LightBot Programming Puzzles : Android

LightBot Pluzzles review iphone and android

Description 

Lightbot is a programming puzzle game  that uses game mechanics that are firmly rooted in programming concepts.

Lightbot lets you guide a a robot with commands to light up tiles and solve levels. It lets players gain a practical understanding of basic control-flow concepts such as procedures, loops, and conditionals.

This is a great first app for beginners to introduce the concepts of computer programming,

Lightbot features 50 levels and 20 challenge stars to collect and is a great application to all ages wanting to gain some experience and basic knowledge in programming,

We recommend this App for beginners and the young.

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Best App to learn Programming/Coding!When this first went up as a Flash App in PC, I went ahead and got it to help me with my coding skills, and plus I like puzzles, and even though I’m not into any Programming anymore this still is a really great puzzle app. Please add more levels and functionality!”

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Challenging and fun I initially introduced the game to my son last year, when he was 7. He liked it but found it a bit too challenging after the first 4 or 5 levels. I probably should have tried the jr version first. I didn’t push it but he recently came back to it on his own. He is currently obsessed with it, which has me delighted as I think this is a brilliant app – the cute design & gameplay cleverly weave in the lessons, and being able to toggle the “gender” of the robot is a nice touch..”

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Great game! Does exactly what it says on the tin! Its perfect for a kick starter for picking up the whole basic concept of programming.”

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Fun puzzles for learning to code. Ideal for beginner coders. It would be great if the music could be turned off and keep sound effects..”

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Mind bending puzzles A touch of programming logic and great level design make a really good game. Beware, it gets challenging for adults 😉 I’d have liked a “slow-mo” speed option at times.”

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Very fun As a comp sci student, I had loads of fun with this. There could have been more levels but for someone new to programming it should be plenty.”

Scratch : Download

Scratch

Description

Scratch is great for students of all ages. I like the use of drag and drop. The colourful layout makes it interactive and easy for all students to grasp quickly.

The online community is vast and very knowledgeable.  There are many tutorials for scratch as well as many pre defined resources to give students a head start.

To download and install Scratch click here. To play online click here.

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The Scratch Wiki is a collaboratively-written wiki available for free that provides information about the Scratch programming language and its website, history, and phenomena surrounding it. The wiki is supported by the Scratch Team, but is primarily written by Scratchers. The Scratch Wiki is a popular source of information for scripts and tutorials, and it continues to grow as Scratchers use it as their primary source of information.

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Scratch 2 is designed to support screen sizes 1024 x 768 or larger. projects to the Scratch 2 website.

If your computer doesn’t meet these requirements, you can try downloading and installing Scratch 1.4, which you can still use to share

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Scratch is a programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others around the world. In the process of designing and programming Scratch projects, young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively

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You can install the Scratch 2.0 editor to work on projects without an internet connection. This version will work on Mac, Windows, and some versions of Linux (32 bit).

The MIT Scratch Team and collaborators are researching how people use and learn with Scratch (for an introduction, see Scratch: Programming for All). Find out more aboutScratch research and statistics about Scratch.

I encourage you to try either the online or installed version of Scratch. There is a wealth of resources and a huge community to help you and students of all ages learn computer programming.

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Lightbot Jr 4+ Coding Puzzles : iPad & iPhone

Description 

Designed for ages 4-8, Lightbot Junior is specifically an easier version of the popular Lightbot.
Featuring a gentler learning curve and less complex puzzles.
Play as Boybot or Girlbot and solve puzzles that use game mechanics that are rooted in Computer Science concepts.
Lightbot Junior lets players gain a practical understanding of basic concepts like writing instructions, debugging problems, simple procedures and loops, just by guiding a robot with commands to light up tiles and solve levels.
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Complete game for £1.99 , NO in app purchases.

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Parents and teachers around the world are choosing to use Lightbot first when introducing their kids and students to programming, coding and Computer Science. 

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“Parents and teachers around the world are choosing to use Lightbot when introducing their kids and students to programming, coding and Computer Science

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It’s never too early to start programming! Lightbot Junior lets even the youngest learners get ‘coding’ within minutes!

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Get more in the Full versioin  for iPad and iPhone.

