Website Title: Campaign for Education: School Girls Unite
Category: Girls Education Resources
Description: Toolkits available for starting global activism for girls’ education. School Girls Unite works with their partner organization in Mali, Les Filles Unies pour L’Education who work together to increase the number of school girls in Mali.
Website Title: Code.org
Scope: US centric, can be global
Category: Curriculum, reference, facts and figures, coding
Description: Code.org provides resources in learning and teaching computer science, as well as statistics about computer science in schools, the workforce, and the world.
Website Title: Day of the Girl
Category: Girls Education Resources
Description: Toolkits for petitions, rallies, and events to celebrate the Day of the Girl (October 11).
Website Title: Digital Learning Day
Scope: US and International
Category: Resources and references
Ages: Elementary-High School
Description: Offers lesson plans, projects, and activities to use with students. Offers several lessons and projects for elementary-high school level. Includes links to YouTube videos, rubrics, and lesson plans as well as other free resources that are browsable by age, subject, and content type.
Website Title: DIY Girls
Category: Reference, Resource
Ages: 5th-12th grade
Description: DIY Girls is a nonprofit program operated in California, USA that encourages girls’ interest in science by offering kits and projects for the girls to complete. This website can serve as a guide for how to get girls interested in technology, as well as be used to order a DIY Girls Club Kit; available for purchase, the kit includes increasingly complex projects for the girls to assemble. Reviews show girls interest in science was more pronounced, girls were more likely to speak up in class and about science, and had increased science knowledge.
Website Title: Libre Office Suite
Description: Free Office Suite software.
Website Title: Plan USA: The Because I Am A Girl Educator Toolkit
Category: Educator Tools
Description: Tools for educators in developed and developing countries to raise awareness of challenges for girls and advocate for more funding and resources.
HEALTH INFORMATION AND CURRICULUM
Website Title: Hesperian Health Guides
Category: Health Books
Ages: 12-18 years old/6th grade reading level
Description: Under “Books and Resources,” Hesperian Health Guides offers a variety of free ebooks available as PDF downloads that discuss several women’s health topics like reproductive health, violence, mental health, HIV and more.
Website Title: Medline Plus
Category: Medical Reference
Description: Medline Plus provides medical reference.
Website Title: Pop Council
Category: Health Curriculum
Description: It’s All One Curriculum offers content on almost any topic you might want to include in teaching young people about gender, sexual health, HIV, sexuality, relationships, communication, intimate-partner violence, puberty, reproduction, contraception, abortion, or advocating for their own rights. Located under the “Our Research” tab. It is intentionally comprehensive so that you can select the content and activities that meet your needs. One project you can find on this website “Opening Opportunities” is specifically for Guatemala to Increases Mayan girls’ social support networks, connect them with role models and mentors, build a base of critical life and leadership skills, and provide hands-on professional training and experience.
Website Title: TeachAids
Category: Healthcare curriculum
Description: TeachAids provides videos, resources, and information on Aids, how to teach AIDS to children, prevention, and treatment.
FUNDRAISING, AID, SUPPORT
Website Title: Age Africa
Category: Education access for girls
Ages: High school
Description: A nonprofit organization whose goal is to help girls access education in Malawi; offers several programs including CHATs and after school girls club, large scholarships, and resources for girls education.
Website Title: Catapult
Category: Crowdsource Funding
Description: Catapult is a site that connects projects that advance women’s issues like education, gender violence, economic empowerment, and reproductive rights with crowdfunding.
Website Title: Computers for Classrooms
Category: Fundraising, computers
Description: Computers for Classrooms works much like World Computer Exchange except within the US; if you need low-cost computers for classrooms within the US, or are looking for volunteer opportunities, this site is for you.
Website Title: Global Fund for Women
Description: Global Fund for Women is an organization that will fund projects/proposals that advance women’s rights and focus on women’s issues, specifically in leadership, technology, and education.
