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Playground Subscriptions

At Apple's World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2018 it was announced there is now support for third-party subscriptions within Swift Playgrounds. As someone who uses Playgrounds for coursework to match the Australian Digital Technologies Curriculum it is a welcome relief that we can now push updated Playground Books to students.

Probability with Swift

I have recently remixed and reworked a mathematics investigation which was originally written for Scratch with my ex-colleague Jan Honnens .  The main purpose of this activity was to showcase the capabilities of Swift Playgrounds and how to bring new life into old resources with multi-touch interactivity to give students the necessary feedback to engage with course material.

Developing Swift Playgrounds Course Material

Since the release of Swift Playgrounds at WWDC in June 2016 I have been madly learning how to develop playgrounds so that I can utilise them in the courses I teach.  This has meant not only learning the markup, but also converting my resources over to Swift 3 with very limited documentation.  In this article I would like to share some of what I have learnt from developing these playgrounds and the surrounding course material.

EDU Essentials List

Over the past year I have developed an Essential Educational Application List. One of the biggest mistakes schools can make with their iPad programmes it to overburden students and staff with a device packed with applications which never get used.