Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
According to the website:
"Choosing the ideal typeface for what you are trying to communicate can be frustrating with the available font browsing interfaces. Wordmark.it is designed to help with this font selection process by quickly displaying previews of any text with the fonts installed on your computer."
- Type a word or a phrase in the text box (1) and click the load fonts button.
- Scroll through the previews and choose the ones you are interested in by clicking on them.
- Click the filter selected button (2) to isolate selected previews.
- Finally note down the names of the selected fonts to be used in your image or text editing software.
You can also:
- Adjust the size of the previews by entering a pixel value 3 or by clicking the smaller / bigger buttons (4)
- Invert preview colors (5) to test the fonts on a dark background.
- Toggle between lower case (aa), Title Case (Aa) or UPPER CASE previews(AA) (6)
- Adjust letter spacing (tracking) of fonts in selections (<> button when you move your mouse over preview tiles)
- Zoom in to explore intricate details of fonts in selections (+ button when you move your mouse over preview tiles)
- Drag and sort the order of previews in selections to compare similar fonts side by side.
The site was created by Fahri Özkaramanlı. "He is a freelance visual communication designer living in İstanbul. He received his BA and MFA in Visual Communication Design at İstanbul Bilgi University. He is currently teaching Web Design courses as a part time instructor at İstanbul Bilgi University and Sabancı University. He has examined design processes as part of his academic research and aims to design tools that could help designers within these design processes. Wordmark.it is his first project within this context."Peace,
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Monday, September 15, 2014
Did you know... kids farthest from the teacher can miss up to 40% of what's being said? Did you know that 25% of what the teacher says in class never reaches students' brains? Write a grant or speak to someone who might be able to purchase you a Juno Tower TODAY :)
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Have you ever tried out an Internet Scavenger Hunt? Many people see my blog posts about internet scavenger hunts and ask – are these webquest? Well, yes and no. Webquests tend to be a teacher led guided activity through websites. Internet Scavenger Hunts, on the other hand, provide students with websites, games and videos that they hunt through on their own – or with a partner – to find information to answer a series of questions or complete a graphic organizer. Never tried these out, not sure if they will work with your class? Well, there are 5 internet scavenger hunts – all of varying levels – available for FREE in my Teachers Pay Teachers store. Stop by and grab them today.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Are you looking for a great website to use in your elementary classroom? Stop by my blog – Raki’s Rad Resources – for a list of 10 AMAZING science websites that are completely free! Also available on my blog are: Top 10 Reading Websites for the Elementary Classroom, Top 10 Writing Websites for the Elementary Classroom and Top 10 Math Websites for the Elementary Classroom.Pin It
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Before we start on our wonderful technology projects, we should always know what technology knowledge and access students have. One way to find out what technology students have at home is to send home a technology survey to parents at the beginning of the school year. You can find the technology survey pictured below in my newly released Parent Communication Forms and Surveys packet.