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Ordinary skin cells morphed into functional brain cells

Scientists at CWRU School of Medicine discover new technique that holds promise for the treatment of multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy.

 

Researchers at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine have discovered a technique that directly converts skin cells to the type of brain cells destroyed in patients with multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and other so-called myelin disorders.

 

This discovery appears today in the journal Nature Biotechnology ("Transcription factor–mediated reprogramming of fibroblasts to expandable, myelinogenic oligodendrocyte progenitor cells").This breakthrough now enables "on demand" production of myelinating cells, which provide a vital sheath of insulation that protects neurons and enables the delivery of brain impulses to the rest of the body.

 

In patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), cerebral palsy (CP), and rare genetic disorders called leukodystrophies, myelinating cells are destroyed and cannot be replaced.



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Glogster EDU Presents Faculty Edition! And Introducing our New Look!

Glogster EDU Presents Faculty Edition! And Introducing our New Look! | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
Glogster EDU is proud to offer our latest creation: Glogster EDU, Faculty Edition! What is it? More than just Glogster EDU Premium, the Faculty Edition is specially designed for a group of teachers...

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Methodology: teaching mixed ability classes

Methodology: teaching mixed ability classes | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
Suggestions and advice on teaching mixed ability classes

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Jo Gakonga's curator insight, April 17, 2013 3:56 PM

Some good ideas on a tricky problem...

Mary Pratt Lobdell's curator insight, July 8, 2013 11:20 AM

Learning partners is always successful!

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Jenny Mackness: An alternative perspective on the meaning of 'open' in Higher Education

Jenny Mackness: An alternative perspective on the meaning of 'open' in Higher Education | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it

With the rise of MOOCs there has been much speculation about the meaning of ‘open’, particularly with respect to the Higher Education business model.  It is clear that ‘open’ can be interpreted in a number of different ways.

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Go Ahead, Take a Failure Bow

Go Ahead, Take a Failure Bow | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
How organizations can make mistakes productive and fun.

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Beth Kanter's curator insight, April 17, 2013 11:38 PM

My first post on the HBR Blog is about failure

Ken Morrison's comment, April 17, 2013 11:43 PM
Congratulations. I was at a big conference by a large global company recently. They shared a concept very similar to this. Thank you for sharing on Scoop.it and congrats on your HBR publication! Ken
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Take a Minute to Collect Your Thoughts With Evernote - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Take a Minute to Collect Your Thoughts With Evernote - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it

During a Q&A after a reading at Duke, Jonathan Safran Foer described his writing process as “more an act of collecting than one of genesis; something created from nothing.” How did I remember that quote? I didn’t, initially, but I did take notes on my iPhone throughout the evening and then emailed them straight to Evernote. When I started writing this post, I ran a search in Evernote for “writing” and “collecting” and bam!—I had my opener!


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, April 17, 2013 9:12 PM

Professor using evernote...Good article.

LLZ Uni Halle's curator insight, April 18, 2013 2:25 AM

Current overview of Evernote with practical examples

sarspri's curator insight, April 18, 2013 6:20 PM

A very useful tool that syncs notes, images and tags across multiple platforms (phone, tablet, desktop, etc).

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Controversial topic: Margaret Thatcher – for and against

Controversial topic: Margaret Thatcher – for and against | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
A controversial topic with vocabulary to match highlighted in bold. If you do not understand any of the language, please ask me about it in the comments section and I will try to help with an explanation.

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105 Free Moodle Video Tutorials

105 Free Moodle Video Tutorials | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
105 Free Moodle Video Tutorials! We know that you love Moodle. This is why we created the following list. Show your appreciation and share it with people interested in Moodle.

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Joserra Zalakain's curator insight, April 18, 2013 6:00 AM

Great videos to enhance your use of Moodle !

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Download GifCam 1.0 Free - Records the screen and generates GIF files - Softpedia

Download GifCam 1.0 Free - Records the screen and generates GIF files - Softpedia | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
Download GifCam - Records the screen and generates GIF files

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Learning a foreign language: five most common mistakes - Telegraph

Learning a foreign language: five most common mistakes - Telegraph | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
Learning a new foreign language is never easy – but it's a lot harder if you fall into these five common traps, says Anne Merritt.

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Free PhraseExpander

Free PhraseExpander | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
Free Phrase Expander for Medical Transcription

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, April 13, 2013 8:14 AM

WordExpander increases your productivity by inserting frequently used text phrases into any Windows application. Type a pre-defined text shortcut, and WordExpander expands it into the full phrase.

Imagine, how many times have you entered a medical term, a drug prescription, patient reports or your address into your documents?

WordExpander makes repetitive typing history.

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The Tool Isn’t The Problem

The Tool Isn’t The Problem | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it

Additionally, if the tool isn’t used to transform learning, then you’re just wasting money. If you purchase a netbook for every child in your district, but then continue only lecturing while the students take notes, is learning transformed? Or did you just buy a really expensive substitute for paper and pencil?


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 25, 2013 6:59 PM

Nice article

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 3, 2013 6:11 PM

Teachers need the time to learn the skills that will allow them to adapt to the ever-changing environment. Mindfully used technology is not the norm and I think this article points to the potential of this problem.

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Nine Things Educators Need to Know About the Brain

Nine Things Educators Need to Know About the Brain | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
In an excerpt from his new book, psychologist Louis Cozolino applies the lessons of social neuroscience to the classroom.

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Γιώργος Παπαναστασίου's curator insight, April 3, 2013 5:08 PM

Ένα ωραίο άρθρο για τη λειτουργία του νου.

