Computers from Then to Now
Computer technology is brought to life with photo-driven design, clear text, and an integrated timeline, making this an excellent resource on the history of computing for elementary students.
Back in the 1950s, computers were only for employees of the government and universities. They were way too expensive for the average person. In 1975, the Altair 8800 kit made them affordable. It also inspired a guy named Steve Wozniak to start Apple Computers with his friend Steve Jobs. Then came mice, GUIs, MacIntosh versus PC, and the World Wide Web. In the 2000s, computers got into cell phones and now everyone carries a computer in their pocket. Where will artificial intelligence take computers in the future?
Engaging photographs and a running timeline illustrate important developments in the history of computers to support STEAM and history curriculum about inventions. A table of contents, glossary, further resources, and an index are included.
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READING LEVEL: GRADE 3 AND UP
LEXILE LEVEL: 610L
ATOS LEVEL: Pending
Sequence Developments in Technology
Lexile: 610L - 750L