Digital Citizenship Projects

Being the Editor
It may seem overwhelming, but it’s not really that hard.
This means giving out jobs to everyone, sometimes one job to two people so they can work together. Don’t do all the work! Make sure everyone’s doing something productive, like writing articles. Make sure at least two articles get posted each class, and try to assign jobs that people think are interesting (the best way for this to happen is to let people volunteer).
Hint: Making comics is not productive, nor is making banners.
Checking with the other editors
This is important. You need to make sure they’re being responsible and also checking up on the people they assign jobs to, too. Don’t be afraid to team up with one or all of the other editors.
Other tips
Try to help others whenever possible! Be knowledgeable about the computers. Know how to upload things, edit pages, and change other people’s typos. Try to keep things interesting for your classmates so they will want to contribute.
And have fun doing it, even though you have to be responsible.
You get credit for the Clarion. If it’s good, you’ll be remembered as a good Editor; if the Clarion looks bad, or is written badly, etc., then you’ll be blamed for it.
Contribute and write articles, or else other people will think you’re the lazy leader who gives jobs and doesn’t do much otherwise.

How to get information for articles
1) Interview. Ask a few questions, maybe about five or six so you don’t bore the person.
a. Teachers. The younger students’ teachers will be happy to tell you what they are learning about.
b. Students.
c. People with younger siblings.
2) Ask people casually.
a. “Heard about the Talent Show?”
b. “Any plays going on soon?”
c. “What’re you guys learning about in class?”
3) Look at flyers on doors. Often people post flyers for charities and things.
4) Listen in assembly! Mr. O’Shea tells lots of important information and maybe you can ask Mr. O’Shea for extra information at some point afterwards.