Celebrate Computer Science Education Week, December 4 thru 10

In celebration of Computer Science Education Week December 4-10, we’ve released a new Hour of Code challenge in Swift Playgrounds for iPad. In this new challenge, students can use logic and Swift code to build The Incredible Code Machine. They can still choose last year’s challenge with Byte and friends to learn the basics of coding. Both are fun ways to explore teaching, writing, and learning code.

Schools can host their own Hour of Code event in class or after school by downloading the Swift Playgrounds app and Hour of Code Facilitator Guide. Teachers can also sign up for a Today at Apple coding session at their local Apple Store. We encourage everyone to share their unique creations with @AppleEDU on Twitter using #EveryoneCanCode.

In addition, Apple has updated the Everyone Can Code curriculum with new app design and prototyping activities for elementary, middle, and high school students. The Learn to Code teacher guides for middle schools feature new lessons with robots, drones, and other devices. The App Development with Swift curricula for high schools have been updated for Xcode 9 and Swift 4. You can download these updated resources from the iBooks Store.

Information provided by Apple.

Programmable Electronics for the Modern Maker. 4-Day Workshop.


Electronics run the world and programming runs electronics. Each device, from the microwave in your house to the phone you hold in your hand, is a series of micro-electronics and sensors designed and programmed to perform tasks. This four-day workshop introduces basic electronic and programming concepts with hands on projects so students get a clear understanding of how to approach a challenge, solve a problem and build a workable device. We also want to have fun building things.

Workshop is for those interested in electronics and programming; those that want to see if they are interested; and those who like pulling things apart to see how they work. Most careers today require a basic knowledge of modern electronics, programming and coding. Designed for students, grades 7-10 with an interest in exploring and trying new things. Teachers have also found this workshop helpful to gain an understanding of electronic principles and programming.

Each participant receives a complete kit featuring an Arduino Nano microcontroller, various sensors, addressable LED strip, and other components to build projects. Students take their electronic kit home.  See the basic project outlines and watch the video from instructor John Soward.

Brought to you by the Challenger Learning Center in Hazard, Kentucky and Dataseam. July 24th-27th 2017, 10 am-3pm. Workshop held at Challenger Center located on the Hazard Community and Technical College. Registration. Limited need-based scholarships available, email