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IT Is All About Me - Careers in Computing

This engaging poster, developed in cooperation with the Computer Science Teachers Association, ACM-W, and American School Counselors Association invites students (especially young women) to consider a career in the computing disciplines and makes connections between popular professions and computer science.

Contributed by CSTA, Computer Science Teachers Association

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Imagine Your Future in Computing

The Imagine Your Future in Computing brochure helps students make connections between the technologies they use every day and the courses and the career opportunities available to them. The brochure is available in both English and Spanish. The brochure is especially targeted to minority girls in the middle and early high school years. Give this brochure to girls, their parents, other teachers, and guidance counselors.

Contributed by Computer Science Teachers Association

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ISTE National Education Technology Standards for Students

As foundational information and communication technology (ICT) pervades our society, students will be expected to put technology to use in authentic, integrated ways to solve problems, complete projects, and creatively extend their abilities. Use ISTE's National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS-S) as you plan learning opportunities that help students prepare to work, live, and contribute to the social and civic fabric of their communities.

Contributed by ISTE

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ISTE National Education Technology Standards for Teachers

Rapid advances in technology are putting new demands on educators. The ISTE National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS-T) provide a framework for shaping the fundamental concepts, knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for applying technology in educational settings. Use the NETS-T with your professional learning network as you enhance your practice and establish learning environments that help students to learn for a lifetime and live productively in our emerging global society.

Contributed by ISTE

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Get Involved: Toolkit for Role Models

Effective role models have a positive influence on youth. Schools can ensure the role model or mentor relationship is effective by following key advice offered on this CD from Techbridge. The CD offers a collection of resources and activities that draw on lessons learned working with role models in classroom and field trip settings. Share with colleagues, counselors, and school leaders as you bring role models and students together.

Contributed by Techbridge

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Computational Thinking

Computational thinking involves mental practices that are fundamental to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). A pull-out card for each STEM subject lists references to essential computational thinking activities and resources. Share with math, science, and technology colleagues as you plan ways to develop students' computational thinking abilities across the school program.

A joint project of the Computer Science Teachers Association and Microsoft

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Computing Resources for Educators

NCWIT has compiled a list of the latest and best computing resources to complement and extend Gotta Have IT. This resource list includes ideas for programs, robotics, creative media, class presentations, camps, and clubs. Get inspired to take action with the great ideas in the NCWIT Computing Resources for Educators pamphlet.

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Microsoft Web Design Resources for Schools and Students

Give your students the tools professional web designers use! With free* copies of Expression® Studio you can help your students develop important technical skills as they build dynamic websites from scratch. Along with the software, you can access free "Teacher-Created, Student-Tested" modular curriculum units, which more than 250 schools have used to successfully teach
web design since the Fall of 2008.

Contributed by Microsoft

Why Should Young Women Consider a Career in Information Technology?

Why Should Young Women Consider a Career in Information Technology?

This card gives adults talking points and additional resources for a conversation with their daughters and/or other young people. The main message is that IT offers meaningful work, security and high salaries with a bachelor’s degree, and flexibility and variety. Information is provided to address these specific questions: What should you tell a young woman about a career in IT? How can a young woman prepare now for a career in IT?

A practical model for achieving gender parity in undergraduate computing: Change the system, not the student.

This paper presents a systemic change model of undergraduate computing for accomplishing gender parity. Rather than view women as needing to be modified or repaired to fit the system, this model advocates changing the system to fit the needs of a wider range of students. Changing the system is a more sustainable approach to creating gender parity than providing extra support to students with less experience or background or students who are less likely to feel that people like themselves belong in computing.

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