Academic Specialization

AAG SmartBrief

Research and technology news for geographers

AAG SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of American Geographers

Book explores the history of navigational technology

4/15/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The
  • MotherJones.com

In the new book "You Are Here," Boston Globe writer Hiawatha Bray traces the history of navigational systems from the relatively unsophisticated technology of the past to the global positioning system… Read More

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Some La. schools take science lessons to bayou

4/17/2014

  • Advertiser (Lafayette, La.), The

Students in three schools in Louisiana are testing water samples from a local bayou in a pilot program designed to apply science skills to environmental protection. The project involves a partnership … Read More

ACTFL SmartBrief

News about language education

ACTFL SmartBrief

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

How technology is being used to save endangered languages

4/15/2014

  • National Geographic News (free registration)

UNESCO predicts that without intervention approximately half of the more than 6,000 languages spoken today could be extinct by the end of the century. Data show 60 of Mexico's native languages are end… Read More

NCLE SmartBrief

News for educators and literacy learning supporters

NCLE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Center for Literacy Education

La. students' study of "The Canterbury Tales" includes re-enacted pilgrimage

4/17/2014

  • Advertiser (Lafayette, La.), The

Advanced Placement English high-school students in Opelousas, La., re-enacted the pilgrimage of "The Canterbury Tales" through their community as part of their study of Geoffrey Chaucer's work. Studen… Read More

NCSS SmartBrief

News for social studies educators

NCSS SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Council for the Social Studies

Mo. middle-schoolers conduct research to honor local Vietnam veterans

4/18/2014

  • Three Rivers Publishing (Cuba, Mo.)

Students from Steelville Middle School in Missouri have launched projects to honor Vietnam veterans from their area and state. The students, in social studies teacher Jennifer Whitson's classes, plan … Read More

Math Education SmartBrief

News for mathematics educators

Math Education SmartBrief

Family math night features hands-on activities

4/17/2014

  • Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Family math night at an elementary school in Pennsylvania featured hands-on games to help students practice addition, subtraction and multiplication. The program used dominoes and iPads, and parents l… Read More

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

News on scientific research and innovation

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

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

Earthquakes rattle central Idaho

4/18/2014

  • LiveScience.com

Central Idaho experienced a magnitude-4.9 temblor Saturday, the largest of a series of small to mid-sized earthquakes shaking up the region in the past three weeks. The quakes have been occurring near… Read More