Making a Color Newspaper
In order to make a newspaper, the students need to select information and to organize it. The computers can be effectively used for these activities.
The software used for the activity was called "Hyper Cube." This software has 4 different applications : word processing, spread sheet and graph, painting and drawing, and data-base. The students could easily merge files created by each application.
First, the students gathered some information to be used for the newspaper articles. Some students used a questionnaire in order to receive people's opinions. Then the students learned the basic skill of how to use the software. Next, the students designed the layout of the newspapers, typed articles, drew pictures, and input photographs using the image scanner. They edited their products and printed them out using the color printer. After making the newspapers, the students read other students' newspapers and gave some feedback.
Discipline, subject : japanese
Public : cycle d'orientation
Sek I, BWK
lower high school
Japan Association for Promotion
of Educational Technology, 6-35-1 Kagurazaka, Shinjyuku-ku
Tel : 03-3269-5231
Fax : 03-3269-5232
Pédagogie, pedagogy : In order to make a newspaper, the students need to select information and to organize it. The computers can be effectively used for these activities. Since the students write the newspaper for their peers, they try to make it with accurate writing in attractive designs.
Apprentissage, learning : Since the students can easily use the software for word processing, making graphics, data-base, and spread sheet, they can keep and increase their enthusiasm toward the activity. The students are motivated to use many functions of the computer in order to make an attractive newspaper.
Enseignement, teaching : The teacher taught the students some basic functions of the software. However, the students found and learned many functions by themselves. The teacher encouraged the students to read other students' newspapers and to give some feed-back to their peers.
Technique : We used the software called "Hyper Cube" on PC type computers. This software has 4 different applications: word processing, spread sheets and graphs, painting and drawing, and data-base. We also used a color printer and an image scanner for the activity.
Société, society : The students cooperatively worked towards making the newspapers. They also used a questionnaire to ask other people's opinions.
Institution : We used the computer lab for the activity. The teacher was readily available for the students' questions.
Remarques, remarks : The students appreciated other students' newspaper and gave appropriate feedback each other. The students who were not good at using the computer were also motivated to learn many functions of the computer in order to make an attractive newspaper.