Getting them writing series 中国书法 Zhōngguó shūfǎ – APPs
There are a lot of apps available for iOS devices that will immediately engage students to practice writing Mandarin Chinese characters.
One app is called Kids Doodle that changes colour each time you write a ske, helping you asses stroke order. It has fun rainbow colours and students can practice their characters and share the, via a message, email and twitter as well as save to camera roll.
You doodle and Bai board are other apps that let you use your iPad as a mini white board.
A student writes yang on the Bai board.
You can also use Show Me App to video you drawing the stroke order for your students to independently learn how to write the characters.
I will share more in my next blog post.