Over the last few years, we have reviewed a number of interesting web tools and applications teachers and students can use to create digital magazines and newspapers. In today’s post we are bringing to your attention another important tool in this regard. Printing Press, from ReadWriteThink, is one of the most popular web tools for creating classroom newspapers, informational brochures and flyers to use in your instruction. It has been designed specifically for K-12 students to help them unleash their creative writing and engage in multimodal literacy activities.
Printing Press is very simple and easy to use. It provides several pre-made templates with multiple lay-outs to choose from. There are templates for creating newspapers, brochures, flyers, sign, and posters.You simply choose the template that works for you, type in your text and add images. When you are done, you can share your final product in PDF or .rwt format through email or you can save and print a copy. There is also a basic planning sheet that comes with this web tool to ‘help students gather ideas before working on this interactive tool.’