Handwriting Without Tears: Wet-Dry-Try for Capitals, Lowercase and Numbers—Classroom Edition

[asa_item id="623327604"] Handwriting Without Tears teaches young users how to write capital letters, lowercase letters, and numbers. To begin, users must select the type of letters or number they wish to practice. Once selected, the app presents users with multiple letters or numbers to practice, and users must select which specific letter or number they wish to write. Next, the app demonstrates and explains how to write the letter or number. Afterwards, users practice writing the letter or number multiple times. Once they complete the practice, users are awarded a star and their progress is logged. Users can then choose…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 6.8
B. Design - 8.8
C. Engagement - 7.1

7.6

Handwriting Without Tears: An App for Early Learners

Summary : There’s no crying in handwriting!

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Handwriting Without Tears teaches young users how to write capital letters, lowercase letters, and numbers. To begin, users must select the type of letters or number they wish to practice. Once selected, the app presents users with multiple letters or numbers to practice, and users must select which specific letter or number they wish to write. Next, the app demonstrates and explains how to write the letter or number. Afterwards, users practice writing the letter or number multiple times. Once they complete the practice, users are awarded a star and their progress is logged. Users can then choose to practice another letter or number or return to the one they previously wrote.

Please Note: Users will have to purchase this app if they wish to have their students access all the letters and numbers, have the app record student work, and analyze student work data.

Instructional Ideas

  1. Teachers can have students practice writing a letter or number in this app. When ready, teachers can transition students from practicing writing the letter in the app to writing it on paper.
  2. Once students understand the process of writing a letter or number, they can call the teacher over and explain how to write the letter or number. To do so, students will first mute the app and then verbalize the lines they are drawing to compose the letter or number. That way, if the student struggles, the teacher can assist.
  3. If teachers do purchase this app, they can create a class and then set aside class time for students to practice writing letters and numbers using the app. As they do, teachers can monitor student progress and offer assistance as needed.
A1. Rigor
A2. 21st Century Skills
A3. Conn. to Future Learning
A4. Value of Errors
A5. Feedback to Teacher
A6. Level of Material
A7. Cooperative Learning
A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
B1. Ability to Save Progress
B2. Platform Integration
B3. Screen Design
B4. Ease of Use
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity
C1. Learner Control
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility
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