Monday, October 24, 2011

Make Your Own Poster at Juxio

***Note on the Juxio site says they will no longer continue. Thanks to Shauna who let me know!

Juxio suggests we make posters for a party, for walls or as a gift. I like the potential for children to use Juxio for a collection of images like their favourite animals, toys or books too. Kids will love the bright colours and simple interface.

To make a Jux, you select a poster template or custom build one for yourself. Adding photos, text, video, audio and links is easy, and really widens the potential of this application for education. Embedding video clips into a report or collection of research is an enhancement I like.

The template is customisable according to colour, font and number of frames etc. There's a huge range of templates, too. I liked the one that had each letter of the alphabet accompanied by its corresponding picture, and several that show off children's art work.

I decided to explore Juxio's possibilities for story writing, and added text and pictures to create a tale. You can see it in the image below. I don't think Juxio is an ideal vehicle for narrative, but it works. Juxio seems great though for non-fiction purposes.

Once your Jux is made, it can be shared via email, Facebook or Twitter. Making a Jux is free, but you can buy a printed version. You can choose to share or keep a Jux private, and also choose pdf as a format. Juxio is still in Beta. I hope they might offer the option to embed a Jux on blogs and wikis in the future.

If you're interested in making posters with kids, check out Book Chook Favourites - Making Posters.
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