Thursday, December 9, 2010

Kellett Tellit Goes Online

Ten years ago, nobody imagined you could send a message to hundreds of your friends with a click of a mouse, or read a newspaper on something as slick as an iPod! Google, Facebook, Kindles, iPhones, Podcasts—the way we get information or communicate today, is hugely different to how our parents or grandparents did. The internet and digital printing has revolutionised the newspaper industry in recent years and now it’s Kellett Tell It’s turn to go digital! This term we are finally going online!

“Kellett Tell It has been going for a few years now, and it’s done a great job of communicating the student voice to parents and the community, but times have changed and we can now use other means to communicate that information” said Mr Dawes. “We’re still going to be using text, but we’re also going to be looking at multimedia ways of delivering Kellett news; photographs, audio work and hopefully some video too. Obviously we use a lot more technology in Kellett than we did 5 or 6 years ago, and that needs to be reflected in the way we report our news”.
The best thing about going online is that Kellett Tell It can deliver news to everyone as soon as it happens. So when two of our reporters went to the Bledisloe Cup press conference, instead of waiting till the end of term to put the story in the paper, we could put the story online immediately!

Mr Dawes says it’s important to think about how we collect and mix information together. “We might make a podcast, and that will help us to host information online. There are clever things like RSS feeds, so people can ask to have Kellett Tell It delivered to them. It would be great to have a newscast from Kellett Tell It on your iPod!” So next time you want to read Kellett Tell It, you can just go online and read away!

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