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How many of you have students that HATE to write? Maybe they never quite got a grip on how to hold a pencil (pun definitely intended), maybe they are embarrassed by their handwriting (or maybe it's impossible to read), or perhaps they just can't write as fast as they can think.
I often hear the complaint from students and parents alike: "Can't I just TYPE this?"
Often, the answer is yes. But what about those stubborn worksheets, tests or homework pages that are crowding the bottom of your child's backpack? For that, we introduce SnapType.
SnapType is an iPad app that turns any worksheet into a fillable PDF. You read that correctly! Any page, anytime. It also allows users to save their worksheets (no more lost papers) or email their completed work to a teacher. Worksheets can be added to the queue by taking a picture of it on an iPad or by importing it from Google Drive, an email, or your photo library.
In addition, you can use the app to rotate worksheets, crop worksheets (hello, students who get overwhelmed by too many questions on one page!), zoom to increase the font size, or change the background color filter (helpful for students with dyslexia). While the imaging on the website and app is meant to appeal to younger student, this tool can be used by students of any age or by parents (tell me you've never googled "Turning a PDF into a .Doc" before...).
The free version of the app includes nearly all important features, though the Pro version is only $4.99. After years of thousand dollar AAC devices, this app is a lifesaver and a wallet saver for students with special needs.
Be sure to check it out! Rest assured-- we don't get a kickback from advertising this. We simply want to put the best tools in front of parents to help students reach their full potential.
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