Saturday, April 29, 2006

Girl, Go Tech!

GirlsGoTech is a site dedicated to informing and influencing girls to say yes to Techie careers( link via email from Raji). I did not find the site comprehensive enough on first glance. However, they do have an interesting booklet offering tips for parents on how to encourage their girl child towards the Math, Science and Technology fields.

Here are some things you can do to encourage the girl in your life to pursue her interest in technology:
• Be a role model: use technology in your daily life. Share with her what you do at work, and show her how science, math and technology are important to your job.
• Spend time actually sitting down with her at a computer – at home or at the library. Visit Web sites and discuss safety.
• Counsel her to take classes in technology as she enters middle school, and support her in that decision.
• Show her how technology can be a tool in the process of learning – from playing computer games to contributing to a survey on wildlife sightings.
GirlsGoTech also has pointers to other resources on the web.

2 comments:

Krithiga said...

As a tangent, I'd like to point these links.

Echo/Lavanya said...

@Krithiga - nice links those. Thank you for sharing them.