Technology Cool Women Who Code by Andi Diehn


Technology Cool Women Who Code by Andi Diehn

Do you listen to music with an MP3 player or read books on a tablet? Do you play multiplayer video games with people on the other side of the world? Do you have a robot cleaning your kitchen? Maybe not yet, but someday! In Technology: Cool Women Who Code, kids in grades four through six learn about the thrilling effort that goes into researching, inventing, programming, and producing the technology we use today, from iPods to mechanical limbs. Young readers discover exactly what technology is, how it evolved, and where the future may lead. They also meet three women who have contributed to the field in critical ways, including Grace Hopper and Shaundra Bryant Daily. Technology: Cool Women Who Code combines high-interest content with links to online primary sources and essential questions that further expand kids' knowledge and understanding of a topic they come in contact with every day. Compelling portraits of women who have excelled in meeting the challenges of their field keep kids interested and infused with a sense of possibility and determination.


Praise for Technology: Cool Women Who Code CLEAR Review/Goodreads This is a great, engaging resource! It provides a good overview of technology in general followed by biographies of three women who have made, or are currently making important contributions in tech fields... 2016 Kansas State Reading Circle - Recommended School Library Connection ... Readable and accessible to students, the books are beautifully designed with color, graphics, comic illustrations, boxes, and short paragraphs. . A treasure trove of discovery, this interactive series promises to influence the next generation of female science stars. Highly Recommended National Science Teachers Association Recommends Coding is extremely popular with students now as they work to develop games and apps to meet the common social and gaming interests. Written like a magazine with short reading areas followed by Ask & Answer essential questions, the book focuses on reading comprehension and reasoning skills while also teaching about technology then and now... Booklist New SERIES NONFICTION SHOWCASE ... Numerous sidebars include further background information, mini profiles of more prominent females in STEM, and thought-provoking questions. A worth addition to STEM collections. Jane Margolis--Author of Unlocking the Clubhouse: Women in Computing, and, Stuck in the Shallow End: Education, Race, and Computing I truly wish Technology: Cool Women Who Code had been around when my daughter was younger. It is a lively and informative introduction for young readers to the world of computing, bringing the field to life through descriptions of the field itself and stories of female leaders and their contributions. Tracey Welson, CMO, Chariot Solutions; Founder, TechGirlz This book invites girls to understand why technology is cool and makes them believe that they can be technologists! The questions for teachers and parents are great additions, guiding conversations in a positive, forward-thinking manner. Juan E. Gilbert--Andrew Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Professor & Chair, Computer & Information Science & Engineering Department, University of Florida This is an important book for our time. It's imperative that computing continues to become more inclusive and this book makes that possible for young girls. Praise for other books in similar series: Rocketry: Investigate the Science and Technology of Rockets and Ballistics Booklist With clear explanations of the Newtonian and other physical principles involved, Mooney provides a history of rocketry, from steam-driven contraptions in ancient Greece to today's (OK, tomorrow's) SpaceShipTwo and NASA's next-generation SLS. The seven chapters are supplemented by instructions for making 25 low-tech models and launchers useful for demonstrating how rockets work and behave in flight... both the hands-on portions and the relatively extensive background information will give would-be rocketeers a strong liftoff. Cities: Discover How They Work with 25 Projects Winner of a 2014 Silver Moonbeam Award School Library Journal According to the 2010 Census, 80 percent of Americans live in urban areas. But do they know what it takes to make a city run? From this well-organized and engaging text, readers will learn how cities developed and grew... this is a worthy title for any library collection. Booklist Propounding the emerging interdisciplinary paradigm of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and design, and mathematics), this hands-on informational book discusses how cities

-friendly text, and fun hands-on experiments suitable for home and classroom, Reilly helps foster an appreciation for the way that cities function almost as organisms with vibrant systems and interdependent structures. Skyscrapers: Investigate Feats of Engineering with 25 Projects National Science Teachers Association Recommends ... Skyscrapers would make an excellent resource for the history or science teacher desiring to try a project based learning (PBL) unit. With its timeline, glossary, and interesting prose, the teacher could challenge students with the question, 'Would a skyscraper make a good school?

... A useful title to supplement lessons on architecture, mathematics, or physics for classroom teachers or homeschoolers, and it's an appealing initiation to the subject. Kristine E. Barnes, PE, Structural Engineer Skyscrapers is a fantastic introduction to the world of civil/structural engineering and the history of some really big projects and tall buildings. The projects help reinforce ideas and give kids a wonderful hands-on learning experience. Kenton D. Wesby, Art Specialist & STEAM Educator, SECME Master Teacher This book is awesome. Skyscrapers effectively navigates the basic principles of STEM, at the same time making connections with language arts, social studies, and visual arts. A must have for any teachers

, experiments, and building challenges, and is an excellent, exciting, and easy way to incorporate STEM education into your classroom, science fair, or after school engineering club.

About the Author

Andi Diehn is a writer, editor, and book critic with a BA in English and an MFA in Creative Writing from Vermont College. She has published dozens of articles, stories, and essays, and is the author of Explore Poetry! With 25 Great Projects from Nomad Press. She lives in Enfield, New Hampshire, with her family.

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112 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Publication date

11th August 2015



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