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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

Scratch : Online

Scratch, learning code for kids, one hour of code, scratch app review

Description

Scratch is great for students of all ages. I like the use of drag and drop. The colourful layout makes it interactive and easy for all students to grasp quickly.

The on line community is vast and very knowledgeable.  There are many tutorials for scratch as well as many pre defined resources to give students a head start.

This is the online version.  To downlaod and install Scratch click here

Scratch is a free desktop and online multimedia authoring tool that can be used by students, scholars, teachers, and parents to easily create games and provide a stepping stone to the more advanced world of computer programming .

Scratch also encourages students  to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically while they create.

Age 8+

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To run Scratch 2, you need a relatively recent web browser (Chrome 7 or later, Firefox 4 or later, or Internet Explorer 7 or later) with Adobe Flash Player version 10.2 or later installed.

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Create stories, games, and animations Share with others around the world.

Check out the online tutorials too

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Try out these starter projects from the Scratch Team. Look inside to make changes and add your ideas.

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The ability to code computer programs is an important part of literacy in today’s society. When people learn to code in Scratch, they learn important strategies for solving problems, designing projects, and communicating ideas.

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Scratch allows users to use event driven programming with multiple active objects called “sprites“. Sprites can be drawn — as either vector or bitmap graphics — from scratch in a simple editor that is part of the Scratch, or can be imported from external sources, including webcam.

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Version 2.0 of Scratch is currently available online and as a desktop application for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.[1][2] The source code of Scratch 1.x is made available under GPLv2 license and Scratch Source Code License.

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Lightbot One Hour Coding : Android

Light bot Android app review. one hour of code

Description

Get kids programming in the most fun way, by playing an actual game!

Light-bot for Hour of Code is meant to introduce kids who have no experience whatsoever programming, and is all-ages friendly! That means anyone anywhere from K to 12 can play, have fun and learn real programming logic!

Light-bot is a programming puzzle game: a puzzle game that uses game mechanics that are firmly rooted in programming concepts. Light-bot lets players gain a practical understanding of basic control-flow concepts like instruction sequencing, procedures and loops, just by guiding a robot with commands to light up tiles and solve levels.

Teachers worldwide are choosing Light-bot first when first introducing their students to programming.

Light-bot – Hour of Code features 18 levels and is suitable to play for players of any age. The full version of Light-bot features 40 levels for when you want more of a challenge!

This version of Light-bot lets you play in English, French, Russian or Brazilian Portuguese! Just hit a flag icon corresponding to the language in the game!

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Lightbot One Hour Coding features 18 levels and is suitable to play for players of any age. The full version of Lightbot features 40 levels for when you want more of a challenge! 

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Teachers worldwide are choosing Light-bot first when first introducing their students to programming.

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A great introductory app to learn programming logic in a fun and colourful way for free,

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Lightbot One Hour Coding is created specifically for The ‘Hour of Code’, a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week [csedweek.org] and Code.org [code.org] to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming.

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Get kids programming in the most fun way, by playing an actual game!

Light-bot for Hour of Code is meant to introduce kids who have no experience whatsoever programming, and is all-ages friendly!

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The ‘Hour of Code’ is nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week [csedweek.org] and Code.org [code.org] to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming. 

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Cato’s Hike (lite) : iPhone & iPad

Cato's Hike (lite) app review

Description 

Cato’s Hike is a game for the iPhone & iPad teaching  young children and beginners basic programming skills.Younger students will enjoy solving levels using simple coding techniques while older students will be able to use advanced concepts.

Learning to use loops and branching as well as even more advanced concepts such as basic stack or memory. The LITE version is more that enough encourage the young and beginners to start learning whilst encouraging them to progress further.

Cato is a little boy who just like every little boy likes to go out and play. One fine day Cato was playing outside when a portal to another world opened up in front of him; a portal to another world!

Cato stepped through and discovered that this world unlike his own didn’t follow the same rules. Every time he tried to take a step or an action he’d find himself stuck in place. Stuck that is until he finally discovered the rules in this universe: by writing a program for himself he would be able to overcome all obstacles and learn something new along the way!

learning Code for Kids” loves the “Lite” version. It is colourful and keeps the user engaged.

