Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Language Poster Mosaic

Language Mosaic
Originally uploaded by acjeppo

Ok... been playing with Big Huge Labs again.

I wanted to create a poster for the hallway to replace the mangy old map we had hanging up (I'm still keen on putting another map up), so I went back to the trusty mosaic creator. Using images found through Creative commons search, as well as the newly created Flickr group - Images to teach Language (thanks to Alice Ayel), the mosaic creator was kind enough to produce the image seen in this post. But that's not all...

I then went to Block Posters. This is a site which will enlarge your image; the poster we created ended up 2ft by 2ft but it could have been larger. The quality of the original images will determine how clear it turns out and the end product can be downloaded as a pdf file. Ours turned up as 12 A4 sheets (this can also be adjusted). We then printed each page in colour, trimmed the edges and laminated each page before putting them up on the wall as a large collage. Even though it does not appear as one large image (more like a jigsaw puzzle), it is still quite effective. So, if you're looking for decorative ideas for your classroom or departmental area I recommend Block Posters to create eye-catching posters.


Leigh Murrell said...

What a wonderful idea! Thank you so much for sharing. I can't wait to do this for my classroom!

Anonymous said...

I really like the options that block posters give you to create some very impressive larger posters and so very easily and quickly.
I have used it a few times for displays to promote literature themes