TechnoCorrespondent

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.

Write a Newspaper Article
Research and Gather Pictures
Learn the Parts of a Newspaper Article
Integrate Technology into the Classroom

Write and Edit a Travel Article in Microsoft Word

Integrate technology into a language arts newspaper unit, a social studies unit, communities around the world unit, or a geography inquiry. Students research a historical landmark to inform tourists. TechnoCorrespondent computer lessons plans engage student interest and teach essential technology skills.


  • Analyze newspaper sections to understand meaning
  • Do online research for location facts and pictures
  • Cite the source of research information
  • Write an article to entice travelers to visit a site
  • Format font, style, size, color, and underline style
  • Create a bulleted list
  • Apply shading to a paragraph
  • Format images and insert captions
  • Edit and proofread to prepare for publishing
  • Revise the news article to enhance the layout

Customer Reviews

Students assume the role of a correspondent and write a news article about a famous landmark. The news story, written in Microsoft Word, includes facts and pictures to entice tourists to visit. TechnoCorrespondent computer lesson plans include instructions for students to place a picture of themselves at a distant landmark.


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5.0

I absolutely love TechnoKids! It's excellent and the students really enjoy the lessons. Thank you very much for providing a curriculum that engages the students!

Grace Smith, South Bend, IN, Marshall Intermediate Center

5.0

Thank you! I used it this year and it went very well.

M. Sylvestre, Smithfield, RI, Gallagher Middle School

5.0

I have been a very satisfied customer of TechnoKids. By far, my favorite, and the favorite of the kids, has been the TechnoCorrespondent project. I still receive comments from parents and students on how fun it was to digitally put themselves at a remote landmark and publish it for others to see. Thank you for your creativity and diligence in providing such an exciting and solid technology curriculum.

J. Toth , IL, USA, St. Peter & Paul Catholic School


I have been a very satisfied customer of TechnoKids. By far, my favorite, and the favorite of the kids, has been the TechnoCorrespondent project. I still receive comments from parents and students on how fun it was to digitally put themselves at a remote landmark and publish it for others to see. Thank you for your creativity and diligence in providing such an exciting and solid technology curriculum.

travel tourism article reviewer

J. Toth,
Saints Peter & Paul Catholic School,
IL, USA


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