Teacher Review For iTrace - handwriting for kids

A great app for handwriting and spelling words!

Kim O.
Classroom teacher
Putnam Elementary School
Fort Collins, CO
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My Grades 1, 2
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 3
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Further application
Great with ELL
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use this app in my classroom with a special needs child that has difficulty with fine motor skills and handwriting is difficult. This app allows this student to practice handwriting letters in a modified way to fit her needs. I also use this app to have her practice her spelling words with the other students in the class. While other students are practicing on white boards she is using this app for the weekly words I programmed into it at the same time. With some of my kids that are below grade level in literacy this has been helpful for letter formation and identification.
My Take
It is a great app that I have used in my spelling instruction. It also is great for individual handwriting practice. I have had students use this app at home for spelling word practice as well. My suggestion to do more with it would be to have all the letters available to spell any words not just the programmed words. It has been engaging for my students who use this regularly. It allows for differentiation to happen in an accessible manner.