EU Code Week is right around the corner (10-25th of October), so here’s a bit of info about the free sessions I’ll be running with Steve Bunce.
What is it?
We’ll be presenting follow-along coding sessions that follow the A Quick Start to Code PDF from Apple.
A Quick Start to Code – https://education-static.apple.com/teaching-code/quick-start-to-code.pdf
The material is aimed at teachers, students, parents, and children. Steve and I will give plenty of tips and tricks for simplifying the material; for extending it, for experienced coders; unplugged ways to approach the same concepts; and answer questions might you have had.
When is it?
We’ll be streaming every week day during EU Code Week from 9:45 to 10:30am, Irish and UK time.
The first five sessions will run from the 12th to the 16th of October and then we’ll repeat the sessions from the 19th to the 23rd of October, for you to catch up if you were on school break or if you didn’t get to attend a session.
What do I need?
I can’t wait to get coding with all of you. You just need a few things:
We have a whole mini-site at https://www.thecodehub.ie/eu-code-week-2020/ with a ton more info, including details on specific days, how to use the class in your classroom or at home, and where to go once you’ve exhausted all of these coding resources.
It’s a bit like our Coding at Home series: the video session will be designed for you to follow along, no matter the setting. If you can view the video on a big screen while you code along on a separate iPad that would be amazing, but if you only have one device at home, you just make due with what you have. All this stuff, the site, the videos, the links, they’re all designed just to give you a bit of support to explore coding on your iPad.
Code Week, European or Otherwise
Wherever you are, you’re more than welcome to catch our sessions. Heck, we’ve got an American living in Ireland co-presenting with someone from the UK.
So if you want to follow along and try to embrace coding during EU Code Week, feel free to register your event, even if it’s your own household! We’ve got some instructions for doing so here.
So grab your iPad, sit back, relax, and get ready for some coding!
This isn’t some odd quirk that leaves actually weeks in Europe a whole 8 days longer than elsewhere in the world; it’s to let those folks who get a week off in October experience a full week of coding activities.
This year, I’ll be partnering with Dr. Steve Bunce to bring you some live coding session in your classroom!
Quick Start to Code
Each week day during EU Code Week we’ll be on from 9:45 to 10:30am. We’ll say hi, show you some cool unplugged activities you can do in class, then we’ll spend a few minutes writing some code so you can follow along as we go through five days from the Quick Start to Code PDF from Apple.
At the end we’ll take some questions that might have come in during the session or that have been sent to us beforehand and try our best to answer them.
We’re so excited to code with you this EU Code Week. While I’m bummed not to be in the classroom with everyone this year, I think we can still have a ton of fun online. So grab your iPad and Swift Playgrounds!
If you’re a teacher, head over to the site. If you’re a student, tell your teacher about EU Code Week and the fun we’re about to have! And if you’re a parent, you’re more than welcome to follow along, too!