While creating digital magazines or newspapers can be done in a word processor, there are dedicated sites that elevate this art to a whole new level.
Top 10 sites for Creating Digital Magazines/Newspapers
1. Issuu - One of the most popular and successful online digital magazine creators/publishers around, with a very nice user interface.
2. Yudu - Upload a document or PDF to create an online magazine that can be emailed our or embedded into a site.
3. Openzine - Very user friendly site with an abundance of templates and layouts to create a professional-looking magazine and share online.
4. NewsCred - Create a terrific looking online newspaper in 5 minutes, similar to Openzine.
5. Scribd - A very popular Web 2.0 site for creating online content and publishing.
6 Fodey - A fun site to create a newspaper and then download to print out or put on a blog or site.
7. Zinepal - A great way to bring the news to students by "clipping" online articles. This is a wonderful site for those making the move to ebook readers.
8. Paper.li - A fantastic site to turn Twitter into an online readable magazine.
9. Guzzle.it - Is a news aggregator that puts online news in one customizable place.
10. Crayon - Create a professional-looking newspaper with this nice online creator. There are several options to choose from, so it has a bit of a higher learning curve.
David Kapuler is an educational consultant with more than 10 years of experience working in the K-12 environment. For more information about his work, contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and read his blog at cyber-kap.blogspot.com.