Teacher Review For Cargo-Bot

This app is useful when first introducing the idea of programming to older students.

Ashley F.
Media specialist/librarian
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Social Studies
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I use this app to show students how strict and logical,programming languages can be. Students quickly see that incomplete instructions lead to mistakes. Motivated students like this game, but students who are ill-equipped to handle failure often find this app frustrating.
My Take
This app is a great visual tool to PEA-NUH students who,are learning about programming languages. The tutorials are helpful, but there is little support within the actual game. I would have preferred more helpful hints to encourage students who get stuck on difficult challenges.