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Computer Science Unplugged Resources

Sorting Algorithms Project on CSUnplugged.org

Computer science unplugged teaches how computers and computer science works, without the use of computers.

How computers and computation work is a mystery to most people. Yet there are a number of ways to learn about computers and computer science without actually using a computer. Teachers, parents, and kids can be active while learning.

There are several online resources for learning computing without computers, often called unplugged computing or computer science unplugged.

Teaching London Computing

This group supports the Computing at School computer science curriculum taught in UK schools. Their resources and information are freely available to anyone with an internet connection.

 

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