Students select a letter or number. They watch a short instructional demonstration showing where to start, the direction to move in and the line to follow. Then, they use their finger to trace over the letter or number.
You Did It!
When a letter or number isn’t formed correctly students hear “Try again. They are provided with another opportunity to have a go. The instructional demonstration is repeated and students are prompted where to start. Once the letter or number is formed correctly, the iPad sings out and displays, “You did it! This instant response is welcomed by students with smiles and giggles.
One of the main benefits of Blobble Write is the specific focus on formation using only a student’s finger. This allows students to concentrate solely on the starting point, directionality and formation of each letter or number. In addition to this, students are developing their hand-eye coordination, spatial awareness and tracking skills.
As the students become more confident and competent with forming letters on an iPad, they will be able to translate this to their handwriting books. Students will have a clearer understanding of where to start a letter, which direction to move their pencil in and the shape of the letter.