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Keywords: Multimedia, journalism, creative writing, English Language Arts
Subject(s): Information Skills, Photography, Social Studies, Video, Spelling, Grammar, Journalism, Writing, Reading, English/Language Arts
Grades 7 through 12
NETS-S Standard:
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Research and Information Fluency
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Technology Operations and Concepts
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School: Arsenal Technical High School, Indianapolis, IN
Planned By: Donna Griffin
Original Author: Donna Griffin, Indianapolis
You can work with 2-3 other people to produce:
1) A 4-page mini-magazine with stories, captions and photos
2) A 100-word online page with a minimum 10-shot photo gallery
3) Each group member must contribute an individual blog and five photos on a subject of their choosing relating to the group project
4) 5 Quotes and video/audio sound bites from students on campus (other than in this class)
5) Each group’s package will be presented in class after May 6 deadline
Deadline Schedule:
Week of April 11: Form groups, develop pitch, outline and assignments for project. Each group will have a page on www.cannonline.org
Week of April 18: Continue taking photos, gathering information and filming sound bites for the project. All photos, sound bites and information due April 22
Week of April 25: Design refresher instruction and layout of mini-mag spreads, write print and online stories, captions and headlines – online posts with slide show/iMovie due April 29
Week of May 2: Complete mini-mag spreads – revise, edit and update online posts – group presentations with PDFs on Powerpoint/iMovie slide show. All work is to be done and ready to present by May 6.
Materials: Flash Memory Camcorders, DVD Camcorder, Hi-Def Camcorder, Digital SLR, Digital Voice Recorders, Microphones, Flash/USB Drives, Tripods, Batteries, Memory Cards, Podcasting, Authoring and Publishing, Web Page, Slideshow