Top 10 List of Technology Themed Read Aloud Books

Friday, November 4, 2016 / 7 comments
Even though I am "The Techie Teacher" there is nothing I like more than a good read aloud book. Kicking off a lesson in the reading corner with my students was one of my favorite things to do as a classroom teacher. As I merged into the role of a Technology Integrator, "story time" became obsolete in my world. I really felt like something was missing.

10 technology themed read aloud books for tech inspired lessons. Digital citizenship, online safety, powering down, cyber-bullying, cyber-safety, 3D printing, coding, evaluating websites and technology moderation are all topics covered.

As I started collaborating and planning lessons with teachers, I scoured the Internet for read aloud books that we could use for various elements of our lesson. Not EVERY lesson I carry out with teachers involves a read aloud; however, you better believe if an opportunity arises, I break out the books😛


Here are 10 titles (with my Amazon affiliate links) that techie teachers, librarians, STEM teachers, school counselors and anyone else can easily weave into their lessons that involve the use of technology.

If You Give a Mouse an iPhone is just like all of the other If You Give a Mouse a Cookie/Muffin/Brownie stories that are great to use when studying sequences in stories. This book was published in 2014 but I recently discovered it in a gift shop in Richmond, Virginia. Once again, WHERE HAVE I BEEN?


This book sends a great message to students (and adults) about how you can easily miss out on all that life has to offer when you are constantly on your devices. Great conversations can be had about the importance of putting technology away at the appropriate times.


Goodnight iPad... is a parody of the popular book Goodnight Moon. It is a story that reminds children (and adults) about the importance of powering down each day.

 

What Does It Mean to be Safe? is a story that touches on everything from physical safety to cyber-safety and presents ways children can protect themselves. This is a great read for teaching internet safety as well as protecting personal information and passwords.


Peter and Pablo the Printer is an awesome story about 3D printing, creating and innovating. This would be a great book to have in your MakerSpace!



The Internet Sleuths is a story about internet safety that provides valuable information on protecting your identity and not believing everything people say about themselves. This is a really good book to read around Christmas time since it is about a child who receives a new tablet for Christmas.



But I Read it on the Internet is one every librarian needs to have in his/her library! It is about 4th graders learning how to evaluate Internet resources for accuracy, ease of use and informativeness.



The Berenstain Bears Computer Trouble is a great lesson about using technology in moderation and the importance of being with family and playing outdoors.



Hello Ruby is a cute little story and activity book that introduces young children to the concept of coding and computer programming.



Bully is a book by Patricia Polacco that teaches a great lesson about cyber-bullying. This book is better suited for upper elementary and middle school students.



Cell Phoney is a great book for upper elementary/middle school students who have cell phones. The book presents 6 rules for cell phones which emphasizes digital safety to prevent being hurt by others. You could also easily apply this story to the use of any kind of tablet/iPod Touch/etc..



Do you know of any other technology themed books that I should add to my collection? Let me know in the comments below! I would love to add it to the Reader Recommendation List along with your name below:)

Reader Recommendation List:

Mrs. Haglin suggested this cute book about a cave boy who stays hidden in his cave playing on this tablet all day. Will he ever escape to enjoy the beautiful world? I immediately ordered this as soon as Mrs. Haglin posted about it in the comments! I can't wait for it to arrive 🤗



Sandy Karas Liptak found this book Dot written by Randi Zuckerberg. Sandy says it is a great book to teach technology fluency vocabulary words (swipe, tap, share, etc.)  and is about a tech savvy girl who learns to disconnect herself from the tech world in order to enjoy the world surrounding her. How cute does this one look? Another item to add to my Amazon cart!

7 comments:

  1. https://www.amazon.com/Tek-Modern-Cave-Patrick-McDonnell/dp/0316338052

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    1. This is a really cute book about a cave boy who falls in love with his tablet and uses it too much!

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    2. Oh my goodness this looks ADORABLE! I have never seen it before. Thank you for posting! I think I might start a "Reader Recommendations List" and add onto this post. You rock :)

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  2. Excellent recommendations! I used a few of those with K-1 kids as the introduction to a lesson. I love it when we can make those connections!

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    1. Thanks, Nancy!! I agree, making those connections is key :)

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  3. Love these books and just added several of them to my "must buy" list. Here's another one I found last year...it's called "Dot." by Randi Zuckerberg. It has great technology vocabulary words (swipe, tap, etc.) and is about a girl who learns to "disconnect" herself from the tech world to appreciate the real world. https://www.amazon.com/Dot-Randi-Zuckerberg/dp/0062287516

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    1. Oh my goodness...Dot looks ADORABLE!!! I'm adding it to the Reader Recommendation list with your name :) Thank you SO much...I guess I will be making another Amazon purchase today :P

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