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Teen Girls and Technology : What's the Problem, What's the Solution?

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How do we kick-start girls' involvement with technology? In this dynamic book, Lesley Farmer provides a framework that teachers, librarians, youth workers, and parents can use to empower girls to succeed in today's technology-rich world. Farmer first examines the disconnect many girls have with technology and then shows adults what they can do to change the current environment. Drawing on the work of experts in psychology, sociology, technology, and education, the book highlights school and after-school programs ...
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Overview

How do we kick-start girls' involvement with technology? In this dynamic book, Lesley Farmer provides a framework that teachers, librarians, youth workers, and parents can use to empower girls to succeed in today's technology-rich world. Farmer first examines the disconnect many girls have with technology and then shows adults what they can do to change the current environment. Drawing on the work of experts in psychology, sociology, technology, and education, the book highlights school and after-school programs that have instilled confidence in teen girls and, as a result, increased their interest in technology-based careers. It also describes fun learning activities designed specifically for girls that are based on their developmental needs and interests. Activity topics include the following: Entertainment, Education, Fashion and beauty, Animals and environment, Healthcare, Law, Sports and fitness, Business/self-employment, Art and design, Writing.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780838909744
  • Publisher: American Library Association
  • Publication date: 5/31/2008
  • Pages: 180
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I Teen Girls' Tech Reality

1 What's the Situation? 7

The Developmental World of Females 7

A Millennial World 10

The World of 21st-Century Teenagers 13

Focusing on Today's Teenage Girls 14

Teenage Girls and Technology 15

Girls and Gaming 18

2 What's the Problem? 20

Societal Messages 20

Family Issues 21

Social Issues 22

Economic Issues 23

Government Issues 24

Academic Issues 26

What Is the Impact? 30

3 What's the Solution? 33

International Recommendations 33

National Recommendations 36

What's the Positive Impact? 38

Part II Elements for Success

4 The Role of Adults 45

Adult Stakeholders 45

Checking Adult Attitudes About Technology 49

Adult Technology Competence 52

Working with Teenage Girls 55

Adult Collaboration 57

The Big Picture 61

5 Technology Resources with Girls in Mind 62

The World of Technology 62

Hardware 64

Software 65

Digital Documents 67

Telecommunications 68

6 Girls' Access to Technology 70

Physical Access 70

Intellectual Access 71

Emotional and Social Access 72

Ethical Access 74

7 How Girls Can Use Technology 77

The Grand Communicators 77

Girls Just Want to Have Fun 80

I Am a Material Girl 82

I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar 84

The Times They Are A-Changin' 86

I Love Ya Tomorrow! 87

Part III Technology-Enhanced Learning Activities

8 In-School Incorporation 91

Conditions for Learning 91

Curriculum 94

Instructional Design 95

Collaboration 98

Co-Curricular Opportunities 100

Sample Activities 101

9 Community-Based Initiatives 117

Building Capacity 117

Program Development 118

Mentoring and Coaching 119

Community Partners 121

Sample Activities 122

10Family-Based Activities 136

Today's Families 136

Family Dynamics 137

The Power of Technology 139

Sample Activities 140

References 161

Index 173

About the Author 181

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