Minnesota Daily: New website simplifies scholarly articles

Minnesota Daily: New website simplifies scholarly articles. “Current and former University of Minnesota students are hoping to create a ‘SparkNotes’ for scholarly articles with a new website. Bibliate is a subscription-based online tool that rehashes and summarizes articles from the subjects of anthropology, biology, history, political science and psychology. Founded by 2018 University alumnus Andrew Swisher, the company launched on Jan. 14 with the help of fellow students.”

Chronicle of Higher Education: How to Get Students to Fill Out the Fafsa? Enlist Instagram Influencers

Chronicle of Higher Education: How to Get Students to Fill Out the Fafsa? Enlist Instagram Influencers. “Instagram influencers, or people who have a bevy of followers and manicured photos on the social-media website, will try to sell you weight-loss tea, prepared-meal kits, or subscription boxes of dog treats. Now, a select few influencers are hawking the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form.”

Rockefeller University: New online resource brings science outreach to a broader audience

Rockefeller University: New online resource brings science outreach to a broader audience. “After years of running on-campus workshops for New York City’s educational communities, the RockEDU Science Outreach team has accrued a rich portfolio of science education materials. With the launch of a new website, RockEDU Online, these resources are now available for learners, educators, and scientists everywhere.”

Digital Journal: getAbstract Offers Free Student Access to 18,000 Book Summaries (PRESS RELEASE)

Digital Journal: getAbstract Offers Free Student Access to 18,000 Book Summaries (PRESS RELEASE). “Starting February 5, students 16 and older can register on the getAbstract website and receive free access to approximately 18,000 summaries of business books, business articles and TED talks. getAbstract is also available as a mobile app on iOS and Android platforms.”

The Verge: How The Government Shutdown Could Harm The Future Of American Science

The Verge: How The Government Shutdown Could Harm The Future Of American Science. “Graduate students and early-career researchers are watching what the government has done to their colleagues at shuttered federal agencies like the National Science Foundation and the Department of the Interior, and they’re not liking what they’re seeing. For some, the ongoing threat of government shutdowns isn’t enough to change their career goals. But for others, it’s making them rethink whether a career in the federal government is really worth the frustration. ‘I don’t know if I want a job that could be used as a pawn to further someone’s agenda,’ says Kathleen Farley, a graduate student at Rutgers University-Newark.”

Learning in Hand: Fantastic Learning Activities with Google Drawings

Learning in Hand: Fantastic Learning Activities with Google Drawings. “Every year Matt Miller hosts Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit, a free online learning experience. This year I chatted with Matt about learning activities that teachers can make with Google Drawings, and it was published as a video for the summit. Lots of educators tweeted the things they learned. Some even posted graphics and sketchnotes. I collected many of the tweets in the embedded wakelet below.”