Computer Science Unplugged is an ongoing project that links a community of like-minded people and organisations. We share a few core principles, but we develop projects around the world according to the needs of different countries, and share research and experience to help everyone find new ways of teaching computer science concepts.

Unplugged was started by Tim Bell, Mike Fellows and Ian Witten, and is now being explored by several dozen contributors working in many countries (including New Zealand, USA, Sweden, Australia, China, Korea, Taiwan and Canada). We like to keep track of everybody on our People page.

Unplugged’s international advisory team provides guidance to the project, and includes representatives of K-12 education (elementary and high school), professional bodies, researchers, and employers.

Unplugged is also supported and promoted by many organisations and companies around the world.

  • ACM K-12 and curriculum committees
  • CSTA, the Computer Science Teachers Association
  • The CS4ALL program (UW, CMU and UCLA)
  • NCWIT (the USA National Center for Women & Information Technology)
  • TECS (Teacher Enrichment in Computer Science)
  • Google
  • Microsoft

Get Involved #

You can contribute! Computer Science Unplugged is developed entirely by volunteers, and we welcome your contributions.

  • Visit our Google group at to take part in the ongoing conversation. To join the group, please give a one-sentence explanation of your connection with CS education when you apply to join.
  • Try Unplugged activities with your students or children, and let us know how they work for you.
  • Visit our YouTube channel.
  • Share your ideas for new activities that help communicate Computer Science concepts.
  • Help us translate Unplugged and the Unplugged website into different languages.
  • Take part in one of our ongoing projects, or start one of your own.