This is one of my favorite student projects because it is interest driven and helps students with considering their future and setting goals. During this week-long project, students undergo an inquiry project by completing independent research about a college of their choice, creating a brief informative paper, and a creative collage with information, info graphics and pictures that represent their college.
I post this presentation to Google Classroom with active links to a Google Sheets for students to sign up for their college. I also have students turn in notes as the week progresses to our class stream. When the student posters are finished, I print them out large and post them around the school. Alternatively, teachers could require students to create posters (non-digital) that could be placed in the hallways.
I grade the informative paper and the collage using the (free) 8th grade informative rubric, also available in my products. You need to download the rubric from my other products.