We know teachers around the world want to help kids develop their full potential. A great way to do that is by having the students create school magazines on their favorite topics. These are just a few of the reasons why making a magazine is great for education.
Engage your students
A school magazine allows students to get engaged because it allows them to make their own choices about their activities.
Bring learning components together
It also enables teachers to bring several learning components together, since the school magazine can be a year long project, various subjects can be covered in one project. Different skills can be practiced as well, like word processing and formatting skills.
If it’s a class or group project (which is easily done in the online editor, since you can easily invite others to work on your school magazine with you) it also encourages teamwork and a sense of community in the class.
Allow students to express themselves
The online editor gives students the freedom to express themselves and include as much of themselves as they want. They can add a personal introduction or add some humor and personal interests to their school magazine as well.
Since this project takes place over time, it allows for reflection, and showcases the growth students go through for each of the subjects and skills included in the magazine. This is great for teachers too. They are able to assess progress throughout the duration of the project.
Give students a sense of pride for their work
The best part is, at the end of the project the students receive a final product that they made themselves, a real magazine, which gives them a real sense of pride for their work.
The school magazine(s) can be ordered as high quality prints or as web (low) quality digital PDF files. So go ahead, try Jilster free, and see if it’s something you’d like to use to help your students develop their full potential.
Here’s a great resource on how to teach writing by making a magazine: The Magazine Project: Making the Writing Process Real.