Teacher Review For Lightbot Jr 4+ Coding Puzzles

Engaging Introduction to Coding

Nancy C.
Technology coordinator
PS 105K
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Light-bot is a very good way to introduce coding and computer programming to children. The platform is set as a game which is highly engaging. My students were able to program a robot with a series of commands which increased in difficulty as the activity progressed. This app fosters higher level thinking with a fun, light aspect to it.
My Take
As a teaching tool, I would recommend Light-Bot to be used in the classroom. I used it with my Technology students 2-5. There are different levels which allows for multiple entry points and differentiation. On the downside, my students were not able to create an account and save their work. It would be nice if the students were able to save their progress and continue their work at a later date.