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Back to School App-pack

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A rather comprehensive bag of tools for enhanced learning


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Is the “Hype” on Swine Flu for the Birds or People or All of the Above? - National Geographic

Is the “Hype” on Swine Flu for the Birds or People or All of the Above? - National Geographic | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it
Is the “Hype” on Swine Flu for the Birds or People or All of the Above?
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Brainstorming and Mind Mapping Software. Make a Mind Map Online! - Mindomo

Create the best looking mind map online and share it to others. Enjoy mind mapping by brainstorming collaboratively on ideas and projects.

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Benchmarking the impact of the patient movement

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Click on the title link to be taken to an excellent PatientView presentation.


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Microlearning – microaprendizaje: definiciones y características | Fernando Santamaría

Microlearning – microaprendizaje: definiciones y características | Fernando Santamaría | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it
El microaprendizaje (microlearning, usados a veces indistintamente) se plasma unidades de aprendizaje y actividades relativamente pequeños y de corto plazo de...

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Why Teachers Want Technology [Infographic]

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Survey says educators view ed tech as a motivational tool.

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My thoughts: I agree that teachers need to use technology more in class. But the teachers need to be trained in the use of the technology so they can teacher the class and how to use the technology. Because most teachers these days can’t use the computers and the other technology they have and that’s because they haven’t been trained or taught in how to use the technology. Also having technology and things that are more fun for the students will help them learn and make them want to come to school each day to learn. Right now school and classes are boring so having something different would help a bunch and it would make us want to learn and want to come to school. Also I think that if each kid was given a laptop for their entire school career that would help kids learn and it would also help them get their homework done and projects done on time. Some kids once they leave school they don’t have access to a computer so they can’t do their homework at home. But if they had a laptop they could start the homework and school and then when they get home they already have the worked start and they can work at it at home. Also sometimes if you start a project at school you can’t always get it home but if you had a laptop you could have it at home and be able to work on it and get it done for class the next day.

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Image of the Day: Carl Sagan's Childhood Drawing of His Vision of Outer Space

Image of the Day: Carl Sagan's Childhood Drawing of His Vision of Outer Space | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it

Carl Sagan’s passion for exploring worlds beyond our own began as a child growing up in Brooklyn, when a the age of five he began frequenting the New York Public Library to browse books that could give him a better understanding of the stars. He later reflected on the what he discovered: “There was a magnificence to it, a grandeur, a scale which has never left me. Never ever left me.”


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iPad As.... Different Apps for Different Activities - All in a Chart

iPad As.... Different Apps for Different Activities - All in a Chart | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it
EdTechTeacher provides professional development services to teachers, schools, districts, and administrators.

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Bioinformatics as a Hobby | The Synthetic Bestiary – Synthetic Biology, Genetic Engineering, and The Future

Bioinformatics as a Hobby | The Synthetic Bestiary – Synthetic Biology, Genetic Engineering, and The Future | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it

Bioinformatics is the study of data generated from biological experiments. With the advent of high-throughput sequencing and many other rapidly improving technologies Biologists are often producing far more data than they can properly analyze. With data being so easy to produce we have massive amounts of data, much of it publicly available – which could hold the keys to new medicines, cures, of breakthroughs. This data just needs someone to look through it. Using data mining software bioinformaticians look though data to find interesting patterns or to find answers to questions. But just like DIY Biology, bioinformatics isn’t restricted to professionals. Given that all you need to do bioinformatics is a computer and some spare time, anyone can do it.

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E-Learning: Confusing Terminology, Research Gaps and Inherent Challenges | Guri-Rosenblit | The Journal of Distance Education / Revue de l'Éducation à Distance

This article examines the problem of defining a broad conceptual theory for the applications of the advanced technologies in educational settings, most particularly in higher education. The article starts with discussing the multiple and confusing meanings of e-learning in the relevant literature; it proceeds to examine the problem of putting the learners in the center of the study process and exaggerating their self-directed abilities; it identifies noticeable gaps in the e-learning research; and it concludes with an analysis of some inherent challenges embedded in both conducting meaningful research on the advanced technologies in learning/teaching settings and in their actual implementation.

