Good application for teaching logic and problem solving.

Submitted 8 years ago
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My Take

I found this a great tool for introducing programming. The best lesson kids learn is "Garbage In/Garbage Out" and that computers interpret instructions literally so they had to be explicit in their instructions.

How I Use It

I used Lightbot as an introduction to programming before teaching them Javascript. I let the students attempt the first few levels without any introduction or instruction, essentially letting them play with the app. We then shared out our processes and strategies. As the levels get more complicated, this led to some interesting discussions about the "best way" to complete a level. I also used it as a "free time" app.