Do you have a favorite font?

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  1. HistTchr

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    Do you always use the same font when you create assignments? I would say that I use Times New Roman and Calibri the majority of the time, but I also like to switch things up and use one that's completely different. One of my coworkers always laughs at that, since she uses the same font for every single assignment and handout. What is your preference?
     
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    I like Calibri. I intensely dislike Comic Sans.
     
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    I use Calibri pretty faithfully in the body. My favorite title font is AdLib. Other favorites include: MUFFERAW, Pea Cathi, Pea Roxigirl, and Hurry Up. But I used a variety of fonts and always get excited about new ones!

    Keep in mind I work with younger students. :)
     
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    I love fonts!! But with grade 1s I must have clear fonts, nothing too fancy.

    Why the hatred towards Comic Sans??? The lower case 'a' is recognizable to young students.
     
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    I use Calibri in the body, but for titles, I love to make it fun. The last two I used were A Truer Blue and AlphaClouds. Something needs to look fun. :)
     
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    I use a lot of House Industries fonts. They are pretty expensive, but I bought them in my graphic design days. Tiki House and Exotica Shag are my favorites.

    For body text, I generally stick to Helvetica.
     
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    I use lots of different fonts, many of my favorites are from a "school fonts" program we have at school. The only bad part is that it doesn't read the same at home.
     
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    Mufferaw is one of my favorites, too! I also like Janda Scrapgirl Dots.
     
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    My faves are Calibri, LD Delightful, and Olive Oil.
     
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    I am very dedicated to Tahoma for some odd reason.
    For titles, I mix it up depending on the type of writing and intended audience.

    Regardless of font, my major pet peeve is when the other teacher on my team types up letters she wants to send out to all of the students' parents that are a full page long and have no type of emphasis (bold words, italics, headings, titles, etc.). The average, busy parent would appreciate a little less wordy and a little more to the point, I think. But I guess that's a whole other thread!
     
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    I've been using a lot of Cambria for handouts and AR Cena for posters.
     
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    My most used at Cambria, Calibri, Verdana and Tahoma. I also like Century Gothic, but don't tend to use it much.

    My son uses Times New Roman for everything; I never use it.
     
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    I use Tahoma a lot, and I love Comic Sans. Depending on the paper I'm typing, it's often the closest to the letters they are used to. For signs I use a lot of different fonts. One of my faves is "d*** noisy kids". Funny title, but it looks a lot like writing in chalk. Love it for signs!
     
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    Georgia is one of my favorite serif fonts.

    For sans serif fonts, I enjoy a good Verdana (not to be confused with a veranda).

    I'm not crazy about Comic Sans because it's so overused, especially in K-12.
     
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    I love Marker Felt, but it doesn't always translate well to PC's. If I make things on a Mac in Marker Felt, I save them as a PDF so I can print them out at school. I like to mix up my fonts a lot, so I don't stick with one or two. I love Budmo Jiggler, Hurry Up, Jokerman, Chalkduster, Degrassi and Ravie for fun stuff. There's also a creepy Halloween-like font I love, but I can't remember the name. I use Calibri/Tahoma for regular things. I use Comic Sans when I want something the K's can read and will make the jump from Mac to PC.
     
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    I'm seeing some love for Mufferaw...that's another fun one.
     
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    I love Marker Felt as well!
     
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    I use Chalkboard for most school things, especially letters home and my lesson plans. Sometimes I use Times New Roman. Chalkboard is like Comic Sans.

    I like Marker Felt for signs and posters, only if it's something where I'll be using a large font.
     
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    I love using a font called Chalkboard. It is a cute font that is easy to read and is kid friendly.
     
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    I love to download new fonts.

    As for 'traditional' fonts, Marker Felt is my go-to. If it needs to be more professional, I will use Century Gothic if I am on a PC or Tahoma if I am on a Mac.

    I HATE COMIC SANS!
     
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    I like Verdanna.
     
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    I had no idea this was possible!! I just tried it and it worked like a charm!
     
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    MissScrimmage, on rare occasions something weird will happen with a pdf... but the rest of the time, printing/saving to pdf is the greatest thing since transferable media.
     
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    I use Cambria a lot for my text, and then a font called Alegreya for my titles. All of my hand-outs are kind of themed that way.
     
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    I know that on Google docs, you sometimes can't print a certain font to a PDF for whatever reason until you go to Google Webfonts, and add it to your collection, and then open it up again. It's really annoying because sometimes you have to do it multiple times on the same computer, and you have to do it for every font.
     
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    Thanks for the head's up! I created a letter this week with an adorable font that I don't have at school. I tried printing at home but I am out of ink. Saved the letter as a PDF and now I'll be able to print it at school. It's a miracle!
     
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    I tend to use Century Gothic. A principal pointed out that it was the font used for the big state tests and she used it so that the students got used to reading it. It made sense at the time and so I have used it almost exclusively ever since.
     
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    Tahoma
     
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    I'm simple, I almost always use Times New Roman.
     
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    I use Ariel, and Comic Sans (don't judge, lol.) I use them because I remember reading somewhere that it's helpful for students with dyslexia. I figure it won't hurt, so I usually stick with Ariel.
     
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    i like school bell
     
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    I'm a Comic Sans person... *hides* I honestly don't make much handouts myself. I use it for more decorative purposes or letters home. Otherwise I stick with Arial or Calibri.
     
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    Nothing wrong with Comic Sans! It's used so much because it is easy for students to read, which is a great reason for using a font.

    BTW: Chiller is a great one for Halloween, or any other creepy occasion.
     
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    Arial
     
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    My goodness. I never thought about fonts enough to feel such passion about them. I use comic sans for just about everything. Sorry.
     
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    I am surprised to see that everyone is saying Comic Sans is easy to read... any research I've heard about has actually claimed the exact opposite...
     
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    I have a Mac and have downloaded some from daFont. I have a theme I use this year on all my documents. Type Key and Type Key Black for all titles. American Typewriter for the body. Then there is a Callie Hand for Header 2.

    I used to use Calibri for a lot of things.

    Anyone seen this Comic Sans parody?

    http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/im-comic-sans-*******
     
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    crud. that didn't work because it has a curse word. google McSweenys Comic Sans and it will come up.

    edit: seeing if I link it, if it will work
     
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    At work I use Kuckoo.
     
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    I searched it and I almost died! :D

    I use Comic sans for the state standards that have to be posted on the wall. I use Zombified for my motivational posters.
     

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