|Boston Spa Comprehensive and and
Washington Irving High's activities encompass both English and American
literature, and English language studies.|
Newspapers provided a useful and convenient focus for language work:- each class selected newspaper stories, and faxed copies to each other. Written views about the layout, content and language were exchanged by electronic mail, and were later discussed / reviewed by videoconference.
Here is one example - of US tabloid journalism - reviewed by students at Boston Spa:
|Another group (Osborne Middle School
and Woodward Academy) wrote their own newspapers.
Osborne's newspaper (shown opposite), is all about Detroit, and is based on the pupils' own research, after finding out what their audience's interests were (from videoconference 'getting to know you' sessions). Newspapers were exchanged, and then discussed in another videoconference.