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Helping Students Discover Why Volunteering is Important


But that’s not true at all.

Take the Break: Recruiting College Students for Spring Recess Volunteering

Byte Technology

College students may procrastinate on a good many things, but planning their spring break isn’t one of them. Build a Structure Program.

5 Colleges Using Social Media to Boost Student-Alumni Relations


The university’s Social Media Directory is proof that university leaders are using the tools of their students and society to stay connected.

I’m a 20 Year Old Student and This Is Why I’m Not Coming to Your Fundraiser

Connection Cafe

While brainstorming ideas for a fundraising event I have coming up, I tried to think of all the events I had been to and what I liked and remembered most about each of them. After some pondering, I realized that I couldn’t come up with much of anything. There wasn’t a single event that stood out to me. This got me thinking. Get Personal.

Improving Student Life with Text Messaging

Mobile Commons

Student life offices at colleges have a difficult time getting through to students. All it takes is a one word response!

How Text Messaging Improves Educational Outcomes for Students

Mobile Commons

According to a new article by The New York Times , a light nudge can make a big impact in the lives of students. What is a behavioral nudge?

Signals - Stoplights for student success

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

France mentioned some cool education technology that had been developed at Purdue, called Signals - Stoplights for student success. Signals blends two key ideas: The patterns of student failure can be spotted early: much earlier than existing systems relying on failing midterms!

Students and technology [INFOGRAPHIC]


Another interesting infographic from BachelorsDegreeOnline , using data from Educause’s ECAR Annual Study of Students and IT.

3 Ways to Use Text Messaging for College Students

Mobile Commons

Here are three ways in which college administrators can use text messaging services to have dialogues with students.

22 Ways to Stay Connected with Your Schools Alumni on Facebook


Get “Likes” from Students & Families. The best time to build that relationship is while they’re a student at your school. Well….

Team-Up for Textbooks: Volunteer to Help Students with Disabilities

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all too many students with print disabilities might not have the textbooks they need for class. Thank you for your support!

UC Santa Cruz Students Volunteering for Impact with Bookshare

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This means more than 2,300 pages of text and an amazing gift for the 250,000+ Bookshare student members we serve.

70% of US College Students Say They Aren’t Politically Engaged


The majority of college students don’t consider themselves politically active and they rarely donate money to campaigns or causes, or volunteer for candidates or issues. 16% said it made less of an impact. Approximately one-quarter (24%) believes the impact is about the same and 33% either did not know or did not answer the question.

Benetech’s New Image Description Tool Improves Accessibility of Graphical Content for Students with Print Disabilities

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This week, Benetech’s DIAGRAM Center has announced the release of an open source web application for creating and editing crowdsourced image descriptions in books used by students with print disabilities. Books with image descriptions will go back into the Bookshare library for students with print disabilities to use in their coursework.

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Students Connect with Community by Providing Tech Help

AFP Blog

Students Connect with Community by Providing Tech Help : The founder of Project SPARTA, Raulston seeks opportunities to match unmet technological needs in the Tallahassee nonprofit community with students eager to gain practical experience working in the information technology field.

3 Ways to Recruit College Students for Spring Break Volunteering

NonProfit Hub

Despite their blossoming independence, college students like to travel in packs. Spring break is rapidly approaching. Make the Offer Soon.

Lawsuit over denying access to a student with learning disabilities

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

That's why it's painful to hear about disputes over denying students with very real print disabilities access to these resources. We’ve already made a huge difference in the area of software for students with disabilities and for human rights and environmental organizations. serving students with print disabilities.

My Five Minutes of Fame in a Student Carbon Offset Documentary

Have Fun - Do Good

high school student called to ask if I would be in her school project: a video about carbon offsets. Smart cookie! Green-e Climate Manager).

VisionLink Helps NAF Students “Be Future Ready”


MyNAFTrack, a cloud-based software, allows NAFTrack certified students to create student profiles online and track their career portfolio progress.

Engineers Without Borders Canada

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I greatly enjoy talking to students, and I am now in Ottawa, Canada, just having spoken to an incredible group of students, Engineers Without Borders Canada. I'm at the annual Canadian EWB conference (each of the EWB country groups is independent of the other), and there are hundreds and hundreds of students here.

13 Students Graduate ITWorks Fall 2013 Program


ITWorks students graduate December 2013. Even on graduation, students had lessons to learn. The journey starts here.”. Keynote speak R.J.

Accessible eBooks for Equal Opportunity

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Roughly 1–2 per cent of students in the United States meet these requirements. He could no longer keep up with his peers in the classroom.

