ERIC Number: ED407063
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Girls and Technology. Resource Guide and Video.
National Coalition of Girls' Schools, Concord, MA.
Believing that girls deserve to be equal participants in our increasingly technological society, the National Coalition of Girls' Schools sponsored a 3-day conference for teachers on girls and technology. The goals of the conference included: bringing together experts who have researched and studied technology, learning, and girls; examining how girls approach and interact with different forms of technology; and providing teachers with methods for engaging girls in technology. The resulting resource guide and video explore the need for a supportive approach to teaching girls in mathematics and sciences and ways to provide that support. The resource guide presents questions to consider when viewing the video, tips for teachers and for parents to help preserve girls' confidence and competence in technological areas, two technology projects, and a selected bibliography of works on science, math, and technology. The accompanying video raises critical questions about girls and learning, and provides teaching tips for teachers and parents, while showing workshop participants exploring technology, taking things apart, and problem solving. (HTH)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Instructional Effectiveness, Mathematics Instruction, Nondiscriminatory Education, Science Instruction, Student Attitudes, Student Needs, Teacher Workshops, Technological Literacy
National Coalition of Girls' Schools, 228 Main Street, Concord, MA 01742; phone: 508-287-4485; fax: 508-287-6014; world wide web: http://www.tiac.net/users/ncgs (Video, $22.95; Resource Guide, $7; set, $29.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Coalition of Girls' Schools, Concord, MA.