Darla Wilson

Magazine Cover Project - Acrobat DC and InDesign

Assignment Published 8/14/16 Last updated on 3/2/20

In PL (Professional Learning) sessions, teacher will learn to use Acrobat DC to convert/create a form for students to use to gather information for a magazine cover to be created in InDesign. Teachers will also create a rubric for the assessment of the assignment. Presenting a rubric to the students prior to the start of a project allows the students to see what is important in the project and how to plan their work time accordingly. Teachers will also learn how to guide their students in using InDesign to create a magazine cover for the project. At the end of the sessions, teachers will walk away with lessons that can be used in their classes.

This project can be used across all curriculums, for example:

  • 6th Grade SS: Magazine Cover to reflect geographic and cultural information of a country.
  • 8th Grade SS: Magazine Cover to reflect the era during the creation of the Constitution.
  • 7th Grade Science: Magazine Cover to reflect the study of the body systems
  • 8th Grade Science: Magazine Cover to reflect Matter and Energy
  • All Level Math: Magazine Cover to reflect the importance of measurement
  • All Level ELA: Magazine Cover to reflect a novel or character from a novel.

An example for Social Studies will be given for this Adobe project.

Next PL will be a continuation to add a magazine page for an article covered on the cover page.

Note: Using Acrobat DC will allow the PDF to be changed into a form. I do not have access to the full program on my home computer. Nor do I have access to InDesign on my personal computer. I cannot get the free trial version to download.

  • Acrobat

    The complete PDF solution for working anywhere. (includes desktop, web, and mobile access)

  • InDesign

    Craft elegant layouts at your desk or on the go.

Age Levels
1+ Week
Content Standards
Custom Standards
Not Limited to: Technology Standards 126 (10) Communication. The student formats digital information for appropriate and effective communication. The student is expected to: (A) use productivity tools to create effective document files for defined audiences such as slide shows, posters, multimedia presentations, newsletters, brochures, or reports; (B) demonstrate the use of a variety of layouts in a database to communicate information appropriately including horizontal and vertical layouts; (D) demonstrate appropriate use of fonts, styles, and sizes, as well as effective use of graphics and page design to effectively communicate 11(B) design and create interdisciplinary multimedia presentations for defined audiences including audio, video, text, and graphics 12(D) evaluate the product for relevance to the assignment or task
ISTE Standards
Students: Creative Communicator, Students: Empowered Learner, Students: Digital Citizen, Students: Innovative Designer, Students: Computational Trainer, Students: Knowledge Constructor


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