-Correct letter and number formation
-Capital and lower case letters
-Learn to write your name
-English and Spanish Alphabets
-Save and view student work
The BT Handwriting app teaches beginning writers to master correct letter and number formation. Good writers use correct letter formation. That is, they can write more without effort and are able to focus better on the idea they are trying to express. Through this application, learners can develop good handwriting habits. This application helps learners to use the natural motion of the hand. By practicing to write letters from top to bottom, the hand is given frequent breaks at the end of writing a letter; thus making writing easy.
This application includes three main tabs: letters, numbers, and name. The letter tabs include Upper-case and Lower-case letters.
BT Handwriting follows a release of responsibility teaching model, an I do, we do,, you do sequence. First, during the I do part of the instruction, a green ball shows the learner how the letter is formed. Each step of the letter formation is numbered so as to show the learner the path to form the letter. This feature may be repeated by the learner as many times as it is desired.
Next, the we do part of the instruction guides the learner to write the letter by following the dots while being guided by red ball. Finally, the you do part of the instruction includes and independent work practice. This consists of a blank area in which the learner is encouraged to practice the given letter. Editing features such as colored pencils and an eraser are available to make writing fun.
Through this application, writers can embark on a positive experience by monitoring their progress through the use of the screenshot feature. The screenshot feature allows the learner to take screenshots of their work to show others their new learning and/or to keep track of their progress.
In addition to letters, proper number writing is also included. Learning the correct way to write numbers follows the same teaching model as the letters.
On the name tab, the learner is prompt to type in his or her name. The name appears on the application and the learner uses prior knowledge to write the name using the correct way of writing.
The learning is extended by providing a phonics feature in which the student can listen to the name, sound, and an item that begins with the sound of the chosen letter.