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About NIE

Teachers, give your students the world at their fingertips, at no cost to you!

Winner of 20 Pulitzer Prizes, the Miami Herald Media Company (MHMC) provides the best journalism in South Florida. MHMC's NewsMedia in Education (NIE) program strives to promote literacy through readership, at no cost to participating classroom teachers.

Today's students want immediate news and entertainment in a digitized format using the latest software, and that's what NIE offers, with complete access to the Miami Herald Digital Newspaper and other resources. For Spanish lessons, teachers turn to the award-winning el Nuevo Herald - one of our nation's premier Spanish-language newspapers.

NIE provides subject-specific lesson plans for every grade level that are compatible with the Florida Standards.

Our NewsMedia in Education (NIE) program is entirely funded through subscriber donations and sponsorships from advertisers. Access to the digital newspaper as well as any printed themed sections are freely available to all Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe County school teachers who request it.

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Why educators should use the Miami Herald in the classroom.
  • ESOL Friendly
  • Differential Instruction and Learning Styles
  • NIE offers a Higher Order of Thinking (HOT)


Weekly Lessons (updated every Monday)

Use the Miami Herald to spark classroom discussions.
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This Weeks's lesson:
Gunman attacks Canada's Parliament

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Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.
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This Weeks's lesson:

Cable TV and dish antennas lose popularity as digital streaming expands

Many Americans – probably including you -- don't watch TV the way your grandparents did. Except for live sports, there's not much reason to tune in at a scheduled time. Your generation and young adults often watch videos from Netflix or Hulu Plu...

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The National Wildlife Federation lesson plans are designed to introduce students to life science, ecology, wildlife biology, scientific identification and observation. All lesson plans are aligned to the National Science Education Standards and organized by grade level.

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Is it a great new learning tool or the easiest way to cheat in math, ever? The new PhotoMath app uses your phone's camera to identify equations, and then it solves them, letting you see the step-by-step guide to getting the answer. The app's creators say it will "help kids around the world learn math." But, many teachers fear it will harm learning when students to use the app to do their homework.

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This Weeks's lesson:
Sounds of All Saints' Day

A gospel song and a graveyard party: the unique sounds of New Orleans on the Day of the Dead.

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-- Oct 31, 2014

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This week's word in the news: PALLIATIVE

DEFINITION:
Relieving or soothing the symptoms of a disease or disorder without effecting a cure.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
He is receiving palliative care, and doctors have told the former mayor the next step is hospice care.
The Boston Globe -- 10/27/2014

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This Weeks's lesson:

Distant trouble becomes nearby 'crisis'

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Draw your own conclusions

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Science Behind the News

NBC Learn, in partnership with he National Science Foundation, explores the science, technology, engineering and math found in current events. This 7-week series helps connect fundamental STEM topics to real-world news stories.

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Diversity, multiculturalism, worldwide events. You'll find plenty for classroom discussions in this listing of events.

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Tap the wealth of information in your newspaper as a teaching tool:

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