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Apple World Wide Developers Conference Spotlights the Importance of Coding
[June 07, 2018]

Apple World Wide Developers Conference Spotlights the Importance of Coding

BARRINGTON, Ill., June 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Apple World Wide Developers Conference is taking place this week and people from around the globe are gathering to collaborate on all aspects of app development. This high-profile conference demonstrates the importance of coding in our culture and is a reminder for administrators, teachers, and parents that coding skills enable career and college readiness for high school students. Coding provides an outlet for students to direct their creativity and develop problem-solving capabilities.

One such relevant mobile app curriculum, MobileMakersEdu, was developed for schools by not-for-profit, Uncharted Learning. As an Apple Professional Learning Provider, the MobileMakersEdu program trains educators with skills in Swift, the language used for iOS development. Furthermore, MobileakersEdu allows high school students to experience an authentic workplace environment while developing 10 working iOS apps that grow in complexity throughout the year. Not surprisingly, many of these apps have found broad market appeal outside of the classroom.

Zach Stryczek participated in the MobileMakersEdu program and four of his apps, Overtap, Makin' BaconShack Stack and Memory Swipe can be purchased on Apple iTunes.

"I didn't do any programming before the MobileMakersEdu class," Stryczek said. "I have to admit that at first it was difficult, but programming is like problem solving. You have an end goal and you have to figure out how to build the app to reach that goal."

Gaming is not the only focus of app development in the curriculum. Rachel Sacdalan  created an iOS app, Two Pianos, using over two thousand lines of code, many variables and algorithms along with customized graphics. The app allows the user to learn how to read piano notes in more than one clef and play songs.

Apple is focusing important resources on app development for present day and future application because the potential is so great. Through coding curriculums, such as MobileMakersEdu, high schools have an opportunity to provide students with the skills to do the same.

MobileMakersEdu received the Outstanding Business Partner Award from the Northwest Educational Council for School Success and the program is currently in 40 schools across the United States. 


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