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PosterMyWall: Free Tool Makes Promoting Your Events Quick and Easy

PosterMyWall: Free Tool Makes Promoting Your Events Quick and Easy

When I became a school social worker I never envisioned I’d be spending so much time making posters and flyers. I always seem to be promoting something through my involvement with school clubs, parent events, winter clothing drives, and monthly awareness activities. While I enjoy using technology and opportunities to be creative, I really don’t have 20 minutes to spend making posters when there’s students to see, homes to visit, data to collect, reports to write, etc.

PosterMyWall has allowed me to make beautiful promotional flyers in just a few minutes. They have 100’s of pre-made templates that make poster creation as easy as swapping out a few lines of text. Best of all, they offer free accounts for educators.

Educators can create and download free flyers that are suitable for printing on standard letter sized paper (8.5 x 11 in). Larger print sizes can be downloaded for a small free.

BONUS: If you set up an educator account you can have students use the service to create their own posters! You can use this within an intervention, service-learning project, or club you sponsor. Learn more about classroom accounts.

Social worker use ideas:

  • School clubs
  • Lunch groups
  • Parent events and forums
  • Coat Drives
  • PBIS events and incentives
  • Awareness weeks and months
  • Fundraisers

Student use ideas:

  • Host a student created poster contest to promote attendance
  • Student PBIS messaging
  • Students highlighting their service-learning projects
  • Students raise awareness of an issue (i.e. End the R Word, Gay-Straight Alliance, Red Ribbon Week, etc.)
  • Students create educational materials on what they learned in an intervention

Do you have any creative ideas for how to use this service with students? We’d love to hear them. Leave a comment!

About The Author(s)

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Scott Carchedi is the founder and co-editor of SSWN. Scott provides technology support and consultative services to number of school social work associations throughout the US. Scott is also a practicing school social worker in the western suburbs of Chicago, serving grades 8-12.

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