In todays digital world, Computer Science has become an important subject for everyone to learn about. The knowledge and Computational Thinking skills associated with it are now crucial to developing innovative digital technology, understanding modern society, and qualifications in this area are highly sought after.
Ko te whāinga mā ēnei ngohe CS Unplugged e waia ai koe ki te kaupapa - e taea ai hoki te ako i te kaupapa nei mā te mahi i ēnei ngohe. I te tīmatanga me mārama tātou ki ngā pānga ki tō tātou nei ao, waihotia te tautuhi i te kaupapa mō āmuri. Hei tauira, whakaarohia tō tino pūkaha rapu. Tērā pea, he ngāwari noa iho te atanga: he pouaka hei patopato i ngā mea ka rapua me tētahi pātene hei tīmata i te rapu. Ka taea te hanga i taua pouaka me te pātene mā te mōhiotanga paku noa, ka taea hoki te hanga i te taupānga poto (kei raro i te 20 ngā rārangi o te waehere) kia rapu i ngā tuhinga katoa i runga i te ipurangi me te whakaatu i ngā kitenga. Heoi anō, he maha ngā āhuatanga e pā ana ki enei momo mahi. E hia kē ngā manomano rapunga ia rā, kei ngā whārangi maha anō hoki, ā, mā te momo whārangi ka kōrerohia kei runga nei, nāwai rā ka puta ngā kitenga, engari, mā te tino pōturi o tēnei momo, e kore ai pea e hiahia te tangata ki te whakamahi.
This is where Computer Science comes in; many areas of Computer Science are employed to make the system work well, and most of them are illustrated through Unplugged. How could you search billions of items in a fraction of a second (Searching Algorithms)? How do you make sure that it's easy to use (Human-Computer Interaction)? We need to keep it secure - users don't want other people to know what they are searching for, and the search engine doesn't want commercial interests to manipulate search ranking (Computer Security and Encryption)? Search engines generally predict what you are about to search for (Artificial Intelligence). It needs to be reliable - a small mistake from one of the thousands of programmers at a search engine company shouldn't prevent the site working (Software Engineering). It needs to scale well - if it becomes 10 times as popular, you don't want it to need 100 times the computing resources (Algorithms). The relevance of a search generally depends on the relationships between web sites - you need a map showing which sites are linked to which other ones (Graphs).
The areas above cover much of what the subject of Computer Science is about. Programming is just a tool for implementing ideas (well, it's a very powerful tool, and requires considerable skill to use well). But programming on its own isn't enough to create software that people love to use, and Computer Science is the area that gives programmers the inside knowledge to make their software fast, efficient, reliable, secure, usable, intelligent, scalable, and even delightful!
Koinei te take i hanga mātou i te CS Unplugged - e hiahia ana mātou ki te tautoko i ngā ākonga kia mōhio ki ngā kaupapa nui o te pūtaiao rorohiko me te kore eke ki ngā taumata o te tuhiwaehere i te tuatahi. Ehara i te mea, ka ako rātou ki te hanga i te pūkaha rapu, i te taupānga kēmu, i te whatunga pāpori rongonui rānei - hou rawa atu o te ao rānei. Heoi anō ka kite rātou i ētahi o ngā tikanga hei kōkiri i ēnei momo kaupapa. Kia mōhio ai rātou, ehara ngā pūnaha matihiko i te maunga teitei, he pīnakitanga kē ka taea e rātou te eke. Heoi anō ka taea te eke i ngā maunga teitei ina hopu rātou i tēnei mātauranga.