Why we love this app
The app is packaged as a game, but does its job teaching students about logic gates and building digital circuits. Traditional teaching of this topic can be boring and tedious, asking students to draw the gates again and again in addition to solving the logical problem. This app helps with the visualization of that design and successfully frames the challenges within a game.
What it teaches and how it works
In these games, students are given sets of inputs and the expectations of the desired output. Students work out the problems by designing circuits using relevant gates to turn on LEDs. The game progresses from easy circuits into more complex situations where they are asked to make use of the switches, timers, and more. Additionally, the application also serves as a simulator where students can freely design whatever circuit they want and view the results. On the down side, this app does not provide extensive reference about digital circuits. It needs to be complemented properly with lessons or an online text about circuits and logic operations to be fully comprehensive.
Why your kid won't be able to put it down
The game aspect can be quite addictive , with a constantly increasing level of difficult that will undoubtedly result in increased learning, banking off intrinsic expectations of the game.
|appoLearning Report Card||
|Features specific educational objectives|
|Fosters critical thinking|
|Adapts to kids' skill level|
|Intellectually stimulating for children|
|Instructions are clear and simple|
|Well-suited to age group|
|Assesses progress and proficiency|
|Parents and teachers can assess progress|
|Features and Design|
|Unique in its concept, design and approach|
|Engaging design and repeatable content|
|Excellent value for price|
|Doesn't require additional in-app spending|
|Safety and Privacy|
|Doesn't expose kids to external services or advertisers|
|Doesn't ask for personal data|
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