I’ve been starting to experiment with different tools that might interest the Ballast Online editors and staff.
Tool Taste: Adobe Spark (so far: 1, 2)
Recently at a workshop I used Adobe Spark, which is simple to use, cloud-based (no need to install a program). Our school’s online newspaper could use it to partner with a club or committee, present photos, or anything else! These are just a few examples from Adobe’s gallery:
I am Rosie (page)
Stop Food Waste (video)
Shine On (post)
30-Day or 7-Day Challenges
I also think an interesting feature could be to make up some “challenges” specific to our community. Here are some samples I found on Pinterest:
Collections of Links
And to be very self-referential, here are daily, weekly, or other semi-regular sets of links:
I hope these set up some good ideas– a random assortment from various contributors? a set of links on a topic or theme? a primer on a current event? a collection in the form of numbers, quotations, or images?