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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.

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

Eyes of a Child 2014

§ December 24th, 2014 § Filed under NIE News § No Comments

Thank you to all of the teachers who submitted student holiday prose and artwork for this season's Eyes of a Child holiday publication. The insert was published in today's Boston Herald.

See all of the students who submitted on our Pinterest board here.

Thanks again, and Happy Holidays!

Call for submissions: Eyes of a Child 2014

§ December 10th, 2014 § Filed under NIE News § No Comments

The Boston Herald is calling for student art for its annual holiday section called "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. Only submissions sent via email by teachers or principals will be accepted. The deadline is Thursday, December 18.

Please see the complete "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 submission directly from students.
  2. Entries must be emailed to brianne.costa@bostonherald.com by Thursday, December 18. Artwork should be scanned at its best resolution and in PDF format.
  3. 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 tobrianne.costa@bostonherald.com by Thursday, December 18.

Student Voices November Prompt

§ November 7th, 2014 § Filed under Current Events, Elementary School, English Language Arts, High School, Journalism, Media criticism, Middle School, NIE News, Student Voices, Teacher resources § No Comments

Student Voices gives students a unique opportunity in publishing and journalism. See this month’s prompt, as well as the Student Voices rules, below.

Note: You must be subscribed to the Boston Herald in Education program to participate in Student Voices. Don't have the Boston Herald in your classroom yet? Order here.

Read the article "Patrick: Mass in ‘better place’ than 8 years ago" on page 24 of the November 5 Boston Herald, then answer the following prompt.

After the results of the 2014 midterm elections, Governor Deval Patrick stated that he believes Massachusetts is a better place now than it was 8 years ago, but that there is still more work to be done. Do you agree with Patrick’s statement? Why or why not? Do you have faith in Governor-Elect Charlie Baker? What changes do you think we need to make forMassachusettsto become a better place to live? 

Email responses to Brianne Costa at brianne.costa@bostonherald.com by Wednesday, November 26. Note: Responses must be emailed by a teacher. Responses emailed directly from students will not be accepted. 

You may include a photo of each writer with a copy of our media release form signed by a parent or guardian.

Students' responses will be published right here on the NIE Blog, and one student per month will be published in the print Boston Herald newspaper!

Any questions? Contact Brianne at brianne.costa@bostonherald.com or call 617-619-6220.

Student Voices October Prompt

§ October 9th, 2014 § Filed under Current Events, Elementary School, English Language Arts, High School, Journalism, Middle School, NIE News, Student Voices § No Comments

Student Voices gives students a unique opportunity in publishing and journalism. See this month’s prompt, as well as the Student Voices rules, below.

Note: You must be subscribed to the Boston Herald Smart Edition to participate in Student Voices. Don’t have the Smart Edition yet? Order here.

Read the article “MIT Media Lab gets $10M to major in social studies,” on page 2 of the October 2 Boston Herald, then answer the following prompt.

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology were recently given 10 million dollars to study Twitter in an attempt to find patterns that could tell us more about people and how they interact. What can studying social media help us understand about our culture and society? What forms of social media do you use? What do you get out of it?

Email responses to Brianne Costa at brianne.costa@bostonherald.com by Thursday, October 30. Note: Responses must be emailed by a teacher. Responses emailed directly from students will not be accepted.

Please include a photo of each writer with a copy of our media release form signed by a parent or guardian.

Students’ answers will be posted right here on the NIE blog, and one student per month will be published in the print Boston Herald newspaper!

Any questions? Please contact Brianne Costa at brianne.costa@bostonherald.com or call 617-619-6220.

Weekly News Quiz, September 22

§ September 22nd, 2014 § Filed under Current Events, Elementary School, High School, Middle School, NIE News, Teacher resources, Weekly News Quiz § No Comments

Teachers, we hope you are enjoying the Weekly News Quiz with your class. Each Monday, we will post a fun, Jeopardy-style news quiz based on the previous week's top stories from the Boston Herald.

If you can't see the quiz below, find it here.

Don't have the Smart Edition yet? Order now.

Here is a text only version of the questions and answers from this week's quiz.

Questions

1. Which Boston building, while undergoing restorations last week, was rumored to contain a hidden time capsule?

2. What is the name of the horse racing tracks that will be closing down soon to make way for a new casino?

3. What is the name of the new operating system Apple unveiled last week?

4. Car manufacturer GM announced plans to start including what in their new cars?

5. Last week we celebrated the anniversary of the ratification of what historic American document?

6. What popular coffee chain opened its first location on the West Coast last week?

7. Which country voted for its proposed independence from the United Kingdom last week?

8. Which African country will Massachusetts doctors be traveling to in order to help fight the outbreak of the Ebola virus?

9. Which candidate for Massachusetts governor is currently ahead in the polls?

10. True or False: Polls show that a majority of Americans agree with President Obama's strategy for combating the ISIS terrorist group.

