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Bloomin' Apps

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Includes all the Bloomin' versions in one place!

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Using Pinterest in education

Using Pinterest in education | Science Education and Communication | Scoop.it
Trying to decide whether its worth getting into pininterest. Found this quite useful http://t.co/SPXQ15Mr but still not sure - views?

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Will Twitter, blogs and wikis change scholarly communication? - www.InfoToday.eu

Will Twitter, blogs and wikis change scholarly communication? - www.InfoToday.eu | Science Education and Communication | Scoop.it
At the Conference on Science and the Internet (#cosci12) academics from different disciplines discussed changing practices in research and higher education.

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Microbiology: A piece of the methane puzzle

Microbiology: A piece of the methane puzzle | Science Education and Communication | Scoop.it

The identification of a sea-floor microorganism that single-handedly conducts anaerobic oxidation of methane changes our picture of how the flux of this greenhouse gas from the ocean to the atmosphere is regulated.

 

Link to Milucka's article :

Zero-valent sulphur is a key intermediate in marine methane oxidation

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature11656.html

 

 


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Synthetic biology, the bioeconomy, and a societal quandary

Synthetic biology, the bioeconomy, and a societal quandary | Science Education and Communication | Scoop.it

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Jim C. Philp , Rachael J. Ritchie*, Jacqueline E.M. Allan

"Opinions on what synthetic biology actually is range from a natural extension of genetic engineering to a new manufacturing paradigm. It offers, for the first time in the life sciences, rational design and engineering standardisation. It could address problems across a broad spectrum of human concerns, including energy and food security, and health of growing and aging populations. It also offers great scope for public resistance to its introduction to daily life...."

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Four Reasons to Teach Science Well

Four Reasons to Teach Science Well | Science Education and Communication | Scoop.it
I've been reading up on K-12 Science teaching recommendations from the National Academy of Sciences. The following is from a 2007 document, Ready, Set, Science!: Putting Research to Work in K-8 Sci...
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A How-to Guide on Inquiry Learning - YourthLearn

A How-to Guide on Inquiry Learning - YourthLearn | Science Education and Communication | Scoop.it

Are you interested in using inquiry based learning in your classroom but are not sure of how to implement a new program? This post discusses the importance of planning and takes you through a step-by-step look at techniques you will use to effectively implement inquiry learning. Many additional resources are provided.


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Science Education 225's curator insight, February 10, 2013 10:26 PM

Teaching inquiry 

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this looks great and has some handy hints for children to understand the process they need to go through.

Marta Braylan's curator insight, June 1, 2013 2:26 PM

Inquiry Learning - the importance of planning step by step

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Writing in Science Classrooms | Education.com

Writing in Science Classrooms | Education.com | Science Education and Communication | Scoop.it

Summarizes specific strategies that teachers use to help students think and communicate in science including quick writes, journals, and lab reports.


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10 Great Free Web Tools for Teachers and Educators

10 Great Free Web Tools for Teachers and Educators | Science Education and Communication | Scoop.it

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Engaging Girls in STEM Learning | MiddleWeb

Engaging Girls in STEM Learning | MiddleWeb | Science Education and Communication | Scoop.it
Science educator and MiddleWeb blogger Anne Jolly proposes six actions that middle grades teachers can take to engage and support more girls in STEM learning.

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Molecular Biology Resources for Hight School Students

Molecular Biology Resources for Hight School Students | Science Education and Communication | Scoop.it

 

         The “typical” high school science class consists of a large number of “cookbook” labs where the focus is on following the steps provided and collection of data. The majority of the lab is focused on filling in a certain number of “blanks” in order to complete the exercise. Not enough emphasis is put on the collection and interpretation of data. Application of science typically focuses on developing and testing a hypothesis, solving problems as part of this process, and using techniques to collect and interpret the meaning and significance of data. The protocols used are a tool to obtain the data and should not be the focus of the lab. The focus should be on the problem at hand (hypothesis testing), what the data means in terms of that problem and the conclusions that can be drawn from that data. This learning program is designed to help students gain more experience with how science really works. As part of this experiential learning process (i.e. hypothesis testing), students will be exposed to many powerful tools currently used to manipulate, clone, and analyze DNA.


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Resource: Google Helps Students Master the Art of Online Search

Resource: Google Helps Students Master the Art of Online Search | Science Education and Communication | Scoop.it

Google’s Search Education feature gives educators free access to lesson plans and classroom activities intended to help students cultivate better online search skills.

The site is broken out into four categories:

Lesson Plans & Activities

A database of in-class lessons, from “Picking the Right Search Terms” to “Narrowing a Search to Get Better Results” to “Evaluating Credibility of Sources.” Each lesson is aligned to Common Core Standards and is available in three tiers: beginner, intermediate and advanced, depending on the age and skill level of the learner.

