Item Number: JNR-CORRESPONDENT
Technology Integration: Geography, History, Language Arts, Social Studies, Visual Arts
Technology Skill: Desktop Publishing, Graphics, Photo Editing, Word Processing
Program: Word, Paint, Microsoft Office
Includes: Computer Lesson Plans, Teacher Guide, Printable Student Workbook, Paperless Worksheets, Review Questions, Extension Activities, TechnoCorrespondent Parent Letter, TechnoCorrespondent Certificate, Summary of Skills Checklist, TechnoCorrespondent Rubric, Landmark Internet Favorites, Blarney Stone Template, Blarney Stone Sample, On the Scene Sample, Article Template, Article Sample, Sunshine Skyway Bridge Template, Golden Gate Bridge Template
Session 1: Edit an Article
Follow the instructions to edit an article about the Blarney Stone.
Session 2: Research Landmarks
Use the internet to compile facts about a famous landmark.
Session 3: Gather Pictures
Collect and save a map, pictures of the landmark, and a digital photograph.
Session 4: Write an Article
Summarize an article based on the facts. Format the text to look great.
Session 5: On the Scene
Use photo editing techniques to place an image of yourself "on the scene".
Session 6: Read All About It!
Apply desktop publishing skills to prepare the article for publication.
Optional Newspaper Computer Lesson Plans
Sunshine Skyway Bridge: Apply formatting skills.
Scavenger Hunt: Investigate the parts of a newspaper.
Photo Search: Practice finding images on the Internet.
Writing Headlines: Read and summarize news articles.
Golden Gate Bridge: Format a template.
Using Bias: Distinguish between facts and opinion.
Map It! Superimpose a picture onto a map.
Humorous Article: Write a funny story from a picture.
TV News Broadcast: Have fun with a drama activity.