Student Projects

Tech is a tool – It’s an amazing time to be a Maker!

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Student, Owen P., uses tech as a tool to serve others and learn new skills. It’s an amazing time to be a maker! Owen’s love for woodworking began in a woodworking class at school, a class he quickly fell in love with. Soon after, he asked his parents for a scroll saw for Christmas. He…

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Preventing child hunger with an app

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After discovering that 13.1 million children lived in food-insecure households in 2015, five teenage girls from New York City knew they had to do something to solve this problem. Alyssa Kapasi (age 16), Gabrielle Rich (age 18), Fiona Xu (age 16), Ivy Mao (age 15), and Emma Yan (age 13) set about to make sure…

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How to become a Connected Classroom

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Curran Dee, at 10-years-old, is the Chief Kid Officer of DigCitKids and wants every classroom to become a connected classroom. He represents student voice and student choice. Of DigCitKids he says, “We promote all the awesome stuff kids are doing on and offline.” Connected Classroom Curran’s hope is for all classrooms to become connected classrooms.…

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#UseTech4Good Youth Extravaganza – Technology for Good

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On November 2, 2017 we held a huge celebration of youth using technology for good. #UseTech4Good Youth Extravaganza Jenn Blosil (American Idol Finalist 2016) and Grace Garn hosted this fabulous event which featured performances by Jenn Blosil, The Piano Gal, and Acting UP! This was part of the 2017 Digital Citizenship Summit. Lucky for you…

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14-Year-Old Katie + Scratch = Invention

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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 a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations. Katie previously discovered a love for coding…

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Videos spread happiness to combat haters and trolls

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Looking for simple ways you can get even young students involved in spreading positivity online? Check out these simple videos! #IDOH – Students on YouTube At a different high school, students of a DigCit class created videos to spread happiness to combat haters and trolls. The teacher explains the assignment they were given and shares…

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Student uplifts entire class on Instagram

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This will forever be one of our favorite stories. So simple. So positive.  @thebenevelontone3 – Students on Instagram A student on Instagram in Spokane, WA, complimented his fellow students all year long from an anonymous instagram account, @thebenevelontone3. He kept his identity secret as he shared something positive about every student, he revealed himself when giving…

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Humans of Loara – #iCanHelp

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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 to make the internet more positive. Kids have an innate desire to help and uplift others. Yesterday, I was raking the leaves in my front yard…

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Youth help Seniors get connected!

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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 their digital literacy skills to help close this digital divide. This group of students found a mutual love for technology when they met through the QSA (Queer Straight…

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