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Digital Journalism Class


This class curriculum is designed as a school elective that meets daily for 50 minutes for 1 semester. The class reinforces academic standards for reading comprehension and analysis, and writing. Development of technology and design concepts like editing videos, telling a story using photos, and tools needed to be a citizen reporter. Common Core Standards such as collaborative discussions,  demonstrations and presentations, and the brainstorming and development of ideas are encouraged in class activities. View curriculum.


Projects are identified and teams of students are given specific tasks needed to complete the project. Each team of students follow learning modules written to teach students the needed skills to understand and complete their specific task.


Project Examples:

Presentation on Innovations

Teacher Training & Support

Collaboration & Creativity

Innovation that Affected You


medium: Google Presentation

directions: collaborate via the cloud to create a presentation using mixed media to clearly explain the innovation the group has chosen and how it has affected you.

CCS: Writing, Speaking and Listening


Teacher Training & Support


Staff trains teachers on the technology skills necessary to teach and facilitate the class. Technology confidence is important before taking a leap into our innovative curriculum.


Staff supports all the teachers' needs and adjusts curriculum to be sure all material is up to date.

Spaghetti and Marshmallow Challenge


Build the tallest free standing structure using dry spaghetti, marshmallows and tape.

Life skills taught include:

Design Thinking

Brainstorming Sessions

Creativity Development





Criticism and Critique


Time Management

Task Management


Sharing Responsibilities

Technology skills taught include:

Basic Coding [HTML, CSS]


Image Editing



Story Boarding

Video Editing


Social Media Marketing


Support from DesignedByYouth is provided to staff and students to ensure clear communication, professionalism and timely completion of projects.


The projects and curriculum are tailored to the grade level, skill level, and total alloted time.


Starting a Class is easy, fun and rewarding.

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