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A resource for our school’s Technovation program:
Shared with the permission of ihub Niagara.
BDSS will be participating in this exciting program for the first time this year. The team is only allowed to have five members. We have three so far, with one student in mind as the fourth. The fifth will be decided by doing a “gap analysis” of our needs after the girls research and understand the program requirements.
Currently, most computer scientists and entrepreneurs are men. Software fields are exploding and yet jobs go unfilled due to a shortage of programmers. In his keynote speech at the National Technovation Challenge event, venture capitalist Ben Horowitz shared a statistical fact; when you educate a girl in the developing world, on average, five people get educated because she will educate at least four other people through the course of her life. The same finding is not true for boys. By educating girls, Technovation transforms the culture of computer science and business to one of cooperation and equal opportunity.
Technovation Challenge provides a safe environment for girls and mentors to step out of their comfort zone and take computational, entrepreneurial, and leadership risks. Over the past three years over 800 high-school girls have programmed 125 mobile phone apps and learned how to launch their startups. 94% of these girls now believe that a career in technology is a viable option for them. Technovation uses project-based learning to encourage a whole suite of transferable skills in our students that go far beyond a traditional computer science curriculum. The curriculum has the direct, hands-on application of creating a personally relevant mobile app instead of taking a programming test in a classroom. The interdisciplinary focus on computer science and business teaches girls how to work as part of a team to create something original and relevant. Our model includes high doses of mentoring by women in the high-tech or computer science worlds.
Chrome: Not content with letting Pocket have the spotlight, Google has introduced a new extension called Save to Google that allows you to save articles to read later.
Anyone see a reason to use Save to Google over the Google Keep extension? It’s not even convenient to access what you’ve saved, other than by accessing www.google.com/save. I’m not sure why I would ever promote this now that Google Keep is so awesome.
Am I missing something?
Source: Save to Google Is a Pocket-Like Chrome Extension For Saving Articles
The online course for beginners with more than 100 problems that turn you into a developer.
Looks like a great site to learn Python. I love that there’s a built-in visualizer for each problem.
I will definitely be sharing this resource with my students.
Source: Interactive Python 3 tutorial with 100+ exercises – Learn Python 3 – Snakify
Image from https://snakify.org/.
In preparation for a retreat I’m helping organize for the OTF Curriculum forum in February, we had a look at this video on the Just Get Over It | Spirit Horse website.
Powerful. Worth watching.
Leave it to a graphic designer to clearly visualize the complicated inner-workings of your digital camera in a way that actually makes sense.
Source: A Beautiful Visualization Of How Your DSLR Camera Really Works | Co.Design | business + design