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Coding for Kids | Computer Programming | AgentCubes online

Coding for Kids | Computer Programming | AgentCubes online | Inspiring Women & Girls in STEM | Scoop.it
AgentCubes Online teaches coding and computer programming for kids in an immersive online environment! Learn how to code games and more with AgentCubes Online.

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How Women Are Harassed Out of Science

How Women Are Harassed Out of Science | Inspiring Women & Girls in STEM | Scoop.it
The discrimination young researchers endure makes America’s need for STEM workers even greater.
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A good article detailing the issues that women face before they even hit the job market. I saw and experienced some of these issues while working on my Ph.D. in computer science. In fact, my experiences led directly to my decision not to go into academia.
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Hands-on science courses shown to boost graduation rates, STEM retention

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"Hands-on science courses shown to boost graduation rates, STEM retention by  putting first- and second-year undergraduate students in faculty-led labs, a model that is unconventional at research universities." 
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100 Best Video Sites For Educators - Edudemic

100 Best Video Sites For Educators - Edudemic | Inspiring Women & Girls in STEM | Scoop.it
We're showcasing the top 100 video sites for educators to use in their classrooms. Appropriate for a variety of subjects and age levels.
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Nice selection of on-line resources for teachers and learners alike.
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5 ways to interest more girls (and boys) in science

5 ways to interest more girls (and boys) in science | Inspiring Women & Girls in STEM | Scoop.it
Technology News & Innovation in K-12 Education
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Make it relevant, accessible, popular, and how they can use it to change the world.
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Researchers explain how stereotypes keep girls out of computer science classes

Researchers explain how stereotypes keep girls out of computer science classes | Inspiring Women & Girls in STEM | Scoop.it
Even the posters on a STEM classroom wall can affect who feels welcome.
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More information on why we need to get elementary school kids involved.
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Pixar In A Box Teaches Math Through Real Animation Challenges

Pixar In A Box Teaches Math Through Real Animation Challenges | Inspiring Women & Girls in STEM | Scoop.it
A collaboration between Pixar and Khan Academy hopes to show students what math looks like at work in successful animated films.
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A nice example of STEAM eduction.

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Beatrix Potter, Mycologist: The Beloved Children’s Book Author’s Little-Known Scientific Studies and Illustrations of Mushrooms

Beatrix Potter, Mycologist: The Beloved Children’s Book Author’s Little-Known Scientific Studies and Illustrations of Mushrooms | Inspiring Women & Girls in STEM | Scoop.it
"Imagination is the precursor to policy, the precondition to action. Imagination, like wonder, allows us to value something."

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I did not know that Beatrix Potter was also a scientist!  Apparently, the scientific community at the end of the 19th century didn't think a woman could be. It took another 100 years for her contributions to be realized: "A century later, the Linnean Society issued an apology of sorts for its historic sexism — its executive secretary formally acknowledged that Potter’s research had been “treated scurvily.”  A wonderful article with lots of images of her mushroom drawings.

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When Woman Is Boss: Nikola Tesla on Gender Equality and How Technology Will Unleash Women’s True Potential

When Woman Is Boss: Nikola Tesla on Gender Equality and How Technology Will Unleash Women’s True Potential | Inspiring Women & Girls in STEM | Scoop.it
The legendary inventor predicts “the acquisition of new fields of endeavor by women” and “their gradual usurpation of leadership.”
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Something I was unaware of prior to reading this....

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A Nobel Prize winner made some really sexist comments about women in science

A Nobel Prize winner made some really sexist comments about women in science | Inspiring Women & Girls in STEM | Scoop.it
Nobel Prize winner Tim Hunt made some sexist comments at the World Conference of Science Journalists in Seoul.
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No insight needed...I think he speaks pretty clearly about what he thinks.  Sad..

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Why We Need Women in STEM

Why We Need Women in STEM | Inspiring Women & Girls in STEM | Scoop.it
Female scientists are starting to get more attention--and that's good for society as a whole.
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Good article explaining what happens when the majority of the STEM jobs are held by men. A good explanation of the consequences to women's healthcare when research is done using only men by men.

