses Tech for Fun! #UseTech4FUN

March 20, 2018

Just barely a teenager, Sara Arkell has made a solid digital footprint sharing her musical talents on YouTube. Known internationally as The Piano Gal, Sara loves sharing her music with the world. She has loved playing the piano since age five. Recently, she traveled all the way across the globe to Japan to perform her…

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Inspiration, Learning, and Kindness with Tech

March 14, 2018

Meet Eliza, a sweet 16-year old girl, who runs an LDS inspiration account. She jokes that it’s the exact same thing all other Mormon girls are doing. Which makes me wonder, what if all students were writing and sharing inspiring quotes or posts? I wonder how the atmosphere at school might change. Eliza says, “when…

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The Opposite of Cyberbullying – Meet CyberKindness

March 1, 2018

How many times have you heard the phrase “Cyberbullying?” As I was pondering today about cyberbullying, I started thinking… what’s the opposite of cyberbullying and why doesn’t THAT have a name that is so commonly shared? Meet CyberKindness. #CyberKindness Cyberbullying is using technological means to intimidate, spread rumors/slander, harass, threaten, or otherwise use digital media…

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Featured Stories

Students Solve Water Crisis

Watch as students in Kansas help their friends in Kenya face a life-threatening issue.

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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