Best Computers & Technology Books for 8 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 computers & technology books for 8 year olds. Please click Read Review to read book reviews on Amazon. You can also click Find in Library to check book availability at your local library. If the default library is not correct, please follow Change Local Library to reset it.

1. The Case of the Digital Deception (Club CSI Book 5)

by: Ellie O’Ryan
Release date: Jan 29, 2013
Number of Pages: 160
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When there’s a mystery surrounding a popular online game, the Club CSI: kids use digital forensics to solve a case of foul play.

Ben, Corey, and Hannah have their work cut out for them when Whitney, the most popular girl in school, comes to Club CSI: for help. At first her case seems easy to crack—someone has been tampering with Whitney’s locker, and since her best friend Alyssa has the combination, she is a likely suspect.

But nothing is as simple as it seems, especially once the team learns that other strange things are happening around Whitney. Mysterious charges from a popular Internet drawing game have shown up on Whitney’s parents’ credit card. Whitney swears she didn’t authorize the charges, so who did? The digital drama increases when Club CSI: launches an online investigation—and to uncover the culprit, they’ll have to go undercover as players of the game!

© 2013 CBS & Ent. AB Funding LLC. All Rights Reserved. CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION in USA is a TM of CBS and outside USA TM of Ent. AB Funding LLC.

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2. Making Change (Professional Resources)

by: Loretta DonovanTimothy Green
Release date: Oct 01, 2013
Number of Pages: 152
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Build the foundation for a 21st century learning environment! This professional resource provides strategies, suggestions, lesson ideas, and helpful planning tools to create an innovative learning environment in the classroom and at school. Teachers and students will feel empowered to use technology in teaching and learning.

About Shell Education
Rachelle Cracchiolo started the company with a friend and fellow teacher. Both were eager to share their ideas and passion for education with other classroom leaders. What began as a hobby, selling lesson plans to local stores, became a part-time job after a full day of teaching, and eventually blossomed into Teacher Created Materials. The story continued in 2004 with the launch of Shell Education and the introduction of professional resources and classroom application books designed to support Teacher Created Materials curriculum resources. Today, Teacher Created Materials and Shell Education are two of the most recognized names in educational publishing around the world.

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3. The Lighter Side of Technology in Education

by: Aaron Bacall
Release date: Feb 24, 2003
Number of Pages: 96
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This collection of whimsical glimpses at technology in education will provide a moment to laugh and add a little levity–and poignancy–to your workday.

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4. Cyber Law: Maximizing Safety and Minimizing Risk in Classrooms

by: Aimee M. Bissonette
Release date: Apr 09, 2009
Number of Pages: 128
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An essential overview of legal issues related to technology, this resource provides case summaries and proactive strategies on privacy, security, copyright, appropriate online behavior, and more.
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5. NetKids

by: NetGuide
Release date: Nov 12, 1996
Number of Pages: 179
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Written by kids—for kids! Our junior Web masters rank the sites and tell you where the action is online.
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6. Web Jam (Hyperlinkz #3)

by: Robert Elmer
Release date: Aug 17, 2004
Number of Pages: 128
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Here Comes Treble.

Who’s the star of THIS show? Austin and Ashley Webster are about to find out when they’re sucked inside the musical side of the crazy, confusing World Wide Web. It’s all thanks to Austin’s laptop computer and a strange digital camera he picked up at a garage sale. But their timing couldn’t be worse: Ashley is just about to sing in the state “Greatest Young Vocalist” finals.

Never mind the advice from their Aunt Jessica and so-called “help” from Tucker Campbell–who’ll do just about anything to win the finals. Austin and Ashley stumble deeper than ever into the Web, bouncing from one music-linked website to the next. Can they find their way back home before the competition is history? Or will their newest exploits hit a sour note and leave them trapped in the Web…forever?

Check out the “HyperLinkz Guide to Safe Surfing” for cool true trivia and Web backgrounders!

Don’t miss any of the exciting HyperLinkz adventures!
Book 1: Digital Disaster
Book 2: Fudge Factor
Book 3: Web Jam
Book 4: Spam Alert

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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography > Performing Arts

7. Building Your Own Arduino Shields:: Interfacing with the Arduino Using Basic Components

by: David Leithauser
Release date: Jul 31, 2015
Number of Pages: 64
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Although you can buy a wide range of shields for Arduino, making your own will not only save you money, it will give you more flexibility and control of your designs. This book shows you how to connect sensors and other devices to your Arduino inputs and outputs using basic components like resistors, diodes, transistors, and op-amps. All of the components used in this book can be purchased cheaply on eBay or Amazon, as well as other electronics outlets. Dozens of generalized circuits that you can modify for your needs are shown, complete with the necessary equations to select the proper component values for your needs. Heavy emphasis is placed on connecting sensors not originally designed for Arduinos to the analog inputs, as well as connecting signals other than 5 volts to digital inputs. Connecting heavy loads to the outputs is also discussed. Protecting your Arduino is the topic of one chapter, and specific tips for doing this are given for individual circuits throughout the book.

