It really should come as no surprise that the use of technology in the classroom is becoming more widespread all the time. Teachers now have access to more technology than ever before, allowing them to communicate with students on a whole new level.
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When it comes to the distinctive ways that each of us learns, the kinesthetic and tactile learner is the least common, with only 5 percent of the population falling into this category.
STEM has been getting a lot of attention these days in equality, education, career choices, and how we view the future. However, women are under-represented in STEM education and careers – not only is this a disservice to women, it also takes away a huge pool of resources that we need for our future.
The women on this list are just eight of many that we need to honour as influential females in tech. They bring inspiration, passion, and their own innovative drive to the field of technology, motivating Canadian women to reach for and attain their dreams.
If the projections are correct, there will be a significant shortage of technology workers in Canada in the next ten to twenty years. Canada Learning Code plans on changing this projection with their initiative of teaching 10 million Canadians how to code by 2027.1
For children today, technology is integrated into their lives as a given – at a very young age they’re completely proficient at using laptops, tablets, and gaming devices for entertainment and information.
While all students benefit from the use of pictures, images, and color to help them learn, the visual style learner who relies on visual stimulus to recognize and remember important information benefits the most.
It’s enlightening to see – an online search for women in technology brings up a heartening number of Women in Technology (WIT) organizations around the world that focus on supporting women who choose a career in tech.