App Title: Use Your Handwriting
Grade Level: any
Purpose: A This app is a productivity app that I got for making lists and notes without the keyboard (plus it has lovely colors!!).
Program Functionality: A It is easy to learn to use and has a tutorial that can quickly help you learn to navigate the options for these lists. The settings have options for left-handed and right-handed people and your preferences for how to erase, etc. When you write, it has an automatic scroll that lets you continue to write on the line.
Overall Educational Value: A I love this for school! My first graders have used this for 2 years for writing their spelling words or practicing some high-frequency words. I love that at the end of their word study, they can just hold up their iPod and let me see their work.
Cost: free! There is a UYH Gold for $.99
Classroom Use Examples / Ideas: Limited only by your imagination! I can have children collect interesting words as they read on UYH. They are fascinated that their writing has this calligraphy style that makes even poor handwriting look great!
Developer Website: Gee Whiz Stuff
iTunes Link: Use Your Handwriting
Reviewer Name: Carolyn Wojtera
Reviewer Blog: Teach with Tech
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