Apple at ISTE 2017


ISTE 2017 (International Society for Technology in Education) was full of powerful ideas, inspirational speakers, and innovative educators who all share the same passion for transformative learning!

Apple were there too, exploring new ways to raise the bar for what’s possible for learning and teaching with Apple technology. There were all kinds of events including ADE Workshops, and there was a lot of activity around Apple’s Swift Playgrounds & their recently released Everyone Can Code resources designed for teachers.


Coding is rapidly becoming a prominent way for young people to express themselves creatively, finding both digital and physical applications.

Swift is a powerful and intuitive programming language created by Apple for building apps for iOS, Mac, Apple TV, and Apple Watch. It makes programming easier, more flexible, and more fun.

We are super excited that Skoog is the first musical instrument to be fully integrated with Swift Playgrounds, allowing users a new perspective on both coding and music making.


Coding is an essential skill that teaches problem-solving, develops teamwork & inspires creativity. From student led presentations at the ADE Playground to keynote speakers, the range of people from all over the world exploring coding with Swift Playgrounds was vast!

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People from all over the world joined in the conversation about inspirational ways to improve education using technology. There were many fantastic contributions, but here are some of our favourites!

‘Every learner is a creator. I love the creative power of iPad’ Nick Cusumano

‘Teach bravery not perfection. Learn through failure & iteration’ – Casey Cohen

‘Every learner should have the opportunity to create something that can change the world’ – Kara Cooley

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Alongside Apple’s own ‘Everyone Can Code’ curriculum, Swift Playgrounds now offers students an exciting new way to learn to code using robots, drones and our very own Skoog 2.0!

‘Had a blast learning about swift playgrounds’ – Gina Sabo


With specialised lessons for iPad, Skoog and Swift Playgrounds, help students write code and see it come to life in the physical world by applying their skills to control and make music with Skoog.

‘Swift Playgrounds allows Ls to try different ways to solve a problem. There isn’t one way to do it. Coding allows another avenue’ – Mike Yak

Download Skoog Playground for Swift & get coding with music!


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