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The Newspaper Clipping Generator

I was cleaning out a curriculum binder today and found my notes and samples from when my fourth graders used the Newspaper Clipping Generator website to publish newspaper articles about the events leading up to California's Statehood. The Newspaper Clipping Generator can be used for any number of content areas and grades, and it is compatible with iPads.

Here are some notes for using and publishing using the generator that may help you and your students get started generating a newspaper article using iPads.



Newspaper Clipping Generator

www.fodey.com
  • Name of the Newspaper (it will get truncated)
  • Add a historically accurate Date if you are writing about a historical event
  • Add a Headline (Pay attention to capitalization!)
  • Write your story using Google Docs, Pages, or another word processing app or program (this makes the actual drafting of the article easier to edit and save)
  • Copy the text and paste it into the Enter Your Story text box 
  • GENERATE (read the resultant text to make sure it makes sense). There is a finite amount of text that will appear. It is possible that a student's longer article will be truncated).
  • Follow the on-screen directions to DOWNLOAD YOUR IMAGE
  • Save Image to Camera Roll
  • Export Image for printing or copy to add to a website or blog
  • The newspaper image can be added to a Pages document for printing also
  • Export the Pages document (and/or the newspaper image) to Google Drive
Here are a couple of student examples:


Originally posted by Paula Noda.

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