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With the help of rubrics, NewsMaker provides individual student with immediate feedback for self-assessment of performance and it also facilitates peer critiquing, especially in the area of oral skills. Students frequently choose to rehearse and re-record in order to improve upon fluency, rhythm, pacing, intonation and expression.

NewsMaker provides students an easy, affordable, and fun platform to practice writing, speaking, and presentation skills.

NewsMaker is neither grade-level specific nor content-area specific. It is a tool to help students improve their communication skills while mastering content in any subject area.

With NewsMaker, students take on the role of news anchor and producer, creating their own story in 3 easy steps:

Write! Read! Publish!


Step 1: Write

In the role of 'reporter', the student plans and writes a news story in NewsMaker.


Step 2: Read

The computer monitor then serves as a teleprompter, and the 'news anchor' reads the story aloud for practice, then makes a recording. Built-in fun video technologies makes it easy to overlay impressive visual effects. Additional effects can be downloaded from the left panel of this website.

Step 3 : Publish

In this final step, the student becomes the 'news producer' and publishes the recorded clip as a single video file to be shared with classmates, teachers, family or friends.

NewsMaker, designed to require minimal technology skills, facilitates a classroom environment in which students produce well-organized presentations that clearly and concisely convey concepts and information.

With the help of rubrics, NewsMaker provides individual student with immediate feedback for self-assessment of performance and it also facilitates peer critiquing, especially in the area of oral skills. Students frequently choose to rehearse and re-record in order to improve upon fluency, rhythm, pacing, intonation and expression.

 
 
 
 
 
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