Effectively using your eZine

Agenda


Dates:March 9, 2011
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3:45
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Carolyn Semet and Beth Richards, Technology Innovation Specialists

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READ about eZines
4:00
Welcome

Carolyn Semet and Beth Richards, Technology Innovation Specialists
csemet@schools.nyc.gov and brichar4@schools.nyc.gov
Focus is on making more effective use of your eZine that is provided for you through the PDN grant.

What is the eZine? An online magazine

Importance of Authentic Publishing
4:15
A tour of your eZine

4:30
Managing Your eZine
You have full access

  • Creating an account
  • Your Dashboard
  • Control Panel - Manage Your eZine
  • Change the theme
  • Edit Your Account
  • Manage Users to add students and reset passwords
  • Sample letter available to distribute to student's parents
  • Can create a new eZine - always pick ADVANCED not basic eZine ( gives you more options)
5:00
Fully utilizing your eZine
Create
  • Submit Writing to the eZine
  • No spell check available- type in a word document first to spell check
  • Create additional and as many sections (genres) as you need
  • Becomes a writing portfolio for your class
  • Adding links and images to your writing
  • Podcast your writing - great for poetry - can use Audacity to create an audio file
  • eZine will be available after the grant is over
5:20
Viewing Student Work
  • All content is available online to be viewed
  • Storage and archive of student work
  • Back-up system
  • Students can always revise and edit their posted work
  • You can edit student's work and make it public or private
5:40
Commenting and Rating
  • Encourage students to read and respond to each other
  • Set protocols for student responses
  • Need to enable commenting and rating under the Control Panel
5:50
Complete evaluation
  • Borough hosting: Manhattan
  • Class: PDN Afterschool PD
6:00
Adjourn



Other eZines students can contribute to:

Teen Ink

Authentic Publishing Articles


To help educators support students in authentic publishing read: