When I was teaching 5th grade, my classes worked together to create an online newspaper. It was a month long project that we worked on about 3 days each week. For me, as a Language Arts teacher at the time, it was exciting to watch the students as they became engaged in this project. Because the students were excited about the process and were looking forward to having a finished product, they came into class ready to work.
To publish our final piece we used Issuu.com. Issuu is a website that will convert PDFs into a virtual magazine. Another website that provides a similar service is flipsnack.com. Below you can see my students' finished product and compare the two web applications.
Click on the image to the left if you would like to see the 9 steps of this project.