Apple brings free hour of code sessions from Dec 1- Dec 14 at all Apple Store Locations
Apple revealed new resources to help students learning coding in their Everyone Can Code program, first launched in 2016. Apple customers can register for a free Hour of Code session, available from December 1 through 14 at all Apple Store locations around the world. More than 5,000 schools, community colleges and technical colleges worldwide are using Everyone Can Code curriculum today.
To help students learn coding outside of a classroom, Apple also introduced Swift Coding Club kit materials for kids aged 8 and up to accompany learning Swift, Apple’s programming language by collaborating, prototyping apps and exploring how coding can make a difference with fun activities. In addition, Apple also has offered an Advanced Placement curriculum and App Development program with Swift certification for older students.
The Hour of Code program is in its sixth year and part of the Today at Apple series. There are a variety of sessions available, with Kids Hour sessions for kids aged six to 12 to explore coding with robots. Kids aged 12 and older can attend sessions with Swift Playgrounds and iPad to learn coding concepts.
Apple also is offering a new Hour of Code Facilitator Guide to help educators host sessions for Swift playgrounds and iPad apps, as part of Computer Science Education Week. Swift Playgrounds is available as a free download in the App Store in 15 languages, including English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese and Japanese.
Preparing Students Today for the Workforce of Tomorrow
By the start of the next school year, Apple will release a free AP Computer Science Principles course syllabus and curriculum, giving high school students the opportunity to earn Advanced Placement (AP) credit for learning App Development with Swift. The App Development with Swift Level 1 certification exams are offered through Certiport Authorized Testing Centers worldwide.