Lets look at the first option you are given when you open xCode: Get Started With A Playground.
If you click on the option, you should get something like this:
Go ahead and name the playground anything you want.
You want the platform to be iOS because OS X is a much older platform, and most apple devices no longer run it. However, it doesn't really matter because this is a playground.
On the bottom right corner, there are two buttons: Previous, and Next. Previous is a wierd button. I recommend you do not press it. It will take you to this screen:
We can talk more about the types of files you are seeing here, but for now I can tell you that the 4 types of files in the bottom row are Objective C files. We will be writing in Swift, not Objective C, so you will not need them 99.9% of the time. The types of files in the top row, except for playground, you will need when you begin to create an actual app. If you do click the previous button, click on
before you click next, or you will get a strange disembodied part of an app that does nothing, rather than an actual playground.
Now click the Next button. You should have a screen like this:
However, there may be no files in the square on the right. Once again, that is because I have previous xCode projects, while you probably do not.
Decide where you want to save your file now. I am saving my files in Desktop, but you could save them in Documents or anywhere else. I would recommend a new folder. Then click Create. You should be taken to a screen like this:
Student whose life is currently a dark swirly void of confused bird noises.