SMART Newspapers in Education: Transcontinental Media

While more and more publishers are offering their publications to readers online in full digital replica format by way of NewspaperDirect’s SmartEdition ePaper solution, some, in partnership with local schools, school boards, departments and ministries of education, have leveraged the potential of SmartEdition in an effort to breath some much needed life into inefficient and outdated Newspapers in Education (NIE) programs.

In a recent province-wide NIE initiative, Transcontinental Media and the Newfoundland and Labrador Ministry of Education made The Telegram & The Western Star, two prominent publications in their neck of the woods, available to thousands of students on a daily basis – directly in their classroom setting!

The program needless to say, was met with boundless enthusiasm from students, teachers and administrators alike.

Check out the official public launch of the initiative below (2 part video series) and learn how SmartEdition, in conjunction with Smart Board technology, can help transform the way teachers and students interact with local print media in an exciting, innovative and interactive way.

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Over and above the ability to conduct advanced searches, review previous editions, translate articles and full publications, listen to on-demand audio, NIE initiatives of this sort work at improving literacy, reducing waste and perhaps most importantly, helps keep this particular medium relevant amongst youth and the decision makers of tomorrow.

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