CM . . . . Volume XXII Number 8 . . . . October 23, 2015
The "Getting Connected to Digital Literacy" series discusses the history, terminology, functions and the role that computers and the different components of computers play in our day-to-day lives. Each book provides a brief introduction to the history and terminology associated with the topic. Each book also contains a glossary and index at the end that readers can refer to in order to review new terms and concepts learned in the readings. I also liked how the author provides readers with simple hands-on-activities and suggestions for further reading to help his readers practice and learn more about the concepts.
The Science of Computers provides its readers with an introduction on how different computers receive, process and display the results of the processing in different ways. This book also outlines the different compartments of the computers and the history of computers.
Computer Networks provides its readers with an introduction to computer networks and the different types of computer networks that influence our day-to-day life. This books also informs its readers on some interesting historical facts of computer networks and how to be responsible digital citizens.
Amazing Applications and Perfect Programs provides its readers with the basics of computer operating systems, programs, and applications. This book also outlines the different functions and purposes that these systems, programs and applications play and how they can serve us in our day-to-day lives.
Awesome Algorithms and Creative Coding provides its readers to the basics of computer algorithms and the role these codes play in advising computers how to complete their daily tasks. This book also outlines the basic language of algorithms and the logic of algorithms.
"Getting Connected to Digital Literacy" is a good series that provides an introduction to younger audiences on the basics of digital literacy in a fun and relevant way. I would recommend this series for a school library collection.
Mark Mueller is the Education Librarian at Tyndale University College in Toronto, ON.
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