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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.


Why educators should use the Miami Herald in the classroom.
  • Service to the NIE Website is available 24/7 wherever there is Internet connection!
  • ESOL Friendly
  • Differential Instruction and Learning Styles
  • NIE offers a Higher Order of Thinking (HOT)

Teachers: The 2015 "Clean Up and Green Up" Poster and Video contest has begun! Please click on the link to access the flyer and entry form attached and summary below for more information. We hope we will receive more amazing submittals from your classes this year. Please encourage your students to consider this as an educational exercise as well as a great opportunity to win amazing prizes!

Please note, the deadline for the poster contest has been extended to Friday, February 20, 2015

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Weekly Lessons (updated every Monday)

Use the Miami Herald to spark classroom discussions.
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Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.

This Weeks's lesson:
Russian opposition leader shot dead in Moscow

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This Weeks's lesson:

Cartoon-like emojis soon will look as diverse as their text messaging users around the world

Small details can matter a lot, even in those whimsical emoji symbols we add to text messages, social media posts and emails. That’s why Apple's new operating system update and future iPhones will allows a wider choice of cartoon-like icons to a...

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Be a Butterfly Hero
Help Save the Monarch Butterfly

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“Modern Family" recorded last week's episode almost entirely on iPhone and iPad cameras. The whole thing took place on Claire Dunphy's MacBook while she waited for her plane to board at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. Despite a lot of skepticism when the show's producers first announced plans for the episode, critics praised it as "incredibly clever." and “one of the most brilliant episodes” of the show.

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This Weeks's lesson:
Phagwah - Meaning

The most joyful festival of the Indo-Caribbean culture is in early spring. Phagwah is a celebration of the rebirth of nature and the spirit of young love.

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-- Mar 5, 2015

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This week's word in the news: WHIMSICAL

Spontaneously fanciful or playful; given to whims;
capricious; quaint, unusual, or fantastic.

whimsical new plans unveiled by Google to expand its corporate headquarters captivated its hometown city and the world Friday, the latest step by a tech giant to catapult Silicon Valley from tilt-up office dullsville to a region of architectural landmarks.
The San Jose Mercury News -- 03/02/2015

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This Weeks's lesson:

Giuliani finds little love for comments

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Draw your own conclusions

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This new 10-part series continues to explore the physics and math behind the game of golf. Provided by NBC Learn, in partnership with the United States Golf Association and Chevron, students will learn about calculating golfers’ handicaps and golf scoring, the evolution of the golf club and ball, as well as how factors like friction, volume and energy all affect how a golf ball travels.

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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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