I like to have a theme in my classroom when it comes to displays. Things like using the same fonts and having similar graphics throughout. My current theme is pastels and grey using the font Tin Tin and Century gothic. The icons come from NounProject.com
All the displays are created in PowerPoint, and I now get them printed as a poster rather than as individual elements. The company I use most is Pixart Printing [they have not paid me to advertise them]
Recently I have moved from putting out all the elements of the display to sending it out to be printed by a poster company. This I have found isn’t that much more expensive than printing each element separately, but it does mean that the design I make looks the same when printed. Also, it means that the display itself looks better as I cannot cut straight and it is quicker to put up. We use a plastic sheet covering on any uncovered display boards so that they are protected.
Social Science Careers Board
This display is for a board that is 177cm x 115cm
Exam Technique Display
This display I refer to regularly in my teaching and remind students that it is there to help them when we are practising exam techniques. It sits along a single wall but is broken down into 6 panels. Each panel is 70cm by 120cm.
2022 / 2023 Update
As much as I like the above display, it has served well the last 2 years I do like to freshen things up and have created a new set of panels [same size] which reflect the handouts that I give out more. Instead of printing the individual elements of each panel, I am sending them out to be printed as individual panels. I use a company called PixartPrint and each panel is £10. This saves me time in printing, cutting and sticking that never looks the same as the plan, and also means the display looks exactly as I design it.
Independent Study V Revision Display
I have this at the back of my room and is 128cm x 90cm and act as a reminder of expectations for independent study in sociology.
Open Event Poster
Open events are an important part of the recruitment process. This poster is in A1 size to attract students to A-Level sociology whilst also being realistic in expectations.
Success in Social Sciences Display
This poster gives advice to students on how they can use their non-contact time and revise for assessments to help them succeed in social science subjects. This poster is 176cm x 115cm.
I have now added a second panel to the success in Social Sciences display board which has specific tasks that students can do for independent study. These do link directly to the unit companions we use and both Seneca and Carousel learning which we regularly use in lessons but feel free to adapt.
This poster is 128cm x 90cm
Tube Map Display
This poster is displayed in our department area to show how all of the Social Science subjects are linked and support each other. This poster is 115cm x 115cm.