1st period Conference Period
3rd period Study Hall, Independent Study Journalism
5th period Newspaper I,II,III Independent Study Journalism
7th period Newspaper I, Newspaper II, Newspaper III,Independent Study Journalism
2nd period Study Hall, Independent Study Journalism
4th period Newspaper I,II,III, Independent Study Journalism
6th period Photojournalism, Independent Study Journalism
8th period Conference
Everything we do in class is posted on Edmodo Photojournalism 6 period. While you are at it check out spartanoracle.blogspot.com as the newspaper is now online. Students in this class are encouraged to submit photos both for online and paper publication.
Assignments are given in class and usually entail shooting a photo, downloading and presenting the photo the next class day. Students are encouraged to think outside of the box and develop a photographer's eye. In other words, there is no right or wrong answer, just an answer that has not been developed yet. Students should have their camera in class every single day. Missed assignments should be made up the next class day to avoid getting too far behind. In addition to the regular assignments, for the first two weeks of school, students will be helping Student Council compile face shots and quotes from people for a 9/11 remembrance. Students are encouraged to submit freelance work to the staff for publication. The ultimate goal is that every single child in this class will experience the thrill of seeing their work in print. Students in this department are held back only by whatever restrictions they put on themselves. Cameras can be as simple as a point and shoot, as their camera phone, or as elaborate as they want. They will be instructed in the proper care and supervision of their camera as I am sure you will also instruct.
Everything we do is posted on Edmodo under Journalism 2013. Here you can find links to websites that we are checking out, and any handouts we are using. Check it out.While you are at it please check out spartanoracle.blogspot.com as the newspaper in now online.
This class ultimately runs like a staff.Students are exposed the many facets of a publication, from writing to design, to editing, to desktop publishing and beyond. Historically, this is where the editors of the publications come from. Therefore, they are expected to be able to follow direction and complete assignments without the constant supervision of the instructor looking over their shoulder. Rather than reading about how a news story is constructed for instance, the students will discuss the construction of a news story and then develop a workable news story suitable for publication in either the school newspaper or school yearbook. Every Friday students will present what is called a standing Friday assignment. Students bring in an article from the internet, a newspaper, magazine, even junk mail. They explain what caught their eye, and then tell us how it could be adapted to one of the school publications. The underlying belief in this assignment is that good writers are good readers and story ideas are everywhere. Students are encouraged to freelance while in this class and submit stories, ads, design ideas, even photographs. Historically, the future editors come out of Journalism I.
Look to the newspaper webpage for more information.
Issue publication dates are as follows:
August 31 September 28 October 19 November 16 December 14 January 25 February 15 March 22 April 19 and May 17. Staff members are expected to contribute to the print and online publication on a regular basis. Anyone with ideas for possible ad contacts please contact the newspaper room at firstname.lastname@example.org or janice cummons via email as we are always on the lookout for ads.
We also are online so please check us out. spartanoracle.blogspot.com