Encourage Young Women to Create Their Own Websites (LS-TR-223)
The main driving force in implementing this Learning Scenario is that young girls refrain from taking up education in STEM fields. One of the reasons is the lack of inspiration and role models. I hope the impact of this scenario will help to increase the number of young women studying Computer Science and STEAM related professions.
The goal of the learning scenario
Students will create a website about biographies of pioneer women who led Europe in science, society and arts. Moreover, students will practice the past tense in writing the biographies. Finally, they will create some original web content by using Europeana resources about pioneer women.
The objectives of this learning scenario are to improve digital skills in sharing the Europeana content on the websites students create, raise awareness of women’s contributions to science (women as role models), curate Europeana content and develop reading and writing skills in English. Additionally, students identify the laws of copyright.
Activity 1: Introduction
As a start, students learn about the learning scenario. Teams are formed and the tasks are shared. Evaluation criteria are negotiated with them.
Activity 2: What is Copyright and Europeana?
Secondly, students are introduced to what copyright is and how to share Europeana content on their webpages without violating legal actions.
Activity 3: Exploring a Website Making Tool
Next, students use “Jimdo (available for Android/IOS/Web)” as a mobile website making tool.
Activity 4: Creating Draft Webpages
Then, teams start making their draft pages.
Activity 5: Creating Websites
After that, they will be able to create well-designed basic webpages with a left side navigation panel, text header, pictures and Europeana links.
Activity 6: Sharing Websites
As a final activity, they share it publicly and reflect on the activities.
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Did you find this learning scenario interesting? You might also like:
- Take the Quiz: How much do you know about women who pioneered Europe? by Reyhan Gunes
- Women Pioneers: The case of Maria Sybilla Merian by Vasso Oikonomidou
- The Powerful Women in Europe created by Javier Ramos Sancha
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