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UI Coeur d’Alene Camp Offers Students Chance to Code with iPads

July 12, 2017

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — Middle school students will learn to code using iPads during the Coding Swift with iPad camp July 17-21 at University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene. The camp is one of several that the center hosts as part of the DIG’NIT summer camp program.

 

The Coding Swift with iPad will teach teens how to code using Apple’s Swift Playgrounds app. Swift Playgrounds offers several lessons and challenges that are geared toward kids. Apple launched Swift Playgrounds for iPads in June 2016 in an effort to motivate kids to code utilizing games and animation.

Participants will be introduced to the app-based experience and solve interactive puzzles to learn the basics of coding with Swift.

 

The camp includes indoor and outdoor activities throughout the week and will wrap up with final presentations from students showcasing what they learned. The public is encouraged to attend student presentations from 1-3 p.m. Friday, July 21, in room 241 at the University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene Center, 1031 N. Academic Way, Coeur d’Alene.

 

The curriculum is customized for beginner to intermediate students entering grades six through nine in the 2017-18 school year.

 

“Swift Playgrounds is meant for kids who want to learn the basics of coding and not experienced programmers,” said Kary Wells, camp coordinator at UI Coeur d’Alene. “With Apple introducing the new programming language, Swift, they need people to learn it, so the camp is a great launching point.”

 

The Coding Swift with iPad is in its first year at the center and was developed as a collaborative effort between the university and Apple. It’s part of the DIG’NIT summer camp program that has served more than 500 students since 2013. Other DIG’NIT camps include cosmetic chemistry, CyberCamp, girls coding, JAVA coding and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) labs.

Media Contacts: 

Katherine Hoyer

Marketing & Communication Manager

University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene           

208-664-7022

khoyer@uidaho.edu     

 

Kary Wells

Administrative Coordinator

University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene

208-667-5561

kary@uidaho.edu

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