Women Computer Pioneers Activity for Ada Day

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Looking for activities to help you celebrate women computer scientists on Ada Day? Here's a free game you can play with your students...

Ada, Countess of Lovelace, who wrote the first computer algorithm, is one of many female computer scientists celebrated on Ada Day. The celebration occurs on the second Tuesday in October, which in 2017 will be on October 10.

Here's a free Two-Truths-and-a-Lie game that introduces students to Ada and other women computer science pioneers who have blazed the trail. The game is in a slide show form, with your choice of two formats available. Select either the PowerPoint version here: Ada Day, or follow the link to a shared Google Slides version here.

I love this activity!  I'll be using it in my teacher preparation course, educating future secondary education teachers.  What a great way to get to know these women pioneers! - Dr. Theresa Overall, Associate Professor, UMaine Farmington

The above resources were created by Maine-based Gizmo Garden LLC. Maine teachers, librarians, and after-school leaders who are interested in our grants for creative and non-competitive coding, robotics, and electronics can find out more here.

Elsewhere around the web, you can find additional resources you might use on Ada Day. For example, Google's Made With Code has a good collection of video profiles of young women who today are creating with code.

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