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AAG SmartBrief

Research and technology news for geographers

AAG SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of American Geographers

Startup focuses on smaller, cheaper satellites

1/21/2015

  • Age (Melbourne, Australia), The

Planet Labs, which recently raised $95 million, makes smaller, less-expensive satellites designed to provide an up-to-date view of the ground. The company has already launched 67 of the satellites, wh… Read More

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

National program brings tech business to underserved youths

1/21/2015

  • Oregonian (Portland), The

About 100 teens spent Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Intel's Jones Farm campus near Portland, Ore., as part of iUrban Teen, a national program that exposes youths to science, technology, engineering an… Read More

ACTFL SmartBrief

News about language education

ACTFL SmartBrief

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

Survey: Key multimedia skills all educators should have

1/21/2015

  • T.H.E. Journal

Educators provided input about multimedia skills that help in the classroom as part of a recent national survey conducted by T.H.E. Journal. The following are the top five skills that teachers should … Read More

NCLE SmartBrief

News for educators and literacy learning supporters

NCLE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Center for Literacy Education

How to use the weather to help ELLs boost literacy skills

1/21/2015

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Weather can be an engaging theme to build the vocabulary and literacy skills of English-language learners, educator Larry Ferlazzo writes in this blog post. He includes lesson ideas and links to resou… Read More

NCSS SmartBrief

News for social studies educators

NCSS SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Council for the Social Studies

Pilot programs help Mass. 6th-graders explore archaeology, fossils

1/23/2015

  • Wicked Local

About 400 sixth-graders in Cambridge, Mass., recently studied artifacts, fossils and history as part of pilot programs in social studies and science at two museums. One of the programs allowed student… Read More

Math Education SmartBrief

News for mathematics educators

Math Education SmartBrief

Coach helps Ore. district's math teachers connect

1/21/2015

  • Argus Observer (Ontario, Ore.)

An Oregon district's math coach is working to connect the math teachers at all grade levels as part of a professional-development effort. The teachers have access to digital tools, such as instant mes… Read More

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

News on scientific research and innovation

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

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

Cleveland Clinic prostate cancer study awarded $1M

1/23/2015

  • Crain's Cleveland Business

A researcher at Cleveland Clinic has been awarded $1 million by the Prostate Cancer Foundation to move forward with a treatment for a lethal form of the disease. Nima Sharifi plans to use the funds to… 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

Ill. career center prepares students for culinary sector

1/23/2015

  • MySuburbanLife.com (Chicago area)

Students in the culinary arts program at an Illinois career center can participate in culinary competitions, internships and independent study. The program has a two-year curriculum that covers cookin… Read More