How I Use It
I use this with my early elementary students when introducing coding. The little fuzzy character and brightly colored "paths" intrigue the students. I introduce this app to the whole class and work through the first couple of puzzles modeling my thinking for the students. The kids then get a chance to try out their own skills. With each new skill introduced, I invite a student or group of kids to share their logical thinking or what has been working for them. Even the students who find this type of thinking difficult really seem to enjoy the process and I often have parents tell me that their child asked to have this app at home. I have found that it doesn't work well to have groups of 3 or more working together because every member is itching to give it a try.
From the moment students begin, they are having a ball! Kids are challenged as they progress through the game to think in a logical step-by-step fashion. Even our youngest learners enjoy trying this logic based app. The levels gradually get harder and take more strategic thinking, but continue to engage the students. This app provides a foundation of knowledge for students who are interested in coding and is a great beginning step before using something like Scratch.