Academic Specialization

AAG SmartBrief

Research and technology news for geographers

AAG SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of American Geographers

Geographer to recruit influential tweeters to spread emergency messages

10/15/2014

  • Times of San Diego
  • San Diego Union-Tribune

Ming-Hsiang Tsou, a geography professor at San Diego State University, will evaluate the 30,000-plus followers of San Diego County's Twitter account to determine which ones would be most effective in … Read More

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Manufacturers aim to recruit women as older workers retire

10/19/2014

  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (tiered subscription model)

Manufacturers say they're facing a talent shortage as result of retirements, and that they're looking to boost their ranks by hiring women. Less than a quarter of manufacturing workers in the U.S. are… Read More

ACTFL SmartBrief

News about language education

ACTFL SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

Survey: More students have Wi-Fi access at home than at school

10/16/2014

  • T.H.E. Journal

More students have wireless access to the Internet at home than they do at school, according to a recent survey conducted on behalf of Pearson. The survey of 2,252 K-12 students found that 62% of stud… Read More

NCLE SmartBrief

News for educators and literacy learning supporters

NCLE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Center for Literacy Education

English teacher shares how book choice, blogs have flipped his class

10/19/2014

  • Edutopia.org

Advanced Placement English teacher Brian Sztabnik describes how he flipped his classroom by allowing students to have more freedom about what they read and time to read in class. In this blog post, Sz… Read More

NCSS SmartBrief

News for social studies educators

NCSS SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Council for the Social Studies

Texas 6th-graders learn history, agriculture while harvesting school's olives

10/20/2014

  • San Antonio Express-News

Sixth-grade history students at Tejeda Middle School in San Antonio are learning about the historical and cultural significance of olives with lessons in the olive orchard in the school's outdoor clas… Read More

Math Education SmartBrief

News for mathematics educators

Math Education SmartBrief

Minn. students seek more coding opportunities

10/20/2014

  • Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.)

More parents and students in Minnesota are seeking coding instruction, some nonprofits and officials say. Many schools are working to add computer coding to help meet the demand, even though such cour… Read More

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

News on scientific research and innovation

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society

Colo. professor wins $3.7M NIH Director's Pioneer Award grant

10/19/2014

  • Daily Camera (Boulder, Colo.)

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $3.7 million grant to a University of Colorado associate professor to further her work on studying the use of metal ions in disease treatments. Amy Palm… Read More

Career Tech Update SmartBrief

News on career and technical education

Career Tech Update SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Wentworth Institute aims to support Mass. innovation industries

10/20/2014

  • Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

Wentworth Institute of Technology in Massachusetts opened as a technical school in 1904 and has since added associate, bachelor's and master's degrees throughout the past century. Programs emphasize p… Read More