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.
"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 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.
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.
"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.