PLEASE NOTE: This website is no longer
staffed. It will be left on the internet as a resource for students
Promoting student growth and community development
SchoolNet News Network (SNN) / Redaction
de Rescol (RDR) connects Canadian students, teachers
and the media community in a collaborative learning environment
to stimulate student participation in journalism education.
GOALS and OBJECTIVES
- To provide a voice for Canadian students to tell their stories.
- To bring SNN/RDR to students and teachers in every school
- To encourage integration of SNN/RDR activities into school
- To build a community of students, teachers and journalists
focussed on the development of journalism, communication and
- To use online journalistic activities to stimulate student
interest in media, current events, social issues and global community
- To help teachers throughout Canada bring online technology
and media studies into their classrooms.
- To connect students, teachers and schools throughout Canada
by developing collaborative learning projects.
- To use broadband technology to increase student production
of high-quality, multi-media content.
- To foster cooperation with media organizations across Canada
in order to maintain SNN/RDR's mentorship program.
- To develop partnerships with educational institutions, media
organizations, provincial/federal government department and the
The SNN/RDR project is composed of three (3) elements:
Media awareness and literacy: Through its classroom
components, the project tries to show students how the news media
works and encourages them to think critically about what they
read, see and hear in newspapers, radio and television broadcasts
and online media.
Journalism education: Through its Reporter's Toolbox the project helps students develop the skills
they need to report, research and write/produce stories in a journalistic style.
Online publication and broadcast: This website no longer
publishes student work. However, through the SNN Student
Magazine, the website provides student reporters and teachers with
samples of student work both in print, radio and television format and
links them to student publications.
is guided by these principles:
The project must be accessible to students and teachers across
Canada regardless of their access to high end computer equipment.
The SNN/RDR project was originally managed by the SNN and RDR coordinators with
input from the Student Editorial Board, the SNN Advisory Board,
STEM~Net and Canada's SchoolNet. However project funding ended in June, 2004
and therefore the SNN/RDR project and website is no longer staffed.
The SNN/RDR website
resources remain online for use by students, teachers and other