Then one day...
I was talking with a kindergarten teacher, and we came up with something that all schools should do, but that no school seems to make a priority. Something that seemed unquestionably useful and simple to implement, yet was ridiculously rare in practice.
So I present to you, the ultimate ten-second test of whether your school is addressing teachers' and students' technology needs:
Do your computers have:
- a block letter font that looks exactly how you want kindergartners to write?
- a cursive font that looks exactly how you want students to learn cursive?
- appropriate fonts/support for foreign languages taught in your schools?
That's it. Did you pass?
When my friend and I were talking, she pointed out that she tends to use Comic Sans because it has a single-story "a" (and an article from the BBC last October mentions that Comic Sans might just have a legitimate place in elementary schools) but she said that Comic Sans isn't exactly correct; none of her fonts are.