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Girls and Technology

This collection offers girl-centered programs, curriculum, events, and afterschool/summer programs using technology, with a heavy emphasis on gaming, coding and app building.
A Collection By Jen Stancil
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Girls and Technology
  • Jen Stancil says:
    Jane McGonigal offers key Ted Talk about gaming and how intentionally playing games can provoke new ideas about how to improve the world. In both videos, Jane disarms the audience with feelings about what games can and should be. A terrific video to watch.
  • aauw.org
    aauw.org

    Why So Few?

    Article
    Jen Stancil says:
    A seminal study about the underrepresentation of girls and women in all STEM fields.
  • Jen Stancil says:
    "NCWIT offers key statistics, Scholarships, Conferences for women in technology. NCWIT is a great website to understand the issues facing girls and technology and provides great stats to write grants."
  • Scratch and Scratch Ed

    Website
    scratched.gse.harvard.edu
    scratched.gse.harvard.edu
    Jen Stancil says:
    "Scratch provides a key platform for getting getting an early start on coding with a portal to student-designed games. Additional similar resources include the Alice platform and Daisy the Dino app. This set of four game-building resources, with the addition of GameStar Mechanic, span the preK - 12th grade for game building. "
  • Be a Game Designer

    Webtool
    forgirls.girlscouts.org
    forgirls.girlscouts.org
    Jen Stancil says:
    "Be A Game Designer is video storytelling and game design from the Girl Scouts USA for teen girls. "
  • Hour of Code

    Website
    hourofcode.org
    hourofcode.org
    Jen Stancil says:
    Hour of Code is an annual event for all ages bringing Computer Science, computational thinking, and careers to the forefront.
  • Jen Stancil says:
    National STEM Video Game Challenge offers resources for game making and game design for teachers and parents in addition to conducting an annual Middle and High School student competition.
  • Technovation Challenge

    Website
    iridescentlearning.org
    iridescentlearning.org
    Jen Stancil says:
    Technovation offers free curriculum about app building and entrepreneurship for teachers in Middle and High School. This group also has select "pitch competitions" in certain cities much like a miniature Google Science Fair.
  • CanTEEN Girl

    Website
    canteengirl.org
    canteengirl.org
    Jen Stancil says:
    CanTeen girl offers a set of profiles and careers paths of female scientists specifically designed to appeal to tween and teen girls.
  • Jen Stancil says:
    "Camp Invention offers Afterschool and Summer Programs that are Turn Key Engineering/STEAM/Invention programs for 2nd grade and up. An opportunity to bring in-school and out-of-school time with engineering and invention. "
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