Stunning visual stories, newsletters, book reports, newsletters!

Adobe released Slate  for the iPad last spring and it is FREE.  

Take documents and bring them to life!

Adobe Slate is a fun and easy way to turn any document – a lesson, newsletter, book report or presentation – into a stunning visual story, in just minutes.  Slate elevates your content and allows you to look like a professional designer.

Just type or talk to add text and use your favorite photos. Yes you can dictate to your Mac too.  (System Preference > Spec/Dictation > turn on dictation/enhanced dictation). To activate dictation in any program, hit the fn key twice, a mic icon will come up and just start talking, it will begin typing. REALLY!  Check this out!  Dawn, my assistant, and I tried it out and were quite excited by this tool!  We discussed the value this would add in a classroom.  If you have a student that has difficulty writing, he/she could use this tool to get their thoughts out easily. #lovetechnology

Choose a theme and gorgeous fonts will match, magazine-style designs and motion automatically transforms your story – guaranteeing a marvelous read on any device.  

Each Slate story you publish is simply a link.  No unrelated content, no random ads — just your story. You can share it via text message, email, social media or embed it where you want on your own website.  Anyone can view your Slate and it will look great, whether they're using a phone, and iPad, a tablet, or computer.

Find out more on the Slate website.

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Check out these stunning EXAMPLES

Find more examples at Tweets #madewithSlate 

Slate, is an extremely powerful communication tool that can be invaluable in the classroom — An easy way to share your knowledge and express creativity in visual essays, reports, journal entries, portfolios, book reports, science projects and more.  Ditch that Powerpoint! Through a simple link to the web, you can share your ideas and knowledge with the world.

Principal Jennifer Bessolo has been using Slate for her weekly staff newsletter.  Reach out to her if you would like to see some examples.