Computer Science Without Computers

Here’s a wonderful set of activities for teaching children Computer Science and Mathematics without requiring computers. Produced in New Zealand, the site contains extremely well designed lesson plans, videos, pictures and links to further information. Topics covered include, for example:

  • Binary Numbers
  • Image Representation
  • Error Detection
  • Information Theory
  • Searching and Sorting Algorithms
  • Minimal Spanning Trees
  • Programming Languages
  • Cryptographic Protocols
  • Public Key Encryption
  • Human Interface Design
  • The Turing Test

(With acknowledgements to csunplugged.com shared under Creative Commons).

For those looking for good advice on teaching Computer Science with computers, check out this terrific blog from Alfred Thompson

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