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One of the easiest and cheapest ways to deck your halls is by making posters! There are several ways to create your own posters. Lucky for us all there are sites that have posters already created. All we have to do is print them!


Pages on the Mac

Pages has templates for posters. These posters are either 8.5 x 11 or 11 x 17. You can simply replace the text that's on them and the images or you can start from scratch. You'll find instructions for making posters on the Buhler Pages Wiki. Here's a couple of examples of the large posters for you:
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Microsoft Word also has some poster/flyer templates. These are found in the Project Gallery under Flyers and Events.

Big Huge Labs http://bighugelabs.com/
This is a great site! There are many choices at this site so have fun exploring! Two of my favorites are the Motivator Poster and the Movie Poster. Here's an example of the Motivator Poster:


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You'll just browse to find the photo on your computer to upload. This photo was taken at Dillon Nature Center during a digital photography workshop. Then type the text and create. You have just a few choices to make as far as the color of the border and few choices in fonts. The fewer the choices the quicker it gets done! Search the web for inspirational quotes to add to your poster. These are very simple to create. You can save them as jpgs on your computer . Wouldn't these would make GREAT Christmas presents for your children? Purchase an inexpensive frame and they're ready to hang!
And here's the Movie Poster:
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Peter Reynolds's FableVision

Peter Reynolds is an author and artist. I'm sure you'll enjoy visiting his complete website. This is the link to his beautiful posters that you can download as PDF's. These are nice enough to print on quality paper and frame.
Peter has also some mini posters available which are based on the
themes in The North Star book - aimed at encouraging life-long learning, diversity appreciation, creative thinking, positive school communities, and more!
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Great Quotes about Learning and Change

http://www.flickr.com/groups/858082@N25/pool/
These are very interesting posters. There are several to choose from and downloadable in small, medium, and large. Consider making some yourself and uploading them to Flickr.



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Here's an Alphabet Poster from Jan Brett. Go to her page for downloa

ding instructions. This is actually 4 pieces of paper. http://www.janbrett.com/alphabet_poster/alphabet_poster_main.htm
While you're at Jan's site check out the Holiday section. She has several Christmas activities that go with her books! http://www.janbrett.com/hedgies_holiday_workbench.htm
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Water Education Posters http://water.usgs.gov/outreach/OutReach.html
Free printables!


The NETS Pledge for Teachers Poster! Please print this out and keep it by your desk! Screen_shot_2009-12-03_at_11.18.49_AM.png



Classroom Connections - Endless!!!!

Posters can be very simple! Mix fonts, colors, and add graphics!


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Assignment for Day 3

Make a poster using any of the tools mentioned here. Reduce the size. Take a screen shot and add it to this page: http://christmascountdown.wikispaces.com/postersamples



All posters have been moved to another page. http://christmascountdown.wikispaces.com/postersamples


http://despair.com/


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http://bighugelabs.com/motivator.php
Make your own!

http://picasa.google.com/mac/
I've made a few with the editing abilities through picasa!

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Megan Lutz- KSU