Today I discovered Automotivator. http://wigflip.com/automotivator/ To create your own Automotivator poster, you simply grab a stock image or upload your own, add a title and subtitle and voilà! A motivational poster is created for your digital use or printed purchase.
I'm not a big fan of motivational posters; you won't see any gracing my classroom walls. You'd be more likely to see a parody demotivational poster because I think they are funny and less trite. But I tend not to put any of my opinions on the wall, motivational or otherwise. However, it came to mind that the motivational poster format just might be useful for a new set of lessons I need to address this year. I think I'll have my Project Based Learning students create a set of posters for our Habits of Mind:
Significance, Perspective, Evidence, Connection and Supposition
Since I intend to assign the use of this little app, I figured I ought to try my hand at it first.
So I decided to depict the double meaning of my blog title:
Note: I actually did a double dip to get the look of these posters. I made one poster with a title and then saved it. Then I uploaded the saved poster and added another title. I bypassed the subtitle option altogether. Thanks again to Penelope in Second Life for the photos. A special thanks to Liz Loordes of Lear Photo Equipment and Studio in Second Life for the lovely padded cell.