Mary asked a question the other day that I thought was worth pulling into a main post. She :
Bud (and others), how do you envision students using CoverItLive for anything related to citizen journalism?
What a great question. I’ve got a longer post that I’d like to write about how we might start thinking about student citizen journalism, but I think it makes almost immediate sense to descend upon a city or school district meeting with a few computers. The teacher can moderate and students can post about the meeting taking place. Later on, the video of the meeting can be combined with the transcript to make for an excellent reflective opportunity.
I think tools like these are perfect for citizen journalists – students or otherwise.
Your turn. Is that a good idea? Do you promote student citizen journalism in your classes? If so, what do you do? If not, why not?