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

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

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

Students use math to raise money for breast cancer awareness

10/19/2014

  • Palladium-Item (Richmond, Ind.)

Students in pre-calculus and Advanced Placement calculus classes at an Indiana high school recently took their math skills to another level during an extra-credit project to raise breast cancer awaren… Read More

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

News on scientific research and innovation

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

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

N.M. medical center awarded $12M grant renewal to study systems biology

10/20/2014

  • American City Business Journals

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences has renewed a five-year, $12 million grant for the Spatiotemporal Modeling Center at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center to continue … 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

Website links veterans to professional certification

10/21/2014

  • MarineCorpsTimes.com

The Marine Corps Credentialing Opportunities On-line website matches Marines to certifications that build on their military service. Certifications include welding and financial and program management… Read More