How SNN Works
PLEASE NOTE: This website is no longer
staffed. The website will be kept on the internet as a resources for
students and teachers.
SchoolNet News Network (SNN) -- along with its French counterpart,
Rédaction de Rescol -- is a national online journalism
program for all Kindergarten to Grade 12 students in Canada.
The SNN website features three key areas for teachers and students.
SNN's NEWSROOM is a place
for student reporters. In the Newsroom they will
- receive story ideas to help them develop a
- receive practical advice on writing and journalism
- develop their writing and interviewing
- learn about radio and television reporting
- develop multimedia skills
- link to news media across Canada and the world
- link to writing guides, lesson plans and activities in our
Classroom Section that may help them develop their writing and
Through SNN's IN
THE CLASSROOM, SNN provides
- a teacher's handbook in the Where to Begin Section
- writing guides
- sample student articles with critiques by professional
- lesson plans/activities for all grades levels with connections to
many curriculum subjects such as history, political science, social
- a page demonstrating how student journalism connects with media
education in the curriculum
- links to our Newsroom Reporters Toolbox where students can learn
how to write, interview and use multimedia
STUDENT MAGAZINE, a magazine for Canadian students, was published online
each month since 1996. This monthly magazine was discontinued on
June 30, 2004.
However, you can find all articles written by students in the SNN
Magazine in our ARCHIVES section
Students/teachers can use these articles to see what students like
write about as well as show them examples of writing and story ideas.
The magazine published articles by students from across Canada
genres: news, current events, opinion/editorials, teen issues,
profiles, entertainment, sports and an arts and expressions section.
Students wrote about whatever interested them -- current events,
breaking news, sports, arts and entertainment, social issues,
hobbies, education, technology or lifestyles. The story can have
a local, provincial, national, or even international angle. The
story can take various forms -- a news article that quotes different
people, a feature that takes an in-depth look at a person, place
or thing, a review of a book, a movie or a CD, a story on a sports
event or personality, or a column that expresses the student's
point of view on a given subject.
Warranties and Disclaimers
All information on the Schoolnet News Network (SNN) website is
provided "AS IS" without any warranty of any kind.
SNN makes no warranties of any kind, express or implied, regarding
the accuracy or reliability of any information submitted to the
SNN website. SNN reserves the right to change or eliminate information
on the SNN website at any time, without notifying visitors. SNN
will, in no event, be liable for any damages--indirect, special,
incidental, or consequential-- arising out of the use of information
contained on the SNN website.
The opinions and ideas presented in the SNN Student Magazine
are not necessarily those of SchoolNet News Network (SNN). SNN
does not verify accuracy or sources of content and in no way
guarantees it validity.
SNN reserves the right not to publish every item submitted,
whether it's an idea, suggestion, picture, writing, or anything
By submitting material to SNN, students are warranting that
their work is original. SNN will assume submitted work to be
original and not in violation of copyright protected material.
Copyright in materials sent to SNN remains with the author.
However, SNN may freely reproduce them in print, electronic or