Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Desktop Publishing Meets Rock and Roll

If you teach desktop publishing and design, or just a little Publisher as part of an applications class, and need a fun and challenging project for your students, I have a fun book for you. Try Concert Tour Desktop Publisher. As Business Education Publishing's Website says, "In this new and exciting simulation, your students get to take their desktop publishing skills on stage as they create and design a series of documents for their own concert tour band."

I have used this simulation with my DTP classes for the last four years with positive reviews. As stated above, students need to create documents for their fictional band as they journey from the garage to a big-time record deal. Students will create such things as a business card, letterhead, concert poster, CD cover, and much more. Along the way, students are helped out by the book's example band Stonehenge.

Let your students show you the fantastic skills they have developed in your class by completing this simulation and showcase their work.

Give it a try and see what you think! 


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