Direct Gates in Education
We are a community service for local educators. Our mission is to increase literacy, provide curriculum support and encourage readership. We are committed to providing teachers with economical teaching vehicles and innovative curriculum materials to help students develop necessary academic skills and become informed and involved citizens.

Literacy experts believe that adults with low literacy skills lack a sufficient foundation of the basic skills to function successfully in our society. By providing schools with newspapers we can help prevent illiteracy at a time when young people have a support system of educators in place. Newspapers open the world to them and give them a chance to succeed.

What is an e-Edition
The eEdition (electronic edition) is an exact replica of Direct Gates. It is not a website. It's a digital reproduction of the print paper including every article, photograph, advertisement, comic and puzzle.Search and navigate through the paper using your favorite web browser.

Classroom advantages of the E-Edition
FREE - Electronic editions are available at no cost to schools or teachers and access to the e-edition can be passed on to participating teachers' students.
Searchable - You can search a topic, person, event or keyword to identify the information you want and in seconds you are given access to today's edition as well archived editions.
Multilingual features - The eEdition can convert the text into multiple languages for easy reading by english language learners.
Audio - Listening feature and MP3 download available
It is convenient - Direct Gates eEdition is available using a standard web browser; there are no lengthy downloads and no special programs to install.

What is the e-Edition?
It's not a Web site, but an exact digital replica of the printed paper. The e-Edition is viewed on your computer and looks just like the print paper. It includes all the pages of the regular print edition, including ads, comics, classifieds and puzzles.

What do I need in order to read Direct Gates's e-Edition? All you need is Internet access and a standard Internet browser.

How do I access the e-Edition?
A user name and password are required to view the e-Edition. The password will be sent to you by e-mail after you sign up. Each of your students will use that password.

How will I receive my issues?
The e-Edition is delivered to your computer over the Internet. Simply log into your personalized page here.

When will my issues be available?
New issues are produced each night, and they are ready before your school day begins.

Is audio available?
Yes. Just click the Listen/MP3 button on the lower bar. The selected story will be read out loud. Click the down arrow on the voice reader control bar to download an MP3 file.

Is the e-Edition available in other languages?
Yes! Use the "Translate To..." drop-down bar to view articles in a variety of languages like Spanish, German, Chinese and Korean, just to name a few.

Can I print the pages?
Selected items that are displayed on the right side of the screen can be printed. Just print from your computer as you normally would or select the print button from the top of the page.

Can I search my e-Edition?
The e-Edition will begin archiving issues in January 2010 and will store past issues for up to one year. Use the navigation drop down menus to locate items by date, publication, section or page, or use the advanced search button at the top of the page.

Can I be notified about future articles on a specific subject?
Yes. Use the E-notify button in the top bar, and you will receive an e-mail when an article on your selected topic is published.

Can I read the e-Edition offline?
Use the "PDF" button on the top menu to download single page(s) or the entire publication to your hard drive. You can then read it anytime, anywhere.

Are hot links available?
Yes. Every web address and e-mail address in every article is a hot link.

Phone: Maria Iannucci at 863.802.7256

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Newspaper Association of America
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Parade Classroom
Weekly activities, lesson plans, skills sheets and puzzles available.

National Geographic
Encourage geography education for students. Promote natural and cultural conversation and inspire students through new media and vibrant exhibitions and live events. Includes lesson plans, activities and maps.
Let history repeat itself every day in your classroom. This website offers a 'History Channel Classroom Calendar,' teacher newsletters, live web casts and more.



Choose the plan that’s right for you. Digital access or digital and print delivery.

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