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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.
Women have been leaders in computing from the start, but not enough of our contributions are remembered. Keep our history.
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The First of Many Photos of Decks in Classrooms. Thanks to You.

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A lot of the free decks going to teachers arrived on Monday and shortly afterwards, photos of the decks in use began to flood my inbox. 

But before I show you the photos, remember: every one of you who bought a deck or a poster helped get decks to nearly 100 educators because profits rolled over. Your generosity is why these students are going to know about ENIAC women, about Katherine Johnson, about Maria Klawe and Lixia Zhang. Keep that in mind and be proud.

Here are the pictures, followed by a quote from the educator who took them. All images are by permission:

"Thank you!"
"Thank you!"
“So Stoked!”
“So Stoked!”
“We are going to start by using them to introduce a new women in computing every class to my 4-8 gr. Technology class.”
“We are going to start by using them to introduce a new women in computing every class to my 4-8 gr. Technology class.”
“My students and I loved them very much.”
“My students and I loved them very much.”
“In the attached picture [above], I am in a colleague’s room as we inspect all of the wonderful, notable, computer science women.”
“In the attached picture [above], I am in a colleague’s room as we inspect all of the wonderful, notable, computer science women.”
“With February being Career & Technical Education month and March being Women’s History Month, the teachers in my department talked about a few ideas on how to incorporate the cards into lesson plans for the two months.”
“With February being Career & Technical Education month and March being Women’s History Month, the teachers in my department talked about a few ideas on how to incorporate the cards into lesson plans for the two months.”
[No caption, but the picture is from Mutah Knowledge Station in Mutah, Jordan]
[No caption, but the picture is from Mutah Knowledge Station in Mutah, Jordan]
“I only have three girls in my advanced computer science class. They were thrilled with the cards! I don’t think any of us realized the numerous contributions of women to the field of computer science and technology in general."
“I only have three girls in my advanced computer science class. They were thrilled with the cards! I don’t think any of us realized the numerous contributions of women to the field of computer science and technology in general."
"I'm very excited to start using them next semester, thanks again."
"I'm very excited to start using them next semester, thanks again."

When Susan, Katy and I talked about the mission of this project, we decided we wanted decks to go where they could help the most: the homes of women in computing and those who stand beside them; classrooms full of aspiring young women in computing and those who may one day step up beside them. We wanted to honor the history of women in computing but treat it as fun and exciting as it truly is. If the pictures above are a hint, I think we succeeded.

That is all because of you. Thank you.

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Comments

    1. Sharon A. Thompson on January 13, 2015

      So awesome! I received my deck and love it. Please keep posting the teacher photo they are so inspiring.

    2. Tasha Turner Lennhoff
      Superbacker
      on January 8, 2015

      So inspiring. What a pleasure to be part of a project doing good around the world and breaking stereotypes. Thanks for giving us a chance to be part of this.