CEMS News Elective
Mr. Huntington CEMS Technology Integrator 9/27/23
Share out - who you are and something interesting about yourself!
In one or two words, how would you describe middle school?
Middle School News Program
Find out what's happening in the school and local community. Share your stories and ideas with the world. Learn new skills and be part of something amazing!
Middle School News Program
Middle School News Program: A program in which students in a middle school create and produce a news program for the school.
News Anchor: A person who introduces and presents news stories and other content on a news program.
Reporting: The gathering of information and the writing of stories on a news program.
Did you know?
The Middle School News Program is the longest running program of its kind in the United States, having started in 1997. The program is broadcasted in classrooms across the country and is watched by millions of students each week. The Middle School News Program has been featured in several movies, including the Academy Award-winning film 'The Social Network' (2010).
What roles and responsibilities are involved in creating a news broadcast?
What would be a good branding for our school's news program?
How could I create an effective news broadcast at our school?
What skills and qualities do I need to have to succeed in creating a news broadcast?
Brain break: Draw a monkey holding a banana like it's a microphone, singing its heart out!
In pairs: Select one task
Question: You are the producers of a middle school news program. The principal has asked you to come up with a creative idea for the first show. What should it be?
Think about the kinds of topics that would interest your fellow classmates. Research other news programs to get ideas. Remember to make it entertaining and interactive.
A: Brainstorm a few ideas with your partner. B: Create a storyboard to illustrate your idea.
What is the purpose of a middle school news program?
- To promote a healthy lifestyle
- To entertain students with funny skits
- To sell advertisements for the school
- To inform students about school events
Who typically hosts a middle school news program?
- Students from the media club
- Teachers from different departments
- Professional news anchors
- The principal of the school
What equipment is commonly used to record segments for a middle school news program?
- Pencils and paper
- Cameras and microphones
- Musical instruments
- Chalkboards and erasers
Which of the following segments would NOT be featured in a middle school news program?
- Cooking tutorials
- Book reviews
- Sports highlights
- Weather forecast
Why is it important for students to participate in producing a middle school news program?
- Increases popularity among peers
- Develops communication skills
- Provides an opportunity to skip classes
- Helps maintain physical fitness
Work together in pairs: What were some of the key roles and responsibilities of the students involved in creating our middle school news program?
For next Wednesday.
Join our GC - I will send an invite! Think about a name for the CEMS news program. We will create a brand and a logo!