Academic Specialization

AAG SmartBrief

Research and technology news for geographers

AAG SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of American Geographers

Australia aims to safeguard Great Barrier Reef with new plan

9/17/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Australia's government has announced a sustainability plan for protecting its Great Barrier Reef in an effort to keep the reef off a list of endangered sites maintained by the U.N. The 35-year plan ur… Read More

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Businesswomen share tips for closing the STEM gender gap

9/21/2014

  • Inc. online (free registration)

Engaging young girls' imaginations at an early age is a key to drawing more girls into science, technology, engineering and math, engineer and former CEO Linda Parker Hudson says. She recently joined … Read More

ACTFL SmartBrief

News about language education

ACTFL SmartBrief

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

Specialist studies how languages evolve in Chinese Inner Asia

9/18/2014

  • PhysOrg.com

Language specialist Arienne Dwyer's study of the joining of languages in Chinese Inner Asia has found that dominant languages spoken in the region -- Tibetan and Chinese -- have been influenced by min… Read More

NCLE SmartBrief

News for educators and literacy learning supporters

NCLE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Center for Literacy Education

Experts: Recent incidents show teachers need more chemical-safety training

9/21/2014

  • Associated Press, The

Some experts are calling for more teacher training on the safe handling of hazardous materials after two recent science demonstrations involving methanol resulted in flash fires and injuries in Nevada… Read More

NCSS SmartBrief

News for social studies educators

NCSS SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Council for the Social Studies

Educators share tips for tablet integration

9/22/2014

  • eSchool News (free registration)

Tablets must be integrated meaningfully into the classroom to yield positive results, according to three educators who have developed a gradual release of responsibility model for tablet integration. … Read More

Math Education SmartBrief

News for mathematics educators

Math Education SmartBrief

Some states introduce data coaches in schools

9/22/2014

  • District Administration magazine online

Some states, such as Delaware, Rhode Island and Hawaii, are using Race to the Top funds to hire data coaches. The coaches are put in place to help educators learn how to use student data effectively, … Read More

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

News on scientific research and innovation

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

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

Evolutionary mystery revolves around newly found Rhinorex

9/21/2014

  • National Geographic News (free registration)

The recent discovery of the hadrosaur Rhinorex in eastern Utah has stirred up an evolutionary mystery. The approximately 75 million-year-old hadrosaur is similar to the Gryposaurus, another dinosaur o… Read More