Website Title: Global Partnership for Education
Category: Financial Resources
Description: Established in 2002, the GPE is comprised of close to 60 developing countries, donor governments, international organizations, private sector organizations, teachers, and civil society/NGO groups. GPE works to improved education in countries around the world. “GPE mobilizes financing from public and private sources around the world and encourages developing country partners to provide sufficient domestic financing for basic education.”
Website Title: Hackers for Charity: Education
Category: Computer Science, computers, resources
Description: A non-profit charity made up of hackers who help fund and run a free technical training and job skills center in Jinja, Uganda. The also offer classes and instruction to children. They also work to offer offline educational tools.
Website Title: Their World
Category: Resources/ Small Grants for Education projects
Description: Their World is a charity that works to right the gaps in global education. There are several resources about education issues called “explainers,” campaigns to join, as well as grant opportunities to charities.
Website Title: Vital Voices
Ages: adult women
Description: Vital Voices provides support, training, and visibility to emerging female leaders. Vital Voices has four focus areas: individual investments, signature programs, network activation and global advocacy, and thought leadership.
Website Title: Global Girl Media
Category: Journalism, digital literacy
Description: “GlobalGirl Media develops the voice and activism of young women, ages 14-22, in under-served communities by teaching them to create and share digital journalism designed to ignite communities around critical social issues and advocate for solutions. Through mentoring, training and access to a worldwide network of media partners, GGM supports girl-centered media that breaks gender boundaries, pushes policy reform and moves communities to action.
We are on a mission to create a new, relevant and localized journalism ecosystem for girls and youth, we train in the adroit media and ethical skills needed for girls to fight for gender justice, but also to restore dignity and democracy to news media.”
Website Title: Through Their Eyes, In their Voices (Link to pdf)
Category: Girls Education
Description: Stories of young women navigating the road to tertiary education.
Website Title: The Full Participation Project: No Ceilings
Description: No Ceilings presents data and statistics on the status of women including gaps in women’s education, civil rights, and gender equality. The data spans 190 countries, beginning in 1995.
Website Title: Sci Dev Net
Category: Reference, News
Description: A leading news outlet and independent voice with a journalistic focus on global education development. Popular free articles include: A simple way to prevent African water wars, Nigerian girls build robots to tackle waste, Focus on Poverty: Hidden inequality data unmasked.
Website Title: STEM Education Resources: Free Computer Science Classes
Scope: English speakers
Category: Resource List
Description: A list compiled of free and paid for services that teach computer programming.
Website Title: Ubuntu Manual
Category: Instruction, computers
Description: Free beginners guide to the Ubuntu operating system.
Website Title: United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative
Category: Resource and Reference
Description: A partnership of organizations committed to narrowing the gender gap in primary and secondary education. The website links to blogs, resources, studies, and information by country.
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CURRICULUM
Website Title: Black Girls Code
Category: Technology, learning coding
Description: Black Girls Code is a not-for-profit program that encourages and provides the tools for African American girls to learn coding and pursue careers in technology.
Website Title: CK-12 Foundation
Category: Curriculum, teacher and student resources
Description: CK-12 Foundation provides lessons in Maths, Sciences, Writing, English, and some languages with free curricula, textbooks, and teacher tools.
Website Title: Code Academy
Scope: English speakers
Category: Computer Programing
Age: all ages
Description: Many free online courses on computer programming that offers videos, tutorials, online guidance, quizzes and application tests. Each student must have an email address to sign up for free.
Website Title: Coder Dojo
Category: Technology, free coding
Description: Coder Dojo is a volunteer organization that provides over 200 free lessons and projects to students who wish to learn coding; to work with Coder Dojo, a leader must set up a public space to hold lessons, but do not have to know how to code themselves.
Website Title: edX
Category: Post-Secondary education, free online course programs
Description: Free online degree and certificate programs offered by universities like Harvard, MIT, and many others.
