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 programmes 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.

Get a quick start
to code during CS Education Week.

Computer Science Education Week (7–13 December) is the perfect time to give coding a try. Our new guide, A Quick Start to Code, gives you 10 fun coding activities for kids ages 10 and up. Learn to code in school or as a family with the free Swift Playgrounds app for both iPad and Mac.

Download A Quick Start to Code (PDF)

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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 ages eight and up, and will help you introduce coding in the same language used by professional app developers.

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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 practise 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.

See how teachers around the globe use Everyone Can Code.

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Educators worldwide share how students benefit from learning code — even if they’re not going to be programmers.

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.

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.

Develop in Swift Explorations

Students learn key computing concepts, building a solid foundation in programming with Swift. They’ll learn about the impact of computing and apps on society, economies, and cultures while exploring iOS app development.

Develop in Swift AP® CS Principles

Students learn key computing concepts, building a solid foundation in programming with Swift while preparing for the AP® Computing Science Principles exam. Lessons take students through the app design process: Brainstorming, planning, prototyping, and evaluating an app of their own.

Develop in Swift Fundamentals

Students build fundamental iOS app development skills with Swift. They’ll master the core concepts and practices that Swift programmers use daily and build a basic fluency in Xcode’s source and UI editors.

Develop in Swift Data Collections

Students extend their knowledge and skill in iOS app development, creating more complex and capable apps. They’ll work with data from a server and explore new iOS APIs that allow for much richer app experiences — including displaying large collections of data in multiple format.

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Learn to teach Swift.

Apple Professional Learning offers a free online professional learning course for Develop in Swift Explorations and Develop in Swift AP® CS Principles. Educators will learn the foundational knowledge needed to teach Swift and Xcode directly from Apple, making this an ideal introductory course for teaching Develop in Swift in any educational environment.


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.

Get your students certified in Swift.

Help students earn recognition for their knowledge of Swift and Xcode. The app development with Swift certification is based on Develop in Swift Fundamentals and Develop in Swift Data Collections courses to help students stand out for high-demand jobs in iOS app development.

Help your students become app professionals.

The Apple Developer Programme 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. The App Design Journal guides students with design thinking projects to help them prototype ideas, test their app with peers and refine user experience. And the App Showcase Guide helps you host an event to celebrate your students’ creations.

Apple Teacher

Apple Teacher is a free programme 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.