Let’s Make a
EDU614 Final Project
The Freedom online
This year at the
Susan B. Anthony
Middle School in
Revere, we started
an online student
The next step
Now we are
taking it to the
next level …
The print version,
a 12-page b&w tabloid,
will be published this
Google Drive and an app called
How it works
Lucidpress is a page-layout program
similar to QuarkXpress (if you’re old-school
like me) or Adobe InDesign.
Students pull content from our website to
design their own pages.
Google Drive allows me to see their
work, comment, and suggest revisions.
When done, we export pages as PDFs
and ship them to the printing company.
But wait, there’s more …
To guide students in the process, I set up a
wiki called sbafreedom.wikispaces.com.
Now that I have a wiki …
I can post resources like PowerPoints and
Students can post their best story ideas
There’s a spot for any other kind of
content I might need to share in a hurry.
Experts argue that newspapers are
antiquated and nearing obsolescence.
My students have argued since
September that an online newspaper isn’t
nearly as cool as the real thing.
By using 21st-century technology, we’re
putting an old-school form of media into
the hands of a new generation.