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Swift Playground

Discussion in 'Computing and ICT' started by 2r2e, Jun 4, 2019.

  1. 2r2e

    2r2e New commenter

    Hello all,
    Anyone used this with Y5 or 6? Any experiences, ideas, links to case studies or resources greatly appreciated!
    (Or to anywhere on this forum. Did a search but only result was 2016, I think.)
    Many thanks,
  2. robwilktes

    robwilktes New commenter

    Scratch 3 is excellent as an alternative.
    The videos mean that the teacher can let the pupils learn as they go.
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  3. JaquesJaquesLiverot

    JaquesJaquesLiverot Established commenter

    You can't get good at programming without practising, so I try to use languages, applications, etc., that the students can use at home. Wouldn't using Swift mean that students have to use Apple products or Linux? Something platform-independent might be better - Scratch will work on anything these days.
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  4. 2r2e

    2r2e New commenter

    Thanks both - Yes, I'm a big fan of the latest Scratch and the resources that go with it. But Swift (from a conversation I had) looks like it's worth checking out, so curios to hear people's thoughts.
    Thanks again,
  5. gary_scott

    gary_scott New commenter

    We use Swift Playgrounds for homework for the whole of Year 7 over the year (and keep track of the progress). We are a one to one iPad school though which makes it easier. It means we do not have to constantly set and mark homework. Its a decent introduction to programming then we start on Python in lessons for the summer term of Year 7.
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