Publishing student newspapers on the webgreenspun.com : LUSENET : Grady's school webmasters forum : One Thread
Do you publish student "dead tree" newspapers, literary magazines, etc. on the web?
Do you have a method and routine that makes the paper-based publications web-ready?
Are there barriers at your school to putting student publications on the web?
Do your school's student publication staff participate in web publishing?
-- Terry Kearns (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 03, 2001
Q1: Do you publish student "dead tree" newspapers, literary magazines, etc. on the web? A1: Our school no longer has a "dead tree" paper. Our site has taken over that role. We do publish our student created Litatary magazine - "Janus".
Q2: Do you have a method and routine that makes the paper-based publications web-ready? A2: Not really, the art work is scaned in, and the poems / stories are copied from Word format and tansvered to html pages.
Q3: Are there barriers at your school to putting student publications on the web? A3: None - we do publish the "best" papers are students are writting, and they are viewed very often (according to our log files). People love to read student work - why should the teacher be the only one that reads them?
Q4: Do your school's student publication staff participate in web publishing? A4: As I mentioned, our site is now the "student paper"; students not on the web team, but writters, do provided us with teacher selected material to post.
Keep up the great work with this forum. I visited often last year and hope more will contribute this year.
~Ronnie Continenza Kenston High School http://www.kenston.k12.oh.us/khs/khs.htm
-- Ronnie Continenza (email@example.com), November 04, 2001.
Our school continues to 'print' their weekly school newspaper. However, they also convert each issue to a web format which is posted on Fridays. For the 'paper edition' they use QuarkXpress which allows the articles to be saved in text format. The students wrote a program that converts the entire issue (photos and all) into HTML format. Although there are some minor differences between the on-line and paper versions, the process works quite well and adds only minimal time to the students' workload. (http://www.hcrhs.k12.nj.us/lamp)
-- Ed Greaney (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 15, 2001.