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7 Powerful STEM Resources For Girls - Edudemic

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"The statistics surrounding STEM education and jobs in the US are rather staggering to me. The latest that I’ve read indicate that US students are still trailing WAY behind other nations in Science and Math education (US ranks 47th in Math and Science education quality, and 78% of high school graduates don’t meet the standard levels for at least one entry level STEM class). To top it off, there’s a pretty strong gender divide in the STEM subjects: Many fewer girls are interested in even studying these subjects, and they don’t feel at all confident about their skills."

Via Beth Dichter
Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 26, 2013 11:17 PM

News reports let us know that the number of students studying the STEM subjects needs to rise, and that there is a strong gender divide. What can we do as teachers? How about finding some great websites that look at STEM and are designed for girls. This post provides a look at 7 websites. They are:

* Black Girls Code (for ages 7 - 17)

* DigiGirlz (through Microsoft)
* Center for STEM Education for Girls(transformational opportunities for girls)

* Engineer Girl (National Academy of Engineering)

* The National Girls Collaborative Project (high school and college aged)

* National Center for Women and Information Technology (high school and college)

* Dot Diva (WGBH and for high school girls)

Each site is discussed in the post and links to each are available.

Shannon Collingwood's curator insight, October 26, 2014 2:55 PM

This website gives advice on good organizations for girls interested in a career in a STEM field. 

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Rohans Digital Differentiated Instructional Strategies Guide

Via Beth Dichter
Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 18, 2013 11:15 PM

This pdf file looks at "differentiated instructional strategies that included digital pedagogy and 21st Century skills." There are five major sections which include:

* Content - What Students Need to Learn

* Process - How Students Learn

* Product - How Students Demonstrate what they Know

* Environment - How Learning is Structured
* Recipe - Suggestions on how to put it Together

Each of the sections above also include:

* Guiding Focus Questions

* Digital Pedagogy which relates to the specific area

* Resources which support the digital pedagogy

This is a work in progress with the goal to create a website in the future. Additional areas to be covered include "Dimensions or Learning and Literacy demands."

There are many great resources in this as well as guiding questions that you may find valuable.

Nancy Jones's curator insight, August 19, 2013 10:51 AM

Beth's summary is a good one. Some food for thought. This thorough and thoughtful study includes a variety of digital tools as options.