Student art wanted for Boston Herald holiday section

§ December 12th, 2016 § Filed under Uncategorized § No Comments

The Boston Herald is calling for submissions of student art for its annual holiday section, "Through the Eyes of a Child," which will appear in the newspaper on December 24. We gladly welcome drawings, poems, prose, and essays inspired by the holiday season. A selection of student work will be published in the newspaper. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, December 20.

 

Please see the complete "Through the Eyes of a Child" guidelines for entry below:

  1. All entries must be sent via email by a teacher or principal. We are unable to accept submissions directly from students.
  2. Entries must be emailed to julie.defrancesco@bostonherald.com by Tuesday, December 20.
  3. Artwork should be scanned at its best resolution and be in PDF format. Written entries must not exceed 300 words. Editorial reserves the right to edit if necessary.
  4. In the email, please include the name, grade, school, city, teacher name, and contact number for each student.
  5. Entries will be selected by the editorial department of the Boston Herald.

Teachers and principals -- please email entries to julie.defrancesco@bostonherald.com by Tuesday, December 20.

Back to school: How to succeed

§ September 7th, 2016 § Filed under Uncategorized § No Comments

Photo from Boston Herald

As students gear up for a new school year, the Boston Herald spoke with an Endicott College sophomore and CEO of Boston-based tutoring/college prep company Signet Education to find out what helps set a student up for success.

The article reads, "reflecting back on what went well at school and what didn’t can help students enhance their time management, work-life balance and academic success, according to Jay Bacrania, CEO of Boston-based Signet Education."

Ask your students to reflect back on their previous academic year. What proved to be successful? What could use more work? Build a personal plan of do's and don'ts to help students start this new year off right.

Read the full article: Learning to succeed: Use lessons of past year to thrive in the present.

Olympics-themed Educational Resources

§ July 28th, 2016 § Filed under Current Events § No Comments

 

Kids Go for the Gold learning with these new Olympics-themed Educational Resources from Education.com. Use the e-Edition to find Boston Herald newspaper articles surrounding the Olympics, coupled with the activities and worksheets from Education.com, to lead your students in exciting lesson plans.

Product Manager for Education.com, Kevin M.A. Nguyen, describes the benefits of working with the resources offered by Education.com: "With Education.com’s Summer Olympics worksheets and activities, children can learn how math, social studies, and language arts skills relate to a real-life event. These resources not only help get kids excited about learning over the summer break, they also encourage children to build vocabulary, exercise graphing skills, increase reading comprehension, develop global awareness, and more. Education.com believes that the best educational opportunities take advantage of experiences that kids feel passionate about in the real world and tie them to learning fundamental skills."

Make sure to take a look at the free  “Ode the Olympics” workbook.

Plagiarism in the professional world

§ July 21st, 2016 § Filed under Current Events, Journalism § No Comments

Credit: AP

From a very young age, students are taught to never plagiarize someone else's work. While they are told of the perils of taking someone's words or work as their own, often times it can be hard for a student to see the implications of plagiarism outside of a school setting.

However, prominent in this week's news cycle, students are able to see exactly how the world reacts to plagiarism. Melania Trump's speech at the Republican National Convention included verbatim phrases from a speech given by Michelle Obama in 2008. Mrs. Trump has received enormous backlash since the speech was delivered Monday night.

Find more information and articles in the Boston Herald. Plagiarism charges mar Melania Trump's moment

Welcome to Jupiter: NASA spacecraft reaches giant planet

§ July 6th, 2016 § Filed under Current Events, Science § No Comments

Credit: The Associated Press

The newspaper shows students how science is applied in real-life examples.  What is the latest happening with NASA?

A 1/4 scale model size of NASA's solar-powered Juno spacecraft is displayed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. on Friday, July 1, 2016. The spacecraft is on the final leg of a five-year, 1.8 billion-mile voyage to the biggest planet in the solar system. It's expected to reach Jupiter and go into orbit around the planet on July 4. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

Read full article and view photo gallery at BostonHerald.com

Student Voices: Pitching, hitting poised to put Red Sox in Series

§ June 21st, 2016 § Filed under Journalism, NIE News, Student Voices § No Comments

Congratulations to this month's Student Voices writer, Anthony Luti, a high school student from Wilmington.  Check out Anthony's article published on BostonHerald.com.

To the delight of baseball fans everywhere, the sun has 
risen on the 2016 MLB season. That being said, every baseball fan is analyzing their pitching and batting lineups and making firm predictions that they will stand by throughout the 162-game season.

In a season as long as a baseball season, a lot can happen that may damage one’s predictions on their favorite team’s season, such as injuries and trades, but for this prediction I will stand firm on the roster at hand.

