Learning: Computer Science unplugged

From Binary Numbers via Steiner Trees and Finite State Automata to the Turing Test – teaching people computer science without computers.

That’s what “Computer Science Unplugged” does. They use a series of activities to explain basic concepts of Information technology and provide PDF files for students and teachers together with some videos. Some of the notes are available in multiple languages.

The activities have been refined over 15 years in classrooms and out-of-school programmes around the world.

“…Computer Science Unplugged is a series of learning activities that reveals a little-known secret: computer science isn’t really about computers at all. Unplugged teaches principles of computer science such as binary numbers, algorithms and data compression through games and puzzles that use cards, string, crayons and lots of running around…”

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