Project 3: Inter School News Net (ISNN) Homepage
The Grand Falls-Windsor / Bishop's Falls area currently has over 2000 students from grades seven to twelve. Each of these schools will participate in contributing news items of various natures. This homepage can include news about:
This project will begin at BMC but will evolve to a regional editorial board of students who will design and manage this page. This page will be a combination of an on-line newspaper and a resources center for learning aids for both parents and students.
Students will have a forum and an extrinsic motivation to share their writing that will provide immediate recognition of writing accomplishments on a local level. It is our intention to foster an interest in what other schools are doing and what other students think about issues that relate to teenagers. We hope that with a larger base of students a successful News Net will develop and be more interesting to read and write for than a local school paper might be.
BMC has 2 Computer Labs and a total base of 70 Computers that can become access points to the internet. We currently have a Pentium Pro 200 NT File Server that will function as a gateway to the internet, a flatbed scanner and a digital camera. The Bursey staff has been fairly active in using the internet. The Stellar School connection will provide a vital link to schools and world wide web resources needed for an Inter School News Network.