So I got a number of links to links today. OK some are direct to the items but some are to pages with just too many links to copy. Wouldn’t be right. The first big set of links I found at the NCWIT blog post titled 100 Recommended Resources on Gender in S&E (S&E stands for science and engineering). It links to Ruta Sevo’s “10 x 10 List.”There are a lot of great resources there and it’s not all for girls. Headers are below:
- Self study guide – reading for newbies
- Libraries, knowledge centers, Bibliography
For parents and afterschool leaders:
- Biographies of women in science and engineering (Role models)
- Video’s and CD’s designed to inspire girls
- Guides for parents and afterschool leaders
- Afterschool Activities, materials and kits
For educators and researchers:
- Training and Consulting Services, Technical Assistance Projects
- Best practices resources – K-12
- University-level transformation/change
- International activity
- National policy reports
- Research on discrimination and women in S&E
- Statistics on diversity in S&E
- Title IX and S&E education
- More organizations
For girls and boys:
- Games and online activities for children
From the Ideas for Teaching Computer Technology to Kids blog I found two great resources.
- A very comprehensive list of computer science careers. This is a list of links to job descriptions so there is some duplication. And I would not say that any of these are completely definitive but they do give some insight into the number of types of jobs in the field and how they are described.
- The ACM’s Top 10 Reasons for majoring in Computer Science. There are lots of other related links in the sidebar on that page BTW.
Going Green – There is lots of talk about the environment, using less energy and related topics these days. The UK issue of TechNet magazine is a special “green edition.” How does computer hardware and software relate to saving energy? Check it out!