!!! Teachers and Homeschoolers !!!
Have you downloaded School Writing and/or School Fonts by demografix yet? School Writing is a handwriting app that has been developed specifically for students in Australia, New Zealand and USA. Using approved fonts that are taught in schools, School Writing is being used by schools all around the globe as part of their handwriting program. As more and more schools reduce their paper use and increase their technology use, apps like School Writing will increase in demand.
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Writing (US) $4.99 Writing (Aus) $5.49 Writing (UK) £1.99
Fonts (US) $2.99 Fonts (Aus) $1.99 Fonts (UK) £0.69
External links to the developer, social media and to rate the app
Access to links locked by pin in parent/teacher settings
Beginning with the Whiteboard, lessons cover pre-writing skills, shapes, simple number sentences and other language skills. The Numbers lessons cover numbers 1-20 and give immediate verbal feedback on the accuracy of tracing the numbers. Lower Case and Upper Case lessons each cover each of the letters of the alphabet, also giving immediate verbal feedback with the option to take a screenshot of the child's work. Three different visual support options are available for tracing: open letters, dotted letters or a solid letters.
Words lessons 35 lessons covering a range of words including Dolch sight words and Mioow Magic Words so not only is the child practicing their handwriting, but also reinforcing his/her reading skills. Multiple user profiles can be created and emails are sent to a nominated email address to record progress. demografix developed the app for USA, Australia and New Zealand initially, however, as more schools worldwide are beginning to use the app, more fonts are becoming available for schools in other countries, such as the new School Writing app for Turkish letters!
Yes, children can still learn valuable handwriting skills while schools move towards paperless classrooms. If you haven't budgeted for this app for your classroom yet, then you should!
Students intuitively trace pre-handwriting shapes, uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, words or whiteboard images that you import with the touch of a finger. Hear and see letters, words and numbers with customized associated images and sounds.
School Writing allows the teacher or parent to create lessons using written instructions, unique images and audio instructions, to which the student can respond using written and audio recordings. This 'open scaffold' enables the lessons to be words, number or symbols and extends the use of School Writing far beyond early education. Completed lessons can be automatically emailed to the teacher or parent with the student’s tracings and recordings included.
With tracing accuracy turned on to easy, medium or hard the students are rewarded with a half or full star depending on their accuracy. They are given three attempts before automatically advancing to the next letter or number. The default teacher tracings or your customisations of the teacher tracings are used as the basis for checking the students tracing accuracy. This allows for complete flexibility over stroke direction for left hand writers. Teacher tracing offers the ability to record audio for letter sounds and tracing instructions.
The ‘Whiteboard’ section allows a teacher to draw or import images, with unique audio instructions for tracing or interacting with. Students can trace and record audio answers.
Create, save and share your own word lessons, profiles and customisations to suit your curriculum, with complete control over the management of the lessons, the app and the student profiles. Full import and export functions are included for iPad classrooms including Bluetooth file transfer, email, iTunes, dropbox or sending the lessons to the demografix website for public access.
You can lock the app into a restricted student mode. In student mode, word lessons cannot be created or deleted and profiles cannot be changed.
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Cas loves watching her children's handwriting evolve over time.