K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

YMCA teams up with Ind. college to bring STEM to youth efforts

7/21/2014

  • NewsAndTribune.com (Jeffersonville/New Albany, Ind.)

In partnership with a local college, YMCA organizations in two Indiana counties will add science, technology, engineering and math to their youth programs. Andrew Takami, director of the Purdue Colleg… Read More

ASCD SmartBrief

News serving the K-12 education profession

ASCD SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Institute gives teachers in-depth knowledge of U.S. Supreme Court

7/21/2014

  • Education Week (tiered subscription model)

This summer, about 60 teachers -- self-proclaimed enthusiasts of the law and U.S. Supreme Court -- got an opportunity to understand the court more fully through the Supreme Court Summer Institute for … Read More

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Global education news

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Hong Kong bans electronic devices during testing

7/14/2014

  • South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) (free registration)

Officials in Hong Kong say the latest generation of so-called "smartwatches" and other electronic devices are making their way into exam halls as students use the feature-rich devices to cheat. Noting… Read More

CEC SmartBrief

News about special education

CEC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Council for Exceptional Children

School for students with behavioral challenges offers weekly therapy

7/22/2014

  • San Diego Union-Tribune

A school in California is helping students with behavioral challenges who struggled in their home schools. It offers weekly counseling sessions with one of seven licensed therapists, and lessons are t… Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

Educator shares ideas for how to maintain balance, increase productivity

7/21/2014

  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education

While teachers may use the summer break to regain their sense of balance, the school year is right around the corner, and former educator Naphtali Hoff writes that balance can be maintained during the… Read More

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

News for educators and parents of students in grades 4-8

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: MiddleWeb LLC

Ideas on which tools to include in a maker classroom

7/22/2014

  • Edutopia.org

Tools such as Lego robots, easily programmable motherboards and 3D printers are among those being used to create classroom maker spaces, educator and information-technology integrator Vicki Davis writ… Read More

Envision Educator SmartBrief

News for K-16 Educators

Envision Educator SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Envision

How to enhance humanities lessons with video games

7/21/2014

  • KQED.org

When used in humanities classrooms, video games can encourage students to think critically, analyze underlying messages and engage in discussion, educator and author Jordan Shapiro writes in this blog… Read More