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Home

 

The first page, where the user can enter individualized settings

 

Since the symbols – for adults – are also written out, this page is generally self-explanatory.  

UK and American English

 

All films can be selected in UK or American English.  

 

Changing from one button to another is accompanied by headings that appear, and by an explanatory sound: Hello or Hi. 

 

This allows children who cannot read yet to select the right button.

Right-handed, left-handed

 

When the app is opened, the default settings are for writing with the right hand.  

 

If switched to the left hand, all the films, the training and the tests will be set for left-handers. 

 

The setting for right-handed or left-handed users is displayed below on the left/right on all training and test pages.  

 

Changing the setting according to one's writing orientation is always carried out on this page (home). 

 

Teachers and pupils should follow the correct writing posture, including page placement, for left-handed people. 

 

You will find more information in the grafolino iBook Module 1 «Learning to write». A long chapter is dedicated to writing orientation in the grafolino Module 4 «Teaching handwriting».

 

Learning and training

 

The «Learning and training» button takes you to the selection of sounds. 

 

Pictures and upper-case letters help beginning writers and readers to choose. 

 

On the training level, the movement pattern is selected, which also activates the corresponding teaching film with the eye/heart symbol.    

 

The hand symbol in the lower left- or right-hand corner of the screen shows the selected hand for writing.

Films

 

All films have the same structure. They connect movement and shape to the sound. 

 

With the lovable pictures, specially designed for grafolino, minimal action, and new details always waiting to be discovered, we hope that we will be able to reach the hearts of the younger pupils as well.  

 

We focused on having balanced gender references when choosing the film topics.

Training

 

 

 

Once the movement pattern is chosen and the touch screen is touched with a pen or finger, the surrounding elements disappear.

The pupil's attention can then be focused solely on the activated letter. 

 

The repeat button appears below the image, enabling as many repetitions as desired at any time. 

 

As soon as the upper-case letter is traced correctly, its outline changes to green and the lower-case letter is activated. The correctly traced lines remain visible.  

 

If the writer deviates from the shape or goes in the wrong direction while tracing, the line turns red. This disappears as soon as the screen stops being touched and the movement can then be repeated.  

If both letters are green, the sound image appears as a reward and the level changes back.

Test 1

 

Test 1 corresponds mainly to the training situation. The tracing pattern remains visible, but only the starting point for the writing movement is provided.   

 

The new element introduced is that each symbol that is started to be traced counts as an attempt. 

 

If the movement sequence for the upper-case and lower-case letters is correct and both letters turn green, an achievement point is awarded.  

 

As soon as the traced line turns red, however, no achievement point is given. A point will also not be given if the symbol is attempted again and even if both symbols turn green at the end. 

 

Test 1 requires a minimal level of attention to the correct movement.  

 

The result is displayed when you return to the keyboard.  

If there is the same number of attempts and successes, the reward is given. This applies from 1:1 to 36:36, but 0:0 does not count. 

 

This means that even beginners can experience success when they have learned only three sounds.

Test 2

 

Test 2 begins by showing the tracing direction. However, it disappears as soon as the screen is touched. Only the lower-case or upper-case letter remains visible.   

 

The writing technique in this case requires a clearer idea of the symbol, and the attention that must be paid to the fine motor control is one level higher than in Test 1. 

 

Just as with writing on paper, the symbol located on the side is provided to show the shape and the right proportions. 

 

The evaluation system for attempts and successes is the same as in Test 1.