This might be considered by some as fun or frivolous, but I think custom fonts are an important ingredient in helping you deliver a more authentic learning experience for your students in the iPad classroom.
Perhaps you could even take this a stage further and create a custom font that helps children to read and write , like Castledown School did earlier this year.
I used iFontMaker and sketched out the characters in my handwriting. The stylus was handy for this, but to be honest you could just as easily create the letters with a finger.
Once complete I chose to upload to 2ttf.com and almost instantly received an email with download instructions and a PIN code. The website itself offers an option to install on iOS and, on clicking this, you are able to install the app as a font profile on your iPad.
The font is accessible from a number of apps including:
- Explain everything
- Final argument
- Google docs, sheets and slides
I was sad to note that these fonts were not available using the following apps:
- Book creator
Perhaps there is another piece to this puzzle. If you can help, let me know!
If you have six more minutes why not try this font-related quiz from the BBC?