Looking to change up the way students present their writing? Want something other than a simple Google Doc for students to collaborate on a project? I have shared some examples of Google Slide presentations previously that included Magazines, Facebook, and other templates students could use to create products of their learning.
Now I have a post about creating Newspapers using Google Docs that has sample templates you and your students can use to create your own Newspapers. There are several examples including some for elementary students. The templates have created the look of newspapers and are ready for students to edit the text and and their stories.
While paper newspapers are losing their appeal to some in this digital era, they still have relevancy as sources of information and can be incorporated into student learning. One potential resource for helping students see the value of newspapers is Google's Newspaper Archive. Google started a project to digitize thousands of newspapers to create an online data base of journalism dating back to the 1800s. Unfortunately they have abandoned the project, however what papers they scanned are available online and searchable.
Why would I want my students to look at old newspapers?
These are just a few potential ideas that I brainstormed. As always I am sure you can come up with better uses for these resources than I could.
Using the Newspaper Templates