School Newspaper 2.0: Students Using Participatory Media  to Build Community January 2009 | Educon 2.1 | Philadelphia
A vision of students today
A vision of students today
A vision of students today
A vision of students today
A community of individuals with at least one thing in common: School is a  part of their lives. BIG But where can they  e ...
… in here?
What does that have to do  with a “newspaper/media club?”
I believe… <ul><li>Technology is everywhere, </li></ul><ul><li>Stories are everywhere, and </li></ul><ul><li>Our community...
What is a “Newspaper”? <ul><li>“…  a written publication containing news, information and advertising, usually printed on ...
What is “Multimedia”?
So, what’s a Multimedia Newspaper?
Writing Videos Photos Podcasts Member Profiles All can view but only members can edit All student produced.  All the time.
The Vision …  about everything happening at school.
TBirdTimes.org <ul><li>News, short stories, sports coverage, features, and more … in multiple media formats: </li></ul><ul...
Tools:
Tools: …  among others.
Students  and  Staff Participate
Every member  has a profile page  *THEY* customize…
… and,  together, we learn how to  make sure it is SAFE and well  designed.
Our goal: do something that’s  never been done before…
Produce, publish and maintain an  online multimedia newspaper  unlike anything ever created*  by a middle school. * as far...
<ul><li>Feature Rich </li></ul><ul><li>Familiar Metaphor </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia Friendly </li></ul><ul><li>Can be ma...
 
Current Status <ul><li>12 middle school student members (6-8 active at any given time) </li></ul><ul><li>10 adult/school s...
What’s Working Well <ul><li>Ning platform </li></ul><ul><li>Google Docs </li></ul><ul><li>Participation by active members ...
What Could Be Better <ul><li>More  school-related  content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plans: profile of a student with Downs sy...
<ul><li>http://tbirdtimes.org </li></ul>
Image Credits http://www.flickr.com/photos/mezzoblue/135371202/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesyu/61784469/ http://www....
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  1. 1. School Newspaper 2.0: Students Using Participatory Media to Build Community January 2009 | Educon 2.1 | Philadelphia
  2. 2. A vision of students today
  3. 3. A vision of students today
  4. 4. A vision of students today
  5. 5. A vision of students today
  6. 6. A community of individuals with at least one thing in common: School is a part of their lives. BIG But where can they e x p r e s s themselves?
  7. 7. … in here?
  8. 8. What does that have to do with a “newspaper/media club?”
  9. 9. I believe… <ul><li>Technology is everywhere, </li></ul><ul><li>Stories are everywhere, and </li></ul><ul><li>Our community needs (and wants!) to hear them. </li></ul><ul><li>Most of all, I believe… </li></ul>STUDENTS have something to say .
  10. 10. What is a “Newspaper”? <ul><li>“… a written publication containing news, information and advertising, usually printed on low-cost paper called newsprint.” - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newspaper </li></ul>
  11. 11. What is “Multimedia”?
  12. 12. So, what’s a Multimedia Newspaper?
  13. 13. Writing Videos Photos Podcasts Member Profiles All can view but only members can edit All student produced. All the time.
  14. 14. The Vision … about everything happening at school.
  15. 15. TBirdTimes.org <ul><li>News, short stories, sports coverage, features, and more … in multiple media formats: </li></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul><ul><li>Photo Essays </li></ul><ul><li>Original Artwork </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>More </li></ul>
  16. 16. Tools:
  17. 17. Tools: … among others.
  18. 18. Students and Staff Participate
  19. 19. Every member has a profile page *THEY* customize…
  20. 20. … and, together, we learn how to make sure it is SAFE and well designed.
  21. 21. Our goal: do something that’s never been done before…
  22. 22. Produce, publish and maintain an online multimedia newspaper unlike anything ever created* by a middle school. * as far as I know. ;-)
  23. 23. <ul><li>Feature Rich </li></ul><ul><li>Familiar Metaphor </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia Friendly </li></ul><ul><li>Can be made COPPA compliant </li></ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul>Our Weapon of Choice: Ning
  24. 25. Current Status <ul><li>12 middle school student members (6-8 active at any given time) </li></ul><ul><li>10 adult/school staff members </li></ul><ul><li>41 forum postings/articles, countless comments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advice column </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Horoscopes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School events coverage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Webcast series </li></ul></ul><ul><li>14 student profile pages </li></ul><ul><li>9 student-produced videos </li></ul><ul><li>43 photos including original digital artwork </li></ul><ul><li>Twice-weekly after-school meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible from home </li></ul>
  25. 26. What’s Working Well <ul><li>Ning platform </li></ul><ul><li>Google Docs </li></ul><ul><li>Participation by active members </li></ul><ul><li>Variety of content </li></ul><ul><li>Use of digital tools </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion of “real world” Internet safety </li></ul><ul><li>Anonymity / COPPA compliance </li></ul>
  26. 27. What Could Be Better <ul><li>More school-related content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plans: profile of a student with Downs syndrome, retirement montage videos, more sports event coverage, more teacher interviews, more feature articles </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ability for non-members to comment </li></ul><ul><li>More student participation </li></ul><ul><li>More emphasis on writing </li></ul>
  27. 28. <ul><li>http://tbirdtimes.org </li></ul>
  28. 29. Image Credits http://www.flickr.com/photos/mezzoblue/135371202/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesyu/61784469/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/oudeschool/662078822/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/artgallery/1587436328/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/dejahthoris/140609589/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/difei/2654449181/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/ian_d/30859899/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/b-tal/2585526987/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/redjar/162546810/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeremybanks/298347707/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/28109157@N02/2620934647/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/trekkyandy/496564110/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/alistair_israel/2056761663/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/15312650@N05/2249866870/ http://flickr.com/photos/jfahler/2641700497/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/jose_kevo/2417471256/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/jose_kevo/2406757196/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/jose_kevo/2405926359/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/jose_kevo/2195671431/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/mspatt/2367994932/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/jose_kevo/2843976839/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/bigdilldigital/2493425414/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/jose_kevo/2423434695/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/captkodak/2322374833/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/captkodak/321546787/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/celinesphotographer/328581080/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/jon_marshall/260978898/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/frenchieb/2100764207/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/48011843/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/acsamman/1264476755/
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