Videos and Marketing
Cool videos to show students
Robot that can defuse a bomb http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504803_162-57560535-10391709/scott-pelley-meet-robo-sally/
The landing of the Mars Curiosity http://www.voanews.com/content/nasa-rover-lands-after-seven-minutes-of-terror/1455808.html
The making of the movie Avatar http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6JXUoWeZ7Q&feature=related
The future of gaming http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4KZRQjCMOA&feature=related
Nao (humanoid robots that are about 2 feet tall dancing to Thriller http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvZRKKwYZGY
Very human looking robot http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaTfzYDZG8c&feature=related
People talking to humanoid robot that they are saying goodbye to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhVu2hxm07E&feature=related
TED talk - Stephen Wolfram http://www.ted.com/talks/stephen_wolfram_computing_a_theory_of_everything.html
TED talk - Pattie Maes and Pranav Mistry from MIT on wearable computing http://www.ted.com/talks/pattie_maes_demos_the_sixth_sense.html
TED talk - Minority report style user interface by John Underkoffler http://www.ted.com/talks/john_underkoffler_drive_3d_data_with_a_gesture.html
Program or be Programmed video (long but interesting) http://youtu.be/JKAzZocdQ1Y
Military robots http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjiq44DgDf0&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Cheetah robot http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtVIh0bh-Sc&feature=youtube_gdata_player
National NCWIT Award Winners (young women in computing) http://www.ncwit.org/award/award.index.php
Girls and Women in computing that are doing/or did interesting things
Top 10 innovators that are under 35 http://www.technologyreview.com/tr35/
Videos by NCWIT winners http://www.wizehive.com/voting/aspirations-in-computing-video-challenge/4056. Check out the The Future Of Technology one.
Using a Microsoft Kinect as a virtual dressing room.
New website to get young women interested in computing http://www.dotdiva.org/
New website to get young women interested in engineering http://engineeryourlife.org/
Video on the history of Google and web searching http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTBShTwCnD4
Cool video by Corning about future technology (has lots of glass displays) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Cf7IL_eZ38
Triumph of the nerds: http://www.pbs.org/nerds/ and The Machine that Changed the World and other such movies at
Video about Google http://got.im/vtR
Video showing a robot and Georgia Tech female student playing http://www.gatech.edu/music/psa.html
Video on research on brain interfaces http://www.youtube.com/user/techdrawl#p/u/25/q9H7Qb0dyw4
Lots of great computing videos like "The machine that changed the world" are at http://www.cosmolearning.com/computer-science/documentaries?sort=views
A video "The secret life of software" that is an intro to objects, classes, methods, data (fields) and encapsulation http://csteachlearn.com/secret_life.html
Some videos on teaching Java in AP CS are at http://www.youtube.com/calcpage2009
A movie on creating the future from Microsoft Research
Interviews with Nicholas Negroponte about the One Laptop per Child Project http://www.charlierose.com/guest/view/755
A movie on software and object-oriented programming in Java http://csteachlearn.com/secret_life.html
A video about electronic voting http://www.hackingdemocracy.com
A segment about kids on-line is at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/kidsonline/
A video on sorting is at http://services.tucows.com/developers/2007/09/24/sorting-out-sorting/
A video on the new robotics CS1 at Georgia Tech using Scribbler Robots http://www.cc.gatech.edu/news/multimedia/video
Part of a documentary about secret Rosies, women who did secret computing work during World War II and were early programmers.
Professor Randy Pausch, developer of Alice, died of cancer in the summer of 2008. He gave a wonderful and very funny lecture which you can see at here (about 2 hours). You can also order the DVD from http://www.cmu.edu/randyslecture/. He was also on Good Morning America which you can see at
http://www.abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=3633945&page=1 (about 9 minutes).
Interviews with Computing Educators http://cs.southwestern.edu/CEOHP/
LEGO First Nanotechnology Competition http://legoeducation.typepad.com/southeastatlantic/files/Flying-Geeks-400-Round-Three.mov
Money magazine ranked Software Eng as the #1 job and Computer IT analyst as job #7 based
on pay, growth, stress, and other factors. http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/bestjobs/
Georgia Tech's Digital Video Special Effects class has student created videos at
The University of Washington created 3 videos. One is pathways (broadening what CS is), power to
change the world (power of CS), and a video of female CS graduates who work
at Google, Microsoft, and Amazon (see A Day in the Life). See http://www.cs.washington.edu/education/ugrad/prospective/outreach.html.
They also have capstone design videos at http://www.cs.washington.edu/info/videos/.
This site has a large number of videos on CS http://www.researchchannel.com/prog/subject.aspx?fID=569&pID=476
The Power of Partners: Video on the impact parents, teachers, and advisors have on women doing IT. See http://www.witvideo.org.vt.edu/purchase.htm
Here is a video of minority report style user-interface http://www.flixxy.com/minority-report-interface.htm
Robotic cars for the DARPA Urban Challenge http://www.cbs46.com/video/13896665/index.html
Computer Science 4 Fun magazine (similar to Wired) http://www.cs4fn.org/
This program introduces viewers to three pioneers who are tackling the challenges of modern life head on and examines why America is not producing great scientists and engineers at the rate of other countries. http://www.womenworking.com/tv/television_innovators.php
Here is a presentation created by Barb Ericson of Georgia Tech that tries to
debunk the myths about comptuter science: no jobs, boring, geeks, etc.
To get the videos to work you will need to put them in the same directory
as the powerpoint slides.
The National Science Foundation made a video to market technology to girls.
A good book for girls is Changing Our World, True Stories of Women Engineers
by Sybil E. Hatch, ASCE Pr, 2006 Press, 221 pages, ISBN 0-7844-9841-6
See Recruiting for more ideas
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