Unplugged Coding is a collection of learning activities that introduce coding and programming through engaging games that only use cards, crayons, markers, etc. For younger students, teachers can skip the detailed concepts of computer coding and give them a better understanding of basic computer science knowledge and inspire them for future exploration.
Through Unplugged Coding activities, students will be able to develop computational thinking through concepts such as binary numbers and algorithms without using computers or other devices.
A great example is to use Scratch Coding Cards in your classroom. To get a brief introduction of what Scratch is, feel free to have a look at another resource here: Drag and Drop Programming: Scratch. In addition, you can find a teacher’s guide for using Scratch cards in your classroom by exploring 8 ways to use Scratch Coding Cards in Your Classroom.
Interested in integrating Unplugged Coding into your classroom? Here are two websites that might be useful in developing your lesson plans: