Computational Thinking: Searching to Speak

Searching to Speak A5 blueThis page holds links to resources related to the live lecture on Computational Thinking: “Searching to speak”.

Free Booklet

Download a free copy of the Searching to Speak glossy booklet. When out of lockdown so we can get at the stocks, UK teachers can order free back issues – we can send class sets to UK schools (while stocks last) . It is one of a series on Computational Thinking. Dwengo have made a Dutch translation of this booklet [PDF].

Buy the Book

powerofct-cover Textbook cover of Power of Computational Thinking Curzon and McOwanChapter 1 of our book on Computational Thinking: “The Power of Computational Thinking” is an extended version of the same story. The rest of the book has chapters on specific aspects of Computational Thinking told through more games, puzzles and magic tricks leading n to chapters on Artificial Intelligence all unplugged. (Sorry you have to buy it: available in English, Russian, German and Chinese editions)

Get the activity packs

Download the slides

Download the slides of the lockdown lecture itself as delivered online, June 2020

Video and Make-a-face unplugged activity

See the video of the emotional robot from the end of the talk and also see the same thing done as a separate role play unplugged activity.

The original Book: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

This whole talk was inspired by me reading the wonderful book “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” by Jean-Dominique Bauby. It isn’t about computer science. It is about a love of life. Everyone should read it.

You can also watch the film of the book – available on DVD.

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