Your Online Poster is another way that can help you to reflect and summarise the outcomes of your data collection.
The online poster tool kit helps you to create a poster via the Schools Participate website. You can save your poster online, submit it to your teacher for review and share it with other schools and pupils.
Your poster is like a scientific flyer – it’s a short way to explain your message or idea.
Before making your online poster you need to:
- Think about your message – What was your main idea? How did you make your idea happen or work? What did you find out? What are you conclusions? What would you do again? What are your next steps?
- Create the images you will use and save them on to the desktop in your ‘poster folder’. Label your images so you know which-is-which.
- Think about how your text links to your images
- Decide which online poster template you want to use
Image file guidelines:
Before you upload you images, it is important that they are of the right file type and size.
- Ensure that the images are in the JPEG format. In Windows, a JPEG file will have the extension ".jpg".
- Crop your images so that they are landscape rather than portrait:
- Resize your images so that they are about 1000 pixels wide and no more than 1MB in file size.
Basic tips making your poster:
- Keep it simple – the person reading your poster needs to get the idea quickly and in a short amount of time
- Think about a catchy slogan or title for your poster – this can help grab people’s attention
- Use colourful images, they can help tell your story and attract people to your poster – use images to illustrate your ideas
- Keep your poster text simple. Your text should be quick to grasp.
- Link your text with your images. Make clear headings and keep all the main text in the same font size.
- Check for spelling and grammar mistakes.