If you teach formal handwriting lessons then you can save time by creating them beforehand

The Foundation Font is the closest to New Zealand Handwriting

Download it to your computer. http://sites.google.com/site/foundationfont/

Projector only: Prepare your handwriting lessons in PowerPoint using the fonts

The Example below is using PowerPoint (you can do the same in Keynote. Once you have made your PowerPoint file of all 26 letters, this can be projected up onto the whiteboard at Handwriting time. Use whiteboard markers to go over the letters. Print out the PowerPoint slides and laminate each page and you will also have Handwriting cards.


Download this PowerPoint file Handwriting Powerpoint.ppt and finish off the slides yourself, you need to download the Foundation font first



Interactive Whiteboard: Use your notebook software and write up all of your handwriting lessons. Leave a space for the date.

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Create Practice pages for individual students to try using the notebook pens


In one classroom recently I saw a child practising his handwriting using an ActivBoard. The teacher had made animations for each letter so that the child could see the formation of the letters.

Here is a Smart Notebook file using the Foundation font Foundation Handwriting example.notebook

Here is an example of a mimio ink file, the second page shows a movie of forming letters Handwriting.ink

Here is another mimio ink file using the Foundation Font. Handwriting.ink