One of the things I liked to do as a teacher was ask the kids to apply today's technology to a completely different context. For instance, how might someone like Oliver Cromwell used the internet?
You can find more ideas like that, and get a better idea of what I'm talking about, from the article Shock tactics: 7 ideas for teaching with technology.
For example, there is the e-reader used book simulation, which includes simulated coffee stains and an old book smell. Also, libraries of the future, a Jane Austen-type dialogue with emojis, and others.
A great, sideways look at modern life.
My drawing below was inspired by one of the cartoons in the book. I don't think he'll feel threatened by me somehow!
This book aims to teach you how to think like a coder, rather then merely learning how to code. How far does it succeed?
Read this article for a review of this book — and a nice surprise!
Here is a short review of this book about algorithms.
Here’s a quick look at a book which takes you through the Arduino.
This book looks at the benefits of writing in order to reflect on and improve your practice, and suggests numerous exercises for doing so.
What's worse than being governed by algorithms? Not even knowing what the algorithm is doing. This very timely and readable book lifts the lid of what goes on in many walks of life.
My first impressions of a new book about computers, networks and data.
A harrowing, but very readable, account of how public shaming affects the victims.
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Ada's Algorithm goes into minute detail about Ada Lovelace's life, and her influence on the development of Computer Science.