Friday, March 3, 2017

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Observations!

Today, you will be scattering throughout the building to observe quietly and think of story ideas. 

Go quickly to your assigned area and do some observing. What do you see? What do you hear? What do you smell? What seems strange? What do you observe? BE QUIET and just observe. YOU MUST THINK OF OUR NEWS ELEMENTS FROM LAST WEEK. WHERE DO YOU SEE ODDITY, PROXIMITY, PROMINENCE, ETC.????

Based off these observations, pay attention to those "curiosity questions" that come to your mind. Why do students keep gym bags on top of their lockers? Why is Mr. McCabe talking about the bell schedule with Mrs. Combs? Why are students wearing strange clothes?
NOW--turn those questions into story ideas!!

Take your laptop, and as you are observing and thinking, add your story ideas/questions to the class Padlet pageEach GROUP needs a minimum of 10 story ideas, and you must be back in the room by ______ Don't forget to put your name on it and the location you were assigned.

BEHAVE! If you go into a classroom, be quiet and sit in the back. Do not disturb the students or the teacher. If I hear negative comments, you will be in big trouble and be grounded to the room for future stories. 

Group One: Use THIS PADLET 
  • EGG-Taylor and Kat
  • LMC--Savannah, Luisa, Hannah
  • Counseling office/Main Office--Gracie, Lucy, Megan
Group Two: Use THIS PADLET
  • Eagle Avenue-- Angie and Gabi
  • Cafateria-- Masen, Max and Gabe
  • Nurse's office-- Kody and Mateo
Group Three: Use THIS PADLET
  • Fieldhouse--Korby and Harris
  • Aux Gym-- Brandon and Luke
  • Learning Stairs--Joey and AJ
  • Upstairs in new wing--Sarah and Mal

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Thursday, Feb. 2 Agenda

Fake News Assignment shared through Google Classroom.

If you aren't in Google Classroom yet, code is:  ggmkx7

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Wednesday, 1.18 Agenda: Begin Court Case Tournament!

Today, we will start the Court Case Madness Bracket!


  • Pick your partner.
  • Draw a number for the draft
  • Draft to pick court case
Rest of today and tomorrow: do your game plan 
     Make a copy of this

Friday: Day One of Tournament


  •   1 minute Lower Seed
  •   1 minute Higher Seed
  •   30 Second Halftime
  •   30 Seconds LowerSeed
  •   30 Seconds Higher Seed
  •   VOTE

Court Cases:

  •  Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier (1988)
  • Tinker vs. Des Moines Independent Community School District (1969)
  • Dean vs. Utica (2004)
  • Bethel School District vs. Fraser (1986)
  • Morse vs. Frederick (2007)
  • Miller vs. California (1971)
  • Crown vs. John Peter Zenger
  • Chandler vs. Florida (1981)
  • New York Times Co. vs. Sullivan (1964)
  • Gertz vs. Robert Welch, Inc. (1974)
  • Curtis Publishing vs. Butts (1966)
  • Cohen vs. Cowles Media Co. (1982)
  • Branzburg vs. Hayes (1971)
  • Nebraska Press Association vs. Stuart (1976)
  • Near vs. Minnesota (1931)

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Tuesday, 1.10 Agenda: First Amendment

The first unit we will study is Press Freedom. We will start today with the first amendment, and study it for a couple days.

First assignment--Memorize the First Amendment.  I have cards to give you, and you MUST have it memorized by Friday, January 20. Extra credit to the person who says it first in front of the class. You are not required to say it in front of the class; you can say it to just me privately before school, in passing periods, after school, during lunch...whatever is easiest for you. So....memorize First Amendment by Friday, January 20.

Today, you will take a quiz over the First Amendment. I don't expect you to do well, especially if this is the first time you are seeing this stuff. So take the quiz here, do the best you can, and let me know when you are finished and what your score was.

Once everyone is finished, you will be divided into groups into research a few of the questions and present to the class on Wednesday as we review. 

First Amendment Quiz is on Thursday. 

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Welcome to journalism!


Things to do in journalism today:  

1. If you have a Twitter account, please follow @LN_EaglesView, the newspaper Twitter account and @KNET_News, the KNET broadcasting account

2. Bookmark this site so you it is easy to find in the future. We will use it almost everyday.

3. Please go to this link and complete the form regarding the syllabus.  

4. Please go to this link and complete the form regarding YOU.  

5. Go to Google Classroom and join the Journalism class with code ggmkx7

Now you're digitally connected in journalism! Let me know when you have finished these steps and we will move on. 




1st assignment: I am....

For your first assignment, you need to create an "I am" presentation to share with the class on FRIDAY.

Options to choose from:
1. iMovie
2. Smore
3. Tackk
4. Prezi
5. Powtoon
6. Or anything else digitally you'd like to use--NO Powerpoint, Word, Google Sheets, etc.

Requirements to include:
1. Your name and grade
2. Hobbies
3. Favorite song
4.  Sports/clubs/organizations involved with
5. Something you did over Christmas break
6. Favorite quote/saying and why
7. Pets? Don't use a generic pic; should be YOUR PET.
8. Somewhere you want to visit

Be creative! Don't just say, "my favorite song is..." That's boring!!

When finished, use this link to turn in your assignment.

MUST BE TURNED IN BY FRIDAY BEFORE CLASS. If you choose Powtoon or iMovie, make sure you export to You Tube in order to get a URL. Let me know if you need help with this.