Apple expands Everyone Can Code courses with Voice Over and more…
Apple has introduced an expanded Everyone Can Code curriculum containing additional resources for teachers, a new guide for students and updated Swift Coding Club materials, as well as optimized Voice Over support.
Get more people coding more
The company says the new curriculum will help introduce more elementary and middle school students to the world of coding.
Apple also confirmed earlier reports that it intends to hold thousands of free Today at Apple coding sessions across December at all Apple Stores to mark Computer Science Education Week.
The new Everyone Can Code curriculum builds on existing interactive puzzles, guides and activities to make learning to code even more approachable and connected to students’ everyday lives.
- Everyone Can Code Puzzles is an all-new student guide to Swift Playgrounds in which each chapter helps students build on what they already know, use new concepts and communicate how coding impacts them.
- The new companion teacher guide provides ways to facilitate, deepen and assess student learning.
- The curriculum is optimized for VoiceOver. This also includes closed-captioned videos and audio descriptions as well as videos in American Sign Language.
Apple’s Everyone Can Create included
The Everyone Can Code curriculum integrates Apple’s Everyone Can Create project guides to help students express themselves using drawing, music, video and photos.
Computer Science Education Week
“Between December 1-15, Apple Stores worldwide will increase Today at Apple coding sessions to offer thousands of opportunities to celebrate Computer Science Education Week.
The free sessions provide opportunities for participants at a variety of skill levels to get started with coding.
Select stores will also offer special sessions for coders of all ages. Preschool-age kids can try creative pre-coding activities in the new Coding Lab with the Helpsters.
For the seventh year, Apple will also support Hour of Code with a new Hour of Code Facilitator Guide to help educators and parents host sessions using Swift Playgrounds and some of the more than 200,000 educational apps available from the App Store.”
Preparing Students for College and Career
“For more advanced learners including high school and college students preparing for the workforce, the Develop in Swift curriculum continues to give students the practical tools and techniques they need to qualify for high-demand and high-skill jobs. Develop in Swift is great for students new to coding as well as advancing those with previous experience — and even helps prepare them for a career in programming with a free AP Computer Science Principles course and the opportunity to earn industry recognized certification.”