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Let’s make a newspaper!


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Let’s make a newspaper!

  1. 1. Let’s Make a Newspaper! Ben Adelman EDU614 Final Project
  2. 2. The Freedom online  This year at the Susan B. Anthony Middle School in Revere, we started an online student newspaper called The Freedom. www.
  3. 3. 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 spring!
  4. 4. How?  Google Drive and an app called Lucidpress.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. But wait, there’s more …  To guide students in the process, I set up a wiki called
  7. 7. Now that I have a wiki …  I can post resources like PowerPoints and Prezis.  Students can post their best story ideas weekly.  There’s a spot for any other kind of content I might need to share in a hurry. Wiki awesome!
  8. 8. Irony?  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.