• Media Center Resources

    Computers

       Ashley, S. (2005). I can use a computer. Milwaukee, WI: Weekly Reader Early Learning Library.

    “Youngsters explore the different parts of a computer and how they are used.”

    Call Tag: 004 AS

    Lexile 230LG

     

       Gifford, C. (2015) The science of computers. St. Catharines, ON: Crabtree Publishing Company.

    "Takes an overall look at information technology, exploring how computers operate and the devices that are used in homes, schools, and businesses today ... [and] the history of the development of information technology and digital devices…”

    Call Tag: 004 GI

    Lexile 1030L

     

       Halls, K. M. (2010). Virtual reality specialist. Ann Arbor, MI: Cherry Lake Publishers.

    “Introduces readers to the skills, education, and training needed to become a virtual reality specialist.”

    Call Tag: 004 HA

    Lexile 990MG

     

       Jackson, C. (2010). Revolution in computers. New York: Marshall Cavendish Benchmark.

    “Reviews the history of computers, describing the development of computer technologies and the science behind those innovations.”

    Call Tag: 004 JA

    Lexile ~870

     

       Oxlade, C.(2011). The computer. Chicago, IL: Heinemann Library.

    “Examines the evolution of computer technology and design and how they affect today's world.”

    Call Tag: 004 OX

    Lexile 970L

     

       Petrie, K. (2009). Computers. Adenia, MN: Adobe Press.

    “Introduces children to computers, describing the first computers, parts and how they work, and careers working with them.”

    Call Tag: 004 PE

    Lexile 820LG

     

       Shea, J. M. (2013). Combating computer viruses. New York: Gareth Stevens.

    “Provides information and advice about combating computer viruses, discussing how to avoid, identify, and remove them, in addition to other related topics.”

    Call Tag: 005.8 SH

    Lexile 910MG

     

       Sirota, L. A. (2012). Technological design. Ann Arbor, MI: Cherry Lake Publishers.

    “Helps students learn about technological design, describing how microwaves, televisions, cell phones, computers, and gaming systems work.”

    Call Tag: 620 SI

    Lexile 890L

     

       Taylor-Butler, C. (2017). Computers. New York, NY: Children’s Press.

    “Learn all about the history of computers, from how they were first invented to how they impact our lives today."--Provided by publisher.”

    Call Tag: 004 TA

    Lexile 920L

    Computer Coding

       Pratt, M. K. (2016). What is computer coding? Minneapolis, MN: Lerner Publications.

    “Discusses what computer coding is and how it works”

    Call Tag: 005 PR

    Lexile 540L

     

       Wainewright, M. (2015). How to code. A step-by-step guide to computer coding (Book 1). Irvine, CA: Quarto Library.

    “A beginner's guide to computer programming that covers basic coding concepts and provides step-by-step instructions for using Scratch and Logo.”

    Call Tag: 005 WA

    Lexile 740L

     

       Wainewright, M. (2015). How to code. A step-by-step guide to computer coding (Book 2). Irvine, CA: Quarto Library.

    “A beginner's guide to computer programming that covers basic coding concepts and provides step-by-step instructions for using Scratch and Logo.”

    Call Tag: 005 WA

    Lexile 780L

     

       Wainewright, M. (2015). How to code. A step-by-step guide to computer coding (Book 3). Irvine, CA: Quarto Library.

    “A beginner's guide to computer programming that covers basic coding concepts and provides step-by-step instructions for using Scratch and Logo.”

    Call Tag: 005 WA

    Lexile 710L

     

       Wainewright, M. (2015). How to code. A step-by-step guide to computer coding (Book 4). Irvine, CA: Quarto Library.

    “A beginner's guide to computer programming that covers basic coding concepts and provides step-by-step instructions for using Scratch and Logo.”

    Call Tag: 005 WA

    Lexile 800L

     

    People in Computing

       Brown, J. A. (2005). Bill Gates. Milwaukee, WI: Weekly Reader Early Learning Library.

    “Presents a short biography on Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, his early life, education, and entrance into the world of big business.”

    Call Tag: B GAT

    Lexile 560LG

     

       Greenburg, K. E. (1994). Steven Jobs & Stephen Wozniak: Creating the Apple computer. Woodbridge, CONN: Blackbirch Press.

