WHAT IS EURSC MAG?
♦ The EEB1 newspaper / The webzine will be fed with input from primary and secondary pupils. Please encourage your students to post articles, videos, drawings, photos, etc.
♦ An educational tool / The purpose of this webzine is mainly pedagogical. It is not intended to disseminate practical or administrative information, but be an authentic, modern medium for publishing creations produced by the pupils supervised by their teachers. It also concerns teaching students about digital literacy. This project develops the skills that shape the European Schools’ programme:
1. communication in the mother tongue; 2. communication in foreign languages; 3. mathematical competence and basic skills in science and technology; 4. digital competence; 5. learning to learn; 6. social and civic skills; 7. initiative and enterprise; 8. cultural sensitivity and expression.
♦ A regular publication / Unlike a paper journal whose periodicity is often exacting and constrained, this webzine, like any online journal, may be fed through contributions provided by students and teachers on an ad hoc basis. This flexibility makes it a responsive and regularly updated tool.
♦ A secure publication / Articles cannot be published freely. Only certain adults will be able to approve submitted articles and publish them on the site.
♦ An Open License / All content will be published under an open Creative Commons license ‘Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International’: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
WHO HAS THE RIGHT TO WRITE?
♦ All students in the school may contribute.
♦ The different agents and actors involved are as follows:
a)- The authors: the students themselves must create their own article (or their video), and must have taken note of the charter of the webzine (appearing on the site) when they embark on the project.
b)- Editors-in-chief: the teachers (primary and secondary) accompany students in the drafting of articles (production, improvement, modification, etc.), in particular, to ensure accountability of authors (ethical conduct, no defamation, no copy/paste of the internet, choice of original illustrations, etc.). They then send in the texts deemed suitable for publication.
c)- Publishing directors: are the only ones authorised to publish what is produced; they approve the publication; They are the contact person for any problem and for publication.
The writings will engage only their authors and not the school management.
♦ Methods of publication / Three options:
- As part of the editorial committee of the webzine, made up of committed pupils who are present at regular meetings;
- As part of a one-off class project, the teacher encourages one or more students to produce an article and the teacher then submits it to the publishing directors;
- A student who is not a member of the editorial committee will spontaneously put an article forward to the publishing directors.
♦ Languages of publication: the languages of the articles will be those of the pupils (European languages). This implies that a teacher who is proficient in this language will have approved the content of the article before submitting it to the publishing directors.
HOW IS AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED?
♦ If a student requests it spontaneously or if you encourage one or more of your students to write, you accompany them in their production and when you think the creation is finished, you send it, with the illustration, to the contact persons (publishing directors) who will check it and then put it online.
♦ Using Office 365 / The Office 365 platform and its sharing applications will be used for the gradual preparation of articles, which requires regular exchange, improvements and several versions to arrive at the final article. A European School e-mail addresses must be used (@ student.eursc.eu).
♦ Format of publications / A summary document explaining all formats (types of articles, sections, illustrations, etc.) and all procedures (image rights, submission of articles, etc.) to be respected is posted on the site. The articles should be written and sent using the template document.
♦ Journalistic Charter to be respected / The site provides a Journalistic Charter (defining ethical conduct) and the spirit of the project. All articles or contributions must contain the identity of the contributor.
WHO TO CONTACT FOR PUBLICATION?
Please visit the Contacts page.