International Women’s Day 2019 #femedtech #IWD19 #IWD2019
The theme of International Women’s Day 2019 is Better the balance, better the world #Balanceforbetter , and it’s only a month away. After experiencing the BBC’s efforts at balance, I feel slightly suspicious of the concept but I am sure that @femedtech and #femedtech can mark IWD 2019 in style, and work towards gender balance in family, work, polity and open spaces – there’s work to do. Maren Deepwell has already started by crowdsourcing a slide collection for #IWD2019
Talking about equality or women in #edtech? Do you have slides from previous talks? I’m looking for slides to include in this shared collection of slides for the #femedtech network, https://t.co/f3L1SJ3mt3 pic.twitter.com/jWhwFCbz9x
— Dr Maren Deepwell (@MarenDeepwell) January 20, 2019
You can add slides here
I looked back to see what we have done previously on IWD. In 2017, Helen Beetham posted
Happy International Women’s Day! Share your favourite edtech blog post by a woman with these tags #femedtech #IWD2017
— Helen Beetham (@helenbeetham) March 8, 2017
and there was a rich response.
In 2018, I blogged Share stuff on #femedtech for International Women’s Day 2018 and beyond #IWD2018 with a more muted response, possibly because there was a strike that day in UK HE. @femedtech and #femedtech have grown strongly since March 2018, thanks to shared curation which is going really well.
So now seems a good time to thank all of our @femedtech curators – past, present and future @helenbeetham @MarenDeepwell @katiepiatt @ItsMiasTweets @AmandaCookson @ammienoot @francesbell @hey_km @SFarley_Charlie @sharonlflynn @loumycroft @louisedrumm @marloft @jmenglund03 @clarethomsonqub @catspyjamasnz @catherinecronin @vivienrolfe @lizbennett1 @warwicklanguage @mhawksey @kshjensen @francesbell @marendeepwell @debjarnold @orna_farrell @gravesle @martinaemke @louoboyle @RKChallen @fieryred1 @annehole @sheilmcn
In her curation, starting 11 Feb 2019, Kathrine Jensen is running a Wikipedia editing event
#femedtech I need your help to run a wikipedia-edit event over the two weeks I am curating the @femedtech account in Feb. Join the #femedtech wikipedia planning https://t.co/VhgpdJwyXb
— Kathrine Jensen (@kshjensen) February 1, 2019
I am hoping that this event can get me editing regularly on Wikipedia. I have thought of a woman to make a page for and have started to collect references but I am going to need some support. I hope that more and less experienced Wikipedians will participate to support people like me, to learn and to help Wikipedia grow.
So please share your ideas and actions for #IWD2019 on #femedtech.