UPDATE 29 November 2017

Apple celebrates Hour of Code

New Swift Playgrounds Challenge and Teacher Resources Are Available for Everyone

Apple today introduced a new educational challenge in Swift Playgrounds and added new teacher resources to the Everyone Can Code curriculum to help teach Swift, Apple’s easy-to-learn programming language that anyone can use to create world-class apps.

Swift Playgrounds

Swift Playgrounds for iPad includes a new Hour of Code challenge where students can use Swift to create their own digital robot.
A brand-new Hour of Code challenge in the Swift Playgrounds app invites students to build a digital robot and customise it with new parts including cyborg eyes and electric hula hoop arms. Swift Playgrounds is available as a free download in the App Store in 15 languages, including English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese and Japanese.

Teaching with iPad

Apple’s Everyone Can Code tools and curriculum for teachers help them bring coding to life for students.
Apple’s new Everyone Can Code curriculum includes a free Hour of Code guide featuring the new Swift Playgrounds challenge to make it easy to get started teaching code in schools, community centres and after-school programs. Schools can easily host their own one-hour Hour of Code event anytime simply by downloading the Swift Playgrounds app and Hour of Code guide.

Images of Hour of Code

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