Making the Character Posters and Glogster Posters were rewarding in the sense of relief. When i was finally done, i thought it was good that i knew how to adventure through yet another website and also i maybe already had pieces i could use in the classroom. The Character Poster was more rewarding, because it was less frustrating from the beginning so i felt able to try hard and put my best foot forward. When i finished, i was proud of it. By the time i finished the Glogster Poster, though, i was so frustrated i had gave up on some aspects that i was trying for and the end product did not match up to the original idea i had in my head. I left that project more disappointed then excited.
The Character Poster in Excel was much simpler and had less structure things to deal with then the Glogster Poster did. In Excel i could add anything i wanted when i wanted it, but in Glogster it immediately asks you to choose and/or puts it automatically in. You then have to deal with erasing things and it makes it complicated if you decide you want to have it again. The provided structure is helpful in giving you a place to start, however, i prefer to be able to control it.
Neither need paper unless you want to print them off. I would suggest using Excel to make simple projects like a Character Poster and with patience use Glogster for more complicated projects.