Apple Teacher - Everyone Can Code Curriculum Guide

Apple Teacher - Everyone Can Code Curriculum Guide
Now that you have your Apple Teacher recognition, you are ready to move on to the next steps, which are the Apple Teacher Portfolio or Apple Teacher Swift Playgrounds. As a long time coder, I choose the later.

The purpose or goal of the Apple Teacher Swift Playgrounds pathway is to learn how to incorporate code into your classroom. You will begin with the Apple Swift Playgrounds app, the Everyone Can Code Curriculum Guide and the Everyone Can Code Early Learners Teacher Guide. Instead of the nine badges that you earn with the Apple Teacher Portfolio pathway, this pathway has four badges but a lot of new skills to learn.

Swift Playgrounds App
Coding Concepts
Swift Code
Coding in the Classroom

I couldn't wait to start coding in the Swift Playgrounds app. As the teacher guide assumes that your students haven't coded before, it begins teaching with small steps. As you work through the challenges, you prepare your students for more advanced coding concepts. This is great for those students without any coding experience.

Your first task is to download the Swift Playgrounds app, which can be downloaded free from the iPad or Mac App store. Swift Playgrounds comes with some built-in lessons, called playground books.

Following the Everyone Can Code Curriculum Guide, you will start with the Everyone Can Code Early Learners Teacher Guide. This guide is designed for Kindergarten through 3rd grade and teaches four coding concepts, as well as an App Design project.

App Design Project

To teach these concepts, you will use the following built-in playground books. In the Learn to Code 1 playground book, you are introduced to Byte. Byte and his friends are cute 3D characters that will be the actors in these playground books.

Learn to Code 1
Learn to Code 2
MeeBot Dances
Rock, Paper, Scissors
Coce Machine

The teacher guide includes several lesson plans to help reinforce what the students will learn in the playground books. It also supplies the correct code for the above lessons. As your students get older, they will be ready for more advanced books and projects. The guides have a few suggestions for that too.

Everyone Can Code

Index - EdTech In the Classroom

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