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Women have been leaders in computing from the start, but not enough of our contributions are remembered. Keep our history.
Women have been leaders in computing from the start, but not enough of our contributions are remembered. Keep our history.
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Where Are Your Free Decks Going?

Posted by Jessica Dickinson Goodman (Creator)
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As an experiment, I have made an interactive map of all of the places where your donated decks are heading. Each pin is an educator who has a good idea for how to use a deck, a history of connecting women to technical careers, and a financial need. Here's a screenshot of your impact:

You can explore the map here. If you have any questions about the educators getting free decks or want to connect to a recipient, message me. Once the decks arrive, each educator has promised to take a photo of the deck and send it on--expect a host of excited pictures in January like the ones we shared here.

Here are some examples of how these educators will use your decks:

  • - "Each year my beginning CS students do a unit on computer history. But they know very little about any notable women in technology fields. They normally only mention Ada Lovelace and Grace Hopper. This would help broaden their horizons about the contributions of women." - Tammi (Tuscaloosa, AL) 
  • - "We are implementing the Code.org curriculum in our school district - I would provide each one of our elementary and middle schools a deck of the cards to be able to use with the 'Conditionals with Cards' unplugged lesson." - Kent (Lincoln, NE) 
  • - "I run the program Programming Challenge 4 Girls. [...] We run at about 8 sites in New Zealand (and teams of 2) and another 10 or so around the world. We are completely voluntary and have no money for international postage. But I'd love the top team at each New Zealand site to get some of the cards." - Margot (New Windsor, New Zealand)

None of these great ideas would be realized without without your generosity, so from me and from the teachers you're helping: thank you.

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