This is a practical guide to designing electronic circuits to connect to your Arduino. Although it will be helpful if you already have a basic knowledge of electronics, this book provides a basic background, like reading schematics and choosing components.

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8. Transforming Teaching and Learning Through Data-Driven Decision Making (Classroom Insights from Educational Psychology)

by: Ellen B. MandinachSharnell S. Jackson
Release date: Apr 10, 2012
Number of Pages: 280
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Connect data and instruction to improve practice

Gathering data and using it to inform instruction is a requirement for many schools, yet educators are not necessarily formally trained in how to do it. This book helps bridge the gap between classroom practice and the principles of educational psychology. Teachers will find cutting-edge advances in research and theory on human learning and teaching in an easily understood and transferable format. The text’s integrated model shows teachers, school leaders, and district administrators how to establish a data culture and transform quantitative and qualitative data into actionable knowledge based on:

  • Assessment
  • Statistics
  • Instructional and differentiated psychology
  • Classroom management

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9. Grace Hopper: Computer Whiz (Famous Inventors)

by: Patricia J. Murphy
Release date: Jun 01, 2004
Number of Pages: 32
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Book by Murphy, Patricia J.
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10. Online Kids: A Young Surfer’s Guide to Cyberspace

by: Preston Gralla
Release date: Feb 08, 1999
Number of Pages: 288
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Surf’s up in cyberspace! So grab your (key)board and catch the computer wave with this user-friendly, jam-packed guide and activity book. This totally updated edition of Online Kids will get you wired with complete information on the coolest sites online. Where else can you go to find the latest stats for all your favorite ballplayers, e-mail the president, travel to ancient civilizations, or get help with your science homework from a real scientist? From the NASA Shuttle Web to Walt Disney World, from the World Wide Web of Sports to the National Geographic Society, Online Kids tells you where it is and how to get there. It even ranks each site on a special Coolness Index!

You’ll find step-by-step instructions for great online activities:
* Make a fun-filled science museum at home.
* Create an up-to-date space shuttle mission log.
* Put together a personalized birthday photo collage.
* Design your own Web page.
* And much, much more . . .

Online Kids is also packed with expert advice on choosing the right online service, navigating the World Wide Web, sending e-mail, and keeping safe online.

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11. So Weird #5: Web Sight

by: Pam Pollack
Release date: Sep 03, 2000
Number of Pages: 144
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Can a computer predict the future? Mystery e-mail with a message? Fi is a Web whiz, but when she starts getting weird e-mails from an unknown person, even she can’t figure out what’s going on. Even worse, the phantom messages take her to a Web site that can foresee the future—and the future doesn’t look good for Fi and her family. She convinces Jack and Clu to do some detective work with her to find out who—or what—is behind the eerie e-mails.

Based on the television script by Sean Abley, and adapted by Pam Pollack and Meg Belviso. So Weird is seen on the Disney Channel.

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12. Start Making!: A Guide to Engaging Young People in Maker Activities

by: Danielle MartinAlisha PanjwaniNatalie Rusk
Release date: Apr 21, 2016
Number of Pages: 208
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Start Making! is a program developed by the Clubhouse Network to engage young people all over the world in Maker-inspired activities. With this guide, you will discover how to plan and coordinate Start Making! projects in your home, school, library, community center, after-school club, or makerspace. You’ll learn strategies for engaging young people in creative thinking, developing individual and team projects, and sharing and reflecting on their creations.

Each session includes a list of the supplies you’ll need, step-by-step instructions for completing the projects, and prompts for stimulating discussion, curiosity, and confidence. These fun do-it-yourself (and do-it-together) projects teach fundamental STEAM concepts — science, technology, engineering, art, and math — while introducing young people to the basics of circuitry, design, coding, crafting, and construction. They’ll make paper cards and creations that light up, play music using a MaKey MaKey keyboard and Scratch programming, join together to make paintings with light, design and construct 3D sculptures, build a vibrating art-bot that makes drawings, and sew fabric creations with wearable circuits.

Dip into the activities once a week, run them as a week-long summer activity, or go through the guide in any way that works for you. By offering your own Start Making! program, you can inspire young people in your community to develop creative ideas, learn new skills, and share their creations.

The Clubhouse Network is a global network of community-based centers led by Boston’s Museum of Science in collaboration with the MIT Media Lab.

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Children’s Books > Computers & Technology > Hardware & Robotics

13. Teaching Tech-Savvy Kids: Bringing Digital Media Into the Classroom, Grades 5-12

by: Jessica K. Parker
Release date: May 03, 2010
Number of Pages: 216
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Students are plugged in, powered up, and connected. Are you?

