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The World Religions Tree

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Dynamic infographic on world religions (don't be intimidated by the page being in Russian... The graphic is not).


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Abby Laybourn's curator insight, December 10, 2014 1:25 PM

Although this was kind of hard to read it was interesting to see how different religions are related and where they stem from. 

Marita Viitanen's curator insight, January 31, 2015 6:48 PM

Tämä puu jotakuinkin hämmentää...

Emma Conde's curator insight, May 26, 2015 9:16 PM

Unit 1 Geography: Its nature and perspectives

Although the article relating to this diagram is in Russian, the diagram is not, and I found it to be a very interesting visual to not only show world religions developing on a time scale, but also because it does a very good job of showing just how many little divisions of each religion they are, and how they are all intertwined. Zooming in on the diagram, you are able to see each divide, each new branch, and each date for hundreds of sets of information.

 

This illustrates the theme of identification of major world religions because it simply shows the mass amounts of tiny divisions that occur in the major world religions in a simple format. This is very helpful because this would be pages of writing if you tried to write it all out. 

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Digital Experiences and Expectations of Tomorrow’s Teachers

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This new report, “Learning in the 21st Century: Digital Experiences and Expectations of Tomorrow’s Teachers,” is the latest in the series and provides new insights that will inform college and university based teacher preparation programs as well as the induction and professional development processes within K-12 schools and districts. Tomorrow’s teachers may have the keys to finally unlock the potential of technology to transform teaching and learning, but much depends upon their experiences in their preparation program and how well future school leadership can support their expectations for essential technology tools and resources.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 8, 2013 5:33 AM

Interesting report which seems to be highlighting the failure of teacher training course to adequately incorporate and prepare new teachers with and for the use of digital technologies.

Ilana Rosansky's curator insight, August 9, 2013 1:09 AM

I'd say that an opportunity to 'unlock the potential' is a real attraction.... The question is: how many will seize the opportunity?

Ben Bempong's curator insight, July 30, 2015 3:20 PM

Technology looks like the future of impacting teachers and experiences in the classroom.  Preparation is very key in route to having good induction and professional development processes with the K-12 schools and districts. 

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Lighting Up The Golgi Of Cancer Cells

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A new fluorescent probe offers a way to distinguish cancer cells from healthy cells by lighting up a key cellular structure called the Golgi apparatus (J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, DOI: 10.1021/ja4056905). The new probe could be a tool for early cancer diagnosis or for guiding tumor surgery. It could also help scientists understand changes in cancer cells as they die, a potential way of evaluating the effectiveness of cancer drugs or other therapies.


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Work Smarter-NOT Harder [Infographic]

Work Smarter-NOT Harder [Infographic] | Botany, Applied Botany | Scoop.it

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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 8, 2013 10:06 AM

 

Check it out and learn!

 

Rhondda Powling's curator insight, August 8, 2013 10:09 PM

Some useful (and common sense) advice that most could adapt to their situation

Paul's curator insight, August 9, 2013 9:18 AM

Godd advie for all of us!

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E-Learning Certificate Program: Enroll NOW for Fall Classes: UW-Stout E-Learning and Online Teaching

E-Learning Certificate Program: Enroll NOW for Fall Classes: UW-Stout E-Learning and Online Teaching | Botany, Applied Botany | Scoop.it

Develop and enhance your online teaching skills.
Teach online from anywhere as a highly effective e-learning professional.

Hone your skills to compete in a rapidly growing job market!  Review our homepage for all the details: Program Home.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 8, 2013 11:15 AM

Fall Classes start mid-September.  Tuition of $415 per unit is the same for in-state, out of state and international students.  Tuition is frozen at this level for the next two years. 


If you are a returning student registration is a breeze, just email me with the name of the course you want to take and I'll make it happen!  ~ Dennis ( oconnord@uwstout.edu )

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Plant of the week: Strawberries - The Daily Telegraph

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Plant of the week: Strawberries
The Daily Telegraph
Other sweetly flavoured varieties have come from Japanese breeding programs. Of the new strawberries, Alinta is a modern variety that produces small but tasty fruit with a long harvest period.
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Whiteboard

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A Web Whiteboard is touch-friendly online whiteboard app that lets you use your computer, tablet or smartphone to easily draw sketches, collaborate with others and share them with the world


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 7, 2013 2:57 AM

This is a nice simple browser based whiteboard app that runs in the browser on most devices. Would be nice to have a few more features, such as import images etc, but there is also a lot to be said for simplicity.