Website Title: Girl Rising
Category: Curriculum, Inspiring Girls
Description: From the Girl Rising website: “Girl Rising works with local partners by providing customized tools and curricula to build confidence and agency in girls and to change attitudes and social norms so that entire communities stand up for girls and against gender discrimination.
Our story-based tools and curricula engage, energize and motivate young people to see beyond their borders, value their education, understand their rights and believe in their capacity to change their lives, communities, and even the world.” Girl Rising provides videos, curriculum, and resources for teachers to uplift girls’ education. The Girl Rising curriculum – for upper elementary, middle and high schools – is dynamic, empowering and adaptable. Aligned to U.S. Common Core standards and created in partnership with the Pearson Foundation, it is designed to encourage critical thinking and can be used to teach subjects ranging from language arts to social studies and math. Teach directly from the materials, enhance an existing lesson plan, or build a new unit.
- Assessment Tool
- Teacher’s Guides
- Country and Issue Fact Sheets
- Project-based Lesson Plans
- Four Video Chapters
- New: Financial Empowerment Module
Girl Rising contains files and lesson plans. It provides teachers with a unique opportunity to educate students about the issues surrounding, and the impact of, girls’ education in the developing world.
Website Title: Girls Who Code
Category: Technology, teaching coding
Description: Girls Who Code is a not-for-profit organization that provides curriculum and resources for girls to learn coding to bridge the gender gap in computer science careers.
Website Title: iEarn
Category: International Education Curriculum, resource network
Description: Global network of teachers and youth who use the internet to collaborate on projects that enhance learning and make a difference in the world. iEarn also offers teacher training and collaborative projects for students all around the world.
Website Title: Khan Academy
Category: Educational Videos, Curriculum
Description: Khan Academy offers online teaching videos and curriculum in a variety of subjects and grade levels. It is a free curriculum available to all. Khan Academy also includes special teacher tools to track student progress. Sign-up is required.
Website Title: Learn Digital with Google
Scope: Arabic speakers
Category: Technology and business skills
Ages: High School and College
Description: Over 100 lessons and explanatory videos covering a range of digital marketing skills including search engine marketing, social media, video, e-commerce and more.
Website Title: National Center for Women and Information Technology
Scope: USA, English and Spanish
Category: Technology curriculum
Description: National Center for Women and Information Technology is a nonprofit with the goal of increasing the number of women in technology fields. They provide a downloadable curriculum plan, also available in Spanish.
Website Title: National Center for Women and IT: Computer Science-In-a-Box
Category: Curriculum, computer science
Ages: all ages, target audience 9-14 year olds
Description: Computer Science-In-a-Box provides free resources and curriculum to teach computer science without computers.
Website Title: O’Reilly
Category: Curriculum, sciences, not free
Ages: higher education
Description: O’Reilly offers online technical courses for a fee.
Website Title: Rails Girls
Category: Curriculum and resources, coding
Description: Rails Girls is a global non-profit that supplies coding lessons, materials, and advice on how to set up a coding workshop.
Website Title: The Wade Institute for Science Education
Category: Curriculum, teacher resources
Description: The Wade Institute for Science Education provides programs, seminars, and hands on learning experiences for educators teaching sciences.
Website Title: The Eyes of African Women
Scope: Global, special focus on Africa
Category: Empowering women and girls
Description: They Eyes of African Women is an online platform that publishes stories, poems, and other prose works and empowers African women through the sharing, claiming, and publishing of their own narratives.
Website Title: The Learning Revolution Project
Category: Teaching Reference Blog
Ages: for adult educators
Description: The Learning Revolution Project is a blog that offers advice on all aspects of teaching and education, as well as some instructive videos. Users are able to join a community of educators who are working toward creating teaching techniques that incorporate the growing role of technology in students’ lives.
Website Title: World Pulse
Category: Social/Digital Media platform
Ages: adult women
Description: Digital media platform for connecting women to accelerate women’s impact for the world; provides training in citizen journalism and digital empowerment. Over 64,000 members from 190 countries.