A classroom should
…engage students in real and relevant problems that excite them, work together to approach these problems as a learning community, and harness and leverage digital technologies while also critically reflecting on how those technologies mediate and change their lives.
Taken from Will Richardson’s Sept 1, 2013 post on his blog – he is quoting Michael Wesch
The Eddy is a publication of the news for the Riverside Secondary community. It has been the independent voice of the students since 1996. Our hard-working group of writers comes from the student body in grades 9 – 12. We work in unison to create a functioning online digital newspaper on a variety of events. Our goal is to be a unique source of content created by and for students; to strive to maintain journalistic styles and standards that conform to those of the Canadian Press; to provide students with information about Riverside and its culture, and make connections between our school and the larger world; to provide a place for students to share their thoughts and opinions in both a formal and informal way, and to learn about the power of the medium and the role and responsibilities of journalists in society; as well as the role of new media in our lives.
How we used to publish…
- Traditional layout and pasteup
- Pagemaker program