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Education App - Add "AnyFont" to iPad | UKEdChat.com - Supporting the #UKEdChat Educati... - 0 views

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    Adds your favourite font to iPad
Deborah Baillesderr

Free OpenSource Dyslexia Font - OpenDyslexic - 67 views

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    Open Dyslexic is a free font based on research about dyslexia that is designed to improve readability on screen and in print for dyslexic students.
Martin Burrett

Font Squirrel - 106 views

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    A great site full of free fonts for commercial use. Great for publishing children's work. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ICT+%26+Web+Tools
Martin Burrett

CopyPasteCharacter.com - 13 views

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    Copy and paste characters into any document you would like!  No need to remember special short cut keys!  
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    I can't begin to tell you how many times I've had to scroll through the symbols window looking for the divide and degree sign to make maths activities (probably should learn the ALT code!), but not any more. This site has a selection of useful symbols and characters all on one page. A single click copies the symbol to your clipboard for fast pasting. Hold ALT to copy mulitple symbols. You will ♥ it! http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ICT+&+Web+Tools
Steve Kelly

FontStruct | Build, Share, Download Fonts - 73 views

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    An amazing site that lets you create fonts by shading in a grid. Your class will love it. The tool allows you to make any pattern for a key stoke, so you can even create pictures or codes that only they can read. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ICT+&+Web+Tools
Ann Steckel

Font Size May Not Aid Learning, but Its Style Can, Researchers Find - NYTimes.com - 0 views

  • “Studying something in the presence of an answer, whether it’s conscious or not, influences how you interpret the question,
  • participants studying a difficult chapter on the industrial uses of microbes remembered more when they were given a poor outline — which they had to rework to match the material
  • raw effort, he and other researchers said. Concentrating harder. Making outlines from scratch. Working through problem sets without glancing at the answers. And studying with classmates who test one another.
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    We know this- working with the material, incorporating it with that we already know takes time- time on task - if a weirder font makes us think about the material more, we'll remember more
D. S. Koelling

Font Size May Not Aid Learning, but Its Style Can, Researchers Find - NYTimes.com - 110 views

  • Is it easier to remember a new fact if it appears in normal type, like this, or in big, bold letters, like this?
  • Font size has no effect on memory, even though most people assume that bigger is better. But font style does.
  • New research finds that people retain significantly more material — whether science, history or language — when they study it in a font that is not only unfamiliar but also hard to read.
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  • “So much of the learning that we do now is unsupervised, on our own,” said Robert A. Bjork, a psychologist at the University of California, Los Angeles, “that it’s crucial to be able to monitor that learning accurately; that is, to know how well we know what we know, so that we avoid fooling ourselves.”
  • “Studying something in the presence of an answer, whether it’s conscious or not, influences how you interpret the question,” Dr. Bjork said. “You don’t appreciate all of the other things that would have come to mind if the answer weren’t there. “Let’s say you’re studying capitals and you see that Australia’s is Canberra. O.K., that seems easy enough. But when the exam question appears, you think: ‘Uh oh, was it Sydney? Melbourne? Adelaide?’ ” That’s why some experts are leery of students’ increasing use of online sites like Cramster, Course Hero, Koofers and others that offer summaries, step-by-step problem solving and copies of previous exams. The extra help may provide a valuable supplement to a difficult or crowded course, but it could also leave students with a false sense of mastery. Even course outlines provided by a teacher, a textbook or other outside source can create a false sense of security, some research suggests. In one experiment, researchers found that participants studying a difficult chapter on the industrial uses of microbes remembered more when they were given a poor outline — which they had to rework to match the material — than a more accurate one.
  • a cognitive quality known as fluency, a measure of how easy a piece of information is to process.
  • On real tests, font size made no difference and practice paid off, the study found.
  • And so it goes, researchers say, with most study sessions: difficulty builds mental muscle, while ease often builds only confidence.
  • To test the approach in the classroom, the researchers conducted a large experiment involving 222 students at a public school in Chesterland, Ohio. One group had all its supplementary study materials, in English, history and science courses, reset in an unusual font, like Monotype Corsiva. The others studied as before. After the lessons were completed, the researchers evaluated the classes’ relevant tests and found that those students who’d been squinting at the stranger typefaces did significantly better than the others in all the classes — particularly in physics. “The reason that the unusual fonts are effective is that it causes us to think more deeply about the material,” a co-author of the study, Daniel M. Oppenheimer, a psychologist at Princeton, wrote in an e-mail. “But we are capable of thinking deeply without being subjected to unusual fonts. Think of it this way, you can’t skim material in a hard to read font, so putting text in a hard-to-read font will force you to read more carefully.” Then again, so will raw effort, he and other researchers said. Concentrating harder. Making outlines from scratch. Working through problem sets without glancing at the answers. And studying with classmates who test one another.
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    Students' raw effort improves learning [No surprise there, huh?]
Chris Betcher

Identifont - Identify fonts by appearance, find fonts by name - 46 views

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    Welcome to Identifont, the largest independent directory of typefaces on the Internet, with information about fonts from 651 publishers and 176 vendors.
Anthony Hill

Word Augmentation - 105 views

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    This site provides a way of putting youtube videos directly into a word document. This means you can give a worksheet with a video (or shockwave game) and not send the students out to other windows. The content plays directly within the word document (not for Mac though) where you can gather responses or write directly about the contents. Since the video is embedded the document file size is small, however, constant internet connections is obviously required.
Kathy Malsbenden

Typetester - Compare fonts for the screen - 69 views

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    The Typetester is an online application for comparison of the fonts for the screen. Its primary role is to make web designer's life easier.
Lee-Anne Patterson

Create a font from your own handwriting - fontcapture.com - 1 views

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    Create your own font - no software required. All you need is a printer and a scanner and it's free. You can give this to kids and they can create their own font!. NOTE - this site is no longer Free. You can see your font but need to pay $9.95US to download it. What a rip off!!
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