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Educational Poster Delight

Since I have discovered posters making apps I have had a lot of fun.  Here's one created for me by @ictevangelist using Adobe Slate.


However, poster making is not just for fun.  It is also about communication.  
I have written before here about the educational value of creating posters with your students.  Over the last year I have created posters for my own purposes mainly to share ideas and good quotes with my PLN but also to help me clarify thoughts on various topics and sometimes simply to send messages. I have made use of quipio, canva, phoster, and PhotoFunia.  Here are some examples:


So, it has been a busy and productive year.  Have I missed anything off the list? Let me know in the comments.

New to iPad/Tablet - where to start?

This blog post is for anyone who has just got a new iPad or Tablet that they want to use in their classrooms.  Given that I am a modern languages teacher my focus will be on tools that are great to use in MFL but many of the tools are perfect for other disciplines too.
There are a plethora of apps that are perfect but it can be hard to know where to start.  I think it is wise to choose a few and work on them until you feel confident then build in some others.
Here's what I would do if I was starting over.
Have a look at moldiv (also available on tablet).  This simple tool helps you create fantastic collages, edit the photos you use and add text.  For example:



There are some good opportunities here to create cartoon strips.   Once you have created your image and saved it to your camera roll you might consider putting it into @Book Creator. This is a tool with lots of good features which I have written about before here but the recent ability to add speech bubbles with sound make…