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Postering with new tools

I thought I’d share a couple of cool tools I’ve been playing with to make posters for student projects and to promote library services and events.

smore Postering with new toolsCurrently in private beta, Smore may be the easiest way ever to create and share a quick online poster or flyer.  Here’s the poster I just pulled together to promote our upcoming Book Club meeting.

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If you like, you can make your posters social by allowing comments, and enabling Like and Tweet buttons. More analytics tools and sharing option are promised soon.  I’d love to be able to embed.

Block Posters is one of my secret weapons, a handy Web-based utility for making any good resolution image or flyer into a big printable poster.  You simply upload an image, choose how many sheets wide you’d like it to be, print, trim, paste the pieces together, and you are ready to laminate (if you like) and display physically.

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Other wonderful poster tools for your arsenal are (of course):

GlogsterEDU–allows students to create image and media-rich interactive web-based posters

ThingLink–allows users to tag, link, and share web-based images

BigHugeLabs–allows users to generate a variety of poster types–movie, motivational, magazine covers, etc.

Comic Life–it’s not free, but it’s reasonably priced and wonderful. Just look at what my talented friend Gwyneth Jones accomplishes with this one!

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Joyce Valenza About Joyce Valenza

Joyce is the teacher-librarian at Springfield Township High School, a technology writer, and a blogger. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza

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