Over the last couple of days of class I have learned how to create posters using two different kinds of technological media. I created two different kinds of posters. The first poster was created using excel. This character poster was a way of giving a little bit of insight into myself. I took an image that i had saved on my computer and loaded it onto excel. I then expanded the image so that it took up four pages. After this I added a couple graphics and some text boxes in an attempt to add a little content. Overall this was a very simple process with not a lot of work needed.
The second poster was made using Glogster. Glogster is a much more in depth and inclusive tool. First i selected a background for my poster. Then I had to use images that i grabbed from the internet such as this image or this one. I then added some text boxes to describe the overall theme and main point of my poster. To finish up the poster, I grabbed a youtube video that emphasized my topic. Then, for the extra cherry on top, I used some arrow graphics and animations to direct the attention of my viewers along the path i wanted them to travel.
My overall impressions of the two different tools was a little mixed. Using Excel is definitely easier and quicker, however, Glogster has many more possibilities. At the end of the day, it is my opinion that Glogster is the better tool.