Tag: Google Docs

Managing rolling deadlines

Managing rolling deadlines

| January 10, 2011

In the video above, you’ll see the steps that the staff of El Estoque takes to manage deadlines for its online publication. Here’s a condensed version of the process: Before class on Monday, head editors send a Google form to all staff, which is used to pitch stories. In class on Monday, the staff sifts […]

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Create staff applications online with Google Docs (revisited)

Create staff applications online with Google Docs (revisited)

| December 11, 2010

I sat down this weekend to work on my staff application for the 2011-2012 school year and revisited a couple posts I made last year about creating staff applications with Google Docs. Last year was the first year I went entirely online with the process and it worked great. If you’re currently working on getting […]

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High School Yearbooks can use Google Docs to make the index cleanup more manageable

High School Yearbooks can use Google Docs to make the index cleanup more manageable

| May 27, 2010

In a perfect world, I wouldn’t need to write this post. Students would have consistent usages for names like Will and William from the start. All names would be checked and verified before being indexed. And there would be no name-tagging errors. As it is, running the first version of the index could be one […]

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[Presentation] Organizing the Newsroom Using Google Docs by Starr Sackstein

[Presentation] Organizing the Newsroom Using Google Docs by Starr Sackstein

| April 30, 2010

Organizing the Newsroom Using Google Docs Starr Sackstein of the World Journalism Prep School shares the presentation she gave at the 2010 JEA/NSPA Spring Convention in Portland. The presentation, “Organizing the Newsroom Using Google Docs,” talks about understanding the power of online file sharing.

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[Handout] How to Use Google Docs

[Handout] How to Use Google Docs

| April 20, 2010

Sue Skalicky has shared a PDF of a handout she has prepared that discusses “How to Use Google Docs Successfully” in one page. The handout is a nice, compact instruction sheet that is very easy to follow. Sue has shared her contact information at the end of it if anyone would like to contact her […]

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Google Docs  streamlines brainstorming session, inspires more use of Google Docs for editing, record keeping

Google Docs streamlines brainstorming session, inspires more use of Google Docs for editing, record keeping

| April 6, 2010

The week before Spring Break isn’t usually the most energetic moment of a staff’s school year, but ours was bursting with enthusiasm about a new method we adopted for brainstorming story ideas using Google Docs. For beat reporting, we previously used both a chart in which we all wrote copious notes while students reported information […]

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Happy Birthday To Us! Our Top 10 Most Read Digital Media Posts From the Past Year

Happy Birthday To Us! Our Top 10 Most Read Digital Media Posts From the Past Year

| March 22, 2010

Happy Birthday to us! Happy Birthday to us! Happy Birthday JEADigitalMedia.org! Happy Birthday to us! It’s been exactly one today since we officially launched ourselves to the JEA Listserv. During that time we’ve worked to help expand digital media offerings at the JEA/NSPA spring and fall conventions and we have worked to provide weekly content […]

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Google Apps for the Staff: A Student Perspective

Google Apps for the Staff: A Student Perspective

| February 12, 2010

While working on a newspaper staff, collaborating and writing stories becomes a difficult task that could result in missed deadlines or worse, an out-of-sync staff. There is an easy fix to this issue: Google Apps. Google has a suite of online applications that can solve almost every issue that could arise, like communicating with the […]

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5 Things I Learned Using Google Docs for Staff Applications This Year

5 Things I Learned Using Google Docs for Staff Applications This Year

| January 24, 2010

For the first time, I had students apply for staff with an online application. I actually wrote about it a couple week ago, showing everyone what I was doing. Well, not that the application and selection process for next year is over, I decided to take a look at what I learned by doing this […]

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