Teacher Review for iWriteWords (Handwriting Game)

Handwriting the technological Way!

Liz B.
Special education instructor
Arts And Technology Academy of Pontiac
Pontiac, United States
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My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Individual
Knowledge gain
Great with ELL
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Being a special education teacher I have worked with students at a number of levels and abilities. I’m always looking for new ways to help them learn the skills necessary to be successful. This app offers an alternative to the tracing worksheets we used to do. I can use this app as an alternate to those worksheets. Pairing this with a number of other strategies such as shaving cream letter, sand paper tracing, etc, can help reinforce and help them learn their handwriting skills.
My Take
This app lets students practice their handwriting skills in a new way. They provide the students with a starting point and provide audio help for kids as well. This is helpful for younger students who don’t read yet. In addition they work with the students on their approximate correctness. The only downfall that I can see is that students have to start at A and work their way to Z. It would be helpful for teachers to pick which letter because while a student may struggle with K they won’t necessary need to practice C but is forced to with this program.