Frequently Asked Questions
What is NIE?
NIE (News in Education) is a program designed to enhance learning and promote literacy by using the eEdition (digital newspaper) as well as a variety of dynamic educational resources to encourage students to utilize critical thinking skills and analyze current events in the world around them. Specific NIE activity guides help teachers use the digital newspaper to enhance their lessons and meet Common Core and state standards. NIE is available to all elementary, middle and high schools and can be integrated into every subject area (i.e. math, science, language arts, history, music, etc.).
When is the NIE program available?
The NIE program is available to all K-12 area schools during the regular school year, August - June. Teachers can sign up any time during the school session. The eEdition and the resources on our website are available 27/7 to participating teachers and their students during the session.
How do teachers sign up for the NIE program?
Click on the Home button at the top of the page, then click on the Enroll Now button and complete the registration process. Once your account has been created, you will receive a verification email. Please verify this email as soon as you receive it. If you don't receive the email, be sure to check your spam folder or contact NIE here for assistance. After you verify your email you will have immediate access to the eEdition and to the programs, lesson plans, and educational tools, apps and videos available on our website.
What is the cost to participate in the NIE program?
The NIE program, including access to the eEdition and the resources on the NIE website, is provided at no cost to teachers. Subscriber, individual and business donations as well as business sponsored programs fund NIE. As part of the program, teachers are required to affirm their eEdition order and participation in the program at the end of each session per our auditing rules - this is done via email.
What is the eEdition?
The eEdition is an exact digital replica of the printed newspaper. The daily content of the newspaper is transmitted electronically each morning and available for teachers and students to access on any computer, tablet or smartphone with an internet connection.
How do teachers and students login and access the eEdition?
From your device please follow the log in details:
- For teachers: from the website, click on Login: Teachers then enter your email address and the password you created. Next click on My Account, then click on Read Today's Paper and you will be directed to the eEdition.
- For students: from the website, click on Login: Students then enter the class username and password provided by your teacher. Next click on My Account, then click on Read Today's Paper and you will be directed to the eEdition.
How is the eEdition used in a class with only one computer available?
Online content can be shared with your students in the classroom via a Smart Board or LCD projector, which requires access to only one computer. Additionally, eEdition articles can be printed and distributed to classes.
Can the eEdition only be accessed on school computers?
Besides using the school computers, teachers and students can access the eEdition from their home computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone for use with lesson planning, homework and research. Simply use your log in credentials.
Is there a video or tutorial that shows how to navigate the eEdition?
Here is a short video that shows the general navigation of the eEdition. Click here to watch the video.
Is special software needed when viewing the eEdition?
All you need is Internet access and a web browser. No download is required and there is no special software necessary. As a note, the eEdition works best with high-speed Internet connections.
What details are in the Teacher Account?
- My school: includes the name and address of your school.
- My Info: Includes your name, email, password, phone number and the stop date of the session.
- My Classes: includes the class name(s), number of students, class user name (this is auto generated), and password (should be different than the teacher password). NOTE: Be sure that you provide these details to your students so they can log in.
- Resource Tabs: Read Today's Paper (access to eEdition), My Apps, My Videos, My Tools
What are My Apps, My Videos and My Tools?
These are educational resources for teachers and students to use as part of the NIE program. You can sort these resources by grade level (K-12) and subject per your needs.
- My Apps are the top, free educational apps for all grade levels and a variety of academic subjects.
- My Videos are the best educational videos from YouTube covering math, science, music and more.
- My Tools are resources that make lesson planning easier and learning more fun, includes downloadable lessons, quizzes and links.
Teachers can also share these resources with their students. When teachers are logged in to their account, click on any of the resource tabs and follow the on-screen instructions -- be sure that you "filter" your selection by Grade Level and Subject. After selection(s) are made, teachers and students will be able to access the information selected when logged in.
What other resources are available on the NIE website?
There are many other educational resources on the NIE website available to teachers and students. These can be accessed from the homepage:
- Lesson Resources: Over 300 educational resources from the NIE Institute, including teacher guides, serial stories, student supplements and much more. These curriculum materials are listed by subject with resources for all grade levels (K-12). You can download, copy, and distribute these materials for your students.
- Resource Links: Includes a list of educational resource links from around the internet.
How do teachers update the information in the Teacher Account?
To update information such as changing school, retiring, new email address, or adding classes, please send an email to NIE here and we will contact you and make the necessary change. Teachers can change their password or the class/student password (again, be sure these are different).
Are there any administrative procedures that teachers need to follow after registering for the eEdition and the NIE program?
You will be notified once a year (towards the end of the school year or session) via email to affirm your order; indicating that your ordered and are using the eEdition for educational purposes. Your affirmation is required as part of our program and is needed for company auditing purposes.
Who do I contact for further questions or help?
Please contact us here for additional help or specific questions. Thank you!