The NIE team hopes you had a safe and wonderful summer. Online access to the Boston Herald Smart Edition begins this Monday, September 9. If you have already received an email with your username and password, please keep in mind that you still won’t be able to log on until Monday.
If you haven’t ordered your classroom copies of the online Smart Edition, order now! If you order 10 or more copies by September 15 you will be entered for a chance to win an iPad mini for your classroom.
Kickoff the school year with Pigskin Geography! The Patriots face off against the Buffalo Bills this Sunday, September 8. NIE teachers have access to this free curriculum guide, which teaches national geography using the NFL football schedule.
Students are getting ready for back to school with the latest tech gadgets. For laptops, the 2013 Macbook Air and the Acer Aspire S7 touchscreen are now faster than ever. The Microscoft Surface RT and Kindle Paperwhite are the newest recommendations for portable tablets and eReaders. As for smartphones, the Nokia Lumia 1020 doubles as a professional-quality camera!
Print delivery for the school year ends this Friday June 14th. We wish you all a safe and happy summer as we make an announcement about the future of the NIE program:
As this school year comes to an end, we wish to thank you for having the Boston
Herald in your classrooms and sharing our news with your students for the past 25
years. We are especially proud of the fact that many of our current news-makers
and loyal readers were first introduced to the Herald by educators like you and
we look forward to supporting future generations of young learners for years to
With time comes change and this past decade has seen technological wonders that
have changed how we teach, how we learn, how we conduct business and how we connect
to the world. This September, the Boston Herald will no longer deliver print copies
of the newspaper to schools and will instead concentrate all our efforts in providing
you and your students the most complete and convenient news experience thru the
electronic Boston Herald Smart Edition.
The online Boston Herald provides features that go beyond print and the NIE Team
is ready to help you and your students learn to use it. Sample the Smart Edition,
as well as treats from local legend Kick*ss Cupcakes, at our free summer workshop
and dessert tasting! The event will be held at the Boston Herald in the historic
Seaport Center on August 21st from 10-12pm. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot! Learn more here.
Sign up for the Smart Edition now and we’ll see you in September!
-The NIE team
Please email email@example.com or call 617-619-6220 with any questions.
Are any of your high school students aspiring journalists? Penn State’s College of Communications is offering a summer Multimedia Journalism Camp offering courses in Broadcasting, Photojournalism, Sports, Social Media, Weather, and more!
Students will learn the art of interviewing, photography, and new forms of media. The program runs from July 7-11 and is held on their campus. The all inclusive fee of $725 covers classes and room and board, and interested students should register by June 21.
Students taking part in the Herald’s StoxSmart competition had a chance to meet with State Treasurer Steven Grossman earlier this week. They chatted over ice cream about the unpredictability of the stock market and trusting your instincts.
The students, who have the chance to change their portfolios this week, gained valuable insight in investments, finances, and making decisions that will surely help them in the competition.
Thank you to all of the students who created art for Eyes of a Child and the teachers who took the time to send in submissions. Our special holiday section came to life with your wonderful art, poems, and stories.
Are you a high school journalism teacher looking to incorporate social media into your students’ publications? Try this award winning program of activities and teacher guides, Social Media Toolbox, created by Marina Hendricks.
Students will learn about acceptable usage and policies, the ins and outs of Facebook and Twitter, and the ethical concerns of using social media in publications.
Each lesson plan is available as a PDF download with links to additional resources.
Students can help end bullying in schools and communities across the nation by participating in the Stop Bullying Video Challenge. Youthages 13-18 are invited to create a 30 to 60 second video that will motivate their peers to prevent bullying and promote an environment where kindness and respect matters. The video’s focus should be on how youth can be more than a bystander.
The contest is hosted by The Federal Partners for Bullying Prevention and the Health Resources and Services Administration. One grand prize winner will receive a $2,000 cash prize and their video will be featured on the Stop Bullying website. Two honorable mention winners will receive a $500 cash prize and their videos will be featured online as well.
What does Hermione from Harry Potter and a fairy have to do with flying an airplane? Well, you probably won’t find them in a cockpit anytime soon. But Massachusetts Institute of Technology students are using characters like these to teach K-12 students science concepts. In a new project called MIT+K12, college students have made more than 30 online videos that teach important STEM topics from the Doppler Effect to chlorophyl.
Students in the Boston Herald StoxSmart competition might be investing virtual dollars, but yesterday they received a very real reward. All eight participants were given brand new iPads courtesy of Suffolk Construction. Now it will be even easier for competitors to research stocks using their new tablets.