Posts Tagged ‘digital citizenship’

Student-founded nonprofit connects low-income students to scholarships

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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

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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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The Piano Gal – Uses Tech for Fun! #UseTech4FUN

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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

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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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#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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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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Cyber Seniors pairs youth with seniors

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Cyber-Seniors classes pair youth with seniors so the youth can mentor the senior in digital literacy. These classes have been launched for the first time in Utah in Salt Lake City High Rise Center and the Provo Housing Authority and have great success thus far in creating meaningful experiences for youth and seniors. “Youth make…

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