K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Pa. camp uses food to teach STEM

7/8/2014

  • LancasterOnline (Pa.)

Culinary arts shared the menu with manufacturing and alternative energy during a recent career camp in Pennsylvania. Instructors helped students make Japanese bento boxes with a laser, explained chemi… Read More

ASCD SmartBrief

News serving the K-12 education profession

ASCD SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

FCC expected to vote Friday on E-Rate overhaul

7/9/2014

  • Education Week (tiered subscription model)

The Federal Communications Commission is expected to discuss -- and vote -- Friday on a proposal to modernize the E-Rate program. Commissioners specifically will review a proposal published by FCC Cha… Read More

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Global education news

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Research suggests increased use of cognitive enhancers among European students

7/8/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Consumption of so-called smart drugs among European university students likely has increased over the past few years, according to Boris Quednow, an assistant professor and psychologist at the Psychia… Read More

CEC SmartBrief

News about special education

CEC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Council for Exceptional Children

MIT researchers create finger tool that reads text aloud

7/9/2014

  • Associated Press, The

A prototype of a reading tool that fits on the index finger and aims to assist individuals with vision impairments access printed text has been developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute … Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

Study: More teachers adopt flipped instruction

7/9/2014

  • eSchool News (free registration)

A growing body of research in support of flipped instruction has led to increased popularity and excitement among teachers for the learning model. A recent study by the Flipped Learning Network and So… Read More

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

News for educators and parents of students in grades 4-8

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: MiddleWeb LLC

8 ideas for obtaining classroom supplies

7/7/2014

  • Teaching Channel

In this blog post, instructional coach Lily Jones suggests eight sources for classroom supplies, particularly for new teachers. Among her suggestions are creating an Amazon.com wish list for friends, … Read More

Envision Educator SmartBrief

News for K-16 Educators

Envision Educator SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Envision

How to motivate "extreme learners" through discovery, freedom

7/9/2014

  • KQED.org

Schools can support "extreme learners" -- self-directed students with an insatiable hunger for education -- by rewarding exploration and skipping repetitive, dull lessons. "The main takeaway for teach… Read More