Smart Apps For Android: BT Handwriting (best educational Android apps for kids) - FREE TODAY ON AMAZON

Thursday, February 13, 2014

BT Handwriting (best educational Android apps for kids) - FREE TODAY ON AMAZON


FREE TODAY on Amazon, BT Handwriting is a great way to begin letter formation with your little one. The free lite version, which only includes capital letters, gives a taste of what to expect with the full version. Usually very reasonably priced, but a bargain for free, BT Handwriting (full version) gives an animated demonstration of how to write the letter/number, which the child then traces, before having a go on their own. Not included in our Top Learn-To-Write Apps, but still worth a look, download it today!
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   FREE Lite Version                    $0.99 Full Version
Get it on Google Play          Get it on Google Play

   FREE Lite Version                     $1.99 now FREE as Amazon's Free App Of The Day Feb. 13, 2014
Available on Amazon Appstore          Available on Amazon Appstore

   $0.99
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BT Handwriting provides lessons in writing upper and lower case letters, numbers and has the options to change the font size and color, language (English/Spanish) and mute the sound. Children can also practice writing their name or other words that are entered by the teacher and work can be saved by taking a photo, which is saved into the picture gallery. Every letter has an image of an object beginning with that letter to help children identify beginning sounds. Numbers are represented by dominoes.

The main downfalls of this app are the quality of graphics and the formation of some letters, such as V, which is not conducive to learning cursive later on. Using dominoes for the numbers is good because they are real objects that children will recognise and may help them identify amounts without counting every single dot. The placement of dots can also be useful for introducing children to simple addition i.e. 6+1=7, 6+2=8 etc. View the video below for a demo, then head over to Amazon and download.

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APP DESCRIPTION ON GOOGLE PLAY

"Teaches students how to write print capital and lowercase letters, numbers and their name in an interactive format.

Features:
Classroom and Home School ready application.
Designed by a teacher that specializes in elementary school reading and writing

Teaches students to:
-Identify the symbols for Capital Letters, Lower-case Letters and Numbers
-Identify letter sounds and examples of words with initial letter sounds
-Master correct letter and number formation
-Supports English and Spanish Languages
-Allows students to save their work to the device photo

The BT Handwriting app is a dual language (English and Spanish) application that empowers beginning writers to master correct letter and number formation. Good hand-writers use correct letter formation. This means, that they can write more without effort, and are able to focus better on the idea they are trying to express. Through this application, learners can develop good writing habits. It teaches learners to use the natural motion of the hand. By practicing to write letters from top to bottom, the hand is given frequent breaks at the end of writing a letter; thus making writing easy.

The application follows a “release of responsibility” teaching model, an “I do”, “we do,”, “you do” sequence. First, during the “I do” part of the instruction, a green ball animation shows the learner how the letter is formed. Each step of the letter formation is numbered so as to show the learner the path to form the letter. This feature may be repeated by the learner as many times as it is desired.

Next, the “we do” part of the instruction guides the learner to write the letter by following the pattern of dots while being guided by green ball. Finally, the “you do” part of the instruction ask the learner to write the letter independently in a writing workspace. This workspace consists of a blank area in which the learner is encouraged to practice the given letter.

Through this application, writers can embark on a positive experience by monitoring their progress through the use of the camera feature. The camera allows the learner to take pictures of their work to show others their new learning and/or to keep track of their progress.

This application includes four main tabs:
Capital letters, Lower case letters, numbers, and name

*Extension
The learning is extended by providing a phonics feature in which the student can listen to the name, sound, and an item that begins with the sound of the chosen letter. A friendly voice aids the learner to identify the name and sound of a chosen letter. The learner will also identify the item that begins with the sound of the chosen letter."


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Be sure to check out our other handwriting apps:

School Writing

Top 12 Learn-To-Write Apps

Eggy Alphabet

Read Write Phonics

Wubbzy's ABC Learn & Play

Playground 3: ABC Edition

Crabby Writer

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