How To: Get Started with Coding

From Saturday, October 7, 2017 12:00 PM
to Saturday, October 7, 2017 1:00 PM

Apple

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235 Regent St, Mayfair, London W1B 2EL, UK

Apple Store, Regent Street [London, W1B 2EL]: Swift is a powerful programming language created by Apple that’s used to build many popular apps. And Swift Playgrounds is an app for iPad that makes coding interactive and fun for beginner coders aged 12+. Explore coding concepts and get hands on with the same code professional developers use every day. Coding knowledge is not required. Bring your own iPad running iOS 10, or we can provide one.

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Nearby upcoming activities:

Scratch for Beginners: Introduction Online Club!

Mon, Sep 21, 2020 4:30 PM

Want to teach your child how to code but not sure where to start? You've come to the right place! Designed from the ground-up for young children, our Scratch for Beginners: Introduction course is the ideal way to give your child brand new coding and computer skills. Using our award-winning curriculum, one of our experienced teachers leads the class through a series of tutorials looking at key parts of computing, block-based coding, and the Scratch coding language! Each student will then write their own unique code to create animations, games, and more. Plus, once they've finished you can show off these awesome projects to your friends and family. During the course we will cover a number of foundational topics as well as looking at coding best practices and positive computing habits, such as touch typing. Focusing on creativity and practical applications for code is a key part of the course - kids will come away having learnt something new, having created something unique, and having had fun!

JavaScript for Beginners: Introduction Online Club!

Mon, Sep 21, 2020 4:30 PM

JavaScript is the most commonly used programming language in the world. It’s the hidden language that makes the web more interesting, your favourite sites engaging, and online games playable and smooth. Behind the scenes it is Javascript which makes the digital world so fun! Aimed at those with little to no coding knowledge, this club covers the fundamental elements of programming using JavaScript. It's ideal for young intermediate coders with some experience of block-based coding who want to move onto text-based languages. Throughout this club we use a platform called ‘Bitsbox’. This is a great introductory format for Javascript as it allows kids to learn about the intricacies of text-based languages easily. Students will learn coding concepts such as variables, loops, and parameters. Having gained a foundational grasp of a concept we then challenge students to apply this new found knowledge to their own unique projects. These projects are massively varied, offering the opportunity for each child to tailor their learning to their own passions and interests. We’ll learn about the difference between Scratch and Bitsbox, building apps with cool characters, how to program an interactive quiz, and put it all together by creating an Angry Birds game at the end of the term! In this way online learners are able to cement their knowledge of Javascript concepts and will be able to walk away with their very own original work at the same time! Using video conferencing software, our virtual classroom provides students with an innovative approach to coding that balances learning computational skills with nurturing students’ curiosity and sense of discovery. With a maximum teacher:student ratio of 1:6, each of our online clubs is the perfect opportunity to engage kids and grow their coding confidence! Once set-up within our virtual learning environment, every member of the class can share their screen and other materials with the teacher, creating a collaborative atmosphere and ensuring every student can receive immediate feedback on their work.

Python for Beginners: Introduction Online Club!

Wed, Sep 23, 2020 4:30 PM

Favoured by both academic institutions and industry, Python is one of the most commonly used programming languages in the world, in demand at top organisations like Facebook, Google, and NASA. Python is also the preferred language of the Computing GCSE. Our Python for Beginners: Introduction club introduces students to this popular text-based language by taking them step-by-step through core computing concepts, and applying these to creative challenges. Indeed, we make the study of Python fun and relevant for young programmers by having them build apps that they can play and publish! After this club, students will feel more confident with the Python programming language, and be ready to learn how to develop more complex Python projects and apps. Using video conferencing software, our virtual classroom provides students with an innovative approach to coding that balances learning computational skills with nurturing students’ curiosity and sense of discovery. With a maximum teacher:student ratio of 1:6, each of our online clubs is the perfect opportunity to engage kids and grow their coding confidence! Once set-up within our virtual learning environment, every member of the class can share their screen and other materials with the teacher, creating a collaborative atmosphere and ensuring every student can receive immediate feedback on their work.