    “Biographies of the two men who became partners to create the Apple Computer Company.”

    Call Tag: B GRE

    Lexile 990L MG

     

       Lemke, D. (2007). Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and the personal computer. Mankato, MN: Capstone Press.

    “An account of how Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs developed the personal computer and continued to make improvements to the machines after creating the Apple computer company. Presented in graphic format.”

    Call Tag: B LEM

    Lexile GN680L

     

       Mattern, J. (2003). Grace Hopper: Computer pioneer. New York: PowerKids Press.

    “A biography of the teacher, inventor, and computer pioneer who worked with the world's first computers.”

    Call Tag: 921 HOP

    Lexile 770L

     

    Khan Academy Resources

     

    Computer Programming

    441 Lessons

    https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/computer-programming

    “Learn how to program drawings, animations and games using JavaScritp and ProcessingJS, or learn how to create web pages with HTML and CSS. You can share whatever you create, explore what others have created and learn from each other!”

     

    Computer Science

    178 Lessons

    https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/computer-science

    “Learn select topics from computer science-algorithms (how we solve common problems in computer science and measure the efficiency of our solutions), cryptography (how we protect secret information), and information theory (how we encode and compress information).”

     

    Hour of Code

    49 Lessons

    https://www.khanacademy.org/hourofcode

    “Only have an hour? Learn the basics of programming, making webpages or creating databases.”


    GALILEO Resources

    Computer." Britannica School, Encyclopædia Britannica, 13 Aug. 2017. school.eb.com.proxygsu-sric.galileo.usg.edu/levels/elementary/article/computer/352990. Accessed 17 Oct. 2017.

    Lexile Article 1 860L

    Lexile Article 2 1320L

     

    Bill Gates." Britannica School, Encyclopædia Britannica, 13 Aug. 2017. school.eb.com.proxygsu-sric.galileo.usg.edu/levels/elementary/article/Bill-Gates/353168. Accessed 17 Oct. 2017.

    Lexile Article 1 810L

    Lexile Article 2 1220L

     

    "Steve Jobs." Britannica School, Encyclopædia Britannica, 13 Aug. 2017. school.eb.com.proxygsu-sric.galileo.usg.edu/levels/elementary/article/Steve-Jobs/399513. Accessed 17 Oct. 2017.

    Lexile Article 1 780L

    Lexile Article 2 1220L



    myOn Resources


    Anniss, M. (2015) Understanding computer networks.  Heinemann Raintree.

    “This book looks at the basics of computer networks. It describes what networks are and how they work, the different kinds of network, and the difference between the Internet and the World Wide Web. It explains how to contact people online using email and social networks, shows how networks can be used to work with other people online, and touches on creating websites and blogs. The topics covered are illustrated with do's and don'ts, Did You Know? boxes and current developments in the world of computing.”

    Audio Time 44 mins

    Lexile 1160L

     

    Anniss, M. (2015) Understanding programming and logic. Heinemann Raintree.

    “This book looks at the basics of computer programming. It explains how programming is based on logical reasoning and the answers to simple questions, what can be done with computer programming, and how to use control languages. Simple flow diagrams and examples illustrate the concepts clearly and there are suggestions for creating simple programs. The topics covered are illustrated with do's and don'ts, Did You Know? boxes and current developments in the world of computing.”

    Audio Time 44 mins

    Lexile 1070L

     

    Gregoire, M. (2012). Computers. Mankato, MN: Capstone Press.

    “Learn how people use computers for work, study, and fun in this beginning look at technology.”

    Audio Time 3 mins

    Lexile 420L

     

    Harbo, C. L. (2014). Bill Gates. Capstone Press.

    “Explore the life and achievements of Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft and social activist.”

    Audio Time 4 mins

    Lexile 580L

     

    Hubbard, B. (2017). How computers work. Heinemann Raintree.

    “Ever wonder what goes on inside your computer? Take a look into how processors, networks, and more are all connected.”

    Audio Time 4 mins

    Lexile NC700L

     

    Hubbard, B. (2017). Using digital technology.. Heinemann Raintree.

    “Digital technology can sometimes be overwhelming. Find out what computers are used for. Learn how to store information, search online, play games, and more.”