MCG23's curator insight, April 3, 2013 8:51 PM

interesting article that i myself can relate to in the classroom.  I have my kids doing occasional exercise in my year 8 Mathematics class and the benefits of how the classes respond after a brief exercise break is fasinating.  Alas I have not done this as much with my older students...i need to break out of this model for my senior students!

  

Mirjana Podvorac's curator insight, April 13, 2013 2:36 PM

A valuable insight! Careful not to misuse it!

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Verb Machine

Verb Machine | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it

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Lucia Keijzer's curator insight, April 25, 2013 5:49 AM

From the British Council. A fun way to work with verbs, verb tenses and verb forms.

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Groping for Trout

Groping for Trout | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
You can tune a piano
but you can't tune a fish
Words, words, words. Sometimes I feel like becoming a monk solely for the reason to be beyond words, of no nee…

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Bloom's Digital Taxonomy - Get Creative!

Bloom's Digital Taxonomy - Get Creative! | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it

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Anne Whaits's curator insight, April 17, 2013 5:08 PM

Useful concept map of Bloom's Taxonomy with a digital flavour on a great wiki --> Educational Origami http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/Bloom's+Digital+Taxonomy

The beauty of this concept map lies in the addition of Creativity at the high order thinking level. How do you design learning so that students are enabled to creatively evidence their learning using digital media?

Two other useful posts on this include: http://www.onlineuniversities.com/blog/2012/06/flipping-expanding-blooms-taxonomy/ by Dr Justin W Marquis

and Bloom's Taxonomy Q&A Design Wheel http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/04/dont-miss-this-awesome-blooms-taxonomy.html

 

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The Image Conference

The Image Conference | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it

The Image Conference is taking place at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, UAB Casa Convelescencia, Barcelona on Saturday 8th June. The conference has been organised by the IATEFL Learning Technologies SIG and UAB Idiomes Barcelona.


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Mixie me: demonstrating comprehension

Mixie me: demonstrating comprehension | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
Comprehension is often not what it appears to be. I think we've proven this (in a post here, for example). When students believe they are showing their comprehension, they often are just regurgitat...

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sarspri's curator insight, April 18, 2013 9:28 PM

Detailed practical classroom activity (with a dash of theory) by an ELT blogger, Tyson Seburn.

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Bounce – A fun and easy way to share ideas on a webpage

Bounce – A fun and easy way to share ideas on a webpage | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it

Bounce is a fun and easy way to share ideas on a webpage. Allows you to add feedback to any interface and toss that back and forth with other people


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gideonwilliams's curator insight, April 8, 2013 1:03 PM

Evaluate features on a website by getting students to offer their opinions. Students drag text boxes over features and write in short comments.

 

Good for evaluating students websites or anything else with a visible URL. Also good for reviewing other websites

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, April 18, 2013 2:25 AM

NIce way to share ideas and thoughts about a webpage... we can comment on news, articles...

M. Van Amelsvoort's curator insight, September 5, 2013 8:26 PM

Many possible uses with this interesting tool: annotation, vocabulary explanation, etc.

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Technology and Education

Technology and Education | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
Are teachers and classrooms an archaic view of education? Are we evolving past the norm we have seen for as long as we can remember? I have to say the teacher in me is not quite ready to sign on to this view whole-heartedly yet.
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10 Apps For More Organized Project-Based Learning

10 Apps For More Organized Project-Based Learning | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
These 10 apps for iPad and Android will help you organize project-based learning in your classroom.

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9,000+ Teaching Materials, eBooks, Educational Videos, Games - GoEd Online

9,000+ Teaching Materials, eBooks, Educational Videos, Games - GoEd Online | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
9,000+ downloadable teaching materials, eBooks, educational videos, interactive activities, PowerPoints and more.

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Evaluating web-based tools for language instruction

Evaluating web-based tools for language instruction | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it

Over the last few years, interest in web-based tools has expanded rapidly, but how do we know which ones to use and which to avoid? In this workshop, we will look together at some web and mobile applications and establish criteria by which we can evaluate them to ensure we use tools that will lead to enhanced language learning.


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Dr.Revathi Viswanath's comment, April 18, 2013 5:07 AM
Very informative presentation. I created my account in some of the links.
Blake Turnbull's curator insight, April 19, 2013 12:22 AM

A 50 minute online seminar/class on how to best evaluate web-based tools in determining which ones beneficial to use, and which ones are not.

Gayla Keesee's curator insight, April 25, 2013 7:45 AM

Nice overview of tools for the language classroom.

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Teachers Manual to A Paperless Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teachers Manual to A Paperless Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it

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online4ed's curator insight, April 12, 2013 8:10 AM

We were discussing this yesterday in a committee meeeting @canisiuscollege.  It's a way to start the paperless movement!  

Audrey Nay's curator insight, April 12, 2013 11:27 PM

Heading that way as much as possible!

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Teachers’ Ultimate Guide to Using Videos | MindShift

Teachers’ Ultimate Guide to Using Videos | MindShift | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it

Among all the millions of videos out there, how do you find the great ones? How do you evaluate the quality of a video? Who are the great content creators, and what are the best curation sites? Which kinds of videos work as fun supplements, and which are best for actual instruction? How do you get students engaged in discussion after watching videos? How do you blend videos into your curriculum?

 


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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, April 15, 2013 4:41 AM

Useful text to get the best of videos in the classroom.

stevecarter's curator insight, April 16, 2013 6:42 AM

Start your Flip Learning & Teaching

Terry Haddow's curator insight, June 28, 2013 6:02 PM

A good read in a shifting world.