Free Hour of Code sessions come to Apple retail stores next week

Free Hour of Code sessions come to Apple retail stores next week

Apple has unveiled new resources designed to bring coding education through the Everyone Can Code program to more students around the world. Starting today, customers can register for thousands of free Hour of Code sessions, available at all Apple Store locations around the world from Dec. 1-14.

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Apple patent involves a ‘touch-based, interactive learning environment’ using iPads

Apple patent involves a ‘touch-based, interactive learning environment’ using iPads

Apple has been granted a patent (number 10,108,335) for a “touch-based, interactive learning environment” using iPads and Swift Playgrounds, the company’s app designed to teach basic programming concepts like loops and conditionals using an animated character that the budding programmers direct by writing code.

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Apple’s Everyone Can Code comes to U.S. schools serving blind and deaf students

Apple’s Everyone Can Code comes to U.S. schools serving blind and deaf students

Apple is teaming up with educators for blind and deaf communities across the U.S. to bring accessible coding to their schools. Beginning this fall, schools supporting students with vision, hearing or other assistive needs will start teaching the Everyone Can Code curricula for Swift, Apple’s programming language.

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Swift Playgrounds 2.0 lets you subscribe to playgrounds from third party creators

Swift Playgrounds 2.0 lets you subscribe to playgrounds from third party creators

Apple has updated Swift Playgrounds, a free iPad app to teach kids of any age basic coding skills in Swift, to version 2.0. Now you can subscribe to playgrounds from your favorite third party creators, then browse and download their content directly within Swift Playgrounds. Other changes include:

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    Apple celebrates Hour of Code at its retail stores

    Apple celebrates Hour of Code at its retail stores

    Apple has opened registration for thousands of free Hour of Code sessions available at all Apple Stores from Dec. 4-10. The company also 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 programming language.

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    App Camp For Girls registration opens for 2017 summer sessions

    App Camp For Girls registration opens for 2017 summer sessions

    App Camp For Girls, a non-profit organization aimed at correcting the gender imbalance in the software industry, has opened 2017 registration for its summer program that teaches girls how to make mobile apps in one week. This year, the aspiring developers will use Apple's new educational tool, Swift Playgrounds, a new app for iPad that teaches Swift code in a fun and interactive way.

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