Minimal educational value, engaging and supports logical thinking.
Little Alchemy provides an engaging opportunity for students to discover increasingly complicated programmed combinations and to suggest their own "creative combinations." It encourages completion, logical thinking, and imagination. There are tempting options to get "cheat" solutions.
How I Use It
I primarily use this as a transition from other projects for students who have a few minutes of computer time available after their other assignments for the day are complete. It rarely fails to engage students and encourages collaboration.