You now have several templates right in Pages for making posters. There are 2 sizes: small (8 1/2 x 11) and large (11 x 17). The larger size will print in Tray 2 of our Ricoh printers or in the bypass tray.
  • Click on Posters to see your choices of templates.
  • Choose a large poster template.
  • Double click on the text boxes to add your own text.
  • Go on the media browser and add your own photos from iPhoto or Photo Booth. If you want pictures from the Internet, you have a couple of choices. You can copy them from the Internet (always check copyright!) and paste them into your poster. OR you can download the image from the Internet and drop it into iPhoto. Then you'll be able to access it through media browser. iPhoto makes a good storage area for your images, clip art, and personal photos.

  • Use the formatting bar to change the font, the size of the font, the colors, etc. Just because you use the template, doesn't mean that your poster has to look exactly like the sample. Delete the text boxes if you don't want them! Have some fun with this!
  • If you need another text box, click on the Picture_12.pngtext box icon. It will just randomly place a text box. You'll have to change the font, size, and color.

Ideas for Using Posters

We ALL need visuals! What concepts do your students need to see to understand? Here are some ideas to get you started thinking!

  • SQUIRT - Super Quiet Uninterrupted Individual Reading Time - Post this until the students get into the habit of silent reading. Add pictures of YOUR students reading in a bean bag or on your classroom couch or in the library. What does engaged silent reading look like in your classroom?
  • Three Groups Poster -
    • People can be divided into three groups:
      Those who make things happen.
      Those who watch things happen.
      And those who wonder what happened. Which group are you in?
  • Math - Order of Operations (PEMDAS - parentheses, exponents, multiplication/division, addition/subtraction)
  • Vocabulary words - especially if they can be connected to visuals
  • Book projects - pictures of students holding the book, a 'text-to-self' connection, sequence of events in the story, a 'text-to-text connection' comparing books
  • Caught You Being Good - Photograph students who were caught in the act of using one of the pillars (Character Counts)
  • Type a poem - add your own illustrations.
  • Type the words to the Star Spangled Banner or The Pledge of Allegiance. Decorate it with patriotic symbols.
  • Make a poster of 'What to do to understand nonfiction' (p. 129, Writing Essentials, by Regie Routman).
  • Make posters for mini-lessons: when and why do we use quotations?
  • Social Studies - make a visual timeline. History often seems confusing to students. 'Seeing' it may help categorize events.
  • Inspirational quotes and photos! Students will LOVE having their photos displayed!
  • Display a math concept: an example of long division, metrics prefixes, how to multiply fractions, geometric shapes
  • Show the meanings of their, they're, there
  • What are adjectives? Add descriptive words with illustrations.
  • Make infographics!! See my infographics wiki: ttp://