Power Searching

These free courses offer tips and tricks to finding online information quickly and efficiently. Students and teachers choose an instructor-led course (registration required) or a self-paced version to be completed at their leisure—plus, advanced search techniques for more skilled research and membership in an online community of search enthusiasts and researchers.

“A Google a Day” Challenges

Encourage students to use their newfound search skills to complete online skills challenges divided into four categories: Culture, Geography, History and Science. Each challenge includes a difficult topical question, hints to help students begin their search, the answer, and background for further classroom discussion on the topic. 

Live Training

An archived series of webinars focuses on helping teachers integrate search literacy into existing lesson plans. Learn how to use Google’s tools for education or get an expert tutorial in Google Maps before attempting to use it with students in class. The site also accepts suggestions from educators for future tutorials.


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Extracellular Electron Transfer

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Lesson Plans

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MicrobeLibrary: Premier Visual Resources and Protocols Used in Teaching Microbiological and Biological Sciences

MicrobeLibrary: Premier Visual Resources and Protocols Used in Teaching Microbiological and Biological Sciences | Science Education and Communication | Scoop.it
The MicrobeLibrary includes peer-reviewed visual resources and laboratory protocols for undergraduate microbiology and science education supported by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM).

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Genetic code molecules could keep data safe for decades - CBC.ca

Genetic code molecules could keep data safe for decades - CBC.ca | Science Education and Communication | Scoop.it

CBC.ca Genetic code molecules could keep data safe for decades CBC.ca Then machines "read" the DNA molecules and recovered the encoded information.


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The impact of bad science in the headlines

The impact of bad science in the headlines | Science Education and Communication | Scoop.it

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Gary Stevens's curator insight, February 11, 2013 1:11 PM

Intresting correlation to explore for anyone looking for examples of poor science coverage in the media. Source of data is provided below.

Science Education 225's curator insight, March 4, 2013 10:37 PM

Data in UK 

These data are from here: http://www.hpa.org.uk/Topics/InfectiousDiseases/InfectionsAZ/Measles/EpidemiologicalData/

Science Education 225's curator insight, March 20, 2013 8:29 PM

How can you interpret these 2 graphs. Go to the source and then explain what the graphs mean in 2 or 3 sentences

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Best advice I received in grad school. Using Bioinformatics.

Best advice I received in grad school. Using Bioinformatics. | Science Education and Communication | Scoop.it
A blog about science, education, technology, and climate change (by Matt Russell)
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Cleaning up the Land: Introduction

Cleaning up the Land: Introduction | Science Education and Communication | Scoop.it
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New page on my science education website, Promontory Science Education Portal

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The Scale of the Universe 2

Zoom from the edge of the universe to the quantum foam of spacetime and learn about everything in between.

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Teaching With an Interactive Whiteboard | Wired Cosmos

Teaching With an Interactive Whiteboard | Wired Cosmos | Science Education and Communication | Scoop.it

Educreations' Interactive Whiteboard is great for teachers, who can use it to create video tutorials or animated lesson plans. Scientists in a forgotten era always loved to draw out mathematical formula data or vectors on a blackboard. This is a high-tech example of the same thing. It’s not a bad idea for coaches or managers either.


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How to Get Students Interested in Space (and Science, and Math, and Engineering)

How to Get Students Interested in Space (and Science, and Math, and Engineering) | Science Education and Communication | Scoop.it
The learning platform Alleyoop is collaborating with NASA and other institutions to get kids to consider STEM careers.

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STEM: Virtual Projects to Inspire Lessons in Your Classroom

STEM: Virtual Projects to Inspire Lessons in Your Classroom | Science Education and Communication | Scoop.it
STEM at MIT is an exciting Web site experience that promotes their summer institute, mentoring program, and parents' programming.

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ASCB BioEDUCATE: Learning & Teaching Life Sciences

ASCB BioEDUCATE: Learning & Teaching Life Sciences | Science Education and Communication | Scoop.it
BioEDUCATE is a comprehensive multimedia web resource covering all aspects of cell biology education, including cell images, videos, web resources, concept questions, and digitized texts that illustrate the structure, function, and biology of the...

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Micro! Polo!: Discovering the beneficial bacteria needed to clean our messes

Micro! Polo!: Discovering the beneficial bacteria needed to clean our messes | Science Education and Communication | Scoop.it
Bacteria do not have taste buds or eyes. However, they have very fine-tuned senses that relay information about the status inside as well as in their environment. To compete and survive in virtuall...
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