The stereotype of males as computer “geeks” is in demise. Now, with many sites allowing users to be creators, young girls are flocking to the Internet. Check this February 21, 2008 New York Times article for shifting demographics among the young regarding computer usage. Post your comments on the ramifications for teachers who teach adolescents or pre-teens. Will girls' usage of computers outpace boys? Ask some girls what they think? Ask them how they use the Internet? Ask some boys? What do you learn from the article? How does that compare from what you are hearing from adolescents?
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Illustration: Adam Strange, as appeared with the article in NYT
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