My character poster (much like this one: link) that I made in Excel included a picture of myself, the word "blissful" and its definition. It was very plain and I would probably only use this in the classroom to present basic ideas.

My Glogster poster was much more in depth and interactive. It included many facts about The Avengers as well a clip from the video and pictures of many of the characters. The video was set to auto-play as soon as it opened, so the viewer immediately was familiar with which movie I was informing them about. I was able to be much more creative with the Glogster poster. I could see myself using this type of interactive poster in a class of older students than younger students. I feel that the more in depth, less attention would be focused on the actual material for younger children. It could still be used to discuss stories in class (like this: link) or new concepts, but I would not use it for an everyday topic.

Both posters turned out very well, and I felt very creative when they were finished. The projects allowed me to present something I know about in different ways, helping me to "own" the material, which could also be helpful for students.

It was somewhat frustrating at first to put the projects together, mainly because I was unfamiliar with both Excel and Glogster. I do feel very familiar with both now.

Excel is pretty basic to use, much like a word document. While Glogster has much more buttons and was specifically designed to add pictures and backgrounds.

Excel was pretty hard to use and didn't allow me to creatively express myself as much. It did turn out to be cleaner-looking than Glogster though.

Glogster has lots of bells and whistles that can be useful for teaching, but I did find myself getting distracted because of all the different parts of the poster.

I think students could find creative ways of using each for projects in class. Excel could be used to make printable resources more easily because it does not contain moving parts, while Glogster would probably be confined to the internet for use in the classroom.

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