Professionally Published Resources - Books & Magazines

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Professionally Published Textbooks for Students and Teachers
Information Technology in a Global Society: IBID Press publishers of IB textbooks
Oliver Kim, ITGS teacher

Digital Planet, Tomorrow's Technology and You, Complete, International Edition, 10E Edition (2012): Prentice Hall/Pearson Education
George Beekman, Ben Beekman Website updated with articles (Digital Planet by George Beekman and Ben Beekman)

NEW Gift of Fire, A: Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues for Computing Technology: International Version, 4/E: Prentice Hall/Pearson Education
Sara Baase, San Diego State University

FREE ebooks

Blown to Bits (MIT professors)

Future of the Internet and How to Stop it

Future of Reputation

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Discovering Computers 2012: Complete Interactive Guide to the Digital World: CENGAGE Learning

Gary B. Shelly - Shelly Cashman Institute
Misty E. Vermaat - Purdue University Calumet
ISBN-10: 1439079269 ISBN-13: 9781439079263
Alternative student textbook to the Beekman text above.

Ethics for an Information Age, International Edition, fourth edition (2011): Pearson Education
Michael J. Quinn
SBN-10: 0132134853
ISBN-13: 9780132134859

Summers, Graeme.,2004, Developing databases with Access, 4th edition, Nelson Thomson Learning.


Professionally Published Book Resources / School library


Rick Smolan, Jennifer Erwitt
The Human Face of Big Data

P.W Singer and Allan Friedman
Cybersecurity and Cyberwar OSBM 978-0-19-991911. Written for the educated public. Part I-How It All Works is a great, readable introduction to all aspects of the internet. The next two sections deal with crime and war but in a thoughtful way unlike most media which hypes everything. Segments could be used independently. The book is a compendium of good examples of how to develop an argument using reasons and evidence. Great for teachng students how to write logically and with substance.
(submitted by Sandra Stark)

Wired for War. ISBN 978-1-59420-198-1 Published in 2009 but the short segment on robots for dummies is great. The whole book is fascinating. The ISBN is for the hardcover, but it's out in paperback.
Kevin Warwick
Artificial Intelligence, the Basics ISBN 978-0-415-56483-0, also available as an ebook. A bit dry, but very clear and up-to-date. Excellent for HL. (submitted by Sandra Stark)
Tapscott, Don
Growing up Grown-up Digital and the new website Don Tapscott

Clifford Stoll
The Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage

Friedman, Thomas
The World is Flat

Julie Lindsay and Vicki Davis
Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds: Move to Global Collaboration One Step at a Time [With Access Code]

Dan Brown
Digital Fortress ( a fictional novel for the school library)


Both ITGS and Computer Science

Vikram Chandra
Geek Sublime: The Beauty of Code, the Code of Beauty ISBN 978-1-55597-685-9. Wow. Combines coding, Sanskrit, Indian literary theory, autobiography, history. Worth it for chapter 3: The Language of Logic. Brilliant, entertaining, rhapsodic explanation of how computers work, Boolean logic and binary numbers. And the chapter is short. (submitted by Sandra Stark)

John MacCormick
Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future ISBN 978-0-691-14714-7. Also available in paperback. Again, written for the education public. Great on public-key encryption (Bob and Arnold instead of Bob and Alice, but c'est la vie), databases, and much more. (submitted by Sandra Stark)


Computer Science

Jeremy Kubica
Computational Fairy Tales and Best Practices of Spell Design He turns fundamental concepts into stories. If I were teaching coding, I'd have classroom sets and ask the students to write their own stories Start with his website: (submitted by Sandra Stark)

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