Resources

Surveys

Name URL Notes
NEW IT 2015 Survey Building Northeast Wisconsin IT Talent Pipeline Analysis and Recommendations

Survey Results

M7 Tech Talent Report – 2018 Milwaukee’s Tech Talent Impact Report

Analysis of Tech Talent needs for the M7 region

Presentations

Name URL Notes
July 12, 2018

Tech Community: Artificial Intelligence Talent Impacts

NEW IT Alliance: NEW IT Alliance Jul 2018

Laura Schmidt: IT Alliance Impact Of AI On Talent Pipeline 7 12 18

 
June 11, 2018

Digital Learning Opportunities in NEW Report Out

Techspark: Digital Learning Opportunities in NEW Report Out

Laura Schmidt: Digital Learning Opportunities_New Berlin Schools

 

Job Resources

Name URL Notes
Job Center of Wisconsin www.JobCenterOfWisconsin.com Listing of jobs in Wisconsin
WisConnect https://internshipwisconsin.com/ Listing of Wisconsin Internships
Skill Explorer http://skillexplorer.wisconsin.gov/Search.aspx Skill Explorer: Linking people, skills and knowledge to job postings.

Career Exploration

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Careers With Code careerswithcode.com Online IT career exploration magazine.
Cyber Seek https://internshipwisconsin.com/ Resource for individuals looking to learn more about cyber security careers

Lesson Plans

Name URL Notes
Girls Who Code: Women in Tech Lesson Plans Women in Tech Lesson Plans

Free lesson plans covering robotics, user experience, algorithms, decomposition, and more all featuring a female role model.

Learn to Code Tools

Name URL Notes
Code.org https://code.org/ Tools, videos, lessons for teachers and students k-12 wanting to learn to code
Code.org “unplugged” for k-5 https://code.org/curriculum/unplugged This page has links to lesson plans and handouts, plus there are videos that introduce many of the activities here.  (NOTE that some of the videos are intended for the students, while others are for YOU the teacher to get a feeling for how to run the activity with a group of students.)
CS Unplugged https://www.csunplugged.org/en/ Free, hands-on activities for teachers and parents to help kids learn how to code. The site is updated regularly with new activities.
Digigirlz https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/diversity/programs/digigirlz microsoft development classes and camps
Engineering Girl https://www.engineergirl.org Interviews and resources for all things engineering, including software engineering
Girl Powered http://www.roboticseducation.org/competition-teams/girlpowered/ Tools for those interested in increasing the number of girls in VEX Robotics
Girl powered coaches guide http://www.roboticseducation.org/documents/2016/08/girl-powered-coaches-guide.pdf Basic Programming skills for Students
Girls Who Code http://girlswhocode.com/ Club based free curriculum to help youth learn how to code
Lightbot http://lightbot.com/hour-of-code.html A game that introduces fundamental CS principles
MIT App Inventor http://appinventor.mit.edu/explore/ Develop and test Android apps
Programming Basics for Students https://www.quickbase.com/resources/articles/programming-basics-for-students
National Center for Women & Information Technology https://www.ncwit.org/programs-campaigns Scholarships, awards, and computer science tools for teachers and students
Python Room https://pythonroom.com Self-paced lessons, monitored progress by instructor and the teacher gets the solutions as well to help assist
Scratch https://scratch.mit.edu Introductory programming modules
Quick Base https://www.quickbase.com/resources/articles/programming-basics-for-students Programming Basics for Students
500 Free Coding Cources https://medium.freecodecamp.org/500-free-online-programming-computer-science-courses-you-can-start-in-august-bc1bcac1af5e List of 500 free online courses that you can start this month
A History of Computer Programming Languages https://www.onlinecollegeplan.com/computer-programming-languages/ Timeline of computer programming languages and who developed them

Cyber Security Learning Tools

Name URL Notes
Cybrary https://www.cybrary.it Free open source learning for cyber security, IT, and more
Day of Cyber (NSA) https://www.nsadayofcyber.com Free, online program that allows students to experience a day in the life of the nation’s top cybersecurity experts – in just three hours

Activities

Name URL Notes
Mind Trekkers https://mindtrekkers.mtu.edu/activities.php Fun Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) activities you can try at home or at school.

How Computers Work

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Introducing How Computers Work https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAx_6-wdslM&index=1&list=PLzdnOPI1iJNcsRwJhvksEo1tJqjIqWbN-  Bill Gates kicks off an introduction to the series How Computers Work.
What Makes a Computer, a Computer? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCq8-xTH7jA&index=2&list=PLzdnOPI1iJNcsRwJhvksEo1tJqjIqWbN-  Computers are all around us, but what really makes a computer, a computer? Explore the history of computers and the features they all share.

Binary & Data

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USCBCmwMCDA&index=3&list=PLzdnOPI1iJNcsRwJhvksEo1tJqjIqWbN- You’ll hear that everything’s “1s and 0s” in a computer, but what does that mean? Find out how computers represent numbers, words, images, and sound.
Circuits and Logic  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoqMiFKspAA&index=4&list=PLzdnOPI1iJNcsRwJhvksEo1tJqjIqWbN- Computers process information in the blink of an eye. It’s not magic though, it’s just millions of tiny circuits!

How Computers Work: CPU, Memory, Input & Output

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKGZlaPlVLY&list=PLzdnOPI1iJNcsRwJhvksEo1tJqjIqWbN-&index=5 Dive a little deeper into the actual components that allow a computer to input, store, process, and output information.

How Computers Work: Hardware and Software

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnyFYiK2rSY&index=6&list=PLzdnOPI1iJNcsRwJhvksEo1tJqjIqWbN-  Take a peek into the relationship between software and the hardware it controls.

How Computers work: Video Library

https://code.org/educate/resources/videos Video library of educational videos for re-use by educators worldwide, online or in classrooms.