Academic Specialization

AAG SmartBrief

Research and technology news for geographers

AAG SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of American Geographers

Has technology changed our perception of distance?

10/29/2014

  • Directions Magazine
  • Economist (tiered subscription model), The

A recent article in The Economist analyzed whether the Internet has "eliminate[d] geographical differences" as some experts predicted it would. In a Directions Magazine podcast, editors Joe Francica a… Read More

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

ACTE executive director: STEM is CTE

10/29/2014

  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education

Science, technology, engineering and math education and career and technical education "are fundamentally connected," LeAnn Wilson, executive director of ACTE, said in a recent interview exploring the… Read More

ACTFL SmartBrief

News about language education

ACTFL SmartBrief

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

Commentary: A language vanishes once every two weeks

10/27/2014

  • Independent (London) (tiered subscription model), The

Every two weeks one of the world's 6,800 languages disappears for want of speakers, Adam Jacot de Boinod writes. However, he notes that government preservation efforts -- such as those used to resurre… Read More

NCLE SmartBrief

News for educators and literacy learning supporters

NCLE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Center for Literacy Education

Online collaboration connects 2 AP English classes

10/29/2014

  • eSchool News (free registration)

Two Advanced Placement English teachers in classrooms 900 miles apart -- one in Arkansas, the other in South Carolina -- are reporting "phenomenal" results from a program in which teachers and student… Read More

NCSS SmartBrief

News for social studies educators

NCSS SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Council for the Social Studies

Ky. elementary school launches mentoring program for students

10/28/2014

  • Cincinnati Enquirer (tiered subscription model), The

Stephens Elementary School students in Kentucky are participating in Ment2Be, a mentoring program that promotes relationships between students and their adult mentors who spend time with them in class… Read More

Math Education SmartBrief

News for mathematics educators

Math Education SmartBrief

Students use "genius hour" to complete hands-on projects

10/29/2014

  • Times (Gainesville, Ga.), The

Some fifth-graders at a Georgia school are using a "genius hour" during the school day to work on projects such as building a roller coaster, bookshelves and dioramas. Students present their projects … Read More

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

News on scientific research and innovation

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

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

$6.1M grant goes to N.Y. researchers taking part in LungMAP project

10/30/2014

  • Rochester Business Journal (N.Y.)

The University of Rochester Medical Center in New York will receive a $6.1 million grant to participate in the National Institutes of Health's Human Lung Molecular Atlas Project, which aims to create … 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

Minn. students work toward EMT certification

10/29/2014

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

Students at Roosevelt High School in Minnesota are exploring professions in firefighting, nursing and physical therapy as they earn emergency medical responder status and work toward their EMT certifi… Read More