Description Students will listen to a podcast of their choice and analyze the elements contained within to understand how the audio format is closely related to writing they already understand. Objectives Students will analyze a podcast for its content. Students will recognize elements within the podcast …
Description Twenty-first century journalism gives students dozens of ways to tell stories. This lesson will help students decide the right method for telling the stories of the year and create deliverables to help the whole staff make the best decision. Objectives Students will examine different ways …
Description Journalists should be meeting their audiences where they live, and for today’s students, that place is Snapchat. For this lesson, students will practice utilizing this social media tool for storytelling purposes and create an archive for their Snap Stories on their online news site. Objectives …
In this lesson, students learn how to improve a website quickly and simply with a focus on multimedia tools that are easy to use and include.
In this lesson, students will learn to consider readers’ needs when writing stories and designing pages. Struggling students will learn a method of peer editing that breaks down the process into manageable chunks.
A lesson on three strategies to make online stories easier to read.
This lesson explores news editorial coverage of the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases by looking at editorials printed by major newspapers during the cases and grand jury investigations. The lesson begins by asking students what they already know about the Brown and Garner cases, and then pairs of students are assigned an editorial to read and analyze. Students then contribute to a collaborative document about how the media covered these events.
Students will read a case study from Mill Valley High School in Kansas about an article that actually caused a disturbance in school because social media extended the opportunities for readers to respond to the article
A lesson about what makes a good profile subject and how to gather information
A lesson to introduce profile basics including content, differing types and the final assignment of a 500-700 word profile