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Regina
"I Can Write" apps
Sun Oct 25, 2015 20:24
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Hi Melanie,
I thought the "I Can Write Apps" were useful for the lower grades, but I agree that the words chosen to go into the sentence should be read aloud. I also discovered a free version of "The Handwriting Without Tears" app. The app shows the correct way to form letters and the student has the opportunity to trace over the letter a few times. I downloaded it on my iPad and played with it for a bit and thought this app could be used to help students with poor handwriting.

  • "I Can Write" apps - Melanie McLeod, Sun Oct 25 17:48
    Hi, Joanne: I like the "I Can Write" apps, as well. However, the only thing I do not like about them is that when children choose the words for the sentence, it does not read the options aloud to... more
    • "I Can Write" apps - Regina, Sun Oct 25 20:24
      • "123s ABCs" Handwriting App - Melanie McLeod, Tue Oct 27 05:44
        Hi Regina: Thanks for letting me know about the handwriting apps. I downloaded the WDT Classroom (Handwriting Without Tears app) and the 123s ABCs app (Handwriting Without Tears). The WDT app was... more
        • 123s ABCs Handwriting app - Regina, Thu Oct 29 20:59
          Hi Melanie, I'm glad the 123s ABCs app had a little more to offer. I didn't spend a lot of time on the Handwriting Without Tears app, but I will go back and check out the 123s and ABCs app.
      • Apps - joanne abrams, Mon Oct 26 23:29
        I was happy to learn of this app for H.W. Without Tears..I have had the kit which was left in my room when I moved in, but I never had the T.E. This past summer I came across a TE in a thrift store... more
      • I Can Write - Martha_Brown, Mon Oct 26 23:07
        The 'I Can Write' apps could be used for the younger students with assistance. (I am thinking with the Pre-K child in mind). These could be useful in Creativity/imagery instruction.
        • "I Can Write" apps - Melanie McLeod, Tue Oct 27 05:55
          Ms. Martha: I agree. This series of apps is for primary-grades or lower elementary students who continue to struggle with sentence construction. However, I would like if the apps actually read the... more
          • I Can Write/ Speech and Language - haleyferrell, Wed Oct 28 10:27
            I have a student in mind that would benefit from the app. He has language delays (expressive) and I feel that this app could help him by allowing him to use various vocabulary words when creating a... more
            • Dragon Dictation - Melanie McLeod, Sat Oct 31 09:32
              Haley: When I taught 3rd grade I had a student that had illegible handwriting. Therefore, we used the Dragon Dictation site to let him speak/write some of his responses to reading. He seemed to... more
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