Creating An Online School Newspaper

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Creating An Online School Newspaper

  1. 1. Creating an Online School Newspaper What do we have to do?
  2. 2. Identify Student Skills <ul><li>Observe how students interact with the computer </li></ul><ul><li>Survey students </li></ul><ul><li>Review last year’s lesson plans </li></ul><ul><li>Review last year’s school newspaper </li></ul>
  3. 3. Survey Student Interests <ul><li>What are some of the sections (sports, news, entertainment) of the newspaper do students want to include in their wiki? </li></ul><ul><li>What jobs interest students? </li></ul><ul><li>How should students be grouped? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Permissions <ul><li>Seek permission from the headmaster about creating a school newspaper wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Review parent/student permissions for online photos and publication permissions </li></ul>
  5. 5. National Technology Standards <ul><li>Review National Technology Standards to insure that wiki project is in compliance with seventh grade standards </li></ul><ul><li>Review school technology standards to insure that skills will be developed for students </li></ul>
  6. 6. Mini Lessons <ul><li>Create a set of mini lessons for students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating a wiki banner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to conduct an interview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Appropriate headlines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Taking good photos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uploading to wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Investigative reporting </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Collaborate <ul><li>With language arts teacher for editing student work </li></ul><ul><li>With division heads to help guide school policy procedures </li></ul><ul><li>With classroom teachers to gather information for school newspaper </li></ul>
  8. 8. Establish Procedures <ul><li>For writing articles </li></ul><ul><li>For turning in work </li></ul><ul><li>For uploading to wiki </li></ul><ul><li>For keep newspaper current </li></ul><ul><li>For creating teams </li></ul>
  9. 9. Evaluate <ul><li>Student evaluations </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher evaluations </li></ul><ul><li>Parent surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Surveys from students in other grades </li></ul>
  10. 10. Celebrate <ul><li>Celebrate the success of the first completed newspaper </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrate the success of the first quarter of publication </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrate the success of the end of the first year of publication </li></ul>

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