Developing programming skills with A.L.E.X.

KS1 have been using a new app – A.L.E.X. to develop their programming skills. The concept is similar to Bee-bot in that you program a character (this time a Robot) to move around a grid. However, unlike Bee-bot the whole algorithm has to be input in one go. In addition, children can also design their own levels for the game. Both of these features make it a great next step from Bee-bot.

As with most of the tools I use on iPads, A.L.E.X. is free, ad free and available for both IOS and Android. Follow the links to see how you can download it. There is also a pro version you can buy for £0.79 which introduces more levels and challenges.

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