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MIT Videos Make Science Fun for Students

§ April 27th, 2012 § Filed under Computers and Technology, Elementary School, Health, High School, Math, Middle School, Science, Teacher resources § No Comments

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.

For more information, read the Boston Herald article MIT videos teach fun-damental lessons. Then watch more than 30 science videos on the MIT+k12 website here.

StoxSmart Students Score iPads to Aid in Competition

§ April 13th, 2012 § Filed under Computers and Technology, Current Events, High School, Middle School § No Comments

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.

Watch the StoxSmart students receive their iPads below, and read the Boston Herald article StoxSmart kids get iPads to track investments.

Print Delivery Cancelled April 16 through April 20

§ April 13th, 2012 § Filed under NIE News § No Comments

Attention NIE Teachers– Print delivery is cancelled April 16 through April 20 for the April vacation week. Delivery will resume on April 23.

Print Delivery Cancelled for April 6

§ April 5th, 2012 § Filed under NIE News § No Comments

Attention NIE Teachers– Print delivery of Boston Herald newspapers will be cancelled for Friday, April 6 due to the holiday. Delivery will resume on April 9.

Still want to read the newspaper? You can always access the Boston Herald online with the Smart Edition.

StoxSmart Competition Kicks Off to a Great Start

§ April 3rd, 2012 § Filed under Current Events, High School, Math, Middle School § No Comments

The Boston Herald StoxSmart competition is on! Eight students from Boston area schools have partnered with financial experts to test their skills at picking profitable stocks.

This week Team JLS Rising Stox from Josiah Quincy Upper High School in Chinatown is in the lead. Find out where team members Liyi Ye and Steven Julien-Stewart spent their investment dollars, and follow the progress of other teams by reading the Boston Herald article Stock pros team with Hub students. You can also stay updated by checking out the StoxSmart Blog.