Technology Enhancement Activities for Bringing Up Girls in Science (BUGS)
Mark Mortensen, Tandra Tyler Wood, Jane Pemberton, University of North Texas, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-47-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Bringing Up Girls in Science (BUGS) is a National Science Foundation Grant at the University of North Texas that uses technology to enhance science opportunities for girls in the fourth and fifth grades. The BUGS program has maximized the use of technology to enhance activities ranging from mentoring programs to parent workshops to student data collection and reporting. This paper includes technology enhancement activities for BUGS participants and their university mentors, as well as the university faculty decision-making and collaboration efforts. The presenters will share their experiences and provide examples of the many ways technology integration into all aspects of the grant has enriched experiences for school-age students, parents, classroom teachers, and university students and faculty. Desktop Videoconferencing is a tool that has provided additional collaboration opportunities between the partners.
Mortensen, M., Wood, T.T. & Pemberton, J. (2003). Technology Enhancement Activities for Bringing Up Girls in Science (BUGS). In C. Crawford, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2003--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3058-3060). Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).