Teaching Code

When you teach code, you’re not only teaching the language of technology. You’re teaching new ways to think and bring ideas to life. And Apple has two programs to help you bring code into your classroom, whether you’re just starting or ready to get your students certified in Swift.

It starts with Swift.

Swift is a programming language created by Apple that’s as easy to learn as it is powerful to use. The commands are based on words you already know, like “jump” and “forward”. And it’s used by the pros to create the most popular apps for iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, and Apple Watch.

Everyone Can Code

Hop, skip, and grab the fundamentals of code with Swift Playgrounds.

The Everyone Can Code curriculum will guide you through Swift Playgrounds, an app that teaches coding for kids through a world of interactive puzzles and playful characters. It’s great for students age eight and up, and will help you introduce coding in the same language used by professional app developers.

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See how teachers around the globe use Everyone Can Code.

Support every learner in your classroom.

The Everyone Can Code guides have in-class activities to help students understand the concepts behind the code, and on-device exercises where they can practice coding and problem-solving. The student guides allow learners to work at their own pace, while the teacher guides help you support all your students, from extra help to extra credit.

Everyone Can Code Puzzles

Puzzles offers more than 40 hours of flexible learning activities that introduce important coding concepts. Each chapter helps students build on what they already know, experiment with code, apply their understanding, and creatively communicate how coding impacts their lives.

Everyone Can Code Adventures

Designed for students who have completed Puzzles, Adventures opens up a world of opportunities to build with Swift code. With open-ended activities, students can experiment with hardware features and event-driven programming to express their creative ideas.

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Tools to teach and learn in different ways. With accessible resources.

All students deserve an opportunity to learn how to code. Students who are blind or have low vision can navigate the Swift Playgrounds coding puzzles with tactile graphics that can be printed in embossed braille. And coding videos in American Sign Language featuring Deaf programmers make teaching and learning code more accessible and available to everyone.

Take the first step.
Try an Hour of Code.

Celebrate Computer Science Education Week from December 9-15 with an Hour of Code activity or attend a free coding workshop at your local Apple store.

Develop in Swift

Build apps from the beginning with Xcode.

You don’t need prior experience to dive right into designing and developing apps. The Develop in Swift curriculum makes it easy to teach students ages 14 and up to code just like the pros — whether it’s for a semester or for certification.

Start teaching app development.

The Develop in Swift guides are flexible enough to help you support students brand new to coding and those with advanced skills. The lessons provide practical experience developing apps with Swift in Xcode, the integrated development environment professional developers use to build real apps.

Intro to App Development with Swift

A one-semester course designed to introduce high school and college students to the world of app development, Swift, and Xcode. At the end of the course, students apply their programming skills to create a basic iOS app.

AP Computer Science Principles with Swift

A yearlong Advanced Placement® course for beginning programmers. Students get practical experience with the tools and techniques needed to build basic iOS apps while preparing for the AP Computer Science Principles exam.


Take coding to the next level.

There’s no limit to what your students can do with Swift and Xcode. Apple provides resources for aspiring developers, including advanced curriculum, certification, and professional tools.

App Development with Swift

This yearlong course for high school or college students takes a more in-depth look at Swift, Xcode, and iOS development. Students will apply their skills to build mini-projects and test their code in Xcode playgrounds. An optional unit teaches students how to create an augmented reality app using ARKit. By the end of the course, they’ll be able to build a fully functioning app of their own design.

Get your students certified in Swift.

Educators teaching App Development with Swift can help their students earn recognition and a digital badge for their knowledge of Swift and Xcode. App Development with Swift Level 1 certification is available through an exam administered by Certiport*, and shows that students are ready to take the next step in becoming app developers.

Help your students become app professionals.

The Apple Developer Program lets your students access cutting-edge Apple technologies, app management tools, sample code, and documentation. And they can distribute their apps to over a billion customers on the App Store.

At school. After class. And in the community.

Swift Coding Club resources have everything you and your students need to start your own coding clubs. They include tips for recruiting members, inspiration for inventing apps, and guides for creating prototypes using Apple design principles. And the App Showcase Guide helps you host an event to celebrate your students’ creations — and their ingenuity.

Apple Teacher

Apple Teacher is a free program for teachers that helps you build skills on iPad and Mac, get access to student activities, and gain recognition for what you learn.

Curriculum

Apple provides free, interactive learning resources for students and teachers. Get inspiration about how to incorporate coding and creativity into your classroom.