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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 …

#teacher5aday 16 days on

In the midst of the Christmas holidays I sat down and thought about my wellbeing.  To be more precise my wellbeing and the wellbeing of my family in 2015.  So, here I am, 16 days into the new year, how am I doing? 
#connect - Well I promised myself that I would keep getting as much as I can from TeachMeets by attending and taking part and that I would, as far as possible, get my colleagues to enjoy the benefits of TeachMeets too.  I have been true to my word.  I have signed up to attend and present at #TeachMeet Bett and at #TMReading at the end of March.  In terms of sharing the love I'm hoping to take a minibus load of colleagues to the TeachMeet and I have an idea to get the staffroom into twitterchats.   Watch this space.
#exercise - Mmm.  I'm doing okay with this but not as well as I thought.  B- I could do better.
#learn - Term started with a great Inset and I certainly learnt lots which I have already put into practice. I have enjoyed sharing this with my colleagues and my…