Mixbook is a free program that will allow your students to create and author their first digital publication. Please check out this example: http://goo.gl/87x8d3
Giving your students an opportunity to become an author is a fun and engaging way for students to demonstrate their learning. This learning template can be used with any subject. lt emphasizes learning in the 21st century via content and creativity. It is pre-loaded with content that explores the Civil Rights Movement in U.S. History but you can easily edit in any content to suit your needs. The activity guides your students by taking a simple three part approach: research, practice, and create. I have included everything you will need to coach your students through the process: specific instructions, examples, video tutorial, and a rubric. It even includes an element that addresses fair use and citations.
This activity has been aligned to ISTE standards. It is a perfect fit for a Flipped or blended classroom because it can be designed to compliment your video/virtual instruction. It also provides a very strong advocacy piece to show off the knowledge and creativity of your students. Mixbook will allow you or your students to take great digital publications and purchase a printed copy. Just wait to see the expression on a students face when you surprise them with a printed copy! All my students have really enjoyed mixing 21st century skills with class content and curriculum. I believe you will too!