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Apple’s coding education tools now extend from kindergarten to college


Apple’s coding education tools now extend from from kindergarten to college
Teach small children about coding doesn’t have to involve screen time.
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Apple released new coding education resources for elementary school students and educators on Tuesday. With them, the company now offers coding curriculum tools for kids all the way from kindergarten up to college.

In addition, teachers can try a new one-hour Inclusive App Design activity to introduce young children to the world of coding and app development.

New Apple course shows educators how to teach coding with Swift and Xcode


A new course taught by Apple will help educators learn to teach Swift and Xcode.
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Apple on Thursday unveiled a free course to train educators to teach others how to program in Swift and Xcode, tools used to write apps for iPhone and Mac.

In addition, Apple improved its Develop in Swift and Everyone Can Code curricula. And it’s adding new remote learning resources for parents and teachers educating children at home.

Apple AR tech will bring Alabama civil rights history to life


Apple CEO Tim Cook at the launch of Ed Farm in Birmingham.
Apple CEO Tim Cook attended the debut of Ed Farm, an educational initiative in Alabama.
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In Birmingham today, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced Ed Farm, which will help teach students to program with Apple’s “Everyone Can Code” curriculum.

In addition, Cook  reportedly spoke about employing his company’s augmented reality tools in Birmingham’s civil rights historical sites.

Apple helps teach Swift coding lessons to kids as young as 5


Apple helps teach coding lessons to kids as young as 5
I wish my classroom had looked like this!
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Kids as young as five are learning the principles of coding — courtesy of Apple’s expanding Swift learning curriculum.

As part of EU Code Week, Apple is highlighting how its Swift coding language is helping improve educational outcomes for kids throughout Europe. And not just where you’d expect either.

Apple celebrates young developers at Chicago store event


Everyone Can Code
Chicago's Mayor attended the event.
Photo: Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Apple held a special “Today at Apple” session on Wednesday at its Michigan Avenue, Chicago store to celebrate young developers.

The event took place under the banner of Apple’s “Everyone Can Code” initiative, and featured students who had participated in the “One Summer Chicago” program, giving a public demonstration of their Swift-coded apps.

Apple welcomes deaf and blind students to Everyone Can Code initiative


Everyone Can Code
Apple is doing its bit for Global Accessibility Awareness Day.
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Apple has been pretty outspoken about bringing coding classes to everyone — and that most assuredly includes the deaf and blind communities, too.

Timed to coincide with Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Apple has revealed that it is making it easier for students with vision, hearing or other assistive needs to take part in its Everyone Can Code curricula for Swift.

Location for yesterday’s iPad event is new HQ for Apple’s coding initiative


Apple wants to teach the world to Swift.
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The site of Apple’s education-themed event yesterday, Lane Tech College Prep High School, is set to become a special hub for the company’s “Everyone Can Code” initiative.

Working with Chicago Public Schools and Northwestern University, Apple announced that the Chicago-based institute will become a special “Center for Excellence” that will be used as a teaching and learning hub to introduce high school teachers to the Swift-focused curriculum.

Apple brings its ‘Everyone Can Code’ course to new countries


Apple wants to bring its Swift focused curriculum to as many people as possible around the world.
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Apple today announced that it is expanding its “Everyone Can Code” initiative to 70 colleges and universities in Europe, bringing its syllabus focused on app-making with Swift to more users outside of the U.S.

The expansion covers educational institutes in the U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Luxembourg, Poland and Portugal.