Donna Dolan

Assessing Understanding Creatively Using Adobe InDesign

Assessment Published 11/9/13 Last updated on 5/16/18

The Assignment:
Create a magazine cover (with multiple pages) to demonstrate students understanding of the recent class lesson.

Guide students to creatively demonstrate their understanding of class material. It's a fun way to assess their knowledge on the subject.

This assignment can be done individually or in small groups. Just a magazine cover could be created in a short time, or students could add multiple pages for a more in-depth activity.

Adobe InDesign
InDesign is page layout software for print and digital publishing from Adobe. It can be used to create flyers, posters, brochures, books, newspapers, and magazines. Think of the possibilities!

Learning Objective:

Create a new InDesign document
Edit and Flow text
Scale an object
Add and re-size an image
Add a new page
Add or change colors
Know where to get help
Save a document as a .indd AND Export as a PDF

Age Levels
1-2 Hours
Communication and Collaboration, Research and Information Fluency, Creativity and Innovation, Technology Operations and Concepts, Critical Thinking Problem Solving and Decision Making

InDesign loaded on computers 

Blank paper for planning

Hand Outs:

  • Adobe InDesign Tools Overview
  • InDesign Interface Overview
CC License
4 / 5 • 2 Ratings

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