Use SnapType to Help Students with Illegible Handwriting

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Penmanship should never be the reason a student gets behind on any subject. In this 3-Minute Classroom Problem Solver, SimpleK12’s Teacher Learning Community presenter, Kim Munoz, explains how teachers can use SnapType to help students with illegible handwriting keep up with their classwork.

In her brief video above, Kim shows how easy it is to use SnapType. This app is designed to enable students with unclear handwriting to keep up with their peers by providing them with an outlet to complete classwork. To use this app, teachers simply take a picture of a worksheet on their iPhone or iPad. Students can then tap anywhere on that picture to add a text box. A keyboard will then appear for the students to type in their text on top of the worksheet.Teaching Writing

Text boxes can be deleted by dragging it out of the bounds of the image or by tapping and holding it. Students can also drag the slider at the top of the window while editing the text to change the font size. Another way to change the font size is by pinching in or out to make it smaller or bigger.

Once your students' work is complete, they can share their worksheet as a PDF, image, or document. This feature makes it easy for teachers to collect homework and other in-class worksheets. With the free version of SnapType, students can store up to three documents at a time. There is also a paid version available that offers a whiteboard feature and stores an unlimited number of documents.

This app is a great way for teachers of any age group or subject area to help students with unclear handwriting feel confident and keep up with their classmates. This confidence empowers students to focus on the lesson and increases learning.

About Our Another Way to Help Students with Illegible Handwriting Presenter
Kim Munoz is an Instructional Technologist for Franklin ISD and a former Bryan ISD middle school technology teacher with over 16 years of teaching experience. She has conducted well over 50 unique training sessions for SimpleK12, click here to look at more videos from Kim.