The author gives teachers a deeper understanding of the dynamic potential for increasing student learning through digital media. Based on a three-year study of youth and their use of new media, this teacher-friendly resource includes:

  • Descriptions of digital tools such as social networking platforms, YouTube, Wikipedia, virtual worlds, digital music, and more
  • Vignettes about how young people use digital media
  • Sidebars debunking common myths about technology
  • Advice about navigating digital media for both novice and expert teachers
  • Pedagogical implications and practices, including sample activities
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14. The Digital Diet: Today’s Digital Tools in Small Bytes (The 21st Century Fluency Series)

by: Andrew ChurchesLee CrockettIan Jukes
Release date: Apr 15, 2010
Number of Pages: 196
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This concise diet of digital tools helps beginning and experienced users investigate a variety of tools at an individual pace and incorporate them into todays classroom to foster productive learning.
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15. Barbie.com: Ballet Buddies (Step-Into-Reading, Step 3)

by: Barbara RichardsS.I. International
Release date: Mar 17, 2000
Number of Pages: 48
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Amy and Michelle are dancing in “The Magic Butterfly.” Amy has the lead. But then she gets hurt, and no one knows the part–except Michelle. Can she dance it for the show? Maybe…with a little help from Barbie! Mile 3 Road to Reading books contain longer sentences and more complex plotlines for the increasingly confident reader.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography > Performing Arts > Dance

16. Coming Together as Readers: Building Literacy Teams

by: Donna M. Ogle
Release date: Jul 12, 2007
Number of Pages: 224
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This second edition helps educators build a successful reading culture by developing community collaborations that include parents, university partnerships, and libraries.
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17. Crisis Zero (Codename Conspiracy)

by: Chris Rylander
Release date: Feb 02, 2016
Number of Pages: 400
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From Chris Rylander, author of the breakout hit Fourth Stall saga, comes the third book in the Codename Conspiracy series—an incredibly funny and clever mash-up of middle grade school story and spy adventure, perfect for fans of Gordon Korman.

There is a computer program so unspeakably powerful that its mere existence is unknown to all but the most senior government agents. This computer program is capable of controlling every aspect of communication, transportation, and defense on the planet. This computer program must never fall into the wrong hands or civilization as we know it will be utterly destroyed.

This computer program is in North Dakota.

Carson Fender, aka the retired Prank Master, aka Agent Zero, aka the all-in-one World’s Greatest Hero and World’s Greatest Screwup, must protect this program, codenamed Exodus. He is paired once again with his best friend, Danielle, aka Agent Atlas. Together, they must expose an enemy agent working from inside their school—an enemy agent with the mandate to stop at nothing to help secure Exodus. Can Zero and Atlas foil this enemy before it is too late? Carson’s final mission will test his loyalty, smarts, and courage as never before.

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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works

18. Will Technology Really Change Education?: From Blackboard to Web (Critical Issues in Teacher Education Series)

by: Todd W. KentRobert McNergney
Release date: Nov 24, 1998
Number of Pages: 80
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Copublished with AACTE, this book explores the issues raised by current efforts to infuse technology into educational systems.

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19. Meltdown Man-Cyber Zone

by: S. F. Black
Release date: Jul 01, 1997
Number of Pages: 128
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New Book, First Edition, 1997 by Troll Communications. Ships same day. Great gift. 7.5″ x 5″ x 5/16″ Paperback Book.
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20. Google Glass and Robotics Innovator Sebastian Thrun (Stem Trailblazer Bios)

by: Marne Ventura
Release date: Jan 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 32
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“Have you ever wished you could use technology to improve people’s lives? Ever since he was a teenager, Sebastian Thrun wanted to build machines that helped people.

So far, Thrun has developed robots that can be tour guides and nurses and can help save miners trapped underground. In 2004, he won a US Department of Defense contest by building a car that could drive itself. Since then, the self-driving cars he developed have been tested on more than 140,000 miles (225,308 kilometers) of road without fail! Thrun more recently developed a free website for online education and worked on Google Glass, a computer that can be worn like a pair of eyeglasses. But how did he get involved in all these cool projects? Follow his rise from a computer enthusiast to robotics innovator!”

