Two more Emmy nominations for “Classroom Close-up, NJ”

Published on Friday, August 23, 2013

Classroom Close-up, NJ” has done it again! NJEA’s television show has earned two more Emmy nominations, this time from the mid-Atlantic region of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The 30-minute weekly series features the students, teachers, school staff and communities who create and participate in successful school projects and events.

A segment called “Interactive Herbarium" is nominated in the “Education/Schools Program Feature or Segment.” It featured students from Monmouth County Vocational School District who collect indigenous plant species from various habitats of the ecosystem and map their location using a GPS system. With the aid of smart phones, the public can access a QR Code that links them to a student-designed Wiki containing detailed information.

Last season’s “Show 15” was nominated in the “Education/Schools--Program/Special” category. It featured segments on an anti-bullying program and using iPads in the classroom.

Soon starting its 20th season, “Classroom Close-up, NJ” has won 11 Emmys and is currently airing on NJTV on Sundays at 7:30 a.m., 12:30 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at 11:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 5:30 a.m. The show is sponsored by PSE&G.

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