What it is: Auto Motivator is a site where you can create custom motivational posters for your classroom. You can choose a picture from the Auto Motivator site, upload a picture from your computer, or use a picture from the web. After you create your poster (in two easy steps) you can save it as the desktop for your computer, save it as a picture file that you can print out, or purchase a poster size print from the Auto Motivator website through Zazzle.com.
How to integrate Auto Motivator into the classroom: Motivational posters are perfect for the classroom setting but sometimes it is hard to find one that captures the motivation that you want to offer your students. Maybe you have a class saying, or a specific motivational need, Auto Motivator is a wonderful place for you to create a poster that fits your classroom needs. I love that you can use the motivational words as the desktop image on computers, these would make a fabulous background for classroom computers or computer lab computers. Because you can save the image to your computer, you could create motivational postcards to hand to your students when they are struggling as encouragement. The ability to get your custom poster printed by Auto Motivator through Zazzle.com is a nice option for those motivational posters you want to use year after year. Encourage students to make their own motivational posters, these would be nice to print out and create a wall of motivation out of. Students could also exchange motivational posters with peers as encouragement.
Tips: If you are using this site with students, please note that there are Google Adwords on the Auto Motivator website. Use this as an opportunity to teach your students to spot advertisements and discuss their purpose.
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