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Spring 2020

Digital Planet

Series of 4 titles

Who makes apps? When was the internet invented? How do we use social media in our daily lives? Find answers to these questions and more in Digital Planet. This informative series introduces readers to the technology of daily life. Bright, full-color photographs complement the carefully leveled text to make reading for understanding easy and fun. Each title includes a table of contents, infographic, glossary, index, Did You Know? sidebars that provide additional information, and reading tips for teachers and parents.

Title   GRL Format Qty
Cover: How Does the Internet Work? How Does the Internet Work? Spring 2020 K
Cover: How Does Social Media Work? How Does Social Media Work? Spring 2020 K
Cover: What Are Apps? What Are Apps? Spring 2020 K
Cover: What Is Coding? What Is Coding? Spring 2020 K
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 2
Category New!, STEM
Subject Machines, Science and Math, Social Studies
Copyright 2020
Publisher Jump!
Imprint Pogo Books
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2020-01-01
Dewey 302.23-5.3
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 7.5 x 9
Lexile 350-470
Guided Reading Level K
ATOS Reading Level 2.7-2.9
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents

Reviews

Series Made Simple

This simplified series explains how the digital world works. How Does Social Media Work? discusses the positives (like instant connection) as well as the safety concerns in sharing personal information online. How Does the Internet Work? provides a very basic overview of how the internet transfers data from one computer to another. A small sidebar briefly mentions safety, but not enough to make it truly helpful. What Are Apps? describes the development and benefits of the various apps on the market. What Is Coding? focuses on the results produced by coding rather than how to code, but emphasis is placed on the user-friendly accessibility of some platforms, especially for young children. Each book concludes with activities and tools that encourage further exploration, like creating a fake social media site based on a favorite hobby. VERDICT A fine supplemental purchase.