As a parent, What’s in it for me?
Do you love ipad more than a computer/laptop? Probably you do and so do your little ones too. With Swift Playgrounds, apple has opened a whole new opportunities for parents and kids to learn the programming with the ease of using just the ipad in a very nice gamified way. You can solve many puzzles on Switft Playgrounds by writing simple coding, again no previous knowledge is required to use Swift Playgrounds. The best thing with Switft Playgrounds is how its described on apple website “What you see is what you code: Create code on the left side of your screen and instantly see the results on the right — with just a tap” and its really as simple as its written
What all is needed to learn Swift Playgrounds: an iPad, period.
Who can learn App Inventor : Anyone who can use iPad and off course read English 🙂
Can I teach App Inventor to my kids: Yes, if you can use iPad, and read English 🙂 🙂
Code club is a non-profit from UK which aims in creating code clubs in schools and communities worldwide to spread the computer programming education among the kids. Its a very nice initiative which is connecting thousands of volunteers across the globe who are arranging code clubs in their schools or community and teach younger ones about coding. If you’re an interested parent, you can also start code club in your community / society.
The reason for including code club here, is that they’ve created very nice short lesson based projectes to teach
- Python Programming
- HTML and CSS
- Hardware like Raspberry Pi and related tools
So if you’ve chosen to start with scratch, you’ll find interesting projects for getting started with scratch here on code club website. These tutorials can act as guide to you as parent as well as to your kids for learning the coding