Academic Specialization

AAG SmartBrief

Research and technology news for geographers

AAG SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of American Geographers

Geographer to recruit influential tweeters to spread emergency messages

10/15/2014

  • Times of San Diego
  • San Diego Union-Tribune

Ming-Hsiang Tsou, a geography professor at San Diego State University, will evaluate the 30,000-plus followers of San Diego County's Twitter account to determine which ones would be most effective in … Read More

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

How schools are using makerspaces

10/15/2014

  • EdTech magazine online

Makerspaces are helping the schools profiled in this article enrich learning with hands-on lessons. One school has adopted the makerspace philosophy across disciplines instead of creating a separate s… Read More

ACTFL SmartBrief

News about language education

ACTFL SmartBrief

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

Survey: More students have Wi-Fi access at home than at school

10/16/2014

  • T.H.E. Journal

More students have wireless access to the Internet at home than they do at school, according to a recent survey conducted on behalf of Pearson. The survey of 2,252 K-12 students found that 62% of stud… Read More

NCLE SmartBrief

News for educators and literacy learning supporters

NCLE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Center for Literacy Education

Research: Field trips play important role in education

10/16/2014

  • Education Next

Field trips that focus on cultural enrichment can make a positive difference in education, according to recent research. This article details the effects of such field trips, particularly those in whi… Read More

NCSS SmartBrief

News for social studies educators

NCSS SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Council for the Social Studies

N.J. students donate backpacks filled with supplies to peers in need

10/16/2014

  • NorthJersey.com (Hackensack, N.J.) (free registration)

Students attending a New Jersey high school plan to distribute backpacks collected for students in another community. The students participated in Operation Backpack, which gives backpacks filled with… Read More

Math Education SmartBrief

News for mathematics educators

Math Education SmartBrief

Iowa district cuts costs with energy-efficient buildings

10/16/2014

  • District Administration magazine online

An Iowa school district is using state funding to support energy-efficient building projects and innovations. Officials say every building will get an energy-efficient makeover by 2016. The upgrades s… Read More

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

News on scientific research and innovation

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

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

Hubble eyes potential targets for New Horizons craft

10/17/2014

  • Space.com

NASA's New Horizons probe doesn't check out the Pluto system until July, but the space agency is already considering new targets. The Hubble Space Telescope has found three celestial objects that New … 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

Kansas biofuels plant emphasizes innovation

10/17/2014

  • Kansas City Star (Mo.), The

Biofuels, solar and fossil technologies could move the renewable fuel industry forward in the U.S., according to U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. A $500 million biorefinery in Kansas opened in late… Read More