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Join the JEA Digital Media Committee at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, in Orlando (and bring a friend)

Join the JEA Digital Media Committee at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, in Orlando (and bring a friend)

| November 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

The JEA Digital Media Committee (the group responsible for this site and a host of other things) will be meeting in Orlando at the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention. The meeting will be 8 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, in Oceanic 7, Lobby Level. It’s an open meeting so please show up and feel free […]

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A guide to using Google Hangouts On Air

A guide to using Google Hangouts On Air

| October 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

About a year ago, adviser Jonathan Rogers described how he had been using Google Hangouts On Air to bring in remote speakers and guests to talk to his students and archive the talks. Since then, I’ve seen interviews with celebrities, panel discussions on big issues, and even entire digital conferences broadcast using the tool. I […]

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JEA Curriculum Panel: Advising an Online Publication

JEA Curriculum Panel: Advising an Online Publication

| October 19, 2015 | 1 Comments

I recently sat down with four advisers to discuss advising online publications. In this discussion, we cover: staff structures and editor positions unique to online publications, managing rolling deadlines, handling challenges and issues that are unique to online publications, and why it’s worth it to advise an online publication.

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Apple News Now Available for High School Publications

Apple News Now Available for High School Publications

| September 30, 2015 | 1 Comments

Apple News was released in the iOS9 update earlier this month. One of the new features is an updated Apple News app. This App can be used by high school journalism publications that have an RSS feed. SNO created a HOW-TO on how to get a high school journalism website on the Apple News app. […]

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Piktochart Pro Reduced Education Rate in September

Piktochart Pro Reduced Education Rate in September

| September 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Piktochart has a reduced education price on it’s Piktochart Pro plan for the month of September. $15 for an individual licencse or $140 for 30 class licenses. The Little Hawk was featured on Piktochart for their use of the online program.  It is the best $15 or $140 you can spend as with the PRO […]

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Google Classroom now Syncs with Calendar

Google Classroom now Syncs with Calendar

| September 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

In a recent update Google Calendar now syncs automatically with Google Classroom.  Here is a video screen-cast of how it works.    

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70+ interactive storytelling examples for inspiring students

70+ interactive storytelling examples for inspiring students

| September 7, 2015 | 1 Comments

At the end of last year my staff began the annual process of critiquing and setting goals for the upcoming year, and one of the goals we set for this year was to maximize the potential of the Web, which meant renewing our focus on building multimedia stories that combine words, images (which includes video), […]

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Beat coverage, multimedia packages and more: The JEA Web curriculum

Beat coverage, multimedia packages and more: The JEA Web curriculum

| September 4, 2015 | 1 Comments

If you’re staring down an empty calendar for the next few months, take a look through the lesson plans in the Web curriculum module for inspiration and activities to improve your students’ online journalism coverage and practices. Here’s a run-down of what’s available: Note: JEA member login required to access curriculum. Lesson Summary Activities and […]

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5 Things Your Staff Should Be Doing If You Have A Social Media Presence

5 Things Your Staff Should Be Doing If You Have A Social Media Presence

| August 24, 2015 | 3 Comments

There are lots of things your staff/program need to take into account if you’re going to be effective in the social sphere. Here’s a shortlist of 5 things to get you started. Make sure you know why you’re there – It all starts with having a focus for your accounts on why they exist in the […]

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