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10,000 supporters send fan-proposed Women of NASA set to Lego for official review

10,000 supporters send fan-proposed Women of NASA set to Lego for official review | Inspiring Women & Girls in STEM | Scoop.it
If made, the set would include five notable women.
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Nice!  I hope Lego approves it.
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‘The Powerpuff Girls’ will save the world through coding while tutoring viewers in Scratch

‘The Powerpuff Girls’ will save the world through coding while tutoring viewers in Scratch | Inspiring Women & Girls in STEM | Scoop.it
When you’re a trio of superpowered kindergarteners tasked with saving the world on a weekly basis, you’ve got to use every tool in the ol
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Computer savvy AND superheros..I'm glad to see they've rebooted the Powerpuff Girls.
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8th-grade girls outperformed boys on a new national engineering and technology test

8th-grade girls outperformed boys on a new national engineering and technology test | Inspiring Women & Girls in STEM | Scoop.it
New subjects and a new way of designing the test may be the reason.
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Maybe relevance has something to do with it? "And the assessment is based on immersive, scenario-based tasks — like creating a museum exhibit about Chicago's history with water pollution, or designing experiments to figure out why a fictional class pet iguana named Iggy isn't feeling well."
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With investment, STEM surges in Colorado

With investment, STEM surges in Colorado | Inspiring Women & Girls in STEM | Scoop.it
A new $800,000 Lockheed Martin investment expands STEM curriculum in Denver Public Schools.
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Huzzah! We need to bring this to Northern Colorado as well.
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The Minecraft Generation

How a clunky Swedish computer game is teaching millions of children to master the digital world.
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The idea of getting kids into the Library using Minecraft is great.
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The lack of women in tech is more than a pipeline problem

The lack of women in tech is more than a pipeline problem | Inspiring Women & Girls in STEM | Scoop.it
Only 18 percent of undergraduate computer science degrees and 26 percent of computing jobs are held by women. It’s worse at the top of the corporate world..
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Something I try to get people to really understand...girls need to be exposed to STEM as early as elementary school.
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Just boys’ stuff? The importance of making science accessible from a young age

Just boys’ stuff?  The importance of making science accessible from a young age | Inspiring Women & Girls in STEM | Scoop.it
“Oh…physics… I’ve never understood it” or “I’ve never been very good at science/maths.” It’s not unusual to meet this kind of reaction when it comes to science. It is a fact: science is often intimidating and people sometimes claim total incompetence whe
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It's nice to see what I'm always trying to convince others of...that we need to be working with younger kids. Here, they " decided to focus initially on 7 to 12-year-old children because this is the age group in which curiosity outmatches fears or prejudice. "

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The Illustrated Life of Trailblazing Journalist Nellie Bly, Who Paved the Way for Women in Media

The Illustrated Life of Trailblazing Journalist Nellie Bly, Who Paved the Way for Women in Media | Inspiring Women & Girls in STEM | Scoop.it
A warm celebration of the fearless pioneer who championed journalists' responsibility to "the whole wide world of mankind: good, bad and ind
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26 patents....amazing!

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The women whom science forgot - BBC News

The women whom science forgot - BBC News | Inspiring Women & Girls in STEM | Scoop.it
Many female scientists in the past were not given credit for their achievements - here are just a few of them.
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Very nice article from BBC on women and their contributions to science. 

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Legos, Marshmallow-Launchers Build Enthusiasm For STEM Curriculum - OPB News

Legos, Marshmallow-Launchers Build Enthusiasm For STEM Curriculum - OPB News | Inspiring Women & Girls in STEM | Scoop.it
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Oregon has been increasing its support of STEM efforts to keep up with the increasingly tech-driven job market here.
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This is a great idea. More parents and schools should consider creating programs like this.

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7 Holiday Gift Ideas For Girls In STEM

7 Holiday Gift Ideas For Girls In STEM | Inspiring Women & Girls in STEM | Scoop.it
Editor's Note: This post is part of a series produced by HuffPost's Girls In STEM Mentorship Program. Join the community as we discuss issues affecting women in science, technology, engineering and math.

Doing some last-minute holiday shopping?

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Christmas is coming.....

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