School Writing

App Review
Additional Description

School Writing is an app which allows students to learn shapes, upper and lower case letters, words, sounds, numbers and more. Adults can customise the application and create their own lessons with individualised voice recordings and photos.

Format iPad
Age Range early primary, late primary, high school
Motivators noise/auditory, verbal praise, tangible
Curriculum/Goal Areas literacy, numeracy
Evidence-based Intervention Individual Supports, Highly Structured Supports, Supported Transitions, Family Involvement
Targeted Skills Letter (lower and upper case) and number formations. Comprehension skills. Mathematics. Visual motor integration.
Great For
  • This application can be used with pre-school students through to high school students.
  • It would be a great resource for teachers to use in the classroom and also for parents to practice skills at home.
  • It is great for students who need to improve their writing skills, however, it provides access to a range of other curriculum areas, such as following directions and mathematics problems.
  • It provides students with an initial demonstration and the option for verbal cues.
  • The application is highly customisable and new, individualised lessons can be created.
  • The application provides 3 different tracing options, guideline options such as directional arrows and paper options, such as dotted thirds. It also has different pencil thicknesses.
Please Consider
  • The application doesn’t have automatic recognition of drawn shapes therefore the student may require supervision to ensure the tasks are completed correctly.
  • The application provides a clean layout with minimal distractions, however, all tasks are completed in a ‘pen and paper’ style and therefore the level of motivation may be a limiting factor for student participation.
  • It is important to consider the student’s posture when completing writing tasks. As the iPad is transportable, it may not be used with appropriate handwriting posture. It is important to encourage a supported, upright posture during
Generalise Skills and Knowledge
  • It is important to generalise letter formations using not only the student’s finger but also a Stylus. It is recommended to choose an appropriate Stylus depending on the child’s age and fine motor skills, for example, with a non-slip rubber exterior or pencil grip.
  • Practicing with a Stylus will help to develop an effective pencil grasp.
  • Letter formations can also be practiced in a range of multi-sensory activities, for example, in sand or shaving foam.

Developer: demografix pty ltd

Price: 7.99 AUD

School Writing – Learn to write and more. (Australia/New Zealand)

Customer ratings: (107 ratings)
Category: Education, Educational, Games
Languages: English
Rated: 4+

Updated: 12.04.2012
Version: 2.8
Size: 41.41 MB
Requirements: iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74

School Writing contains the education-approved handwriting fonts for each Australian State (and NZ of course), including individual cursive letters. Customise your content from shapes to numbers, letters and words.
* Listed by Apple in 'New & Noteworthy...

Screenshots School Writing – Learn to write and more. (Australia/New Zealand) for iPad

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