The brainchild of TFS primary school teacher Céline Lebel, the app, Écrire en cursive, was developed to improve cursive writing skills using a fun, technology-based method. Classroom tested and approved, the app is geared to students from Senior Kindergarten through Grade 2.
The app utilizes visual modelling and provides instantaneous and positive feedback to the user. It tracks mastered letters and presents new ones in a structured sequence to continuously challenge students in a fun way.
“Through Ryerson's DMZ start-up incubator, we connected with Tapfun to develop this digital innovation for the classroom. We are extremely proud that this technology integration was inspired from Mme Lebel's expertise and experience teaching cursive writing to our Grade 1 students, where she saw how an iPad app could augment part of their learning experience at TFS. “ - Bob Tarle, Executive Director, Innovation and Technology, TFS - Canada's International School
Studies have shown that, unlike keyboarding, cursive writing stimulates the brain’s ability to retain information, while developing fine motor skills.
Écrire en cursive is a free iPad app, available on the iTunes App Store. For more information, please visit the Écrire en cursive product web site, which also includes a video demo and screenshots.