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Visualizing Technology Introductory by
Call Number: QA76.5 .G3766 2019
Publication Date: 2018-01-17
This book covers all of the traditional topics taught in a Computer Concepts, Digital Literacy, or Computer Literacy course. Always current; always innovative Visualizing Technology is a highly visual, engaging way to teach computer concepts. You won't find pages full of long paragraphs, but you will find all the important topics you need to cover - written the way students are hardwired to think. Smaller sections of text, creative use of images, and magazine-style chapters with catchy headlines capture students' interest and make it easier to learn. The 7th Edition continues to provide a hands-on approach in which students learn a skill and then quickly apply it to a project or simulation, or watch a Viz Clip video to dive deeper. Each chapter has two How-To projects - focusing on Digital Literacy and Essential Job Skills - as well as an emphasis on ethics, green computing, and careers. And, as technology continually evolves, so does the content.
Understanding the Digital World - What You Need to Know about Computers, the Internet, Privacy, and Security by
Call Number: QA76 .K428 2017
Publication Date: 2017-01-24
The basics of how computer hardware, software, and systems work, and the risks they create for our privacy and security Computers are everywhere. Some of them are highly visible, in laptops, tablets, cell phones, and smart watches. But most are invisible, like those in appliances, cars, medical equipment, transportation systems, power grids, and weapons. We never see the myriad computers that quietly collect, share, and sometimes leak vast amounts of personal data about us. Through computers, governments and companies increasingly monitor what we do. Social networks and advertisers know far more about us than we should be comfortable with, using information we freely give them. Criminals have all-too-easy access to our data. Do we truly understand the power of computers in our world? Understanding the Digital World explains how computer hardware, software, networks, and systems work. Topics include how computers are built and how they compute; what programming is and why it is difficult; how the Internet and the web operate; and how all of these affect our security, privacy, property, and other important social, political, and economic issues. This book also touches on fundamental ideas from computer science and some of the inherent limitations of computers. It includes numerous color illustrations, notes on sources for further exploration, and a glossary to explain technical terms and buzzwords. Understanding the Digital World is a must-read for all who want to know more about computers and communications. It explains, precisely and carefully, not only how they operate but also how they influence our daily lives, in terms anyone can understand, no matter what their experience and knowledge of technology.
Careers in Information Technology by
Call Number: T 58.5 .W55 2015
Publication Date: 2014-08-01
Teens who are contemplating their career choices, or are just curious about different jobs and professions, will find useful descriptions, essential facts, and valuable opinions and advice in this easy-to-use series. Exploring Careers introduces readers to various career options within a given field and explores what the jobs entail, educational requirements, salary ranges, required skills, employment prospects, and more. All books in the series feature a Q & A interview with someone who works in the field. Lists suggesting sources for more information are also included in every book. Book jacket.
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