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VSTE Goes Green: Over the years we’ve made an effort to reduce the amount of paper waste that gets accumulated by reducing the scope of the printed program. This year we will provide a printed conference program with only a summary schedule of the sessions available during each breakout session. For the full detailed listing of each session we encourage attendees to make use of our online schedule here which will work on mobile devices and all major platforms.

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Monday, December 8 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
School Newspapers – A Tradition for the Digital Age

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Schools have long cherished the tradition of a student written newspaper. The decline of printed materials in our society threatens the livelihood of school newspapers in the traditional sense. This session will explain how one elementary school has leveraged technology to revamp the traditional idea of the school newspaper. Students use social media tools and creativity apps to work collaboratively on media rich newspaper articles that are driven by personal interests. The new aged school newspaper continues to provide students a public forum for expressing opinions. Students involved in the project sharpen twenty-first century skills and hone writing abilities. Furthermore, students are immersed in various new literacies such as digital, media, information, and computer literacies. Students in fourth grade and up could learn to utilize technology to develop an ongoing, new aged newspaper publication from the ideas presented in this session!

Presenters
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Nicole Carter

5th Grade Teacher | Goochland County Public Schools
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Zoe Parrish

Technology CoachGoochland County Public Schools


Monday December 8, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Attendees (57)