Mo. high-school students publish local history magazine online

01/13/2013 | Joplin Globe (Mo.), The

The perspectives of longtime residents of Joplin, Mo., are now available online in a student-created magazine called Ozarkapedia.org. The pilot project involves 141 Joplin High School sophomores who research, photograph and interview older residents about the subjects of their articles. The students wrote articles, edited and posted them online using programs including WordPress and Google Docs. "I really do think this is something that prepares them for the real world," said Justin Crawford, an instructor who helped students with the technology.

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