NIE Special Report
Whether its from the simple desire to help others, our environment, or our way of life, innovation is a process that begins with imagination and results in the creation of something of value for society.
NBC Learn, in collaboration with the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the National Science Teachers Association, explores the process of innovations in this compelling 11-week video series.
►View this weeks video : 3-D Printing
►Finland is the best country for mothers, report says
Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.
►Archive of Geography quizzes
May is Garden for Wildlife Month!
Plant a Schoolyard Garden at Your School
To help reconnect today's children to the outdoors, National Wildlife Federation assists schools in developing outdoor classrooms called Schoolyard Habitats®, where educators and students learn how to attract and support local wildlife.
These wildlife habitats become places where students not only learn about wildlife species and ecosystems, but also outdoor classrooms where they hone their academic skills and nurture their innate curiosity and creativity.
Click here to view the lessons
NIE Institute Educational Resources
As an NIE subscriber, you can access a wealth of free educational resources available through our membership in the national NIE Institute. All are appropriate for classroom instruction when used with the electronic or print edition of The Star-Ledger.
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Tap the wealth of information in your newspaper as a teaching tool:
►Northeast braces for noisy invasion: Flying cicada bugs return after hiding for 17 years
-- Front Page Talking Points Archive
Diversity, multiculturalism, worldwide events. You'll find plenty for classroom discussions in this listing of events.
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