    Audio Time 3 mins

    Lexile NC770L

     

    Mason, P. (2015). Understanding computer safety. Heinemann Raintree.

    “This book looks at the basics of computer safety. It emphasises that once a computer is online, the user is open to dangers of various kinds, so there is a need to keep information private and use secure passwords. It defines digital footprints and online identity, and explains how to tell if a website is safe to visit. It also explains about computer etiquette and cyber bullying. The concepts are illustrated with case studies and examples of searches, and there are do's and don'ts and fact boxes to illustrate the topics covered.”

    Audio Time 49 mins

    Lexile 960L

     

    Mason, P. (2015). Understanding computer search and research. Heinemann Raintree.

    “This book looks at the basics of computer search and research. It explains the difference between search and research, how to search and how to organise the results of a search to turn them into research. It describes how search engines work, and how to get the best results from your search. There are tips for successful searches including how to spot plagiarism and how to acknowledge sources. Try This features give suggestions for practising search techniques, and there are fact boxes to illustrate the topics covered.”

    Audio Time 48 mins

    Lexile 920L

     

    Peterson, M. C. (2015). The first computers. Mankato, MN: Capstone Press.

    “The first laptop computer weighed 24 pounds 10 kilograms! What were early computers like and who made them? Find out about the first supercomputers, the first personal computers, the first smartphone, and more.”

    Audi Time 4 mins

    Lexile 430L

     

    Discovery Education Resources

    BBC Active, 2014. Nina and the Neurons: Go Digital: Coding. [Full Video]. Available from http://www.discoveryeducation.com

    Time 14:46

    “Learns about coding with host Nina and special guests Caleb, Kennedy, and Sarah. Nina explains that codes are instructions which tell computers what to do. They visit a park and play a game where Nina has to follow the instructions from a code, and practice combining patterns with a code that has instructions for dance moves.”

    Grade(s) K-2

     

    BBC Active, 2013. Nina and the Neurons: Engineering: Computers. [Full Video]. Available from http://www.discoveryeducation.com

    Time 15:10

    “Explores computers with host Nina and special guests Brooklyn, Cacey, and Nana. Nina leads experiments to demonstrate how words typed on a keyboard are displayed on a computer screen. Visits the National Museum of Computing to investigate one of the first computers and learn about computer programs and touchscreens.”

    Grade(s) K-2

     

    Discovery Education, 1997. Computers. [Video Segment]. Available from http://www.discoveryeducation.com

    Time 9:40

    “Know your RAM from your ROM? Learn all about computers.”

     

    Discovery Education, 2001. Technology at Work: Part 01. [Full Video]. Available from http://www.discoveryeducation.com

    Time 22:21

    “From the ones and zeroes of the digital revolution to the ability to predict hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods, computers have given humankind a new way to manage its environment. Whether it's the instantaneous knowledge and communication of the Internet or new robots that move just like humans, this video shows your students how computers underlie every new technological step we take. “Computers Computerized Weather Forecasting Fantastic Robots. Produced by Discovery Channel School.”

     

    Reuters, 2016. Reuters News: Dancing Robot Teaches Kids to Code. [Full Video]. Available from http://www.discoveryeducation.com

    Time 2:08

    “A dancing, game-playing robot is encouraging children's STEM interest.”

    Internet Resources

    Kreit, A. & Jessica Wanke. (n. d.). Timeline: Bill Gates from geek to gazillionaire to do-gooder. NPR. Retrieved from  http://www.npr.org/news/graphics/2008/june/bill_gates/gates_timeline_04.html

     

    Science Kids. (2016). Technology facts. Retrieved from  http://www.sciencekids.co.nz.proxygsu-sric.galileo.usg.edu/sciencefacts/technology/computers.html

     

    (2017). Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. LemelsonMIT. Retrieved from http://lemelson.mit.edu/resources/steve-jobs-steve-wozniak

     

    (2017). “William H. Gates III. American Academy of Achievement. Retrieved from http://www.achievement.org/achiever/william-h-gates-iii/

     

    Zimmermann, K. A. (2017). History of computers: A brief timeline. Live Science Retrieved from  https://www.livescience.com/20718-computer-history.html