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.
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.