Now available as a FREE trial on Windows 8 computers (only for Australia and New Zealand at this stage), 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 programs. As more and more schools reduce their paper use and increase their technology use, excellent educational Android apps like School Writing will increase in demand.
Access to links locked by pin in parent/teacher settings
$5.41 School Writing $2.69 School Fonts (for phones)
$6.99 (with FREE trial available)
Five different activities in this app have children learning to write by beginning with pre-writing skills, and working through numbers, letters in upper case and lower case and finally words. The lessons progress through skill levels, giving immediate verbal feedback on the student's accuracy of tracing, while recording the student's achievements. Visual support is provided in the form of open letters, dotted letters or solid letters, and a screenshot of the student's work can be saved and emailed to the teacher for future reference.
The lessons in Words cover Dolch sight words and Mioow Magic words, giving children an opportunity to reinforce their reading skills while they learn to write. More than one student can have a profile to record progress in School Writing, making it extremely useful for the classroom and with more and more fonts becoming available for schools in other countries, School Writing is becoming the number one used handwriting app in the world. With the free trial version now being available for Windows, I can see this happening very easily.
APP DESCRIPTION ON WINDOWS APPSTORE
*** Available FREE to all Education clients in Australia for a limited period of time. ***
If you are School, Tafe or Uni then download the ‘Try’ version and enter your education email into the app to redeem a FREE site licence code. The FREE code will be sent to your education email account automatically.
The ‘Try’ version allows you to test the app using a few letters (abc), numbers (123), one Words and one Whiteboard lesson.
School Writing includes 28 individual plain and cursive letters for use in each Australian state - NSW, QLD, SA, VIC & TAS, New Zealand, South Africa, UK. The app also features Zaner-Bloser and D'Nealian styles used for learning handwriting in American schools.
This app is certainly a must have for every parent and teacher ***** by mrsnic123
Students just love this app. They love the different color choices and the replay button. Definitely seen positive results with students with fine motor difficulties. Congratulations on a great app.
Must-Have for all schools ***** by Aunty_Vegemite
Brilliant App that is more than just a handwriting App. It can also be used in just about any curriculum area. Incredibly easy to create my own lists of words with pictures and sounds.
Using this app, students are able to intuitively trace pre-handwriting shapes, uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, words or whiteboard images. School Writing enables hearing and seeing the letters, words and numbers along with customisable associated images and sounds. School Writing allows a student to easily and quickly respond to the lessons by means of written and/or audio recordings.
School Writing as an 'open scaffold' design, can provide far beyond an early educational stage.
With the option of tracing accuracy turned on, students are being rewarded with a star depending on their level of accuracy. They are given three attempts before proceeding with learning of next letter or number.
The teacher tracing feature enables audio recording for the letter sounds, changing the letter images and recording tracing instructions or individual letter phonetics.
The ‘Whiteboard’ section allows a teacher to draw or import images along with unique audio instructions for the purposes of tracing or interaction. Students can trace and record the audio answers.
The app enables creation, saving and sharing your own word lessons, profiles and customisations to suit your curriculum, while providing complete control over the lessons' management, the app and the student profiles.
As a secure Parent Friendly app, you can put the app into a restricted student mode via a 4 digit secure PIN. When locked, word lessons cannot be created or deleted, profiles cannot be changed and students have no access to any external links.
A choice of 28 US, UK, South Africa, New Zealand or Australia approved plain and cursive school fonts.
A choice of 5 types of lined guidelines or no guidelines.
A choice of 3 tracing tactics – connecting the dots, tracing over the letter/number or tracing within the outlines with the starting points and visible numbered sequence of strokes.
A choice of 4 levels of colored pencil's thickness, which is usable for drawing and coloring.
Customise the default sounds allowing the students to listen the pronunciation and the phonetic sounds that you teach.
Customise the default images. Students can find their own images as an assignment itself.
Customised the teacher's tracing. This allows the teacher to change the sequence of strokes to suit your students’ needs.
Replaying feature of the student’s last trace to check that proper stroke sequence.
A ‘Reset’ counter which allows permanent recording of the number of times each letter and number has been traced.
Creation and management of the multiple profiles for all the students in a class with the ability to see the exact number of the lessons being completed by each student.
Automatic (optional) emailing of students’ work to the teacher once the work has been completed.
Exporting and importing features for lessons, profiles and tracing customisations.
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Suitable for 7 and 10.1 inch Tablets only and resolutions 1024 by 600 and 1280 by 800.
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Cas enjoys the excitement her daughter expresses when she discovers a new app on the tablet.