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Term 4: Learn to Code SWIFT PLAYGROUNDS, Apple's App Programming Language

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North Epping Public School

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Term 4 – Apple’s Swift Playgrounds 8 Week Program, 15 Oct - 3 Dec, 3pm - 4pm at Epping North Public School

What is Swift?

Swift is a powerful and intuitive programming language created by Apple that makes programming easier and more flexible.

What is Swift Playgrounds?

Swift Playgrounds is an iPad app from Apple that helps anyone learn coding fundamentals by writing in Swift.

In Learn to Code 1 and 2, interactive puzzles teach key programming concepts in a way that’s both fun and challenging, building confidence and skill.

Students write code to create programs that guide a character through a series of puzzles in an interactive graphical world.

What is the ideal age group?

The coding lessons are aimed at Year 4 and up, appropriate for 10 year +.

What will be covered in the School Holiday Coding Camp?

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Please read the following points regarding the program:

  • Limited to maximum of 12

  • Each attendee will NEED TO BRING an iPad preferably with the most recent iOS update*

  • Prior to attending the workshop, attendees will need to download FREE apps to be used on the day. Registered attendees will be sent an email with a list of apps to have downloaded on to the iPads they bring to the workshop.

  • Attendees should come to the camp with an enthusiasm to learn Swift Playgrounds.

*Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, and 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular.

What is Learn to Code 1?

In Learn to Code 1, students will explore the fundamentals of Swift, the programming language used to create apps for Apple products.

By solving puzzles in a dynamic 3D puzzle world, students will develop a set of coding skills to build up their basic programming vocabulary. The coding journey begins with simple commands, functions and loops. From the start, students write real code, the same code used by programmers.

Students will add conditional code that responds to changes in the environment, then introduce operators and while loops to make their code more precise and easier to use again. As they put these skills together, they’ll develop simple, powerful algorithms that use the same code to solve a range of different puzzles.

Lessons

  • Lesson 0 – Getting Started

  • Lesson 1 – Think like a computer

  • Lesson 2 – Think like a detective

  • Lesson 3 – Think efficiently

  • Lesson 4 – Think logically

  • Lesson 5 – Think again and again

  • Lesson 6 – Think the same idea

What is Learn to Code 2?

In Learn to Code 2, students will continue their coding journey and build on their fundamental knowledge of Swift.

Students will learn about variables and types, the coding constructs that allow them to store and access information. These new skills, along with initialization and parameters, will give them even more ways to use code to interact with their characters and the puzzle world, allowing them to change the rules of the world itself.

Lessons

  • Lesson 7: Think like a Newsbot

  • Lesson 8 – Think like an Architect

  • Lesson 9 – Think specifically

  • Lesson 10 – Think organised

FAQs

1. What is the ideal age to enrol into this program?

The ideal age is aimed at Year 4, 9 - 10 years+.

2. What should I bring?

You will need to bring your own iPad with the latest iOS requirements, and have all the required apps downloaded prior to the workshop attendance. An email will be provided with the apps to download post the workshop registration.

3. As a parent, can we view what the kids learn and code?

Yes, all attendees will be signed-up to Seesaw, a digital journal portfolio to which parents can download a FREE Seesaw app and view your child's portfolio.

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