Thursday, April 30, 2009

Scott Kieffer: Journalistic Scavenger Hunts: Fun Teaching Tool

Scott Kieffer is a graduating senior at The College of New Jersey who worked as a research collaborator and mentor-counselor for the IJIMS summer camp. This article appeared on the Poynter Institute E-Media Tidbits blog on Dec. 9, 2008. 

"Scavenger hunts may seem like an odd choice for journalism education, but they were precisely what I needed this past summer to help train a group of young journalists.

I developed this offbeat idea as a member of theInteractive Journalism Institute for Middle-Schoolers. IJIMS (a group of faculty and students from The College of New Jersey), ran a two-week summer program for teachers and students from a local middle school. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the program was a collaboration of journalists and programmers. Our goal was to teach the middle school students the skills to build an online magazine...."

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