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ASU Lodestar Center Blog: American Humanics: An Elite Group

ASU Lodestar Center

But I think it fits the graduating class of American Humanics (AH) students, all 18 of them. The 18 students being recognized at the annual graduation celebration will have completed all requirements during the spring, summer, and fall semesters of 2011. Okay, okay — I stole this slogan from the U.S. Marine Corps. So, sue me!

College students contribute to growing business Nonprofit Hub | News |

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College students contribute to growing business Nonprofit Hub | News | : "University of Nebraska-Lincoln junior Angela Cuadros treats philanthropy like a job. Each week, there are the hours spent mentoring a 17-year-old girl and volunteering with Dance Marathon.

Higher Education and the Mobile Revolution: How Texts Make Better Schools and Students

Mobile Commons

College campuses nationwide are joining the mobile revolution as they realize that it is the best way to reach their students. Make a phone call and a student is unlikely to answer. But send a text, and there’s a 99% chance a student will read it. Many college students don’t even know where to pick up their mail!

ASU Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Students Took AMI By Storm

ASU Lodestar Center

Our students did a tremendous job of being leaders and carrying themselves with pride.

Students learn to code for free while donating skills to nonprofits |

AFP Blog

Students learn to code for free while donating skills to nonprofits | : "In the 18 months since we launched, more than 300,000 people have signed up," Larson said. Many of these students have jobs and kids, and are trying to change careers.

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ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Can You Teach a Watchdog New Tricks?

ASU Lodestar Center

Associate Professor, ASU School of Community Resources & Development This post is about a bad dog and the role that a class of ASU students is playing in its quest for redemption. Over the course of this past semester, teams of students have been working through the rating process for a pool of organizations. Well, lots of places.

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TechSoup Global Launches Local Impact Map

Tech Soup Blog

The TechSoup Global network has donated 9.7 million technology products to 183,000 social benefit organizations in 40 countries across the world.

Bookshare Creates Opportunities For Gifted Students

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I talk a lot about how technology can help create tremendous educational opportunities for students with print disabilities.

College students devise apps for nonprofits | The Columbus Dispatch

AFP Blog

College students devise apps for nonprofits | The Columbus Dispatch : The OSU students were among about 70 from 11 colleges participating in the event sponsored by JPMorgan Chase & Co. at the bank’s massive McCoy Center at Polaris. Chase started “Code for Good” in February.

Is the Internet Stupefying Students?

AFP Blog

Is the Internet Stupefying Students?: "By the professor’s rule, students in the English classes of Dr. Mark Bauerlein at Emory University must take notes by hand. Laptops must be turned off, he says, to ensure students focus on what’s happening in the room, rather than on what’s floating around cyberspace.“In

How SMS Helps Keep College Students Healthy

Mobile Commons

One of the big firsts that college students face is learning how to be responsible for their personal wellness.

The New York Times Says Text Messages Can Help Underprivileged Students Enroll in College

Mobile Commons

Yet many lower-income students never make it to college – even after they’ve been accepted. A college education is increasingly important.

Why Journalism Students Need a Baseline Understanding of Coding | Mediashift | PBS

AFP Blog

Why Journalism Students Need a Baseline Understanding of Coding | Mediashift | PBS : ". If we don’t expose our students to this — students we want to lead the next generation of journalism and communication — we are doing them a disservice. For journalism and mass communication programs, it’s essential." ''via Blog this

Celebrating Digital Learning Day: How Camp Blackbaud Amplifies Technology Skills for Good

Connection Cafe

And yet, Camp Blackbaud isn’t just for the students. While we use our technology skills for good, we don’t stop there. We Give Back.

The Daily Pennsylvanian :: Student organization connects non-profits with app development

AFP Blog

The Daily Pennsylvanian :: Student organization connects non-profits with app development : "Two seniors are vying to save nonprofits thousands of dollars. Co-founded by Wharton and Engineering senior Dhruv Maheshwari and Engineering senior Ali Altaf, Hack4Impact connects student developer talent with nonprofit organizations free of charge.

Disabled Students Need Accessible Books: On Huffpo!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

HuffPo recently published my first post, Disabled Students Need Accessible Books. It's great to be able to bring this kind of attention to our work at Bookshare helping students with print disabilities.

Tech Journey returns for second year with more students, stronger mission - Silicon Prairie News

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Tech Journey returns for second year with more students, stronger mission - Silicon Prairie News : Last year Tony Kioko and a team of other local IT professionals did what, at the time, seemed impossible.

University Herald Suggests 3 Ways for College Administrators To Interact With Students Over Text

Mobile Commons

Recently, higher ed has also been discovering that the best way to reach plugged-in college students is directly through their mobile phones.