If you haven’t seen the Light-bot app from created by Danny Yaroslavski you need to check it out. I first came across this app during the recent Hour of Code campaign. My middle school students loved the app so I thought I would try it with my daughters (both elementary age). They are both still asking to play with the app weeks after they were first introduced. I have to admit I have developed a slight addiction to the app myself. Light-bot is a programming puzzle game: a puzzle game that uses game mechanics that are firmly rooted in programming concepts. Light-bot lets players gain a practical understanding of basic control-flow concepts like procedures, loops, and conditionals, just by guiding a robot with commands to light up tiles and solve levels. There is both a free (lite) app and a full version for $2.99. I highly suggest the full version. Check it out and let me know what you think in the comments section below.
Full Version – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/light-bot/id657638474
Google Play Lite Version – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lightbot.lightbotlite&hl=en
Google Play Full Version – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lightbot.lightbot&hl=en