Let’s begin with what seemed to be a never-ending storm cloud that hovered over the Red Sox all season last year: the pitching. In order to have a championship-contending baseball team, you need a solid lineup of pitchers that will hold batters to a limited amount of hits each and every time they step on the mound.

For the Red Sox, this was a major issue and the effect was as clear as day: Due to the overwhelming number of mediocre pitchers on the Red Sox pitching staff, they finished the season in last place. However, there were a couple of pitchers, such as Clay Buchholz and Koji 
Uehara, who made their presence felt throughout the season, but with the 
injuries of Buchholz and the fact that Uehara is a closer and does not start out the game, it wasn’t anywhere close to enough.

This year, the Red Sox made a monster free-agency
splash signing pitcher 
David Price, who is one of the best pitchers this league has to offer. On top of that, the Red Sox signed new closer Craig Kimbrel, who not only is a fantastic closing pitcher, but can throw the ball at speeds up to 99 mph.

With the addition of Price and Kimbrel, I 
believe it may just be enough to remove the hovering storm cloud of poor pitching away from Boston.

Concerning the topic of batting, I never doubt the hitting power that the Red Sox can deliver day in and day out.

From first to ninth on the batting order, I see a very firm and confident lineup, with the leadership and power 
of David Ortiz to 
the seemingly magical Brock Holt. I see a championship-contending team and expect nothing less in this 2016 MLB season.

Due to all the information I have provided, I feel that it is appropriate to predict that the Red Sox will indeed be making a World Series appearance this year.

Teachers — you can get your students published in the Herald! To participate, sign up for our free Boston Herald in Education program at BostonHeraldNIE.com.  Visit our Student Voices page to learn more about submission requirements.

Today is Super Tuesday!

§ March 1st, 2016 § Filed under Uncategorized § No Comments

Today is Super Tuesday! Super Tuesday is a big day during the primaries where several states, including Massachusetts, hold their primary elections and caucuses. What states are voting today? Here's your list:

Alabama Primary, Alaska Republican Caucuses, Colorado Democratic Caucuses, Arkansas Primary, Georgia Primary, Massachusetts Primary, Minnesota Caucuses, Oklahoma Primary, Tennessee Primary, Texas Primary, Vermont Primary, Virginia Primary, and Wyoming Republican Caucuses.

661 Republican delegates and 865 Democratic delegates will be allocated at the close of Super Tuesday. Each candidate hopes to ensure as many delegates as possible.

Follow live updates today with the Boston Herald: Tuesday's Super Tuesday Live

Great ways to teach Black History Month

§ February 25th, 2016 § Filed under Current Events, History, Teacher resources § No Comments

February is Black History Month. How have you been incorporating black history into your classroom? NIE offers black history curriculum guides that you can use as a great resource to teach your students about African American heritage. You can access these guides on the Curriculum page on the Boston Herald NIE website.

Also, check out what other local Massachusetts schools are doing to teach their students about Black History Month and watch this Boston Herald video. Eye On Education: Newburyport School Teaches Black History Month Through Online Game

Student Activity: Caucus vs. Primary

§ February 10th, 2016 § Filed under Current Events, Teacher resources § No Comments

Early February is an exciting time in the 2016 election, as the first rounds of primaries and caucuses are officially underway. But what exactly is a primary and a caucus?  We know they play a very important role in the presidential election and receive a great deal of media coverage. Yet, do we really know what each entail?

As a class, discuss the differences between a primary and a caucus. Create a venn diagram that highlights what is unique to a caucus, what is unique to a primary and what the two have in common. Then, read articles in the Boston Herald e-Edition about the Iowa Caucus and the NH Primary. Research both event and use real examples that support your description of a caucus and a primary.

To get started, search your Boston Herald e-Edition and read these two articles: Next up: New Hampshire set to vote in nation's first primary and Watching Monday: What to look for in the 2016 Iowa caucuses

Follow the presidential election with NIE

§ February 2nd, 2016 § Filed under Current Events, NIE News, Teacher resources § Tagged , , , , , § No Comments

With Iowa kicking off the first official caucus, the presidential election is heating up and will only continue to get hotter from here. With more caucuses and primaries approaching, as well as endless debates, rallies and events, look to NIE to receive your up-to-date information. Our coverage of the election will provide teachers with simple resources to use in their classrooms.

We offer several Curriculum guides relating to the election process and the U.S. government, such as Electing the President: A Guide to the Election Process, available to all NIE subscribers.  Not an NIE subscriber yet? Sign up for free here!

We will also be incorporating more election details and activities into our Weekly News Quiz, Facebook, and our NIE Activity of the Day on Twitter, @BostonHeraldNIE. Search #NIEactivity or reference the live Twitter feed on the BostonHeraldNIE.com homepage.

For more details on last night's Iowa caucus, read this article at BostonHerald.com

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