Northwest Scholastic Press

News literacy is the new skill needed by high school, middle school students

December 22, 2011

Filed under LIBRARY, NEWS CLIPS, SOCIAL MEDIA, Uncategorized

News Literacy Project to the rescue, founded by LA Times investigative journalist Mission The News Literacy Project (NLP) is an innovative national educational program that mobilizes seasoned journalists to help middle school and high school students sort fact from fiction in the digital age. ...

Just like a daily newspaper, get daily updates from our website

December 15, 2011

Filed under NW PERSPECTIVE, Uncategorized

A database updated every 24 hours, delivered to your mailbox every morning. Sound familiar? It's our latest offering, and it's easy for you to sign up. In the right column below, in the widget box "Email Site Updates," type in your email address. You don't have to be a member to subscribe, only...

Sign Up For Weekly Current Events Quiz

December 13, 2011

Filed under LEARNING CENTER, LIBRARY, Uncategorized

Did you realize one of the benefits of JEA membership is the weekly current events quiz posted by Candace Bowen? Here's an example of this week's quiz. It's essential that students learn to follow the news closely. A quiz is an excellent tool to achieve this objective. It is also an excellent conversation...

Washington Post picks best editorial cartoons of year

December 13, 2011

Filed under LESSONS, LIBRARY, Uncategorized

The Washington Post’s picks for the best editorial cartoons of 2011 represent a balance of perspectives. To teach lessons about editorial cartoons, use the free teacher's guide Cartoon Handbook with these cartoons. To teach a full unit on editorial cartoons, you can also use the Cartoon Handbook cartoon...

SPLC Director explains FERPA law protects records, not facts

December 13, 2011


A persistent misunderstanding was explained on the JEAHELP listserv by SPLC director Frank LaMonte. The listserv, available to all members, is another great reason to become a JEA member. This may be expecially important to those who are working through these issues with their online publications. FERPA prot...

Yearbook designer alert! Tangerine Tango is 2012 color of the year

December 12, 2011

Filed under NEWS CLIPS, Uncategorized

  Dance into the New Year with this Vivacious and Appealing Reddish Orange  (Pantone 17-1463) The 2011 color of the year, PANTONE 18-2120 Honeysuckle, encouraged us to face everyday troubles with verve and vigor. Tangerine Tango, a spirited reddish orange, continues to provide the energy boost ...

Teaching tools for global media literacy

December 12, 2011

Filed under LEARNING CENTER, NEWS CLIPS, Uncategorized

Check out The Best Tools To Help Develop Global Media Literacy. Great for journalism, media, ELL.

2012 Teacher Inspiration & Rising Star honorees announced

December 9, 2011

Filed under ADVISERS, JEA, Uncategorized

JEA is proud to announce those chosen for the 2012 Linda S. Puntney Teacher Inspiration Award, and for our 2012 Rising Star awards. These awards will be presented on April 14, in Seattle, during the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention. 2012 Linda S. Puntney Teacher Inspira...

Have some fun with font haiku contest (notice font is in Tangerine Tango?)

December 9, 2011

Filed under LESSONS, Uncategorized

Winners of Veer's Font Haiku daily contests are already being posted on their blog. Fun and inspirational, you may also want to make this an assignment for your own students the next time you are teaching typography and desktop publishing. The contest ends Dec. 20 (but the fun doesn't!). Here's the...

It’s up to We The People … Let’s celebrate!

December 9, 2011

Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

The holiday that got away: Why we need to honor the Bill of Rights on Dec. 15 Ken Paulson President, First Amendment Center Imagine if they canceled Independence Day. What if the federal government declared that the Fourth of July was no longer a holiday?   We would be told to report for work, ca...