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21. Interactive Learning Experiences, Grades 6-12: Increasing Student Engagement and Learning

by: David Samuel Smokler
Release date: Sep 05, 2008
Number of Pages: 168
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Discover how to engage teenagers in course content using this resource’s updated research, new sample activities, and tips for designing and evaluating interactive learning experiences.
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22. Making Physics Fun: Key Concepts, Classroom Activities, and Everyday Examples, Grades K-8

by: Robert Prigo
Release date: Apr 05, 2007
Number of Pages: 240
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In easy-to-understand language, this resource presents engaging, ready-to-use learning experiences that address the “big ideas” in K–8 science education and help students make larger, real-world connections.
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23. Popular Mechanics Robots: A New Age of Bionics, Drones & Artificial Intelligence

by: Daniel H. Wilson
Release date: Sep 01, 2015
Number of Pages: 144
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Thanks to film and literature, the idea of robots and artificial intelligence has long intrigued us. The fascination continues with Popular MechanicsRobots, which gathers the very best of the magazine’s fantastic robotic coverage and examines the way we live with these machines today—and how we will continue to exist with other advanced technologies in the future. Readers can now discover all varieties of robot, including ones that recognize our faces, gestures, and emotions; drive our cars; serve as highly intelligent personal assistants and medical diagnosticians; go into space; and even become embedded in our architecture and homes. Although robots can inspire both fear and wonder, author David H. Wilson shows how they’re an integral part of a wonderful new world.
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24. Starting Strong: Surviving and Thriving as a New Teacher

by: Kristen J. NelsonKimberly Bailey
Release date: Aug 14, 2007
Number of Pages: 232
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Offers classroom layout suggestions for optimal learning, procedures that promote positive behavior, guidelines for designing curriculum and instruction, methods for effective assessment, and much more.
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25. Teach Like a Techie with Apps!

by: Lori Elliott
Release date: Jul 09, 2013
Number of Pages: 192
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Lori has explored the universe of apps to find those that truly support meaningful learning in the classroom every day and in multiple ways. Use her discoveries to create engaging, effective lessons. Follow her tips to assess iPad work and keep students accountable, and quickly evaluate new apps with her simple checklist. Take your iPad use way beyond gadgets and games!
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26. The Teaching Revolution: RTI, Technology, and Differentiation Transform Teaching for the 21st Century

by: William N. BenderLaura B. Waller
Release date: Aug 15, 2011
Number of Pages: 192
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Imagine the school of the future!

The Teaching Revolution provides a futuristic and provocative discussion on the combining of three major instructional innovations—RTI, technology, and differentiation. Drawing on the growing 21st-century skills movement, the text engagingly weaves these three areas with a vision for school transformation that includes:

 

  • Utilizing mobile technologies, web-based instruction, and social media
  • RTI that benefits all students and whole schools in their improvement efforts
  • Project-based learning  focused on answering real-world questions

 

The Teaching Revolution will dare you to dream and guide you through the process of transforming education to become all that you can imagine.

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27. 12 Great Moments That Changed Internet History (Great Moments in Media)

by: Angie Smibert
Release date: Jan 01, 2015
Number of Pages: 32
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Investigates 12 great moments in the history of the Internet. Includes amazing facts along with information about key players and innovations.
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28. Apps for Learning, Middle School: iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone (21st Century Fluency)

by: Harry J. (Jerome) DickensAndrew Churches
Release date: Oct 19, 2012
Number of Pages: 160
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Turn your classroom into a digital adventure in learning!

In the 21st-century classroom, mobile learning plays an increasingly significant role for our students. The authors take you on an exciting journey through the world of educational apps. Learn about some of the best apps for middle school classrooms, such as:

  • Creative storytelling apps like Puppet Pals HD 
  • Powerful language skill builders like Play2Learn and SpellBoard 
  • NASA HD and Solar Walk, which take you on a trip across the galaxy 
  • Book Creator to make your own unique digital books
  • Drawing Pad to produce a work of art
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29. 25 Common Core Math Lessons for the Interactive Whiteboard: Grade 3: Ready-to-Use, Animated PowerPoint Lessons With Practice Pages That Help Students Learn and Review Key Common Core Math Concepts

by: Steve Wyborney
Release date: Jan 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 96
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Math becomes much more fun and engaging with this collection of animated PowerPoint lessons and companion practice sheets. Each lesson focuses on a key math skill, teaching it step-by-step through simple animation and repeated practice. Students then get to hone the skill they just learned through three leveled reproducible worksheets, designed to reach every student. A great way to meet the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and get ready for assessments! For use with Grade 3.
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30. 4Give and 4Get (TodaysGirls.com #9)

by: Kristi HollTerry Brown
Release date: May 29, 2001
Number of Pages: 144
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The TodaysGirls plan a Mother’s Day singing performance, but what Alex Diaz doesn’t know-what everyone hides from her-is that she can’t carry a tune in a clear vinyl backpack. Even her backup musician tactfully encourages her to learn how to play an instrument. Events spiral to prevent Alex from discovering the truth about her voice, misunderstandings lead her to believe that her friends and her Mom actually can’t stand her. It takes the patient love of her Christian friends for Alex to realize that only through understanding can forgiveness come-forgiveness of her friends, for her mom, and even for herself.

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