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Wanted - Poster!

Recently I have been exploring a few poster apps.  As with many of the tools available to us there are a number of apps that seem to do similar things.



I have made use of Phoster, Canva (@canva) and Quipio (@Quipio).  The first two are similar in many ways. Both have options to import photos to use as backgrounds and there are a number of shapes available in both. Canva, which is also available online, has more background choices in terms of photos - soothing views, seascapes, barren landscapes, sunsets and many more.  You name it, Canva has got it.  Add to this a variety of fonts, colours and font size permutations and you can create all manner of great posters. All you need now is something to say....  





Phoster, too, has flexibility in that you can import a background of your choice and play around with fonts, sizes and background colours.   A phoster poster can be more formulaic in its layout but its final product certainly does not disappoint.

Finally, consider using Quipio whose USP lies in the fact that you can highlight words to accentuate your point.   All these apps allow you to make visually very powerful posters and at a basic level you can create engaging displays.  


Posters put together in PhotoCollage and annotated with ShotText (PhotoCollage is available online too)


There are many other ways to using these posters which will enhance the learning process for your students.  I am looking forward to using canva with my Year 12s and 13s who are keen to learn some useful quotes from their set text and I imagine Year 8 will enjoy using Quipio to help explain some grammatical points.  Watch out for them soon on Twitter and on my department website.

Which Poster app do you use? What's your favourite?  Let me know in the comment box below.







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