Want to show off something special happening in your school or classroom? Why not make a brochure with Pages, Apple's word processing software.
Inside this 3-Minute Classroom Problem Solver video, learn how you can use Pages to create engaging brochures based on a variety of free templates. You'll discover how to edit brochure templates, and then customize them to meet your needs. Depending on your students' ages and access to technology in the classroom, this is also something your students could do for a school or classroom project. Watch this brief video with one of SimpleK12's tech experts to learn the details.
Interested in more on brochures in the classroom? Here are a couple of resources I think you'll enjoy:
All About Our Town: Using Brochures to Teach Informational Writing. In this free lesson plan, students in grades 2–4 explore their towns using a variety of print and nonprint resources. By looking at brochures and other informational tools, students learn about some of the purposes for which people read and write. They also practice writing for a specific audience, revising their writing, and working collaboratively to create a brochure for new students just moving into town.
Using Informational Text in the Social Studies Classroom: Resources and Lesson Ideas. If you are looking for tons of free Web tools with informational text that connects to your elementary or middle school Social Studies units, this on-demand training course is for you. In just 30 minutes, discover several online resources and lesson ideas for using informational text as part of your Social Studies curriculum – on any day, or every day!
15 Free Web Tools for Elementary Social Studies. There are many resources on the Web to supplement your Social Studies curriculum and engage young learners, but finding the best ones can be time-consuming and a bit of a challenge. These 15 Web tools will help you kick off a new lesson, find multimedia to share with students, locate informational text that supports social studies instruction, and more!
Have you used this feature of Pages before? How might you use these types of brochures in your classroom?
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About Our “Create a Brochure with Pages” Presenter
Monica Burns is an Education Consultant, EdTech Blogger, and Apple Distinguished Educator. Monica works with teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible at all grade levels. She has conducted well over 50 unique training sessions for SimpleK12, click here to take a look at more videos from Monica.
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