Item Number: INT-EZINE

Technology Integration: Language Arts

Technology Skill: Desktop Publishing, Graphics, Word Processing

Program: Word

Includes: Word Processing Lesson Plans, Teacher Guide, Printable Student Workbook, Paperless Worksheets, Review Questions, Extension Activities, TechnoEzine Parent Letter, TechnoEzine Certificate, Summary of Skills Checklist, TechnoEzine Marking Sheet, Magazine Internet Favorites, TechnoEzine Sample, Movie Review Template, Movie Review Template, Music Article Template

Session 1: Ezine

Evaluate electronic magazine content for strengths and weaknesses.

Session 2: At the Movies

Improve the content and design of a movie review.

Session 3: About Drawing

Experiment with formatting shapes, text boxes, WordArt, and pictures.

Session 4: Music Mania

Apply skills to create an article about a musician or group.

Session 5: Trendy

Compare popular and outdated trends using a table, bookmarks, and hyperlinks.

Session 6: Making the Cover

Design a dazzling interactive front cover. Share the publication with others.

Optional Word Processing Lesson Plans

Electronic Media: Reflect on changes and impact.
Spiderman: Use a template to modify a movie review.
Elvis: Practice page layout skills to improve an article.
Customize Bullets: Learn advanced tips and tricks.
Drawing Fun: Test your knowledge of drawing tools.
Magazine Ad: Apply new skills to advertise the ezine.

Design a Teen Magazine
Learn Page Layout and Design
Work with Tables
Includes Fun Enrichment Activities

Design an Electronic Teen Magazine

Integrate technology into a language arts writing or media literacy unit with word processing lesson plans. Students write interactive articles for a teen magazine using Microsoft Word.

  • Critically evaluate the content of magazines
  • Identify topic, purpose, and audience of a magazine
  • Research magazines article topics using the Internet
  • Plan and organize writing ideas for articles
  • Create a teen movie review, music, and trend article
  • Format text and graphics to communicate a message
  • Organize information using graphics, lists, and tables
  • Engage the audience with interactive articles
  • Edit articles to improve content and layout
  • Publish an interactive magazine using technology

Customer Reviews

Middle school students use word processing lesson plans to publish a teen magazine in Microsoft Word. The ezine includes an interactive front cover, movie review, music article, and trend report.

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Thanks for creating such a great source for teaching computer application skills. This project, like all of the TechnoKids projects I've used, is creative and engaging. Students of all skill levels find it challenging and interesting, and I appreciate the convenience of the program. What a time saver!

K. Wyatt, Tonganoxie KS, USA, Tonganoxie Middle School


Thanks for the TechnoEzine update. My students enjoy the projects and I love having a prepared curriculum. What a time saver! Project based learning is the best. The students have fun with the projects, yet learn new techniques and applications at the same time.

M. Ward, Smithfield, NC, USA, Neuse Charter School


I really love using the projects with my students and they enjoy them as well.

M. Taft, RI, USA, Portsmouth Middle School


It worked out very well. I’ll be using it next semester also.

A. Marable , MD, USA, Ridgeview Middle School


It is a great program and despite teaching ICT and using ICTs for years, have learnt a few new tricks.

B. Borgart , Queensland, Australia, Gordonvale State High School

I really love using the projects with my students and they enjoy them as well.

word processing lessons reviewer

M. Taft
Portsmouth Middle School,

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