Color Switch is a popular game with over 125 million downloads worldwide. The game is simple and creates attractive visuals using only simple shapes such as circles, lines and squares that are brightly coloured. We can easily create this game using a "Blank" template from the Starting Points in Swift Playgrounds.
This week I have been working with follow ADE and Author, Paul Hamilton to develop a workflow which will allow students in his Grade 6 class to understand and create their own animation using Keynote's new drawing features and Swift Playgrounds.
Over the past month I have been working with the talented developers at MakeBlock in China to tweak their new template for Coding with mBot. Read more about the improvements to this Swift Playground course.
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.
I recently had the privilege of being interviewed for the pilot episode of The Staffroom. The Staffroom produced by Apple Distinguished Educator, Jamie Clark is targeted as an education podcast which take a look into the world of pedagogy.
The mBot is an Arduino based robot which allows for expansion and most importantly interaction with Swift Playgrounds. The manufacturer released the beta of their Swift Playground Book on GitHub, but unfortunately it was incomplete.
Over the past 6 months I have been writing a multi-touch resource to help guide teachers through the growing number of resources available for teaching Swift. I have been writing the book with two fellow ADE's from the other side of the world.
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.