Students from the School Newspaper Group will collect news items from within our school and post them bi-monthly on our STEM~Net Homepage. Newspaper type articles will be included (complete with photographs of the student involved) that report on major (s ignificant) accomplishments of our students and teachers. Some examples would include:
An article on our School Volleyball team that recently won a Provincial Competition
A photo of the student of the month from each class along with a brief description of
the accomplishment that lead to the student being so named.
This would give our school so exposure to other schools in the province and elsewhere and hopefully would lead to some Internet correspondence between our students and theirs.
We are also hoping that when our students log on to Stemnet and see the exposure that our students-of-the-month are being given, then they will be motivated to strive for excellence.
This exercise uses the "Writing Process" as outline in our objective for Language Arts, i.e. Prewriting (Jot notes, etc.), first draft, editing, and publishing. This project also would encourage students to use the Internet to get information. By accessing the Homepage to retrieve information on their own school, students will learn to use the Internet and develop an appreciation for technology.
According to "A Curriculum Framework for Technology Education" students in the intermediate level will:
create, modify and disseminate information.
This project could only be undertaken using the Stemnet School Internet Connection. Other resources to be used in the project are:
Digital Camera - This will be purchased for the project.
reporting and creating publishable writing.
Students will become one of the acquainted with the procedure for creating and
Our general students body will become motivated to strive for excellence after seeing
Our students population will become more comfortable with using the Internet.