Answers

1. The Old State House.

2. Suffolk Downs.

3. iOS 8.

4. Wireless Internet (wifi).

5. The Constitution.

6. Dunkin Donuts.

7. Scotland.

8. Liberia.

9. Martha Coakley.

10. False.

Weekly News Quiz, September 15

§ September 15th, 2014 § Filed under Current Events, Elementary School, High School, Middle School, NIE News, Teacher resources § No Comments

Teachers, enjoy our first Weekly News Quiz!

Every Monday, the NIE team will post a new quiz based on Boston Herald articles from the previous week. Questions are based on current Boston Herald Smart Edition articles in a variety of topics to test students' knowledge of current events in a fun, Jeopardy style quiz game.

If you are having trouble accessing the News Quiz below, find it here.

Don't have the Smart Edition yet? Order here.

Find a text version of the News Quiz questions and answers below.

Questions

1. Name two of the three new devices that Apple unveiled last week.

2. Name two of the student apps listed in the September 8 Boston Herald article “Student Apps Make Grade.”

3. Earlier this month, two people had to fight off a great white shark when it knocked them out of their kayak in which Massachusetts town?

4. Which local grocery store chain recently resumed normal operations after six weeks of company-wide protests and disputes?

5. Name the Republican and Democratic candidates for Massachusetts governor after last week’s primary election.

6. True or False: If Martha Coakley is elected governor of Massachusetts she will be the first woman in the state to hold the position.

7. Last week, President Obama will publicly outline his strategy for dealing with which terrorist organization?

8. A Massachusetts doctor was infected with which contagious disease while working with patients in Liberia?

9. Which NFL team beat the New England Patriots in their season opener after a comeback in the second half of the game?

10. Which Boston Red Sox player confirmed last week that he is suffering from an injury to his hand and wrist that may require off-season surgery?

Answers

1. iPhone 6, iPhone 6S, and the Apple Watch

2. iStudiezPro, Studious, MyHomework Student Planner, Remind, Classdojo, Edmodo

3. Plymouth.

4. Market Basket.

5. Charlie Baker (R) and Martha Coakley (D)

6. True.

7. ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria)

8. The Ebola virus.

9. The Miami Dolphins.

10. Dustin Pedroia.

Let us know what you think of the News Quiz by posting a comment below!

Questions or comments? Email Brianne at brianne.costa@bostonherald.com or call 617-619-6220.

Welcome back to school from NIE

§ September 4th, 2014 § Filed under NIE News § No Comments

The NIE team hopes you had a safe and fun summer and are ready for a great start for the school year! Online access to the Boston Herald Smart Edition begins on Monday, September 8. Didn’t order the Smart Edition yet? Fill out an order form here.

Free back to school webinars

Learn all that the Boston Herald in Education program has to offer during two free webinars. We will help you integrate the newspaper into your classroom by covering our new Common Core curriculum guides and Student Voices publishing program. Register today by emailing Brianne at brianne.costa@bostonherald.com. Choose between September 23 at 3 pm and October 8 at 3:30 pm.

Curriculum Access

Your free subscription to the Boston Herald Newspapers in Education program gives you access to over 50 downloadable curriculum guides spanning every subject and grade level. Curriculum is password protected and available to NIE teachers only. Access the curriculum page here.

New curriculum is available this year, including:

Updated Pigskin Geography
World War I at 100
21st Century Skills
Farm to Table
Media Literacy
You, an entrepreneur

Student Voices is back

This unique publishing opportunity gives students the opportunity to be published on the NIE blog. One student per month will be published in the print Boston Herald newspaper. Look for prompts right here on the NIE blog.

New activity

Students and teachers alike will enjoy a weekly news quiz based on the week’s top Boston Herald Smart Edition stories. Check back on the NIE blog each week for a new quiz.

Any questions? Email brianne.costa@bostonherald.com or call 617-619-6220. Enjoy the school year!

 

Student Voices 2014-2015 Information

§ August 19th, 2014 § Filed under Current Events, Elementary School, English Language Arts, High School, Journalism, Middle School, NIE News, Student Voices, Teacher resources § No Comments

Attention NIE Teachers,

Your students have an exciting opportunity to have their work published in the print Boston Herald newspaper every month with the “Student Voices” program. We’re looking for submissions from budding journalists each month of the school year.

Here’s how it works:

  • During the first week of the month: Check the NIE blog for writing prompts based on Boston Herald articles. Give your students a chance to read, think, and respond to the questions with their own valuable opinions in up to 300 words.
  • Email us your students’ responses and a photo, along with a signed media release form from a parent or guardian, by the deadline posted with the prompt (Submissions must be sent in by a teacher who is subscribed to the free Boston Herald Smart Edition. Submissions sent by students will not be considered. ) Some of the best answers will be displayed on the NIE blog.
  • One student response will be published in the print edition of the Boston Herald every month!

Questions? Please email brianne.costa@bostonherald.com or call 617-619-6220.

 

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