The Magic of Bits
In CSUnplugged, a program based in New Zealand, students learn computing science through analog activities
Tim Bell, coauthor of “The Information Paradox” (November–December 2012) works to help students understand computer science concepts using real-world materials and physical activities. Along with colleagues including Mike Fellows, Bell developed a program, Computer Science Unplugged, and accompanying website. CSUnplugged uses puzzles, activities and lesson plans to encourage hands-on, interactive learning. This slide show features students in one of Tim’s classes at Chisnallwood Intermediate School in Christchurch, New Zealand, as they demonstrate some of the concepts described in Bell and Peter J. Denning’s recent feature article. The text is by Tim Bell; the photographs are by Jack Morgan.
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