East Penn Information Technology Director Michael Mohn told the East Board of School Directors Monday night that the Emmaus High School student newspaper “The Stinger” is now reaching a global audience.
Volume 38, Issue 4 of “The Stinger” is available online to readers around the world, Mohn reported, through iTunes University. Using his iPad to demonstrate, Mohn showed the board how users can subscribe to “The Stinger” through iTunesU and download the publication to virtually any electronic device.
“You all have homework now,” Mohn told the board, implying that they should all visit iTunesU and subscribe. Subscriptions are free and can be found by searching for East Penn School District under K-12.
He then went on to relay to the board some of the things the students involved with the student newspaper had told him after the iTunes version went live.
- “I feel so important now.”
- “I have to start thinking past the walls of the high school when I write.”
- “This is going to make me a better writer, knowing that someone in Egypt, someone in the United Kingdom, will be reading my work.”
Issue 5 of “The Stinger” will be available online in a few weeks, Mohn said, adding that the next step will be making some examples of student work available through iTunesU.
School Board President Charles Ballard thanked Mohn for his report and said, “We look forward to much more content in the future.”