Wednesday, February 3, 2010
One product that I had decided to check out at ATIA is Pointscribe. I'd heard about it on the QIAT list and thought it sounded interesting. Basically it's software for teaching handwriting. Sounds simplistic, but it's more than that. It has several very interesting features - it works with touchscreens & tablet computers (that work with pens). It includes auditory & visual feedback and can teach basic shapes/lines, and will move up to letters, numbers and even cursive. You can even create own scripts and have kids trace over it.
At ATIA I took the opportunity to try out the program, it worked extremely well, was responsive, and was easy to use. It worked well with both the pen from a tablet computer as well as using my finger on a Magic Touch screen. You can download a free 30-day trial from Pointscribe - Free Trial. At this time the program is only available for PC, but I'm told a Mac version is forthcoming. Try out your copy today!
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