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CS Unplugged – free activities for classroom or home

If you are a little tired of your kid constantly sitting at the computer or stare their tablet, don’t forget that we can develop digital competences and programming capabilities without gadgets aswell. The website now be presented offers an unplugged tools and methods  that teach Computer Science to our childrens.


CS Unplugged is a collection of free learning activities (21 activities + other resources) that teach Computer Science through engaging games and puzzles that use cards, string, crayons and lots of running around.

The activities introduce students to Computational Thinking through concepts such as binary numbers, algorithms and data compression, separated from the distractions and technical details of having to use computers. Importantly, no programming is required to engage with these ideas.

CS Unplugged is suitable for people of all ages, from elementary school to seniors, and from many countries and backgrounds. Unplugged has been used around the world for over twenty years, in classrooms, science centers, homes, and even for holiday events in a park.

In addition to the Unplugged activities, their collected lots of supplementary material on this site: videos, links, follow-up activities, photos, feedback, curiosities, information for teachers and more. Lots of this material comes from Unplugged volunteers and practitioners.

The material is available free of charge, and is shared under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA licence, which makes it easy to copy, adapt and share it.

Teaching effectiveness8.8
Fun factor6.8
Value for money10
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