This is a very adaptive lesson. It can be used for all grade levels and with many different kinds of software or web 2.0 programs such as Prezi.com.
Students will create a layout of a newspaper or newsletter using any layout software. I recommend Microsoft Publisher or Keynote. I originally created it for Adobe InDesign but the others will work just as well. Students will then write their news stories using a Journalistic format. Instead of photos, students will add video to create a look of the moving photos in the Harry Potter movie series by J.K. Rowling. Audio and video editing skills can also be taught with this lesson. Please see my store TechJourn Home for more lessons that will go well with this one. Some options may be Journalism, video and audio editing, as well as creating custom graphics using Photoshop or other software. Please feel free to message me if you have any questions or problems.