Students Collaborate on Aspects of Publishing Online Student Newspaper
Whether you read today’s news in newsprint or online format, you can’t underestimate the importance of good reporting. Newspapers not only keep people informed, they also preserve a record of events as they unfold—that’s why they’re called “the rough draft of history.” In recognition of the important role of newspapers, the first full week of school in March is celebrated as Newspaper in Education Week. And this year, we’re honoring this holiday by offering a look inside The Monitor, Connections Academy’s own student newspaper!
Online Students Deliver News with The Monitor
Published online monthly through our clubs and activities program, The Monitor gives virtual school students in middle and high school the opportunity to work together and hone journalism skills such as researching and writing. Because The Monitor is student-managed and student-staffed, club members learn about group dynamics, organizational strategies, and team building. They also collaborate on other aspects of publishing an online newspaper, including taking photographs, editing stories, and creating videos.
With articles, videos, and photographs submitted by students from across the United States, our student newspaper covers a broad variety of topics each month. Be sure to check out the latest issue to read student articles about photo blogging, fitness, library reading programs, ballet, sibling rivalry, and more!
What’s the most newsworthy thing your children have done this week? Post your answers in the comments below.