Adam Stacoviak and Jerod Santo talk with Tim Bell, the founder and creator of CS Unplugged, a collection of free teaching material that teaches computer science through engaging games and puzzles. They talk to him about where this program came from him, the need for computer science in today’s K-12 education programs, how CS Unplugged fits in, and how you can get involved.
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- Tim Bell – Twitter, GitHub, Website
- Adam Stacoviak – Twitter, GitHub, LinkedIn, Website
- Jerod Santo – Twitter, GitHub
Notes and Links
- CS Unplugged
- University of Canterbury Computer Science Education Research
- Tim Bell - Academic Staff - People - Computer Science and Software Engineering - University of Canterbury - New Zealand
- Tim Bell (computer scientist) - Wikipedia
- Modems Unplugged - Computer Science Unplugged
- Data Representation - Computer Science Field Guide
- uccser/cs-unplugged: CS Unplugged is a collection of free teaching material that teaches Computer Science through engaging games and puzzles that use cards, string, crayons and lots of running around.
- uccser/cs-field-guide: An online interactive resource/textbook for high school students learning about computer science.
- Three ways to get started with computer science and computational thinking
- Topics - CS Unplugged
- Computer Science Education Research Group | University of Canterbury