In today’s digital world everything works on a code, and almost all small and big businesses run on applications which are essentially created and entrenched in coding. A ‘code’ is a language that makes things work virtual and has become the most important part of everyone’s life.
Apple Inc., a company that designs, develops and sells consumer electronics, is headquartered in Cupertino, California. Recently announced that has plans to conduct free coding sessions for the sixth consecutive year. This free coding session will be held across all its facilities worldwide starting from December 1- 14, 2018.
Apple has come up with kid’s hour to facilitate the coding education to kids between age six and twelve. In an effort to enhance the learning of coding both inside and outside the classroom Apple has introduced Swift Playgrounds. Apple also has come up with a computer science education week sometime in early December to encourage the introduction of coding and computer science to K12 students.
LinkedIn data predicts that skills like mobile development and user interface design will be in high demand in the coming years. Meanwhile, a 2016 Gallup report found that 40% of American schools now offer coding classes, compared to just 25% a few years ago.
In Australia, the government has been investing in STEM initiatives in recent years, and coding classes will soon be mandatory in Queensland schools. While in the UK, kids aged five and over have been learning the fundamentals of coding since 2014.
But coding education can also be beneficial for students who aren’t necessarily interested in pursuing computer programming but would like to gain a better understanding of technology and how it’s shaping our world.
Apple has designed a Swift Coding Club Kit that facilitates the students, teachers, and mentors. The kit can be used by kids older than eight years. Swift – an iPad application is designed in a very user-friendly manner. The user can start writing the code on the left side of the screen and the results appear on the right side helping beginners also to enjoy learning and making it a fun and interactive session. Apple has introduced a swift playground for kids older than eight years and it helps kids to build prototypes and code application. It helps solve puzzles and meet characters making it useful for code learning enthusiasts at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. The swift playgrounds with swift playground students can start with solving puzzles and move on to next levels and even start writing commands for drones and robots to make them do incredible things. Swift playground works like a video game with levels that move from beginner to advanced, only it is fun and actually helps to learn to code instead of just being a fun video game. The everyone can code program has a curriculum that helps students at all levels and helps both students and teachers with its teaching guides and lessons.