the digital divide gender considerations an aauw resource n.
Download
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
The Digital Divide & Gender Considerations: An AAUW Resource PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
The Digital Divide & Gender Considerations: An AAUW Resource

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 7

The Digital Divide & Gender Considerations: An AAUW Resource - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 95 Views
  • Uploaded on

The Digital Divide & Gender Considerations: An AAUW Resource. Presenter: Debbie Clingingsmith URL: http://imet.csus.edu/imet6/clingingsmith/aauw.htm. Tech Savvy: Educating Girls in the New Computer Age. A report by the American Association of University Women.

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'The Digital Divide & Gender Considerations: An AAUW Resource' - neka


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
the digital divide gender considerations an aauw resource

The Digital Divide & Gender Considerations: An AAUW Resource

Presenter: Debbie Clingingsmith

URL: http://imet.csus.edu/imet6/clingingsmith/aauw.htm

tech savvy educating girls in the new computer age

Tech Savvy: Educating Girls in the New Computer Age

A report by the American Association of University Women

URL: http://www.aauw.org/research/girls_education/techsavvy.cfm

abstract focus girls
Abstract Focus: Girls

Tech Savvy: Educating Girls in the New Computer Age is the culmination of two years of work by the AAUW Educational Foundation

Commission onTechnology, Gender, and Teacher Education. Published in 2000, thereport finds that girls are not computer-phobic, but have different preferences than boys in the way computers are used. For example, girls find programming classes tedious and dull, computer games too boring, redundant, and violent, and computer career options uninspiring. They prefer games that feature simulation, strategy, and interaction rather than violence and repetition. As the report recommends, “We have to think less about 'girls' games' and 'boys' games' and more about games that challenge our children's minds. When it comes to computer games and software, girls want high-skill, not high-kill. . . Instead of trying to make girls fit into the existing computer culture, the computer culture must become more inviting for girls.”

abstract focus teachers
Abstract Focus: Teachers

The AAUW Tech Savvy: Educating Girls in the New Computer Age report has findings and recommendations for educators.Educators

in K-12 , “. . . three-fourths of whom are women, critique the quality of educational software; the ‘disconnect’ between the worlds of the curriculum, classroom needs, and school district expectations; and the dearth of adequate professional development and timely technical assistance.” The report recommendations include abandoning the “drive-by” approach to teacher training which emphasizes the technical properties of hardware in favor of innovative ways of using computers in each subject area: “Teachers need opportunities to design instruction that takes advantage of technology across all disciplines. Computing ought to be infused into the curriculum and subject areas that teachers care about in ways that promote critical thinking and lifelong learning. “

resource tech savvy girls video
Resource:Tech Savvy Girls Video

Tech Savvy Girls is a video produced as a collaborative effort between the AAUW and Fairfax Network which is run by Fairfax Country Public Schools in Virginia. The video is based on the AAUW Tech Savvy: Educating Girls in the New Computer Age report. It targets educators and parents who wish to bridge the digital divide separating boys and girls. The video is fast-paced and is narrated by a former NASA astronaut, Mae Jemison. An activities booklet accompanies the video. Tech Savvy Girls will be broadcast online on April 22, 2004. More information on the broadcast and video is available at the following web sites:

http://www.aauw.org/about/newsroom/press_releases/techsavvypr.cfm

http://www.fcps.k12.va.us/fairfaxnetwork/savvy/index.shtml

free resource report video for schools
Free Resource: Report & Video for Schools

The AAUW Tech Savvy: Educating Girls in the New Computer Age full report, the Tech Savvy Girls video, and the Tech Savvy Girls Resource Guide are available free to schools through an AAUW Educational Foundation Community Action Grant.The web site to request a free copy for your school is:

http://www.aauw.org/K-12/

additional resources
Additional Resources

The AAUW Tech Savvy: Educating Girls in the New Computer Age executive report is available on the world wide web at:http://www.aauw.org/research/techexecsumm.cfm

The AAUW Tech Savvy: Educating Girls in the New Computer Age full report is available for purchase at the AAUW Online Store. The cost of the 84 page report is $12.95. The URL for the AAUW Online Store is: http://aauw.tranguard.com/

The Tech Savvy Girls Resource Guide, designed to accompany the Tech Savvy Girls video, is available for download at:

http://www.aauw.org/K-12/GuideTechSavvyGirls.pdf