Book Talk: Building a Library for Computer Science Classes
Welcome to tonight’s #csk8 Book Talk: Building a Library for Computer Science Classes chat. I, @visionsbyvicky am your moderator tonight. We’re excited to kick off our new book talk series with this chat. Thanks for joining us! pic.twitter.com/0yUAS8INsJ
— Vicky Sedgwick (@VisionsByVicky) January 16, 2020
- Why would we want to incorporate literacy into our K-8 computer science classes? What benefits does it provide?
- “Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world.” ~Robert McKee~ What fictional books and stories are you using in your CS instruction and for which grades?
- What non-fiction books or other texts would you recommend to inspire students to pursue CS? Examples would include books that teach the history of CS, help our students to understand the social implications of the digital world, etc.
- What guided tutorial or instructional books do you use in your classes or offer students that teach computing concepts? These could be for a specific language or in general.
- Students may want to borrow the books we use in class to read themselves. With limited time in class, we may not be able to use longer format books in CS classes. What CS books and periodicals, beyond those already mentioned, are in your classroom or school library?
- “The more that you read, the more things you will know.” ~Dr. Seuss~ What CS books are in your personal library that have helped improve your teaching? What books do you recommend that all CS teachers read?