Your iPad and stylus are now your tools for teaching handwriting.
These three individual apps contain handwriting curriculum for ages 6-9 in three year-long workbooks for the classroom or homeschool. Now available on the App Store.
The Getty-Dubay Italic Handwriting Series Books A – G are the popular workbooks for students age 5 and up. These three apps cover Book B for age 6-7, Book C for age 7-8, and Book D for age 8-9.
Use the instructional pages over and over by tracing and copying, then digitally erasing as needed. Practice to your heart’s content!
The app content takes you step-by-step through the print alphabet (basic italic) and numbers, then goes on to join these letters for flowing, legible cursive italic writing. Students can start with the book at their age level — they don’t need to complete the previous book to begin learning the italic style.
The apps are simple to use. The Getty-Dubay Italic Handwriting Series Books B, C and D come preloaded with the apps. Turn pages, scroll, navigate and create bookmarks in the same way you would with an ebook.
The fun comes when students touch their stylus to the screen. Now they can select the color, width and opacity of the pen line. They trace and copy the handwriting models, reading the instructions and tips as they go. Then, they can erase their work and practice more by selecting the eraser icon to change the stylus function to erase mode, or by erasing the writing on the entire page at once. There are extra practice sheets at the end of the book, too. Students can document their work via the iPad native screenshot function.
On the 12.9” iPad Pro, the pages will appear in portrait mode. On smaller iPads, pages will appear in landscape mode and scrolling will allow you to access the entire page. (Screen rotation and zooming are disabled.)
These apps replace the need for the paperback workbook, which means you’re saving paper and the resources that would have gone into producing and shipping the product.
Compatibility: iPad Pro 12.9″, iPad Pro 11″, iPad Air 10.5″ or iPad 10.2″. Requires iOS 8.0 or later, and the use of Apple Pencil or similar stylus with palm-rejection. Content will appear in landscape orientation on smaller iPads.