Title: CS Unplugged. Computer Science without a computer
Description: CS Unplugged is a collection of free learning activities that teach Computer Science through engaging games and puzzles that use cards, string, etc. The activities introduce students to Computational Thinking through concepts separated from the distractions and technical details of having to use computers. Importantly, no programming is required to engage with these ideas.
License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
Languages: English (part of the information in different languages)
Target groups: Primary and Secondary students, Teachers
Known uses: Unplugged has been used around the world for over twenty years, in classrooms, science centres, homes, and even for holiday events.
Pedagogical level: Primary and Secondary students.
TACCLE Classification: Algorithms, Using logic
Open comments: CS Unplugged is a project by the CS Education Research Group at the University of Canterbury, NZ. It is suitable for people of all ages, from elementary school to seniors, and from many countries and backgrounds. It is a very huge collection of activities to learn computational thinking. The activities are designed to be done without a computer and are excellent to introduce children in computational thinking concepts. Most of them may be done in groups using funny elements that may be constructed by the teachers or the students themselves. There are many materials in the site, but also a book is available for free download.
Date: August 16th, 2016