STUDENTS and teachers can look forward to another exciting year of contests, pizza rewards and great prizes thanks to The Star-Pizza Hut tie-up once again for this year's Newspaper-in-Education (NiE) programme.
Pizza Hut, as The Star's partner in NiE, has pledged more than RM1.5mil in sponsorship and prizes for a host of activities, including weekly pullouts, exciting contests and teacher and student workshops, to improve English proficiency among students while making learning more fun.
Meanwhile, All things being equal, this Wednesday's NiE pullout focussing on maths, gives you more fun ways to learn fractions, algebraic expressions and much more – create polygons using letters of the alphabet found in The Star, take up a maths challenge and be the first to reach the peak of a mountain, and build fractions.
Blogging is becoming a popular activity for teens around the world. This week Stuff@school looks at the danger of revealing more information about ourselves than we should when blogging.
We also look at other dangers lurking on the Net such as viruses, spyware and adware which may spy on your family's surfing habits and also hijack your web browser when you download free stuff.
Another thing to be wary of is auction sites. While these are great places to get a bargain and buy stuff you cannot buy at local shops, remember that it is easy to get carried away and bid on an item at a much higher price than you should.
The rules that we use in the real world also apply in the cyber world. Stuff@school provides some tips when surfing and sharing on the Internet.
Regulars in the issue return with another interesting factfest from Ellen Whyte and more language tips from Mind Our English.
If you have any questions on English or its usage, or would like give your opinion, send them in to Stuff@school, c/o The Education Editor, Star Publications (M) Bhd, 15 Jalan 16/11, 46350 Petaling Jaya, Selangor or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Both the NiE pullout and Stuff@school are distributed with every copy of The Star on the third Wednesday of the month and only to schools the other weeks.
They come free with The Star which is sold at a special price of 60 sen per copy for schools which order in bulk. Call The Star's customer care unit at 03 7967 1777 between 9am and 5.30pm from Monday to Friday for assistance.