Discovering the Wonderful World of Computers

Discovering the Wonderful World of Computers

eBook - 2012
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Hello Teachers, Parents, and Guardians: Today's world is populated with technology: cell phones, eBay, and e-banking, just to name a few examples. It is essential that our children learn how to use technology wisely. De'J Comp and Jayla are characters I created to help teach my high school students learn about computer programming. Although some of my students still have a difficult time understanding this stuff, I haven't given up hope for the next generation of tech students. I asked myself, why isn't anyone teaching our small children about computer science? We know they can play the latest cool games, operate the computer to download the latest 'whatever', and select their favorite movies from NetFlix. But why are we fooled in to believing that these tasks are associated with them "knowing all about computers?" Don't get me wrong, playing a game and reaching a score of 780,900 takes mad skills. However, if he/she doesn't understand the algorithm (or even what an algorithm is!), where is the real reward? They will forever be buying someone else's product, instead of creating their own. So here I am, just that 'someone' who is trying to decrease the deficit in the field of computer science. The objective of this picture book, 'Discovering the Wonderful World of Computers', is to provide boys and girls, ages 3 -8, an opportunity to say, 'Yes we Can!', and start learning about computer technology. This book introduces six computer hardware categories (Memory Chips, Types of Computers, Input Devices, Output Devices, Storage Devices, and Input / Output (I/O) Devices). It is organized in six easy lessons with activities at the end of each category to strengthen and master of that category. Discovering the Wonderful World of Computers is a great introductory book for children to begin exploring the world of computer technology.
Publisher: [United States] : BookBaby : Made available through hoopla, 2012
ISBN: 9781626750586
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital
Alternative Title: Computers


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