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Basic Project Information

Title: Newsday 2008 February-May (ID:1853)

Begin & End Dates: 2/10/08 to 5/05/08 (Completed)

Number of Classrooms: 15-20

Age Range:  10 - 16 Years

Target Audience: Anyone

Summary: Your students write news articles and then submit them to the "Newsday" newswire on 17 Feb 2008.

Then they produce their own newspaper based on the articles submitted by all of the participating classes. You send a copy of your newspaper to all other participants on 2 May 2008.

You then receive copies of newspapers published by the other classes.

It's a wonderful literacy project.

Key Words: Newspaper, Writing, Literacy, publish, publishing


Project Details

Project Level: Basic Project

Curriculum Fit: Arts; Business; Community Interest; English as Foreign Language; Information Technology; International Relations; Language; Multicultural Studies; Social Studies; Technology

Technologies Used: Discussion Forum; Email; List server; Postal Mail; Web-published; Text: stories; essays; letters

Collaboration Styles Used: Electronic Publishing; Information Exchange; Peer Feedback

Full Project Description:

Newsday has been a long-time favorite project at the Global Schoolhouse since it was introduced on the FrEdMail Network in the 1980's.

The complete project description, along with extensive curriculum support materials to help you conduct the project, are at http://www.gsh.org/gsh/project/newsday

Objectives:

This is a great literacy activity for readers of all ages and skill levels.

Your students will READ and WRITE:

They like to write their own news articles, and they love to read the news articles written by all of the other participating classes.

At the conclusion of the project, your students will publish their own hard-copy newspaper, and receive a copy of the newspapers published by the other classes.

We also welcome those who publish their newspapers electronically on the Web.

Project URL: http://www.gsh.org/gsh/project/newsday

Project Sponsor: Global SchoolNet Foundation


Registration Information

Registration Status: Closed

Registration Dates: 1/01/08 to 2/10/08

Registration Instructions: View the complete timeline at

http://www.gsh.org/gsh/project/newsday/timeline.cfm?pjID=47

Register at http://www.gsh.org/gsh/project/newsday/

As soon as you register to participate, you will have access to complete project guidelines and extensive teaching ideas and lesson plans to help you produce a newspaper in your class and have a successful experience with this project.

Send questions to Anne Boursier, Project Coordinator, at mailto:newshelp2008@gsn.org

to send email to project coordinator.

Project Registration URL: http://www.gsn.org/gsh/project/newsday


Project Coordinator Information

Al Rogers -
Global SchoolNet Foundation
Ramona, California, United States

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