Nenad Mirkov's curator insight, August 7, 2013 7:11 AM

Easy and usefull :)

Lorie Callander's curator insight, August 16, 2013 11:45 AM

I am trying this too. We'll see. There is also a teacher sign-up for limited sharing with and among students etc. I just want a whiteboard that I can easily access without making plans to leave my classroom to go to where the, difficult to navigate and use, whiteboard is.

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20 Places to Educate Yourself Online for Free

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It seems like these days you can learn just about anything online for free, but of course some of that information is better than others.

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Super broccoli helps fight ageing | Anglia - ITV News

Super broccoli helps fight ageing | Anglia - ITV News | Botany, Applied Botany | Scoop.it

Beneforte was developed at the Institute of Food Research and John Innes Centre, both based in Norwich.


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Teaching tools in plant biology: ideas to grow on - F1000Posters

Teaching tools in plant biology: ideas to grow on - F1000Posters | Botany, Applied Botany | Scoop.it

What fun! Too bad the writing is almost illegible in places because of the overzealous watermarking....


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Rama Ram's comment, August 9, 2013 9:55 PM
Thanks Mary !
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How AudioBooks Help Raise Reading Scores - Teachers With Apps

How AudioBooks Help Raise Reading Scores - Teachers With Apps | Botany, Applied Botany | Scoop.it

"Audiobooks have been used in classrooms for decades because listening builds critical listening, comprehension and fluency skills.  Oral language precedes written language (i.e. developmentally), making listening an important component of language acquisition.  In fact, there are reading methods such as The Daily 5 which include listening as a component of reading instruction..."

 

http://teacherswithapps.com/audiobooks-raise-reading-scores/


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John Evans's comment, August 8, 2013 10:12 AM
For some unknown reason the link to the article did not transfer over so here it is: http://teacherswithapps.com/audiobooks-raise-reading-scores/
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, August 14, 2013 12:41 PM

I agree using Overdrive as a listening experience will increase your student's vocabulary ten fold.

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Sustaining Strategic Transitions in Higher Education (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Sustaining Strategic Transitions in Higher Education (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Botany, Applied Botany | Scoop.it

"The pendulum has fallen off its pin and is stuck in the mud. We must find ways to stimulate and scale change across institutions—as well as to sustain those changes—if we are to create models that can serve the expanding needs of our learners."


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10 Trendy Concepts in Educational Technology Every Teacher should Know about

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"The world of educational technology has been exponentially expanded in the last couple of decades with the birth of several new educational concepts founded on digital media. The digital terminology is growing up rapidly to the point that it becomes hard for teachers to keep track of all the digital concepts that spur up here and there."


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Kew’s growth strategy: hybrid crops without the genetic modification

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British researchers are leading an unprecedented global project to track down and store wild relatives of common crops – to help breed hybrids with higher yields that could be resistant to the effects of climate change.

Crossing staple crops such as wheat, potatoes and rice with their wild cousins offers a natural, safe alternative to the genetic modification of plants in the lab, according to experts at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, which is behind the scheme.

A report by researchers at Kew found that so-called “crop wild relatives” offer a badly neglected “treasure trove” of genetic information that, if harnessed properly, could boost agricultural production and be worth up to £128bn to the global economy.


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PHD Comics: The Very Dead Caterpillar - 2 Minute Thesis

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Link to Piled Higher and Deeper

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Eve Emshwiller's curator insight, July 19, 2013 11:09 AM

Jorge Cham (@PHDComics) illustrates a great 2 minute summary of a PhD disseration on plant defense.  Includes genetic diversity from teosinte, the wild ancestor of maize/corn.  I will definitely be showing this to classes!

Annals of Botany: Plant Science Research's curator insight, July 20, 2013 4:46 AM

Eve Emshwiller's insight:        

Jorge Cham (@PHDComics) illustrates a great 2 minute summary of a PhD disseration on plant defense.  Includes genetic diversity from teosinte, the wild ancestor of maize/corn.  I will definitely be showing this to classes!

Abigail Rumsey's comment, July 22, 2013 4:25 AM
That looks scarily like my undergrad revision notes, except with better artwork! It must have worked because I actually remember the jasmonate and everything.