Integrate The National Election Into Your Classroom!

Thinking about how you can integrate the national election into your classroom this fall? Join us on Thursday, September 20 at 3:00 CST for a FREE webinar hosted by the My Voice National Student Mock Election, the country’s largest civic engagement project.  National Mock Election Webinar  Thursday, September 20, 2012 3:00-4:00 PM CST 1. Overview and History of National Student…
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Check Out This School Year’s NIE Supplement Schedule!

Welcome back to a new school year!  I am pleased to present our 2012-2013 NIE Supplement Schedule.  Newspapers in Education supplements or tabs are featured once, sometimes twice a month, during the school year in CLASSROOM COPIES ONLY of the Grand Forks Herald. Tabs deal with a variety of topics and age levels. They also…
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16 Ways Educators Use Pinterest

Have you checked out Pinterest.com?  There is a wide variety of things you can find on this online pinboard – including education and activities.  The graphic below shows 16 ways educators use Pinterest.  I have also started pinning some of my NIE blog posts onto Pinterest.  You can check out them out by clicking on…
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Valley Edinburg, Crystal And Hoople

Tuesday, May 22 the 7th and 8th grade students from Valley Edinburg, Crystal and Hoople School visited the Grand Forks Herald, along with their teacher Maren Olson. The students have been learning about the newspaper this past year in the classroom.  They especially enjoyed following the Marilyn Hagerty Mania.  

Filler Activities Using The Newspaper

What does a teacher do when a lesson runs short and there is no time to start another activity? In the past these activities have been called fillers, but today they have become Sponge Activities: Activities that reinforce standards-based skills in a short period of time.  The guide was written by Dr. Darla Shaw and…
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