We are very excited to announce that we have completed our video resources for the Learn to Code series of activities for the Swift Playgrounds Computer Science curriculum from Apple.

Link: Swift Playgrounds Videos

The videos linked here are an excellent resource for the curriculum.  We find that our students who watch the discussions of the solutions provided in these videos tend to adopt a meta challenge of completing their coding solutions in a more elegant manner instead of just racing through to complete them in the simplest fashion.  In addition, the discussions in the videos reinforce the primary fundamentals of computer science of abstraction, decomposition, computational thinking and creative problem solving.

We often assign these videos as homework for the students as they can get the feedback from the videos at home and then come into the classroom ready to practice what they have learned in the videos under our supervision.

We hope you and your students find this resource helpful in your computer science classroom.  Please leave us feedback on how we can improve them in the comments below.


B. Craddock · March 12, 2019 at 3:16 am

I have learned so much from The “Building Rainbows” YouTube site. Thank you!
Will Learn to Code 3 vids become available by this awesome author?

Radek · July 5, 2019 at 8:26 am

Thank you for making all the videos. They are very well prepared with all the details and possibilities thoroughly explained. I’mm at the beginning of my learning but your videos make me understand principles of coding.
I’m not sure if this is the place but can i have one question about issue i’m having?
I’m now at Incrementing the value lesson. For some reason the function stopped running. It was fine then i was trying to play around, now even when type the code from scratch again function moveForwardCollectingGems won’t run unless i type it as new command . Can you help me please? Thank you very much Radek

Jeanne Galarneau · October 14, 2019 at 7:26 pm

Thank you for the amazing training videos you have posted for the Swift Playgrounds “Learn to Code” Books.Your explanations of the computing concepts and your logic in how to break down the puzzles into small parts has been most helpful. I am hoping that you create more and post videos for the rest of “Learn to Code” Book 2. Thanks again, Jeanne

Grant Ormerod · May 7, 2020 at 6:15 pm

Please do more videos, especially in the Arrays for learning to code 2. You are the only one out there that explains each step clearly enough to understand. In playgrounds, the descriptions sometimes are just not good enough to understand and grasp how to complete the code.
I’m pretty much lost without you.

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