From the Set 21st Century Skills Innovation Library
Phones have come a long way thanks to technology, from landlines that required an operator to connect a call to smartphones that come with as many features as a laptop! In Smartphones in the Disruptors in Tech series, readers will discover how smartphones and technology has and continues to disrupt many businesses, including the taxi and marketing industries. Series includes a table of contents, tech-forward sidebars, a timeline, glossary, index, and author biography.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
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|Guided Reading Level||W|
|Publisher||Cherry Lake Publishing|
|Available Formats||Reinforced book (9781534147607), Paperback (9781534150461), PDF (9781534149038), ePub (9781534155978), Hosted ebook (9781534151895), Kindle (9781534154315)|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Dimensions||7 x 9|
School Library Journal - Disruptors in Tech
Gr 4-8–Covering the history of each invention’s predecessors, the various titles show how the hard work of innovative thinkers revolutionized people’s lives. 3D Printing details the introduction of 3-D printing, how costs have dropped, and opportunities for growth in both the public and private sectors. Readers might not be surprised at how streaming has impacted the music and movie industries, how e-commerce and e-learning have exploded, or how smartphones are considered the most popular advancement in technology, but they may be less familiar with the rise of cryptocurrency detailed in Blockchain. Educators will also appreciate Online News and its focus on biased vs. unbiased news sources. The text is fairly clinical but very well written and will provide excellent research fodder. VERDICT Focusing on tech that has shaken up the norm, this informative series will be essential for report writers. First purchases for school and public libraries.
Author: Martin Gitlin
Marty Gitlin is a sports book author based in Cleveland. He won more than 45 awards as a newspaper sportswriter from 1991 to 2002. Included was a first-place award from the Associated Press for his coverage of the 1995 World Series. He has had more than 200 books published since 2006. Most of them were written for students.
- How It Used to Be
- The Smartphone Boom
- The Good and the Bad
- A Worldwide Wonder
- Learn More
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