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Looking for some literary inspiration, stories of e-learning in action or an expert’s helping hand? There are a wide range of books, guides and studies being published all the time on information technology in the classroom – from the latest trends to the newest apps … and everything in between. Trouble is, where do you look? What do you look for? Finding the right publications can be something of a mission and end up in the ‘too hard’ basket.

Well, not any more. We’ve teamed up with The Book Depository to bring you the best in e-learning books. We’ve searched through the listings to identify titles that we think will be interesting and beneficial to teachers.

Check out this month’s featured publications or browse by category:


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Featured Books…

young-children_webYoung Children in a Digital Age

By Lorraine Kaye

This book examines how developments in technology, particularly mobile and touchscreens, have impacted on children’s lives and how it can support all aspects of their development.

Price: $59.32 Order Now!…

Published: July 2016

 

 

 


 

the_machine_webThe Machine in the Ghost

By Robin Boast

We live in a digital age. But what exactly is ‘the digital’? Where did it come from? What do we actually know about it? Robin Boast reveals the foundations of digitality and contemporary digital media.

Price: $24.41 Order Now!…

Published: March 2017

 

 

 


 

make-getting-started-in-3d_webGetting Started with 3D Printing

By Liza Kloski and Nick Kloski

This is a practical, informative, and inspiring book that guides readers step-by-step through understanding how this technology will empower them to take full advantage of all it has to offer.

Price: $21.75 Order Now!…

Published: June 2016

 

 

 


technology-and-disruption_webTechnology and the Disruption of Higher Education

By Henry C Lucas

The rising costs of college are a barrier to access for many, reducing their chances for upward mobility. Is technology the solution or is it just another costly problem for higher education?

Price: $42.98 Order Now!…

Published: September 2016

 

 

 


design-digita-games_webDesigning Digital Games

By Derek Breen

Introducing simple programming concepts over the course of three easy-to-follow projects, this guide shows how to use the Scratch platform to create a video game from the ground up.

Price: $12.08 Order Now!…

Published: August 2016

 

 

 


digital-media-in-class_webDigital Media in Today’s Classrooms

By Katie Alaniz, Dawn K Wilson, and Joshua Sikora

Learners of today consume, create, and publish multimedia content continuously. Yet, not all understand media literacy or media safety. This book addresses these vital considerations.

Price: $28.87 Order Now!…

Published: December 2016

 

 


how-to-code_finalHow to Code: A Step-By-Step Guide 

By Max Wainewright

Become a master coder, with these step-by-step instructions and robot helpers too! Learn how to use Logo, build games in Scratch, program projects in Python, experiment with HTML, and make interactive web pages with JavaScript.

Price: $26.62 Order Now!…

Published: October 2016

 

 

 


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Computer Coding Projects for Kids

By Carol Vorderman

This colourful illustrated guide uses step-by-steps to show kids how to build a range of projects, from birthday cards to music and games, using the programming language Scratch. Projects can be personalised and adapted to encourage creativity.

Price: $23.58 Order Now!..

Published: July 2016

 

 


coding-iphone-apps_finalCoding iPhone Apps for Kids

By Gloria Winquist and Matt McCarthy

Swift is Apple’s iOS programming language that’s designed to be beginner-friendly and accessible. Learn the fundamentals of programming with Swift and Xcode. Then you’ll put your new programming skills to use and make fully-functioning apps

Price: $40.03 Order Now!..

Published: February 2017

 

 


kids-get-coding_finalKids Get Coding

By Heather Lyons and Elizabeth Tweedale

This book will help budding young developers explore the fundamental elements of computer code: programming languages, algorithms, loops, variables, co-ordinates. You can then try out new skills on the companion website.

Price: $14.89 Order Now!..

Published: August 2016

 

 


300-stickers_finalComputers and Coding

By Anna Claybourne

From Discovery Kids, Computers and Coding has 300 stickers to make your own code and computer characters! Discover the world of computers and complete activities and puzzles along the way. Then get programming with the building blocks of computer coding.

Price: $13.60 Order Now!..

Published: November 2016

 

 


writing-comp-code_finalWriting Computer Code

By Chris Minnick and Eva Holland

This book serves as a guide to help you start writing in the odd-looking languages that make the web work. Follow simple steps as you work with real code to build, customise and operate your own web robots.

Price: $12.66 Order Now!..

Published: June 2016

 

 


Education and Technology: Key Issues and Debates

By Neil Selwyn

Will technology replace the school and university? Will technology replace the teacher? What do we really know about technology and learning? Does technology make education more individualised? What does the future hold for technology and education? What can be learnt from the history of technology use in education?

