Celebrating the Computer Science Education Week, Apple has started the registration of their “Hour of Code” free educational program under which, the tech-giant will provide free coding sessions to students in their stores all around the world.
Continuing the six year old tradition, Cupertino, California-based Apple will be hosting the annual Hour of Code daily and free coding session through their Today at Apple programme. The purpose of the free coding session is to avail coding education for free to students of all age groups and provide opportunities at a variety of skill levels to learn coding. The registration for Hour of Code has started today, and the actual coding session will start from December 1 to December 14 – celebrating the Computer Science Education Week by teaching coding for free.
The Hour of Code sessions will be held at thousands of Apple Store facilities around the world, and registration can be made through particular Apple Store websites. Apple has also created a new Hour of Code Facilitator Guide, and new Swift Coding Club materials that will help teachers to know more about how to use Swift Playgrounds and other iPad apps, and be able to teach coding outside the Apple classrooms. The free coding educational sessions will not only familiarise more people with the core concepts of coding, but it will also help in promote the company’s motto of elevating education among people.
Apple has also launched a Kids Hour sessions as per the Everyone Can Code curriculum, which will introduce kids to computer science and coding in a fun way. For aspiring coders aging 6 to 12 years, the study session will include coding with robots and for 12 years or above, the focus will be on using Swift Playgrounds app to learn the basics. Sign-ups for the Kids Hour are also now open at all selected on the Today at Apple section of each retail store website, and the seats might run out soon.