Apple is doubling down on its commitment to Hour of Code, expanding what was originally a single day devoted to hour-long coding classes in its 487 retail stores around the world to a full week of training opportunities. The expansion aligns with Computer Science Week on Dec. 5-11.
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I remain slightly skeptical. It uses the iOS ‘Swift Playgrounds’ which is of cause not available on Android. (correct me if I am wrong but could not find it on Android). Essentially they have the kids in their stores on their hardware with their software just before xmas.
Don’t get me wrong, coding is as important as reading and writing. Just seems to be Apple tainting the project with their desire to sell products.
If Apple were not so vested in creating walled gardens then it would not be so much of an issue.