Computing Unplugged: Examples and Practice

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsWorkshopResearch


Many ideas and concepts in computing do not require a computer to understand, and the introduction of technology can sometimes distract learners and obscure the computational concepts being developed. Computing unplugged is a general approach to teaching computational thinking skills away from a computer. This workshop will illustrate a range of computing unplugged activities that can be applied to a range of learning settings and that develop a range of computational thinking skills.

The workshop will show how the computational thinking concepts of logic, algorithms, decomposition, pattern-finding, abstraction, and evaluation can be illustrated and explored through a number of physical and paper-based activities. The activities explored in the workshop are organised around the themes of robots, musicians, artists, explorers, codebreakers, magicians, gamers, cooks, and scientists.
Period7 Jul 20169 Jul 2016
Event titlethe International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Education (2016)
Event typeConference
Conference numberICICTE
LocationRhodes, GreeceShow on map