Adobe Slate hopes to put professional web publishing tools within reach


adobe-slateAdobe’s new iPad app, Slate, lets students create custom stories using text, photos, and animations with a surprising amount of professional sheen.

The app’s functionality includes Power Point-like staples, such as scrolling transitions and animations—although much more deftly executed—and is being pushed as a way for students to create visual essays, blog posts, science projects, and more. Teachers, too, can revamp things like newsletters and class portfolios.

Completed projects can be uploaded directly to the web. Most end up looking more like glossy New...

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    Stephen Noonoo

    Stephen Noonoo is a former editor of eSchool News. He has served as a consultant for CUE, California’s ISTE affiliate, and as managing editor of its quarterly publication, OnCUE. He has worked as a freelance writer, an education editor for SmartBrief newsletters, and as a staff editor for a well-known publication focusing on education technology.