The advent calendar of educational iPad apps day 17 – A.L.E.X.

This is a similar app to Lightbot, but with a twist. Like Lightbot, the main aim is to guide a robot around a grid using a limited set of available instructions. There are a number of free levels, before you pay to unlock more challenges. However, unlike Lightbot, A.L.E.X. also offers you the opportunity to create your own levels. I’ve found that this is something which children really enjoy doing and it makes it a great app to encourage collaborate – one child designs whilst the other solves.

For such a great app, the strange thing about A.L.E.X. is that there doesn’t seem to be much behind it. The websites for the developers (Awesome Apps) is no longer there and there doesn’t seem to be a path forwards for it. This is a shame for such an engaging and fun app.

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The advent calendar of educational iPad apps day 17 – A.L.E.X.

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