Thanks Marc for the response. The magazine will largely be literary works but would love to include some art, theatre work, and music if possible. We want to link this to our website for viewing by students, parents, etc. The high school here does a traditional paper newspaper so I wanted to do something different but simple since I will be working with middle school students. I am considering a more traditional format but perhaps with embedded links to video clips, music and artwork. And yes this should be a type of magazine that end users can move through at their own pace. Just thought before I spend hours searching I would check with my community! I am pretty new to this.
If you are referring to the www.youblisher.comsite, it is not blocked by our county's filtering system. In our school's instance the link to the literary magazine is given. That is all a person has to view. A person would have to go to the homepage of the site to view any other publications. Many companies use this site for their catalogs (e.g. IKEA).
One of the best places for teacher resources is Trumbull County's Educational Service Center's web site's section for teachers. Here is the link... make sure you have plenty of time to peruse. It's awesome!
This weekend, I was in technology conference and I learned about Wes Fryer's, "Playing with Media." You can get it on Amazon.com or his website, www.playingwithmedia.com. It is not free but maybe your public library has a copy to loan. It emphasizes the use of technology to facilitate student assignment production and organization. Based on the presentation I saw, It has a number of different resources listed to produce student projects using a variety of media. I ordered a paperback copy for myself but you can also get an ebook version.
Pamela! I have just checked this out and I would like to thank you for sharing with us. This is absolutely priceless!:)
Also, Do you know www.wix.com ? You can create your own websites for free. And there are so many different options! I started created my own one and I am totally emerged in it:)
Totally agree with you, and they continue to add challenging interactives. Of course, you realize the many lessons and activities that they tied to the world of sports. Your football prompted my thoughts on this. The students always love the practice as opposed to the theoretical for econ.
Julie you might want to join the Thinkfinity Community group, Blogging with Elementary Students for some really good ideas from teachers using blogs with their students.