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Synthetic Biology Firms Ally on Infectious Disease mAbs

Synthetic Biology Firms Ally on Infectious Disease mAbs | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it

 

"Synthetic Biologics is giving Intrexon $3.6 million worth of its shares as part of a second exclusive collaboration, through which the firm will use Intrexon’s technologies to develop monoclonal antibodies against initially three, but potentially five, different infectious diseases. Synthetic Biologics and Intrexon’s initial collaboration is focused on the development and commercialization of a DNA-based therapeutic for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).

Under terms of the new deal Synthetic Biologics will have broad access to Intrexon’s full suite of technologies, including its core UltraVector™ platform for the design, construction, and testing of genetic components, mAbLogix™ platform for in vitro B-cell library production, Laser-enabled analysis and processing™ (LEAP™) cell processing station, and genome/protein engineering expertise. The addition of the $3.6 million worth of shares to Intrexon's existing holding in the firm will give it an 18% stake in Synthetic Biologics.

“Intrexon has state-of-the art technologies and efficient processes that have tremendous potential for the production of a broad spectrum of fully human antibodies,” remarks Jeffrey Riley, Synthetic Biologics’ CEO. “This expanded relationship gives us access to this paradigm-changing platform.”

The latest Synthetic Biologics agreement is the second for Intrexon this month. Last week the firm inked an exclusive research collaboration with BioLife Cell Bank, focused on leveraging Intrexon’s technologies to develop autologous, genetically modified stem cell therapeutics for spinal muscular atrophy. And a few weeks earlier the firm inked an alliance with Oragenics through which the latter intends to develop broad spectrum lantibiotic candidates against infectious diseases in humans and companion animals."
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Career Girls: Mathematician "Bioinformatics"

This clip is part the Career Girls ongoing series of career guidance/inspiration videos.
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Synthetic Biology Applications Inventory

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This new inventory begins to track the impact of synthetic biology on a wide range of applications, from energy and pharmaceuticals to chemicals and food ingredients.

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Peter Norvig: The 100,000-student classroom - Video on TED.com

TED Talks In the fall of 2011 Peter Norvig taught a class with Sebastian Thrun on artificial intelligence at Stanford attended by 175 students in situ -- and over 100,000 via an interactive webcast.

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Video Curation Tools: Auto-Collect, Save and Organize Your Favorite Clips with Vidque

Video Curation Tools: Auto-Collect, Save and Organize Your Favorite Clips with Vidque | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Vidque is a web service which allows you to easily collect video clips from any website, RSS feed or Twitter account as they are published automatically. You can then later tag, edit the related info for each to help your collections stay organized.

 

From the official site: "Vidque is a free curation platform designed to help discover, filter and archive online video content. Controlled and curated by its users, Vidque aims to simplify the discovery of quality video content through the joint effort of the online community."

 

Vidque allows you to follow other Vidque users and to see and save all of the content they share. 

 

Vidque is also capable of auto-collecting all of the video clips that are in one page by simply providing the reference URL of that web page.

 

All saved clips end up in your "collection", which can be viewed also according to the tags you have associated with each saved clip.

 

How it works: http://vidque.com/about_overview

 

Find out more: http://vidque.com/

 

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MOOC Pedagogy: Promise or Peril?

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Excerpt: MOOC pedagogy: the challenges of developing for Coursera In the summer of 2012 the team of teachers and researchers associated with the MSc in E-learning programme at the University of Edi...

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The Guide To Search: Why Social & Mobile Are The Future via @pgsimoes

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With social media developing at a rapid pace and search engines becoming smarter, the emergence of social search was expected to be the next big thing...

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Danny Hillis talks Proteomics & Personalized Medicine

Danny Hillis talks Proteomics & Personalized Medicine

During his lecture at Singularity University, Hillis explained how scientific medicine is beginning to revert back to more ancient, ayurvedic lessons about healthcare. The approach is to treat the body as a system, where balance is the foundation for good health and disease and sickness are the externalities of imbalance. With advancements in proteomics and computing we can begin creating models of what a healthy bodily state looks like. In the same way we might use environmental models to analyze the global climate, we can isolate specific variables that can inform the larger picture. As the data piles up, preventative medicine will become a quantitative endeavour. Hillis believes the doctors visit of the future will be a simple blood test that measures proteins, lipids and some other key signals, which can then be plugged into a systematic database to help us treat diseases long before any symptoms arise. It is a huge upgrade in efficiency, one that could save millions of lives and alleviate the indebted healthcare system in the process.


