Poster My Wall

Freemium! Poster My Wall allows users to create infographics in the form of posters, collages, calendars, and cards. To begin, users can click the “Create Your Poster Now!” button on the home screen or select an option from the “Start a Project” dropdown menu. (Due to the multiple options this website offers, this review will only focus on the posters option). Next, users are to choose their poster’s background, and they can choose a themed or blank canvas. At this point, users are able to add additional photos, text, and clipart to the poster. They can also change the poster’s…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 8.3
B. Design - 8.8
C. Engagement - 9

8.7

Making Infographics Easy

9

Poster My Wall allows users to create infographics in the form of posters, collages, calendars, and cards. To begin, users can click the “Create Your Poster Now!” button on the home screen or select an option from the “Start a Project” dropdown menu. (Due to the multiple options this website offers, this review will only focus on the posters option). Next, users are to choose their poster’s background, and they can choose a themed or blank canvas. At this point, users are able to add additional photos, text, and clipart to the poster. They can also change the poster’s color scheme and gradient by choosing the “Background” option. When finished, users can tap the “Disk” icon to save their poster, the “Up Arrow” icon to share the poster online or send it to someone else, or the “Down Arrow” icon to download the poster as .jpg file.

Please Note: If users do not purchase a subscription to Poster My Wall, they can download the poster for free and it will contain a small watermark that advertises the website.

Instructional Ideas

  1. As part of a propaganda or advertising lesson, teachers can assign students a topic or product and have students create a poster for it that uses a specific technique (e.g., testimonial, bandwagon, slippery slope, etc.). Students will then have to compose a paragraph that explains how the they created poster used the technique to propagandize or advertise the topic or product.
  2. After reading a narrative, teachers can assign students different sections of the text. In response, students will have to create a poster that represents the section of text they were assigned using images and include a one-sentence summary of the action that happened during that section.
  3. After reading a persuasive text, teachers can require students to pick a side of the argument they support and create a poster that furthers the argument in the text. Students can present their poster to their classmates and/or write a short text that explains the argument their poster made as related to the text.
  4. Teachers can have students read a about a specific person, topic, or event. In response, students can create a poster that illustrates the information they learned from the text. Students can then share their posters in small groups and explain the key connections between their posters and the text.
  5. Teachers can have students to research a current event. In response, students can use this website to create a poster that represents the information they learned about the current event, and students can share their posters by posting them to a class website. Classmates can then view the posters and write comments regarding what they learned about the event and other questions they may have about it.

 

A1. Rigor
A2. 21st Century Skills
A3. Conn. to Future Learning
A4. Value of Errors
A5. Feedback to Teacher
A6. Level of Material
A7. Cooperative Learning
A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
B1. Ability to Save Progress
B2. Platform Integration
B3. Screen Design
B4. Ease of Use
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity
C1. Learner Control
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility

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