This resource has applications across the entire curriculum, not limited to Computing.
This resource supports the computing curriculum and specifically the development of computational thought within real life contexts. Due to the complex social and political contexts of many of the contributors, the resource will lend itself more obviously to KS3/4 audiences. However, many primary school learners will also gain unique insights from finding out more about women and computing.
This resource offers a rich stimulus for learners to appreciate the contribution of women to the development of computational thought over time, within the context of world events such as World War II, the Cold War, and more recently within the context of cyber threats and solutions.
The resource does not just aim to promote positive role models, but also to celebrate achievements within the context of society at particular moments in time. Each contributor offers a positive insight into the importance of equality between men and women and how everyone can achieve more when working together, regardless of gender, ethnicity and background.
The broader school community
There are a number of videos in this resource which provide inspirational stimulus for assemblies. These go far beyond the confines of infrequent but highly relevant events such as International Women’s Day.