The amazing array of handwritten marks, numbers and codes in different coloured pens were almost like a work of art. Unfortunately for me two of my greatest weaknesses are record keeping on paper, and filing paper.
January 23, I bought this for my 3 year old for Christmas. She loves the iPad and I figured this would be a good way to hold her attention and teach her to write at the same time.
I have quite a few other Leap items and have been thoroughly satisfied with their performance. Even the slightest hint out of the lines and it tells you to try again over and over. It was a struggle to hold her hand in my own and try multiple times with the straight lines with the game saying over and over "try again" "try again".
I myself had to attempt the letter "O" two or three times before I got it right. She currently uses the PBS app and is able to complete the tracing games on there just fine. She also has a Leap Pad 2 and can do the tracing letters on there.
Great concept for an app but ultimately not appropriate for teaching beginning writers like it is intended for. Possibly update the App and allow for beginning writers more "wiggle" room and greater margin for error outside the lines and then progress.
While I appreciate the fact it is challenging, it really does not allow the children the opportunity to learn beginning writing skills without immediately saying "try again" and offers no options to practice their skills.
I would say this is more of a practice app for children who already possess writing skills rather than a learning tool.How exactly are teachers using the ipad in a day to day classroom setting?
I planned to make use of my wiki as a home base for students to put “work” that they do on the ipad for my assessment, their ability to collaborate and for parent viewing. Look over the following options to find the free writing app that best fits your child’s needs. Our 8 Favorite Free Writing Apps for iPad: Letter School: Designed primarily for younger students, Letter School is one of the better writing apps for iPad when it comes to learning the most efficient ways to hand write words.
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James Potter. My day job is Director of Technology at one of the UK's leading independent schools. I'm on a daily mission to use, and learn to use technology in the most creative, innovative and transformational ways.
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