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Media literacy has become an important topic in the upbringing and education of children. Because we live in the 21st century; Digitization is no longer a future scenario, but has long been a reality. So how do you deal with computers, smartphones and the internet? And wouldn't it also make sense to learn to program as a child so that you can later understand how the digital tools that you use every day work? I guess so. That's why I've picked out some literature for you that can help both parents and children to find the right path together in the forest of bits and bytes;)
The Internet and the media, tools, and sites most people use within it change almost daily. So it is all the more important to stay up to date when reading the topic. For example, the book “Make your media driving license” by Thomas Feibel is quite up-to-date, because it was published on August 30, 2019. In a manner appropriate for children and teenagers, information is given, questions clarified and knowledge requested. The whole thing is loosely illustrated by Igor Dolinger. You can take a look at the cheap but very well rated book on the Amazon product page.
If you continue to look around on Amazon, you will find numerous other books on digital and electronic topics. One is for example the "digital world" band from the "Why? Why? Why? ”- series (from 2017). It also discusses apps and platforms such as WhatsApp and Instagram. It also covers computer programs, video games, cyberbullying, social networks in general and much more.
What's new is "Computers for kids: this is how PCs, laptops, smartphones & Co. work“From mitp Kids Verlag. The book from 2019 deals with computers, smartphones, tablets and what they have in common with pocket calculators. The book is ideal if you want to explain everything from the basics to input and output to the system structure. So this is more about using a PC, but unfortunately less about the Internet and apps.
How do you as parents, grandparents, teachers and / or educators approach the topic of digitization? Do you use certain books or maybe videos, apps, educational software and so on? Or do you even use the "Everyone can program“Program from Apple? Feel free to leave a comment - so we can exchange tips, tricks and experiences at this point :)
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.
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