Educon 2.1: Working Computational Thinking into the Equation

February 12, 2009
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As I wrote in my first blog about Educon 2.1, a school reform conference with a strong technology bent, I attended a pre-conference workshop called, "Constructing Modern Math/Science Knowledge." As an educator with a strong constructivist bent I was eager to hear Gary Stager, Brian Silverman (Picocrickets), Carolyn Staudt (Molecular Workbench), and others discuss how computers can function as learning material.

Educon 2.1: Eye of the Tiger

February 11, 2009
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From January 23-25 I attended the Educon 2.1 conference in Philadelphia, a conference -- or better, a series of conversations -- focused on reforming education using computing technologies.

The Power of Technology in Action

January 25, 2009
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I was fortunate enough to attend the 44th Presidential Inauguration last week in Washington, D.C. As our new president was speaking and the excitement of the crowd grew, it struck me how well the Obama campaign has used technology to bring about this momentous occasion.

President Obama: Geek-in-Chief

January 20, 2009
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Welcome, President Obama!

We congratulate you on your historic path to the presidency, and we're excited for you to lead our country into a new era of increased prosperity, strength, peace, wisdom, community, and yes: change.

Tools for Role Modeling

December 30, 2008
Toy Toolbox

I love your mission: how can I get involved?

This is one of the most frequent questions asked of NCWIT by K-12 educators and IT professionals alike. A great way to get involved is to mentor a young, aspiring, female technologist who would benefit from your expertise and wisdom.

New book on women robots, androids, and game avatars

December 17, 2008

My new book, Alluring Androids, Robot Women, and Electronic Eves,  highlights the way software designers,  robotics engineers, filmmakers, artists, and photographers  have been  fascinated by the idea of artificial  women who seem alive.

PITCH 2009: Startup Competition

December 16, 2008
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Do you have a great idea for a startup? If you've saved that business plan you've scribbled on a cocktail napkin, then you should consider entering Women 2.0's Pitch 2009 Startup Competition!

Women 2.0's goal is to encourage entrepreneurial women to launch startups and, with feedback from the judging panel of investors and experienced executives, take their businesses to the next level.

Graduate Studies at the MIT Media Lab

December 5, 2008
MIT MediaLab

Interested in Creative, Cutting-Edge, Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies?

100 Recommended Resources on Gender in S&E

November 22, 2008

When you use Google, or a large database, to find things, you have to

decide: “Is it any good?” 

2009 Games 4 Girls Competition

November 19, 2008
Games for girls

ChicTech, an outreach program of the University of Illinois Department of Computer Science, extends an open invitation for college women to participate in the fifth annual Games 4 Girls Programming Competition (G4G). Students can get real-world, collaborative experience by creating new software for girl gamers.