Unplugged Activities for Future Coders

Age Level: 10–13  Grade Level: 5–8

Computer science is the at the heart of the world's biggest industries, but getting started in programming can be tough. Coding courses can be expensive, and not everyone has access to them. This must-have set provides access to computer science, without even requiring a computer. Instead, this set uses common materials kids can find around the house to both learn the building blocks of modern coding and get hand-on experience putting important coding principles to use. Each volume contains a dozen activities that help kids learn core skills that are part of every computer scientist's tool kit. By starting with the fundamentals, readers will gain a strong foundation for learning more about the exciting and rewarding world of computer science and coding. Features include: Teaches kids to think like a programmer and develop the background needed before tackling specific programming languages. Guides students to become computational thinkers, which is one of the standards central to the ISTE Standards. Touches on all five of the framework concepts in the 2016 CSTA standards; Computing Systems, Networks and the Internet, Algorithms and Programming, Data and Analysis, and Impacts of Computing. The unplugged nature of the activities means both that kids can easily do them for fun, and that they can be used for school projects even if students don't have access to computers.

  • Fall 2019
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    Build Your Computational Thinking Skills

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    Build Your Computer Security Skills

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    Adam Furgang and Christopher Harris
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    ISBN: 9781978510661
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    Build Your Debugging Skills

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    Kathy Furgang and Christopher Harris
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    ISBN: 9781978510692
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    Build Your UX and UI Design Skills

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    Christopher Harris
    Though code is what makes software run, its user experience (UX) is what makes it a success. Designing a user experience requires a combination of computer science skills and an artistic eye, especially when it comes to the user interface (UI)...Read More

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