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Metagenomics and its connection to microbial community organization - F1000 Biology Reports - F1000

Metagenomics and its connection to microbial community organization - F1000 Biology Reports - F1000 | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it

"Microbes dominate most global biogeochemical cycles, and microbial metagenomics (studying the collective microbial genomes) provides invaluable new insights into microbial systems, independent of cultivation. Metagenomic approaches targeting specific genes, e.g. small subunit (ssu) ribosomal RNA (rRNA), can be used to investigate microbial community organization by efficiently showing which taxa of organisms are present, while shotgun approaches show all genes and can indicate what functions the organisms are capable of. But collecting and organizing comprehensive shotgun data is extremely challenging and costly, and, in theory, predicting functionalities from microbial identities alone would save immense effort. However, we don’t yet know to what extent such predictions are applicable."

 

Finally: a population-scale means of studying microbial communities.  The next few years are going to be VERY illuminating.


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Why Curation Is Important for Education and Learning: 10 Key Reasons, Tools and Resources

Why Curation Is Important for Education and Learning: 10 Key Reasons, Tools and Resources | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Content curation will play a major role both in the way we "teach" and in the way we educate ourselves on any topic. When and where it will be adopted, it will deeply affect many key aspects of the educational ecosystem.

 

This article, builds up over my recent presentation on Content Curation for Education that I delivered at Emerge2012 virtual conference.

 

In that presentation I claimed that the adoption of "curation approaches" will directly affect the way competences are taught, how textbooks are put together, how students are going to learn about a subject, and more than anything, the value that can be generated for "others" through a personal learning path.

 

If we learn not by memorizing facts, but by collaborating with others in the creation of a meaningful collection-explanations of specific topics/issues/events then, for the first time in history, we can enrich planetary knowledge each time we take on a new learning task.

 

And it's already happening.

 

Yes, we are only at the very early stages, but, in my humble opinion, there are enough signs and indications that this is not going to be something marginal.

 

In this article I outline ten key factors, already at work, which, among others, will very likely pave the way for a much greater and rapid adoption of curation practices in the educational / academic world.

 

Full article: http://www.masternewmedia.org/curation-for-education-and-learning/

 

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Giuseppe Mauriello's comment, August 9, 2012 9:41 AM
Thanks Robin!
I scooped your article one hour ago! :-)
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Thank you for the rescoop. If your aren't following him already, I highly suggest following Robin Good's topics on here. There is some great information about wise curation there. Good luck to you :)
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Thank you for the rescoop. I appreciate your scoop.it sites. Your 4th Era one was one of the first that I began following.
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Painting with cells | Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Painting with cells | Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it

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Citizen Scientists Track European Heredity | The Synthetic Bestiary – Synthetic Biology, Genetic Engineering, and The Future

Citizen Scientists Track European Heredity | The Synthetic Bestiary – Synthetic Biology, Genetic Engineering, and The Future | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it

Citizen scientists have recently published a paper in PLOS One tracking human male migration and expansion, using the R1b1a2 gene on the Y chromosome. What makes this work special is the citizen scientist aspect of it. Following on from our previous article on bioinformatics as a growing hobby, this work shows that such a hobby can be a truly useful form of crowd sourced science. One of the authors of the paper remarked:

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New Kenyan fossils shed light on early human evolution - EurekAlert (press release)

New Kenyan fossils shed light on early human evolution - EurekAlert (press release) | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it
New Kenyan fossils shed light on early human evolutionEurekAlert (press release)NAIROBI, KENYA – Exciting new fossils discovered east of Lake Turkana confirm that there were two additional species of our genus – Homo – living alongside our direct...
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Bioinformatics Meets User-Centred Design: A Perspective « EBI ...

We are happy to announce that EMBL-EBI's latest article on user experience in bioinformatics has just been published in the peer-reviewed open access journal, PLoS Computational Biology. We hope this article is just the ...

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Why Blood is Red!

VMD is distributed free and developed by the NIH and is one of the most widely used pieces of molecular visualisation software in the world.
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