Neil Selwyn takes a critical look at some of the major current debates and controversies concerning digital technologies and education. Focusing on the social as well as the technical aspects of these issues, he addresses fundamental but often unvoiced questions about education and technology. Over the course of eight chapters, the book gives careful thought to the people, practices, processes and structures behind the rapidly increasing use of technologies in education, with an emphasis on the implications of digital technologies for individuals and institutions. The book focuses attention on the connections between recent technology developments and broader changes in education practice, education policy and education theory over the past 10 years. It also challenges us to reflect on future directions and controversies for education in the (post)digital age.

Expanded study questions, annotated further reading and a new glossary of key terms are included to support readers. A companion website links to case study examples, two bonus chapters and much more for teachers and students.

Price: $38.03 – Order Now…

Published: December 2016


Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World

By Devorah Heitner

Price: $20.71- Order Now…

Published: December 2016


 Upgraded: How the Internet Has Modernised the Human Race

By Andy Law

Price: $18.33 – Order Now…

Published: September 2016


Minecraft Medieval Fortress: Exploded Builds

Price: $19.40 – Order Now…

Published: October 2016


Primary Computing and Digital Technologies

By Keith Turvey

Price: $39.11 – Order Now…

Published: November 2016


Sage on the Screen: Education, Media, and How We Learn

By Bill Ferster

Since the days of Thomas Edison, technology has held the promise of lowering the cost of education. The fantasy of leveraging a fixed production cost to reach an unlimited number of consumers is an enticing economic proposition, one that has been repeatedly attempted with each new media format, from radio and television to MOOCs, where star academics make online video lectures available to millions of students at little cost. ‘Sage on the Screen’ explores the historical, theoretical, and practical perspectives of using broadcast media to teach by examining a century of efforts to use it at home and in the classroom.

Along the way, Ferster shares stories from teachers, administrators, entrepreneurs, and innovators who promoted the use of cutting-edge technology-while critically evaluating their motives for doing so. Taking a close look at the origins of various media forms, their interrelatedness, and their impact on education thus far, he asks why broadcast media has been so much more successful at entertaining people than it has been at educating them. Accessibly written and full of explanatory art, this book offers fresh insight into the current and future uses of instructional technology, from K-12 through non-institutionally-based learning.

Price: $57.16 Order Now…

Published: November 2016

 

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Leveling the Playing Field: The Democratisation of Technology

By Rod Scher

Price: $31.77 Buy Now…

Published: October 2017


i-Minds: How Computers, Gaming, and Social Media are Changing the Evolution of Our Species

By Mari Swingle

Price: $26.65 Buy Now…

Published: June 2016


The Cyber Effect: How Human Behaviour Changes Online

By Mary Aiken

Price: $27.61 Buy Now…

Published: August 2016


Born Digital: How Children Grow Up in a Digital Age

By John Palfrey

Price: $19.27 Buy Now…

Published: August 2016


Unofficial Minecraft Lab for Kids: Projects for Exploring and Teaching Math, Science, History, and Culture

By Jon Miller and Chris Scott

Price: $26.88 – Order Now…

Published: 15 Jun 2016


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Minecraft: The Complete Handbook Collection

By Stephanie Milton, Paul Soares, Jordan Maron, and Nick Farwell

Price: $43.16 – Order now…

Published: July 2015


switched-on-minecraft_finalSwitched on Minecraft

By Ray Chambers and Tracy Broadbent

Price: $365.46 – Order now

Published: September 2016


get-into-minecraft_finalGet Into Minecraft

By Vic Kovacs

Price: $34.39 – Order now

Published: August 2016


block-wonders_finalBlock Wonders: How to Build Super Structures in Minecraft

By Kirsten Kearney

Price: $27.92 – Order now

Published: May 2016


Think-like-stephen-hawkins_final_wHow to Think Like Stephen Hawking

By Daniel Smith

Price: $16.71 – Order Now…

Published: August 2016


Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies

By Nick Bostrom

Price: $16.98 – Order now…

Published: May 2016


Is Technology Good for Education?

By Neil Selwyn

Price: $17.84 – Order now..

Published: June 2016


Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

By Ashlee Vance

Price: $34.80 – Order now..

Published: May 2015


Technology in Education: A Blueprint for a Successful Foundation

By John A Cavallone

Price: $48.55 – Order now…

Published: January 2016


The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

By Walter Isaacson

Price: $19.69 – Order now…

Published: October 2015


Explanations and Advice for the Tech Illiterate

By Randall J Morris

Price: $11.68 – Order now…

Published: August 2015


Teaching and Digital Technologies

By Michael Henderson

Price: $104.24 – Order now…

Published: January 2016


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