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This is the Lite version, and includes the tutorial world and the *FULL* map editor with sandbox mode so you can create your own little worlds and puzzles.  Play them, challenge your friends and family.

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* Simple programming interface using beautiful cards with pictures
* 59 levels and 10 tutorials (always working to add more!)
* Powerful map editor so you can create your own maps and puzzles and share with friends
* Preview your maps directly in the map editor to save time and test out your maps more quickly!

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* Saves program progress so you can pick up at any time and iteratively develop
* Email your puzzle solutions to share your genius with others
* Beautiful artwork and amusing sound effects and music
* A manual to help guide parents and more interested users

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* Puzzles ranging from easy to hard to teach different programming concepts without trying to force them
* Loops, branches and if/else, and simple memory using colored flags are the main tools used to introduce programming
* Emailed maps include gorgeous screenshot of what you are sending so your friends know what to expect

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The full version of the game unlocks the rest of the worlds and allows you to  share your programs and maps.

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* Cato’s Hike teaches children (ages 5+) the essentials of programming and how to think about solving complex problems
* The challenges in there are solvable easily by children of all ages but more nuanced and complex solutions should challenge teenagers and parents alike!

LightBot One Hour Coding for iOS

Description 

Get kids programming in the most fun way, by playing an actual game.

Light-bots One Hour of Code is meant to introduce kids who have no experience whatsoever programming, and is all-ages friendly! That means anyone anywhere from K to 12 can play, have fun and learn real programming logic!Light-bot is a programming puzzle game: a puzzle game that uses game mechanics that are firmly rooted in programming concepts. Light-bot lets players gain a practical understanding of basic control-flow concepts like instruction sequencing, procedures and loops, just by guiding a robot with commands to light up tiles and solve levels.Teachers worldwide are choosing Light-bot first when first introducing their students to programming.

Learning code for kids App review

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This version of Light-bot lets you play in English, French, Russian or Brazilian Portuguese! Just hit a flag icon corresponding to the language in the game!

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Light-bot – Hour of Code features 18 levels and is suitable to play for players of any age. The full version of Light-bot features 40 levels for when you want more of a challenge!

LightBot One Hour Coding app review basics

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Lightbot Jr 4+ Coding Puzzles : Android

LightBot Jr review

Description

Lightbot Junior is specifically designed for ages 4-8, and is an easier version of the popular Lightbot: featuring a gentler learning curve and less complex puzzles.

It’s never too early to start programming! Lightbot Junior gets your little ones ‘coding’ within minutes!Lightbot Junior lets players gain a practical understanding of basic concepts like writing instructions, debugging problems, simple procedures and loops, just by guiding a robot with commands to light up tiles and solve levels.

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You can play as Boybot or Girlbot as you solve puzzles that use game mechanics that are rooted in Computer Science concepts.Lightbot .
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Junior lets players gain a practical understanding of basic concepts like writing instructions, debugging problems, simple procedures and loops, just by guiding a robot with commands to light up tiles and solve levels.
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Teachers worldwide are choosing Lightbot first out of other games and software when introducing their students to programming.Lightbot Junior features 42 levels

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My son loves it! It’s simple enough for my five year old and he’s so proud of himself. He loves watching the little robot go the way he tells it to. I know this isn’t “real” coding but it’s prepping him to think properly to be able to code in a few years, after he’s mastered reading and writing. Best of all (for me), the app didn’t work n my tablet when I bought it so I wrote to the developer. I got a quick response that they were working on it and they kept me up to date as they fixed the problem. Their customer support is appreciated.”

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Sweet little app Would rate it 5*, but I second Róbert Belán in that I would like the robot to have a slow execution speed so my 3yo son manages to follow its moves and understand what’s happening. Maybe add a “Step by Step” button, which will make the robot execute each step of the sequence only when pressed. Or maybe even show the icon for its current action above his head or anywhere in the main area of the screen. I’m sure you can think of a way to help the youngest better understand what’s happening. Thanks!”

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My 6yo loves this app He’s working his way through the app and loves it. This sort of game teaches logical thinking, planning and even spatial orientation. Thoroughly recommended.”

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