OVERVIEWGiving students the opportunity to publish their work to an audience other than the teacher, their classmates and other students in their school gives them a powerful incentive to raise the bar.
STUDENT CHOICE AND VOICEPublishing artefacts students produce allows their voice to reach a larger audience. This may be on topics of personal importance, issues they really care about or simply encouraging a sense of pride that what they produce matters (thereby empowering them to use this voice in other contexts too).
EXAMPLEA Writing teacher sends his students' texts to publishers' websites.
An ELA teacher connects her classroom with one or more abroad.
The following sites accept student submissions:
- Wikipedia: anyone can contribute remember, like these Science students! And don't forget it's partner site Simple Wikipedia.
- The National High School Journal of Science
- Issuu: publish to a subscribed audience of readers
- Flipsnack: publish professional-looking magazines on any topic
- Tikatok: for students to write and illustrate digital books
- If that's not enough, here are more ways to publish student texts.
The following may accept student submissions:
- A variety of student-facing magazines that may accept contributions (ages 4-15)