Academic Specialization

AAG SmartBrief

Research and technology news for geographers

AAG SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of American Geographers

Geographer's book explores how humanity copes with challenges

9/10/2014

  • Salon
  • WBUR-FM (Boston)

Environmental geographer Ruth DeFries examines how humanity has been able to reinvent itself and persevere through periods of hardship in her book, "The Big Ratchet: How Humanity Thrives in the Face o… Read More

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

U. of Wis. program focuses on solving real-world problems

9/14/2014

  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (tiered subscription model)

Students majoring in programs in the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are using soft skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving and teamwork, and practical skills … Read More

ACTFL SmartBrief

News about language education

ACTFL SmartBrief

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

Mobile device management helps teachers oversee technology

9/9/2014

  • District Administration magazine online

Dozens of mobile device management programs are on the market. The programs aim to give teachers the ability to manage their students' devices and ease the burden on schools' IT departments. Such prog… Read More

NCLE SmartBrief

News for educators and literacy learning supporters

NCLE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Center for Literacy Education

Tips to get the most out of professional-learning communities

9/15/2014

  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education

Education blogger and high-school teacher Paul Barnwell in this blog post poses five questions he says teachers and administrators should ask about the professional-learning communities model. "When t… Read More

NCSS SmartBrief

News for social studies educators

NCSS SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Council for the Social Studies

Constitution Day brings civics lessons, activities

9/14/2014

  • Wichita Eagle (Kan.), The
  • MetroNews (West Virginia)

Teachers across the U.S. are recognizing Constitution Day -- officially observed Sept. 17 -- with lessons about the historic document and the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizens. Students in … Read More

Math Education SmartBrief

News for mathematics educators

Math Education SmartBrief

How some educators leverage project-based learning

9/15/2014

  • eSchool News (free registration)

Project-based learning is becoming more commonplace in today's classrooms, according to this article, which spotlights how three educators use PBL. One educator organized a project in which students t… Read More

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

News on scientific research and innovation

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

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

NASA tips aim to help in search for alien life

9/14/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

NASA has come up with a few tips to help researchers in their quest to find evidence of alien life, such as keeping an eye out for the presence of oxygen, ozone and methane together. Their recommendat… Read More