At the end of last year, I discovered collaborative posters, and they are amazing! In the push to fit in research projects, these were a lifesaver. Students love them because it is a group project that holds each group member accountable. It also gives them a chance to be creative!
What are Collaborative Posters?
Collaborative posters are posters students create in a group. Each person gets a piece of the poster to work on. Then, once everyone has filled in their information (and colored their piece), they come together to put their poster together. Sometimes students will discuss color schemes before coloring or wait until it is glued together to color. What I really like about it is the process and the fact that they are working together.
Another cool thing is you can have different pieces to posters scattered through the class so they have to find their group in order to form their puzzle. This gets students working with people they may not have worked with in the past.
Lastly, students research, but it doesn’t take three days. You can give them a time limit and hold them to it. Usually, for my students, it only takes about 45 minutes or less to complete their poster.
Are you ready to try?
I have completed two collaborative posters with my students. One about the planets and another about types of rocks. If you would like to check those out click the photos below:
I created a set of collaborative posters over Types of Rocks. FLASH SALE — Regular Price $4.50 — During Spring Break 4/1-4/5 this product will be on sale for $2.25!!
This one is by Tied to Teaching and costs $5.25
Pennant Flags are a Twist on the Poster Idea – I thought about using this for the beginning of the year next year- $2.40
Thanks so much for reading this post! I hope you gained some great ideas and if you need help making collaborative posters let me know in the comments below.