Apple Opens Registration for Free Hour of Code Classes for Kids

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

Apple’s free Hour of Code classes for kids in its retail stores runs December 4th through 10th, and registration is open now. The sessions are open to kids age 12 and older and uses Swift Playgrounds on the iPad to teach coding concepts with robots. The company’s Hour of Code curriculum is available for free online, too, so schools can take advantage of Apple’s materials, too. You can sign up your kids for sessions at the special Today at Apple Hour of Code website.

Apple Opens Registration for Free Hour of Code Classes for Kids

Swift Playgrounds Adds Sphero R2-D2 Support

· Jeff Gamet · Product News

Sphero R2-D2 Swift Playgrounds template

Apple is getting on on the Force Friday action with a new Swift Playgrounds template for controlling Spero’s R2-D2 robot.

The Big Swift Playgrounds Show - TMO Daily Observations 2017-06-23

· Jeff Gamet · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet take a look at the state of Swift Playgrounds, how it fits into the whole coding environment, and if it qualifies as real programming.