Unplug Your Computer Science Curriculum!
NCWIT has added another Program-in-a-Box to our resource library: Computer Science-in-a-Box: Unplug Your Curriculum. This box introduces fundamental building blocks of computer science to K-12 students -- without using computers! Computer Science-in-a-Box is designed primarily for use with kids ages 9 to 14, and its activities teach students how computers work by explainng critical mathematics concepts such as number systems, algorithms, and logic.
Computer Science-in-a-Box is an abbreviated version of the popular Computer Science Unplugged curriculum, created by Tim Bell, Mike Fellows, and Ian Whitten. It gives teachers and students access to the fun, kinesthetic activities that teach computing concepts, and includes videos associated with each activity. If Computer Science-in-a-Box whets your appetite for more activities, you can download the entire Computer Science Unplugged curriculum book for free at http://csunplugged.com.
Have fun, and when you're done, let us know what you think!