Creating Interest In A Career
Get a student interested in a career and they're more likely to stay in school. Here are some sites that can help.
Discover Engineering offers younger visitors motivating topics like a water slide to interest them in this field. Authentic and practical problems!
O*NET OnLine, created for the U.S. Department of Labor, has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, students, researchers, and more!
JobStar concentrates on career preparation, especially possibilities in the next century. They can be easily replicated in other locales. Look at Tryengineering.
IWasWondering is the National Academy of Sciences' portal to Women's Adventures In Science.The website stars Lia, a virtual Hispanic teenager, and bios of "cool" female scientists.
Andrew High School teacher Cathy Wojcik has found a way to give students a real-world opportunity to use their web design class skills. For the class final, she searches the community for a small business or non-profit without a website and asks the owner if they'd be interested in letting students design one for them. Different groups of students are placed into teams to create designs. From there, the owner chooses a winner.
Scholarship sponsors lean towards students with career goals in mind.
Other Areas To Check Out...
• Cable Channel Internet Resources
• Clearinghouses and Collaboratives
• Computing & Internet Groups
• Creation of Virtual Museums
• Ethics in Science
• Global School Net
• History and Philosophy of Mathematics
• Maker Movement
• Remote-Sensing Investigations
• Research Resources for Teachers and Librarians