Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Your Own Handwriting Font for Free!!!

I read about this handwriting font that you can create for free over at the iLearn Technology blog.
Basically, PilotHandwriting will generate a font for you to type based on your own handwriting. It is very simple to do.

Go to PilotHandwriting. Watch the video and print out the template. Write in all the letters. I suggest you use a felt tip black pen with at least a medium point. I tried using ball point pen and it did not work the first time around so I switched to a thin black marker which worked much better. Scan in the template back to the website. You can take a picture of the template or use the webcam if you do not have a scanner. And voila, you have your own handwriting font. Check out mine above.

Some suggestions for use:
1. Motivation for students to practice letter writing. Fill in the template to see your own handwriting on the computer.

2. For students who use assistive technology for written expression it is a simple way to submit an assignment with a handwritten look to it.

3. Motivation to practice typing with your own handwriting.

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