Handwriting Without TearsMany teachers will be familiar with the Handwriting Without Tears (HWT) handwriting programme. This app is meant to compliment the teaching of that programme as it replicates the slate chalkboard of the programme. Following the “Wipe – Dry – Try” method, it teaches pupils the formation of upper case letters, lower case letters and numbers.

Pupils can choose to practise either of these three areas in the app. They can choose to practise the letters in alphabetical order or according to the HWT methodology order. A pupil’s progress in the app can be monitored through a progress chart in the app. This will also show what errors the pupil is making in the letter/number formation.

The app is available for iPad and costs €5.99 There are in-app purchases to add another pupil for €3.59 or to add three extra pupils for €10.99. The App is also available for Android devices on the Google Play Store and costs €3.87