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

College student helps build girl power at local school

4/17/2014

  • Omaha World-Herald (Neb.)

Shay Valentine, an engineering student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, launched an engineering club for girls at a local school to help expose more students to science, technology, engineering … 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

States show increased interest in digital learning, report finds

4/16/2014

  • District Administration magazine online

Some states nationwide are showing improvement in digital learning, according to a recent report card released by Digital Learning Now!, a national initiative of the Foundation for Excellence in Educa… Read More

Math Education SmartBrief

News for mathematics educators

Math Education SmartBrief

Casino-based math event offers life lessons

4/17/2014

  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

About 90 middle-school students from schools in the Pittsburgh area recently learned the math of gambling while playing casino games during a math fair. The event included a variety of luck- and skill… Read More

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

News on scientific research and innovation

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

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

Ebola outbreak in Africa caused by new strain, study finds

4/17/2014

  • NewsDaily

According to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Ebola virus that killed more than 120 people in West Africa is a new strain. Researchers analyzed blood samples from 20 patients in the… Read More