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Handwriting Without Tears Digital Tools Support FAQs

Simple, effective handwriting instruction for the elementary classroom

Frequently Asked Questions

Looking for answers? We'll help guide you through our new Handwriting Without Tears® integrated print and digital solution.

Parents

Are you a parent looking for answers? Check our questions below for help!

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    Students can access the Digital Student App on any browser-based tablet or computer. For example, desktop computer, laptop, Chromebook, or iPad. Many activities require students to view the activity on the screen—a teacher-led activity, for example—while they write in their student edition workbook. However, a touch-screen device is optimal, especially so they can participate in activities such as Wet-Dry-Try and the Digital Letter Formations.

    We recommend 10-15 minutes for daily handwriting instruction. If the assignment is based on what is shown in the Lesson Planner with no changes, they are not likely to exceed this amount of time.

    The Digital Student App has a student toolbox. This has digital formations that your child can use to practice letters and numbers. You can also customize handwriting worksheets using our free A+ Worksheet Maker Lite.

    Any handwriting book pages that are sent in an assignment to the Digital Student App can be printed.

    There are two ways to submit work completed in the handwriting student edition, depending on whether it is in a physical book or a printed page. Your child can either take a picture of their work in the app or upload a file.

    If your child chooses to take a picture in the app, the camera application will open, and they can take a picture of their work and submit it within the app. This will work if your child is using a tablet or iPad.

    If your child is using their physical student edition, then they can use a phone or other device to take a picture of the page, and it can be uploaded and turned in within the student application.

    If your child is unable to do either of these, they can select “done” without completing this step. It's also recommended to check with their teacher is this is a requirement.

    Customers can call, use our email form or chat. Our Customer Service hours are M-Th 8:30 – 7:30 EST and Friday 8:30-5:30 EST.

     

    Educators

    Are you an educator looking for answers on using the Interactive Digital Teaching Tool? Check below for common questions!

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      In Class: Go to the digital Teaching Tool to plan your lesson. Begin your handwriting lesson with hands-on instruction, such as Wet-Dry-Try on the slate or sing and move to music you play from the Interactive Digital Teaching Tool. Navigate to the digital student edition view. Students follow along in their physical student editions. Play the supporting digital assets, that demonstrate letter formation. You can also demonstrate on the digital student edition projecting on your smartboard, as children write in their physical student editions.

       

      Remote/independent: Go to the Lesson Planner and Assignments. Assign all or part of the handwriting lesson. Students complete work on their Digital Student App.

       

      Flipped classroom: Go to the Lesson Planner and Assignments. Assign part of the handwriting lesson for students to review the letter. Complete the lesson in the student edition in the classroom.

       

      Remote synchronous lesson: Share all parts of the lesson via the Interactive Digital Teaching Tool by sharing your screen using your learning platform, such as Zoom.

      Any student edition pages that are sent in an assignment to the Digital Student App can be printed. Teachers cannot print student edition pages from the Interactive Digital Teaching Tool.

      Yes. You can also encourage students to practice these letters using “My Tools” on their Digital Student App. They have access to Wet-Dry-Try, Digital Letter Formations, and Wood Pieces.

      And also, for Google SSO – Do they have to include the student’s password for it to work?

       

      Using Google SSO allows educators and students to log in to their Google portal and open our apps without another login.

      If your school does not use a host platform, students can log in into the Digital Student App by going to https://HWT-student.lwtears.com

      It is our intent to have an email sent to the admin 45 days prior to expiration, teachers 30 days to expiration, and then admins again at 15 days to expiration.

       

      Customers can call, use our email form or chat. Our Customer Service hours are M-Th 8:30 – 7:30 EST and Friday 8:30-5:30 EST.

       

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