Before going online, have students research and write a report as they usually do.
Any report that requires research, original writing, and images is perfect for this activity. Examples might include book reports, history reports, biographies, or summaries of science fair projects.
Students should include the following elements in their reports:
- Project title
- Original artwork or photos. Images can be pen-and-ink drawings
or other graphics scanned onto the computer, digital photos, or
clip art. Note: All images must be saved to the computer. To save
an image from a Web site, right click the image (or CTRL and click
on a Mac), select Save as, and then save it to the computer. Do
not simply copy and paste the image.
- Links to additional resources
- Links for resources used (bibliography).
Be sure to discuss plagiarism with your students before
they begin their reports. The creators of Project Poster will remove
any page that contains content (text or graphics) that is not original
to the student or properly cited.
When students have completed their research and writing, it's time to upload their reports to the Web. The process is simple and can be completed in one class period. Let's get started!
Next: Putting reports online.