By Paisal Chuenprasaeng
The Nation Weekend
APPLE CONFIRMS its presence in the education business with the launched of two projects for users of its products –Everyone Can Create and Everyone Can Code.
In Everyone Can Create, Apple provides e-books for students to download and learn how to develop and communicate ideas through video, photography, music and drawing. And it gives teachers fun and meaningful ways to bring these skills into any lesson, topic or assignment.
The Everyone Can Create curriculum is now available on Apple Books. Some books are free though others may have to be bought.
Apple says its Everyone Can Create project guides were developed in collaboration with educators and creative professionals and followed on from Apple’s collaboration with educators that has lasted for more than 40 years. The aim is to foster creativity in the classroom, in particular to help teachers bring student’s creativity to life across any subject. With the 9.7-inch iPad with support for Apple Pencil and free, built-in apps like GarageBand, iMovie, Clips and Swift Playgrounds, teachers now have powerful creative tools at their fingertips.
The project provides two kinds of guides – Teacher Guide and Student Guide.
A teacher guide comes with supplementary teaching materials to make it easy to bring more forms of expression into any subject. It includes class activities that can be applied to any grade level, assessment tips and sample student work to get students started.
The Everyone Can Create student guide, meanwhile, offers a step-by-step approach that teaches students the core skills and techniques of each creative discipline using free apps available on every iPad. Student Guides that can be downloaded from Apple Book Store are Everyone Can Create: Drawing, Everyone Can Create: Video, Everyone Can Create: Music, and Everyone Can Create: Photo.
Apple believes everyone should have the opportunity to create something that can change the world and feels coding is an essential skill that everyone should have the opportunity to learn. To that end, it has designed a special program called Everyone Can Code that offers a new approach to help anyone learn, write and teach code, no matter their age or skill level.
The Everyone Can Code program includes a range of resources that take students all the way from no coding experience to building fully functional apps of their own. It starts with Swift, the Apple-created programming language that is powerful, intuitive, and yet easy and approachable enough to be a first programming language. Popular apps Airbnb, Kayak, Trip Advisor, Zova and Yelp are all created with Swift, which these days is considered one of the world's most popular coding languages.
Apple says it has expanded its Everyone Can Code initiative to more than 20 colleges and universities outside the US. These schools will now offer the App Development with Swift Curriculum, a full-year course designed by Apple engineers and educators to teach coding and app design to students of all levels and backgrounds.
Students who don’t have access to such colleges, can still learn to code by downloading textbooks from Apple Book Store. Available Every Can Code books include Intro to App Development with Swift, App Development with Swift, AP Computer Science Principles with Swift, Get Start with Code 1 Teacher Guide, Learn to Code 1 & 2 Teacher Guide, and Get Start with Code 2 Teacher Guide.
Apple Thailand has also launched educational sessions in Apple Stores ranging in topics from photo and video to music, coding, art and design, and more. The hands-on sessions, collectively called “Today at Apple”, are led by highly-trained team members, and in select cities world-class artists, photographers and musicians offer teaching sessions from basics and how-to lessons to professional-level programmes.
A full list of Today at Apple sessions at Apple Orchard Road can be found at www.Apple.com/th/today/.
LISTING THE LINKS
Download Everyone Can Create books at:
Teacher Guide: https://itunes.apple.com/th/book/everyonecancreateteacherguide/id1357353934
Links for downloading Everyone Can Code
Educator forums: https://forums.developer.apple.com/community/foreducators
Books, Courses and Apps: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewMultiRoom