Posts Tagged ‘student project’

Youth teach adults how to use technology

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“Come volunteer for Cyber Seniors!” Bethany calls out to any youth listening. What is Cyber Seniors? Cyber Seniors takes digital natives and pairs them with older adults. The youth teach the seniors how to connect digitally and to use other technology. Read more about Cyber Seniors here. The atmosphere is one of friendship between youth…

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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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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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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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