Swift Playgrounds Review
Posted: 13 days ago.
Play involves making changes in the games so they function in the way you want. You help character achieve simple goals not by pressing buttons and fast reactions but by working with coding instructions. This starts simply and gradually gets more complex.
As challenges become more difficult you are introduced to more complex features like Apple's Bluetooth and Augmented Reality development platform. The experience is substantially extended by being able to download third-party lessons by the subscription feature.
These include lessons that enable you to create games that control robots (such as Lego Mindstorms EV3 and Sphero educational toys) and drones (such as the Parrot).
The app is complemented by free resources for primary schools. These activity guides, Everyone Can Code Early Learners extends the coding curriculum resources from kindergarten to college.
Educators can also try Apple’s new one-hour Inclusive App Design activity to introduce students to the world of coding and app development with inclusion and accessibility in mind. The app design process helps students identify problems they care about, and then plan, prototype, and code creative solutions. The Inclusive App Design activity is available now for free in the Apple Teacher Learning Centre.
Apple also offers coding classes using Swift Playgrounds at Apple Stores.
Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3
Skill Rating: 8-16 year-olds
Release Date: 13/09/2016, updated in 2021
Platforms: Mac and iOS
Rated 4+ on Apple App Store.
Skill RatingThis game is enjoyed by 8-16 year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity.
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