Apple to offer free ‘Hour of Code’ workshops for full week


Apple has non-stop adult registration for a Hour of Code workshops in partnership with Code.org. This year, Apple will horde Hour of Code workshops each day for one week — in and with Computer Science Education Week — from Dec 5 to Dec 11 during all of a scarcely 500 Apple sell stores opposite a world. In a past, Apple offering usually one day’s value of workshops.

Apple’s workshops will learn a basis of CS, as good as offer an introduction to Swift Playgrounds, an iPad app for training how to write Swift code. Apple has also combined some collection for educators to assistance them move Hour of Code into schools and village centers, including a beam with coding doctrine ideas and organisation activities.

“Hour of Code embodies a prophesy for Apple stores as a place for a village to gather, learn and be entertained,” Apple SVP of Retail Angela Ahrendts pronounced in a press release. “We’re unapproachable to deliver a Swift Playgrounds app into a workshops and respected to again work corresponding with Code.org on this impossibly critical initiative. Hour of Code is one of a comprehensive highlights of a year for both a teams and a families that revisit a stores.”

As partial of Apple’s $100 million joining to yield underserved schools with technology, Apple is also creation it probable for ConnectED schools to horde their possess Hour of Code workshops.

In a past year, Apple has stepped adult a joining to education. In June, Apple launched coding camps for kids in a stores and donated 54,500 iPads to students and teachers in September.

Apple has participated in Code.org’s Hour of Code given 2014, though it’s not a usually one participating in Hour of Code. Earlier this week, Microsoft announced a Minecraft-inspired coding educational for students and teachers.

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