YouCreate is our free 'desktop publishing' software that you can download onto your Mac or PC, and then use to create your own personalised publications. As the programme is on your own desktop, the process of adding and editing text and image (photographs, pictures or illustrations - anything you like!) is so much easier than other web-based systems.
YouCreate has the unique feature of ensuring that each page has at least two soundspots, so that you can add personal recordings using PENpal. This way, you have the tools to create something together as a group, class or even as a school. Pupils can make anything from subject-specific projects to photobooks of trips or special events. Whether yearbooks, storybooks or even project books - the skills developed in writing effectively and concisely, changing and positioning images, narrating audio and sound editing, and generally collating the three separate aspects together, will all be beneficial at both KS2 and KS3 levels.
Furthermore, once a publication is complete, you can send an electronic page-turning version by e-mail to various advocates: parents, experts, other classes and schools, inspectors etc, who could look through the work as an e-book. If you, as a teacher, think the quality is good, you can write to us to promote the publication to parents and sponsors. Of course, we'll ensure a special price to help the school gain a return to help with future projects.