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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 story

- receive practical advice on writing and journalism 

- develop their writing and interviewing skills

- 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 journalism skills.


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 journalists

- lesson plans/activities for all grades levels with connections to many curriculum subjects such as history, political science, social studies, technology

- 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


The SNN 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 http://www.snn-rdr.ca/snn/archives.html.

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 covering various 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 else.

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 other forms.

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